“Our slogan is that we teach your head to think on its feet. Our training is about more than just having fun and it’s most definitely not about teaching people how to be funny. The main focus is on how to be good at listening and responding more effectively so that you can be more innovative,” Improv Asylum co-founder Chet Harding told the Irish Times. “On stage, we try to make someone else’s idea better by working together. As comedians we have to be innovative and respond quickly, and the skillset used in this type of comedy is transferable to the corporate world,” says Harding.
The biggest obstacle is really just a matter of getting used to these “Fancy Pants Words” in relationship to KINDERGARTEN or FIRST GRADE and realizing that YES: you CAN explain them to your little ones, and YES- many of them will be able to answer your questions. Just bring it down to their level, which is the key to teaching anything to young children- breaking things down to their most basic and tiniest steps. Teachers and parents of young children do this all the time! Why should thinking skills be so much more intimidating or different? I think I can, I think I can, I think I can….