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by Brad Temple
Austin is a growing hotbed of improvisational theater. Many of the city's improvisational comedians work in the tech industry by day. This panel would explore the benefits of enrolling in improv comedy classes and how those benefits translate to additional success in your day job. Learn about basic improv philosophy and how it can enhance teamwork, spontaneity and adaptation to the ever-changing demands of our workplace.
In this presentation, you will see the same set of 15 slides -- three times. Three different writers will walk through the same set of slides and explain their approaches to getting started, editing ideas, figuring out how to get unstuck, and understanding when they're done. Part improv and part preparation, this presentation will give you three totally different and unexpected perspectives regarding the art of writing.
From Malcolm Gladwell's Blink to articles in Fast Company and the New York Times, improvised comedy is gaining recognition as an art form with valuable lessons for professionals of all stripes. Building on the success of their SXSW Interactive 2010 Audience Favorite session "Improv Lessons for Freelancers," Jordan and Amanda Hirsch return to SXSW to unlock the secrets of improvised comedy for everyone: from freelancers to Fortune 500s, grey-suits to geeks. Come learn how improv can help you hone essential business and life skills like: communicating more effectively; responding constructively to change; making decisions; and trusting your gut instincts. Plus: we'll play games!
11th–15th March 2011