IMPROVE AS A TOASTMASTER THROUGH IMPROV
Learning Improvisational Comedy is an invaluable for Toastmasters members and groups. These techniques enhance spontaneity and improve your ability to think on our feet. In an atmosphere similar to Toastmasters, Improv offers a supportive environment where members feel respected and able to trust. Visit any Toastmaster group and you will see that same supportive and welcoming atmosphere.
IMPROV FOR TOASTMASTERS WORKSHOPS WILL TEACH YOU:
- The “yes, and…” concept and how to use it in daily life and as a Toastmaster
- The basic “rules of Improv” and how they help build a better speech
- Additional tools for your communication toolkit
- How to stimulate creativity
- Speaking is collaborative; Improv utilizes partners, audience
- How Improv sharpens your listening skills
Many toastmaster clubs in the US and internationally now devote one hour each month to work with a professional improviser to learn these skills. And one club, Improv Masters San Diego Toastmasters, is a dedicated Toastmaster group of Improvisors! https://www.facebook.com/ImprovMasters.
Toastmaster, Improv professional and LCSW, Margot Escott is now offering Improv for Toastmaster workshops. Contact Margot for more information at (239) 434-6558 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the form below:
Margot Escott has been teaching and performing improv professionally in Southwest Florida for the past five years. For over twenty-five years, she has presented workshops and seminars on “Therapeutic Value of Humor and Play” on a national level. Margot graduated from the New York University School of Social Work in 1983 and have lived and practiced in Naples since 1984.
WHAT IS IMPROV?
Improvisational Comedy is creating dramatic scenes without written dialogue and no predetermined dramatic activity. In other words, making it up as they perform.
Improv Comedy came from the work of Viola Spolin, who developed acting exercises or “games” that unleashed creativity during the Great Depression. Her son, Paul Sills, formed the first Improvisational theatre in the US and later went on to be the first director at Chicago’s Second City. Notable alumni from Second City include Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, and Joan Rivers, among many others.
Click to download a printable “Improv for Toastmasters Flyer”