Chris designs classes between one and three hours of length for groups of two to twelve people. He will come to your site to teach the class, so it is recommended that a space can be provided with enough room for this group to move around.
General class prices vary per group depending on size and length. Please inquire for details. Any non-standard class series can be arranged (weekend classes, retreats, one-on-one public speaking classes, larger groups), just ask!
Classes can come with highlight videos for an additional cost.
Learn the core tenets of improv through a variety of interactive scenes and drills. We’ll cover saying “yes and”, making your scene partner look good, and adding new information. This class focuses on fun and interaction, with an emphasis on improv’s role in effective public speaking.
It’s difficult to listen when you’re on the spot. This leads to getting trapped in your own thoughts, ignoring new ideas and speaking over your coworkers. This class introduces scenework and drills that encourage the improvisor to react to the last thing said and add on appropriately.
Trusting Your Imagination
Too often at work and in improv, I see people either blocking their imagination or molding it to fit someone else. We all have different perspectives to offer, though we must learn how to convey them. Do you make jokes? Do you tell stories? Are you self-deprecating? This class focuses on finding a communication style that works for you and trusting your imagination to flow through that style. Recommended for smaller groups and longer (at least two hour) classes.
While many of us know what makes a good story, we often don’t know how to tell it. Who is my audience? How much time do I have? Am I trying to break the ice? Create an extended analogy? Effective improvisors not only know how to answer these questions, they know how to adapt on the fly: Am I losing the audience’s attention or damaging my credibility? This class includes scenework and drills focused on nailing the timing, appeal, and relevance of the stories you tell.
In the workplace, we use improv most in two ways: public speaking and negotiation. On both a small (I don’t think this report is worth our time) and large (we’d like to purchase this office space, business, etc) scale, negotiations involve knowing your needs and desires as well as those of the other party. This class uses improv scenework and drills to simulate negotiations. Don’t worry, we will still keep it funny and light!
Classes on a wide variety of topics may be custom-arranged depending on the needs of your organization. Just ask!