Small Business Series

Small Business Series 6

Create Great Business | Small Business Series: How Improv Training Can Impact You, Your Work and Your Life

Improvisation simply means listening to what someone else says, accepting what they say, and then building on that. In business terms it means starting with “yes and”, finding a way to listen to what those around you have to share and creating something greater from that. This is incredibly important for businesses and organizations that pride themselves on their adaptability; providing a platform for deep listening, accepting the realities that exist around and moving forward to create something great.

This workshop will be led by The Comedy Project training center director Amy Gascon and TCP artistic director Joe Anderson.

Amy Gascon is a comedy maker and teacher, who was invited to join the conservatory program at The Second City and has also trained at iO Theatre in Chicago. In addition to teaching improvisation classes, Amy facilitates team workshops for businesses and educational groups.

Joe Anderson is an award-winning actor, writer and comedian who spent two years touring and as a mainstage understudy for the famed Second City comedy theater. He has written training programs for Bloomberg, JP Morgan Chase and Macy’s and performed workshops for Ford, Steelcase, Notre Dame, Keebler and more. His critically acclaimed sketch comedy group, “The Don’t We Boys!” has toured in over 30 states and been invited to pitch shows for Comedy Central, TBS and TruTV.

Monday, November 18
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Chamber
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