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Q: What is improv?

Improv is the art of making things up in the moment as part of a team. The core improv skills are listening, accepting and building on offers in order to create new ideas as a team.

Q: How can improv help me run my business more effectively?

Improv builds creative and motivated teams with better relationships between staff. Our training gives your team a shared understanding of a creative process that can be easily remembered and used everyday at work. Individuals benefit from better creative skills, listening skills and teamwork skills.   

Q: What will individuals get from it?

Confidence in speaking up within a team. Better creative skills, spontaneity, listening skills, teamwork skills and thinking on your feet. Also an understanding of a creative process that can be used throughout their career.

Q: How many people can you have in a session?

Ideally around 10-16 people, so that we have a fun atmosphere with participants getting enough time with us individually. We work with a number of trainers so for large numbers we can run sessions simultaneously in different rooms or over a number of sessions.

Q: Where are the sessions held?

We can either come to you or we can help book locations, we have a number of venues we use regularly in Central London.

Q: What areas do you go to?

We are based in London but we can travel around the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

Q: How long do the sessions last? Can you vary the length?

We’re flexible with time, we usually do either half-day or full day sessions. We can also do short, fast and fun team-building and ice-breaker sessions of an hour or less. We can also get more involved with your company and do a longer run of sessions or regular ongoing weekly sessions to keep the improv skills alive in your company.

Q: What are your fees?

Fees depend on size, duration and location of workshop, please get in touch and we’ll be able to send you a quote.

Q: Can you adapt sessions to suit the needs of my company?

Yes. We meet with you before the sessions to fully understand your company and design the workshop to specifically suit your needs.

Q: Can you get more involved with my company on an ongoing basis?

Yes. We can come back regularly and do a string of sessions, or get more involved with creative processes in your company.

Q: What do you do in a workshop?

It depends from company to company. Generally we start with an opening chat about improv and its core concepts, and how they can fit into the workplace. We then do some friendly warm-ups and ice breakers with participants working in pairs or small groups. We then do some exercises to teach core improv skills like listening, ‘Yes And’ and spontaneity. We then teach some applied exercises to show how improv can be used to build creative teams in the workplace. We end with a creative challenge where everyone puts the skills learnt into practice.

Q: Will it work with shy people and people who don’t want to be in front of an audience?

Yes. We have over eight years experience of teaching complete beginners. Our speciality is teaching improv skills to people with no previous experience. We don’t force people to do anything they don’t want to do, and we create a very fun, safe and supportive environment where people are free to be themselves.

Q: Do participants need any prior experience?

No. No previous experience of improv, comedy, acting, writing or public speaking is needed.

Q: Can I observe a session?

Yes. If you’d like to observe us running a session to see what it’s all about please get in touch and we’ll arrange a date.

Q: Who else have you worked with?

We’ve worked with various clients including Apple, ITV and Imperial College. There is a full list on our Clients & Testimonials page.

Q: Do you have experience of my industry?

Probably. In addition to expertise in improv and comedy our trainers also have experience of working in TV, Advertising, Law, Sales, Business and IT.

Q: Who does the training?

Steve Roe, Edgar Fernando or Max Dickins. About the Trainers.

Q: Can you help train our trainers?

Yes. We’re happy to pass on improv skills and exercises to your trainers and help incorporate it into your training programme.

Q: Do you provide any supporting materials?

Yes. We can design handouts and booklets for each company that the participants can keep and refer to after the session.

Q: Are there any physical restrictions?

We can vary the exercises to suit everyone’s physical needs.

Q: Are there any age restrictions?

No. We’ve worked with all ages. There is no age limit as we vary the exercises to suit everyone. Improv is suited to everybody.

Q: What are the best things to wear on the day?

There are no special clothing requirements.

Q: How do I book a workshop?

Please contact us.

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“Thanks for the workshop. All the feedback has been extremely positive! The team loved it!”

PR Manager, Comedy Central

“Everyone who attended couldn't be more positive, everyone loved your energy and style!”

Chelsea Parsons, Media Arts Lab (Apple’s internal ad agency)

“A smash hit. The feedback has been really amazing.”

Natalie Broom, AMV/BBDO

"You are brilliant at your job"

Thea Tomison, KPMG

"Inspiring and hugely relevant to how we work"

Torvald de Coverly Veale,  Director, Boots

“Really fantastic”

Olaf Dehnbostel, Unilever

“You really rocked it as ever, and I have heard nothing but good from the participants. Once again, thanks again for a splendid couple of workshops, it's always one of the highlights of the term.” Gareth Mitchell, Lecturer, Science Communication, Imperial College.

“Inspiring, hilarious and richly rewarding. The workshop brightened up everyone's morning, it got everyone out of their comfort zone and into a place where we were interacting and chatting in ways we had never done before, but everyone found tremendously engaging. The whole experience was a true pleasure and hugely helpful.”

James Honda-Pinder, Apple

“Max and Steve's session was brilliant ... witty, absorbing and most of all great fun.  They offer an amazing insight into how we can all use the skills of our favourite comedians to explore greater depths of creativity and uncover the big ideas upon which our business thrives.  Several weeks have gone by and we're still talking (and laughing) about it!”

Rob O’Donovan, founder of youth brands agency The Eleven

“One of the best things I’ve done at ITV!” Jon Block, ITV

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