• Communication Skills

Great conversations, better relationships

Improv trains effective communication skills because it shines a light on the interactions we have every-day, and the pitfalls that can occur within them. Communications skills, when it comes down to it, are basically about having great conversations. Conversations ARE improvisational. So, improvisation is a great place to look for insights into how to do make our conversations fly.

  • Do the members of your team listen actively to others?
  • Do they display empathy and operate with emotional intelligence?
  • Do they accept and build on the ideas of others?
  • Do they use storytelling to connect to their audience?
  • Do they build rapport quickly, communicate with humour and authenticity?

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What You’ll Learn

Active listening skills:

Listen to understand, to build empathy and make others feel heard.

Emotional intelligence:

Learn how non-verbal and verbal ‘offers’ can build or sap trust in a team.


Make your messages clear and concise so that your ideas land.

Engage with story:

Connect with others using the power of storytelling.


Communicate as a human being, without jargon and buzzwords.


How to give feedback effectively but sensitively.

Other takeaways include

  • How to own a room with your own authentic charisma.
  • How to read a room and understand other people’s non-verbal ‘offers,’ such as body language.
  • Collaborating closely as an ensemble.
  • Break out of siloes and share best practices.
  • Helping introverts speak up in meetings. (And helping extroverts give them the chance!)
  • Embrace vulnerability when you communicate to create connection and role model a healthy relationship with failure.

Listening and effective communication skills

Listening skills are crucial in the workplace. Whether you are listening to a colleague, listening to a client or listening to a sales prospect, listening is the foundation of effective communication.

Improv training offers a brilliant, effective and fun framework to teach active listening and communication skills. Because the exercises we use are essentially a microcosm of the conversations your staff will have every-day, and, simply put, through repeatedly playing these games your staff will become better listeners. After-all: practice makes perfect!

Want to know more?

Get in touch with us for more information and details on how to book your session.