From the Vault: 5 Ways to Live Life Like an Improv Game
While getting our ducks in line for next week’s content, I ran across one of my favorite posts in the HackCollege vault. I’ve gone on record at LMU saying that joining the improv team was one of the best things I’ve done at college. Participating on a good improv team in college will teach you more than any class.
One of my favorite principles is the “yes-and.” You don’t have to go Yes Man on your life, but don’t negate so much:
One of the most important rules in improv is to rarely negate, or negate someone with good reason. Saying “no” to an offer can stop a scene in its tracks. What do you mean you don’t want to board this alien spaceship with me? What else are we going to do?
Obviously, Yes-and-ing all the time will get you in trouble. You don’t want to be taking out the trashand doing the dishes, do you? It’s the mentality that counts: when you’re doing something, do it well. Do something extra that’s unexpected. Go the extra mile. Invent a new colloquialism.
You like that? Check out the full post!
5 Ways to Live Life Like an Improv Game [HackCollege]
How about you? Do you improvise? Have a good weekend!