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Improv advice in translation – Talk Business & Politics

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Most advice is worthy of thorough examination. Often advice about one discipline — with just a bit of translation — has meaning in other disciplines. This translation process allows for more perspective and greater insight.

As a case in point: The more I study improvisation, the more parallels I see to the business world. And while I’ve written about this practice in the past, I continue to discover more connections. So what follows is even more improv advice in translation.

Improv advice: Don’t take any shortcuts on energy or polish. You may have done the show a thousand times, but some people see it for the first time. Business advice: It’s showtime every time.

Improv advice: Play with improvisors of various experience levels. New folks will remind you to make clear offers. Veterans will keep you in your emotions. Business advice: Strive for connectivity at every level within your organization. New hires will…

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