Short BBC video on “Giggle Doctors” run by Theodora Children’s Charity who are helping raise the spirits of children stuck in hospital for long periods. I was struck by how the performers allow the children to have positive, fun experiences with adults… Read More »Helping Children Handle Hospital
I enjoyed this TEDx talk by clown-therapist Holly Stoppit. She talks about how she uses clowning to help people find parts of themselves they might have left behind. One way to understand clowning is it is improvising but with the… Read More »How Clowning Can Lead Us Into Connection
Wonderful writing and speaking coach Dave Rock on connecting to the feeling of what you’re saying. Another key skill improv allows us to practice: Connecting with impact in the moment instead of getting lost in whether our words are good… Read More »Two Words to Make You a Genius Speaker!
A talk I gave on play at Inspiring Talks in Brighton in 2019. Includes an easy, fun game you can play with friends towards the end.
Contents Get the Zoom extension here http://zoom.us Gallery / Speaker views – Muting / Unmuting sound Switching video off and on again 5:06 — How to ‘hide non video participants’ to focus on people who are in a scene, create… Read More »Using Zoom as a Participant in an Improv Class
When people say they’ve tried everything around a problem, they’ve often tried except changing how they’re approaching it. Sometimes being too serious around a problem is precisely the thing that keeps you stuck. When you lighten up and laugh, you become more… Read More »How Laughter Can Help You Loosen a Problem
Subtle can be cool. But there’s something wonderful about someone giving 100% to what they’re doing. In this case, a triangle solo!