Improv Skills

Improv Game: The Last Word

The "The Last Word" improv game is a conversational exercise where players use the last word of their partner's sentence as the first word of their response. This game fosters active listening and sequential...

Get Stronger Reactions By Learning How To React

A favorite phrase for standing out in a crowded (noisy) world is to "turn up the volume". That doesn't mean speaking louder or performing with a gratuitous music bed pounding away in the background....

Improv Skill: Listen and Respond

Active listening is a vital skill that is often overlooked but can have a profound impact on the quality of interactions and relationships, including relationships with listeners. It increases connections and leads to a...

Improv Skills: Free Associationi

Some personalities think they can get off the hook for show prep and planning because "My talent coach says improv is the key to great performances." Then they decide to turn on the mic...

Improv Skill: Active Listening

Enrolling in an Improvisational Theater class is one of my highest recommendations for radio personalities. It should be a requirement for team shows. But solo shows get a lot out of it, too. And...

Improv Skill: Have Fun

Remember your first days in radio? You couldn't wait to get to the station, just like kids looking forward to the first day of summer vacation. Those were the days. Radio was magical. It...

Improv Games Will Improve Your Performance

Improvisation, often referred to as "improv," is a form of live theater where the performers create much of what is performed spontaneously. One of the main tools performers use to hone their improvisation skills...

Improv Skill: Trust Your Partner

Remember the creepy snake in “The Jungle Book”? The snake who sang “Trust in me” looked exactly like someone that should absolutely, under no circumstances, be trusted. You probably have worked with someone like...

Imrpov Skill: Raise The Stakes

Turning back time, the one thing personalities should choose differently is building a background in theater. It may not be practical to start an acting career, but everyone can get involved with improv. One...

Imrpov Skill: Use Mistakes

In Improv, the primary rule is to always move the story forward. But it's not always perfect because people are imperfect. Great performers learn to use mistakes as a tool to entertain. In this article,...
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