In 2019, the World Economic Forum declared that humour is one of the most essential life skills. Are you investing in humour as one of your key business skills?
It can be incredibly hard to keep your employees engaged, excited and feeling supported, but improv training is here to help!
Here are the top 5 things Rapid Fire Theatre improv training can help your team with:
1. Team Building
A team that laughs together, stays together. Even the best workplaces can get bogged down in deadlines, quarterly targets, and never-ending zoom meetings! Improv workshops not only allow your team to let off some steam in a fun environment, they also help your team get to know each other, trust one another and learn that cracking jokes is a necessary part of work life.
2. Communication Skills
Ever had a question thrown your way that just stumps you? Well, there’s an improv technique for that! RFT workshops will teach your team how to think on their toes, answer and ask questions confidently, concisely and creatively. Be prepared to never hear ah, uh, or um again!
3. Presentation Skills
Whether you’re presenting in front of 5 people or 500, speaking in front of a group can be daunting, no matter what kind of role you hold. Improv workshops can help leaders craft speeches in more concise and inspiring ways, and build Q&A skills that won’t leave you rambling. For less experienced presenters, RFT will share ways to help keep your cool under-pressure and talk to the masses as if you’ve done it a thousand times.
4. Securing More Sales
Nobody wants to come across like a used-car salesman (even used-car salesmen don’t want to!). Great improvisers (and salespeople) know how to handle curveballs and say “yes, and…” RFT can help your sales team to build key communication skills for sales that will help them land even more customers.
5. Improving Mental Health
In these times of remote work and overwhelmed employees attempting to juggle work and family life, it’s important to support each other’s mental health. Taking them through improv training can give them tools to help build positive mental health habits and supportive comedy outlets. According to Science Daily, comedy and laughter are some of the most accessible remedies for depression, anxiety, and insomnia in the world. So don’t just say you care, show your staff that you support their wellbeing!