With titles like
"Whose Line-Manager Is It Anyway?"
"Laugh In the Fast Lane", these entertaining duo'trio keynote
are as much a show and an activity as they are
entertainment, audience involvement, and a topic of your choosing
in this team presentation.
team (called "The
Milo Shapiro with
one or two other experienced keynote improvisers,
like Lee Krevat who is pictured here.
"top-ten" style lists are customized to the focus
of the gathering. We've been asked to entertain on ten points
management and teamwork
social blunders (for a non-work party)
a life story
and/or an improv game
is used to make each of the ten points.
How can improv make points? Here's an
A key principle that
applies to almost any theme we take on is that you cannot keep
cutting the time invested and expect results of the same quality.
For example, we play the game "Half Time" to prove
this point. In "Half Time", an improvised scene is done in exactly
one minute. Then the same scene is run in 30 seconds.
Then in 15. Then in 8! And finally, we play their
in only 4 seconds! The audience is delighted to see
what details will remain to keep the essence of the scene together as we
face these devastating time crunches.
Some games even involve
getting audience members up to be involved with us (like this woman
joining Milo and Improvfessional Jen Clark), which adds to the fun.
This is just one of the many games we
tailor to meet the concepts on the Top 10 list. (Click
to see a written list from one of our top 10 shows).
And your attendees KNOW how customized the show is because THEY get to tell us
what the scene will be about!
Here's an additional video from a game we
include in the trio show where Laura Jane's impersonation skills tie in to the business
points we make on being adaptable, because "Change Is Constant!" (we
recommend that you see
the main video about this program first,
though, so that you get this game in context).
Part of what makes this such fun is that we DO
make your people stars in the presentation as well. Carefully chosen games
can include your more playful attendees. And games can be led from the
podium that are done in pairs at tables, giving everyone a chance to stretch
their minds and have fun without being in performance mode.
some of the variations we've worked with?
Here are our three most popular requests:
the Fast Lane"
uses the top-ten list improv concept described above. Here, all the
points are sales-oriented for a
sales team audience, giving sales agents and
managers some key reminders and some playful tools to make it easier
to face their challenging business
"Never make the customer wrong"
"Be Creative - Even Within Your Guidelines".
As Kodak told us after their national
sales conference, "This was just the energy booster we needed to laugh at
ourselves a bit and then focus on what we need to get done."
Is It Anyway?" (Management and Teamwork)
most requested version! Getting along in our complex business environment
is tough! As we announce our ten business principles here, we often hear
groans and chuckles of recognition that tell us we're hitting the target.
The crowd may be laughing but they're getting the message, too, as we hit upon
"Change Is Constant"
"More People on a Project Does Not Necessarily Speed It Up"
"Collaboration Creates Success"
"Make Sure Your Message Is Understood"
"Laugh in the Fast Lane"
than come up with yet ANOTHER name for our presentation for non-business
audiences, we again use the title
"Laugh In the Fast Lane".
Here we use the top-ten list improv concept, described in the other
presentations, but our focus now is just a fun discussion of getting along with
other people in this crazy world of ours.
Instead of using business terms like "Avoid
Micro-Management", we use the principle "Don't be such a control freak!" and the
improv game works just as well for your social event. Tales of our
families, natural science, and personal adventures boost this non-business,
improv-based show to a fun level your attendees/guests will discuss for months.
Call your agency representative for more details on how this all works
and how we could cater these presentations for your event!
For smaller groups, we also offer improvisation as a business training workshop!
Return to the home page to read more about TEAMprovising.
Testimonial letters for
& trio shows of
Top Ten Countdowns
with titles like:
"Whose Line-Manager Is It Anyway?"
and "Laugh In the Fast Lane"
(Sample quotes here; you can read
letter by clicking on the company's name)