trusted for over 50 years
Teambuilding • Creative • Fun
Why is an innovative culture the single biggest factor in a competitive marketplace? Because Airbnb, Uber, and Netflix have shown that disruption can come from anywhere. Organizations best equipped to face today’s world are those able to embrace uncertainty and find creative solutions. This is what keeps businesses ahead in the marketplace.
You need to empower your team to generate and execute bold ideas. But how? Let us teach them how to be PLAYMakers and unleash the innovation powerhouse lurking in your most important resource: your team!
For the last 25 years, Jeff Rogers has shared his PLAYMaker techniques through improvisational exercises designed to enhance listening skills and communication, foster collaboration, and promote a sense of good, old-fashioned enthusiasm. We provide a unique program suited to any group, meeting, or function that wants to combine learning with creativity.
Goal-Driven Teambuilding • Actionable Ideas
This workshop begins with a fundamental understanding of improvisation as a tool for innovative thinking.
Improvisational courses are taught in MBA programs at MIT, Harvard, NYU, and many more to help leaders become agile and open to solutions—no matter where they originate. The Stanford D School process for innovative thinking is one of the best-regarded programs of its type in the world. Combining these two pillars of thinking differently provides the building blocks necessary to create a sustainable culture of innovation.
We will work "pre-event" with your stakeholder team to identify real issues your team is facing, and use those findings during our brainstorming portion of the workshop. Your team will leave with anywhere from 20–30 actionable ideas that were bubbled up by your attendees. This encourages investment and ownership by participants, which is the first step towards adoption and execution.
Individuals or teams • Actionable skills
Studies show that most audiences only focus 10% of their attention on the words a presenter is using. They give 20% to visual stimuli such as PowerPoint or a musical instrument. Shockingly, 70% of a given audience is “listening“ to the presenter’s body language or HOW a presenter is coming across.
Unfortunately, most presenters believe that reading the bullets off of a PPT slide constitutes a good presentation. With just a scant amount of pre-event coaching, presenters will be empowered to use their best attributes—and the knowledge they already own—to deliver an engaging and thought-provoking PLAY-sentation.
Our approach does not presume that there's one "proper" way to present, nor does it focus merely on presentation mechanics. Instead, we help people gain confidence in their own voice and become strong, authentic communicators. We ask clients simple yet rarely asked and critically important questions:
What story are you trying to tell?
What is the goal?
What do you expect your audience to do differently after the presentation?
What does the audience think and feel about this message?
Workshops consist of improvisational and performance exercises that strengthen each individual's abilities and define their speaking style. These exercises also include some standardized processes that support overall speaking proficiency.