Everyday we deal with the unplanned and the unexpected - from a broken toaster to losing (or gaining) a major client. Our natural ability to improvise gets us through. But we feel as if we’re winging it, rather than acting with courage and conviction.
Robert Poynton teaches an acclaimed method to some of the world’s biggest brands and companies. Improvisational skills that an actor might use on stage are honed and applied to the everyday business of work and life. The end result is a new approach that embraces change as a natural process and has creativity and innovation at its heart.
With killer games to put the theory into practice, Do Improvise will help you:
- Become more productive without trying harder
- Overcome creative blocks and generate new ideas
- Respond fluently to circumstances beyond your control
- Inspire and motivate others
Not sure what to do next? Improvise.
Robert Poynton is the co-founder of On Your Feet, a consultancy that uses improvisational ideas, tools and experiences to help people in organisations – from local start-ups to global brands such as Nike and Disney – to work together more effectively and creatively. He is an Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School at Oxford University where he works on the Strategic Leadership Programme. He is an Associate Partner at eatbigfish, a challenger brand consultancy, with whom he has collaborated for more than 10 years. You can learn more about what he's up to at: robertpoynton.com.
Do Book Co
The Do Book Company is an independent publishing house based in east London. They publish inspirational pocket guides for creative entrepreneurs, makers and Doers. The Do Book Co's concise guidebooks are written by leading experts who have spoken at the Do Lectures, an annual event held in west Wales, with talks shared online to a global audience. The idea behind the Do Lectures is a simple one: that people who Do things, can inspire the rest of us to go and Do amazing things too.