Jan 09, 2018
Peter Leidy
Accept Every Offer

Peter Leidy will talk about the fundamentals of improv comedy...but it's not about comedy. Leidy talks about taking the rules of improve into real life, at work and at home. One of the rules of improv comedy is to accept every offer - to turn "yes, but" into "yes, and." On stage, blocking your partner is not allowed, because it stops the story in its tracks and makes your partner look bad. In our workplaces, though, blocking is common. It doesn't have to be.

Leidy has given his talk dozens of times, mainly in human services groups. Takeaways from his presentation include generating more creative ideas in less time, moving closer to desired outcomes, deepening listening skills, increasing engagement and motivation among stakeholders, and approaching change differently (whether required, desired or both).