I recently finished taking an Introduction to Improv class from Indyprov. It was a really great experience for various reasons. First off it really challenged me to step out of my comfort zone and it helped me to get comfortable performing/speaking in front of people. I also got really lucky and I was with a group of really supportive people. The group consisted of people who were interested in performing and people that wanted to try something new.
There were 2 skills that have greatly improved from taking improve lessions:
- I feel like I’m better at conversations. Improv taught me the basics of “yes and” to games and I’ve taken that and used it in conversations at work and outside of work.
- I’ve also gotten quicker when speaking. I used to sometimes speak slowly in conversations. Part of it was trying to think about what I was saying instead of just speaking my mind.
I am really happy with the results I got from the improv class. I would recommend this to anyone that is interested in improve, looking to improve their social skills, and/or looking for something new to do.
I’ve decided to go ahead and take the second level of classes. I feel like if I keep working at improve it will only help me in my day to day social interactions.