Author(s): Robert Poynton
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. Skills that an improv 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; and respond fluently to circumstances beyond your control. Not sure what to do next? Improvise.
A handbook for spontaneous and creative living, from a brilliant practitioner who lives by his own words. - Adam Morgan, founding partner, eatbigfish
Rob Poynton is the co-founder of On Your Feet, a small 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 Said 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.