One of the best Improv exercises we’ve done this season is the “Yes, and” exercise. It not only gets kids into the fluid free-association mindset, it focuses them on actively listening to and interacting with their fellow actors while helping them to focus on actively steering a narrative towards productive ends.
A lot of people have taken this Improv idea of “Yes, and” exercise and have turned it into a business and personal growth consulting business. Here are a variety of TEDx and other presentations specifically on how the Improv exercise of “Yes, and” can be a valuable tool in both your personal life and the business world. Here are several examples: