Hybrid Conf: Improv & ideation: A mash-up

Hybrid Conf: Improv & ideation: A mash-up

Improv & ideation: A mash-up presented by Jessie Shternshus (@TheImprovEffect) at HybridConf 2013. Jessie discussed how improvisation can help people feel more comfortable and offer more ideas than they normally would. Here's what I learned from her talk.

  • Be hyper aware of everything, pick up on personas.
  • Ask questions to understand the story.
  • Share your failures.
    • Improvisation makes people feel ok to fail so they will try more things.
  • Think about things from many perspectives.
  • Mistakes are gifts.
  • "Yes and..." is a great response to everything.
    • Don't directly say no as blocking gets you nowhere, say yes and add to it.
    • "And" is collaboration, I take on your idea, I hear it and want to add to it. You can take their idea and change it by saying "yes and..." without the negative impact of saying no.
  • Allow everyone to feel on board, hear and take on their ideas.
Jessie Shternshus presents improv and ideation
Jessie Shternshus presents improv and ideation.