Rocket Steps. The art of communication.

Improv. An active approach to team building.

What do companies want out of team building? Better relationships? Clearer communication? Communication and active listening are the ‘bread and butter’ of improv. If you think of theatre or comedy when the word ‘improv’ is mentioned that’s fair enough, but digging a little deeper, using improvisation effectively can reveal a great way to skill up, and have fun doing it.

Applied improvisation a term that refers to learning the skills to think on your feet, and then applying them to a particular industry, situation or relationship.

Along with the troupe I perform with regularly CSz UK, I’ve been a passionate advocator of improv and improving my own listening and communication skills for many years now.… Continue Reading

Can I draw a 2-hour improv workshop?

I’m used to using improv skills to make up scenes on the fly, and I’m used to drawing quickly for pitches and life drawing, however, I’d never had the chance to a ‘live draw’ or Graphic Recording, as it’s more commonly called.

Part of the thrill for me is not knowing what will happen ‘in the room on the day’. Will there be enough room for an easel? A2 or A1 paper? Will people be looking over my shoulder while I draw? I can only prepare so much, and the rest is about adapting to the situation as it plays out, just like improv really.… Continue Reading

Rocket Steps. The art of communication.

Rocket Steps Ltd - The Art of Communication

The Art of Communication

John Cooper, Comedian, Illustrator and Improviser