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Training using drama : successful development techniques from theatre & improvisation

Author: Kat Koppett
Publisher: London : Kogan Page, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Training Using Drama takes development techniques from theatre and improvization and applies them to the workplace. Including 50 innovative and thoroughly explained activities, the book shows how to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kat Koppett
ISBN: 0749437049 9780749437046
OCLC Number: 48571494
Notes: Originally published as: Training to imagine. Sterling, Va. : Stylus, 2001.
Description: xii, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Section 1: Chapter 1 The principles of improvisation - Trust, Spontaneity, Accepting offers, Listening and awareness, Storytelling, Non-verbal communication; Chapter 2 Trust - The principle (The trust formula; Getting to know each other, Activity - Story of your name, Activity - Stats, Make your partner look good, Activity - Ball toss), Application (Practise what you preach, Recognize that you are seen, Set expectations, Frame your intentions, Provide low-risk opportunities, Choose your activities carefully), Key points; Chapter 3 Spontaneity - The principle (Activity - Invisible balls, Resistance to spontaneity, The case for spontaneity, Activity - I failed!) Application (Warm people up, Separate idea generation from idea evaluation, Remind people of the rules of brainstorming, Provide escape hatches, Assess needs, Behind the scenes), Key points; Chapter 4 Accepting offers - The principle (Resistance to saying 'Yes', Accepting blocks, The power of optimism, Activity - Speaking in unison, Exercising acceptance, Activity - Accept this!, Activity - Experts, Drawing it out), Application (Assess and strengthen your personal 'Yes, and' ability, Capture genius, Enhance teamwork, Motivate), Key points; Chapter 5 Listening and awareness - The principle (Enhancing listening, Activity - Story exchange, Increasing awareness, Facts, feelings, intentions, Harvesting inspiration, The listening curve, Facilitating listening and awareness, The mysterious something else, Activity - Group counting), Application (Enhance your own skills, Read between the lines, Train the team, Check for understanding, Separate observable behaviours from interpretations, Articulate your intentions, Feed creativity), Key points; Chapter 6 Storytelling - The principle (The heart of theatre, Reincorporation, Patterns, Making connections, What happens next?, Activity - Three-word stories, The story spine, Adding flesh to the bones, Activity - Colour/advance), Application (Pique interest, Use stories for introductions, Assess needs, Increase retention, Enrich visioning and problem solving, Build teams), Key points; Chapter 7 Non-verbal communication - The principle (The person, the instrument, Conditioning your instrument, Aligning mind and body, Inside out/outside in, Status, Activity - Status cards, The benefits of status awareness), Application (Enhance presentation skills, Align the mind and the body, Make conscious status choices), Key points. Section 2 115 Additional activities.
Other Titles: Training to imagine
Responsibility: Kat Koppett.

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