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AgZeit Improv SKILLSshop

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Testimonials

"I wanted to level-up my teams with the means to improve communications and instill a culture of ideation. It was fun, fast-paced, and we achieved our goals as it helped us establish new norms for working together while improving our innovation and creative edge. I highly recommend Russ!"

Jim Dutcher Founder, GM/CEO, AgZeit, LLC & ValuAg, LLC

 

"I was excited to check out Russ’s Improv SKILLS-shop. His group activities definitely got all of us to step outside our comfort zones and explore new ways to engage in conversation. It was different, fun and definitely worthwhile!"

Amy Shaw Chief Operating Officer, Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce

"I can apply his teachings to my business and everyday life. They are life lessons..."

Niya Carrington Social Media for Equinox Broadcasting. Founder, Manifest Visions Studio, LLC

 

"Russ presents with a different twist for learning. It's a style that's uniquely his. I really enjoyed it!"

Patricia Roma Business Development Officer, Visions Federal Credit Union

 

"I had the pleasure of listening to Russ The BIG Buy at BingBizCon 2019, and instantly connected with his message. His ability to hold the attention of the audience through humor and genuine, authentic story telling kept me engaged and amused. I'd recommend Russ 100x over, knowing he will bring passion and enthusiasm to any group he connects with."

Eddie Thomason Account Executive, Toshiba

"Russ is a wonderful instructor who teaches and encourages without being demeaning."

Nicholas Zwierlein Business Development Executive, Employment Solutions, Elmira, New York

Improv FUNshop/SKILLSshop

PURPOSE:

The wide range of skills taught in these Improv Workshops are designed to fill the gaps in employee retention and in managerial skillsets for organizations of all sizes!

IT'S FUN, ENGAGING & ENERGIZING!

 
According to both Forbes and LinkedIn, creativity,
adaptability,
collaboration,
teamwork,
persuasion,
and decision making

are at the very top of the list of

"in demand" skills, with CREATIVITY being number one, and APPLIED CREATIVITY is called INNOVATION!

The changing professional environment is increasingly favoring these skills and abilities over a specific degree or title.

Additional skills provided through the Improv Workshops include improved:

communication,
innovation,

teamwork,
empathy,
authenticity,

individual confidence,
morale,
trust and trustworthiness,
listening,
focus,
agility,
spontaneity,
and more.
They are so necessary in today's demanding world.

The results are a more efficient and happy organization that can provide better service to customers and clients thus producing higher sales and profits.



WHAT IS IT? HOW DOES IT WORK?

Your workshop is a dynamic, interactive, and energizing event that incorporates Improv techniques in the forms of  exercises, drills, games, play, observations, feedback and more that allow participants to experience and internalize the results of effectively using the skills taught. Through skills-based learning it's proven that students are more likely to think on a higher level and to solve problems on their own.


Duration and Price (please add travel costs, expenses and accommodations as necessary):

Single intimate workshop:
The ideal intimate class size is 12 participants with a maximum of 20. (Please inquire about larger groups.)

Duration: 90 minutes to 2 hours.
Price: $2,000 for 12 participants, plus $200 per participant for each one over 12.
Maximum of 20 people. 

Series of workshops for same participants:
Duration: Approx. 1 hour each.
Price: Call for a discussion and quote.

Multiple workshops for a larger company:
Duration and Price: Call for a discussion and a quote.

Other options to fill your specific needs can be provided. We will meet your organization's goals, so tell us what you need.

At Your Location:

A private open space (empty meeting room, flexible activity space) large enough to accommodate the number of participants. We will be on our feet most of the time. Best if it's a little cool as opposed to too warm.

Options suggested for each participant:
Chairs along the wall. 
Cold drinking water.
Accessible restroom.


WHY CHOOSE RUSS AS YOUR LEAD FACILITATOR:

As a lifelong entrepreneur and experienced improviser, Russ is uniquely suited to share the benefits of applying Improv techniques.
 
Russ is a founding member, plus a former, instructor, director, manager, and performer with The Puzzled Players Comedy Improv Theater. He was instrumental in building a troupe that performed countless shows and garnered international press.

Additionally, Russ has uses his intimate knowledge of improvisation to perform in a variety of other events including commercials, corporate training films, and hosting game shows, to name just a few.

 
RUSS HAS STUDIED UNDER:

Gary Austin: founder and original director of THE GROUNDLINGS, Los Angeles' premier character-based improv company which produced many of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'S actors and writers and other personalities including Will Ferrell, Lisa Kudrow, Harrison Ford and many many more.

Ali Farahnakian: Owner of the People's Improv Theater (The PIT, NYC), Founding member of The Upright Citizen's  Brigade Theater, SNL writer and Second City performer.

Michael Gellman/Improv: Second City Chicago.
 
David Razowsky/Improv: Second City L.A.
 
Hilary Chaplain/Physical Comedy: Big Apple Circus.
 
Kenny Raskin/Physical Comedy: Broadway's "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST," Cirque du Soleil.

The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater (UBC Theater, NYC).