Undergraduate | Dec 12, 2016 | Matthew Stratford
Yes, and…improv pitching
To be successful in business, you need more than just great ideas and a great pitch.
You need to think on your feet, come up with quick solutions, and “roll with the flow.” Our world is one of change, and you must be able to adapt with it.
According to Mary Lemmer, entrepreneur and Second City alumna, improv is one of the best ways to develop these important skills.
Lemmer led an improv-pitching class at the Rose Hill Fordham Foundry to get students thinking outside the box. All of the activities they completed, which included acting like monkeys, pitching ideas while jumping up and down, and creating a story one word at a time, were intended to help them think spontaneously, be energetic and visually enthusiastic, and, most importantly, step out of their comfort zones.
By the end of the two-hour session, even the most reserved individuals were speaking up and more effectively voicing excitement about their projects and passions. It was a transformation that truly highlighted the power of creativity.
In today’s dynamic business world, skills such as improv are more important and practical than ever.