Find out what Jim Mecir, World Series winning “Moneyball” team player, who pitched in the Major Leagues for 10 years despite being born with a club foot, learned about leadership, building teams, overcoming adversity and performing in the most difficult circumstances. Jim joins forces with Ellen Schnur, whose background in business and training helped her discover the amazing real-world business applications of improvisation after studying at Second City and iO.
In this highly interactive, practical and fun workshop, you’ll explore the secrets of the stage and on the mound, and leave our workshop with skills that you can immediately put into practice. Team Improv leads you through exhilarating and entertaining training exercises and discussion, and Jim Mecir tells stories from the mound to bring it all home.
Together they help you discover…
·To think on your feet under difficult circumstances - try pitching with 50,000 fans booing you!
·To create much stronger connections – improvisers learn communication tools to create collaboratively on the spot.
·To listening to understand – letting yourself be affected by what the other person said, and letting that inform your response, instead of waiting for your turn to talk.
·To break down silos and communicate across divisions and disciplines.
·To build stronger teams that have each other’s backs.
·To perceive change as fuel, not fear.
·How you can affect others with your body language and voice (most of us are not aware of how our own body language translates to others).
Jim and Ellen combine lessons on success from the stage and the mound for businesses and organizations including Dow Corning, Zebra Technologies, Diners Club, Quest Technologies Management, Association for Manufacturing Excellence, NAWBO, TEDxIIT, Smith Bucklin, VanDerCook College, Toastmasters, Tranel Financial, and more.