Adapt to change with the skills and mindset of improvisation!
Begin with an engaging, fun and transformative keynote.
Focus is on the improv mindset: how to move things forward when traditional planning methods no longer apply. This interactive talk engages everyone in the room in the experience of improvisational theories and — perhaps more importantly — how they apply to our personal and business lives.
Great Fit For…
Companies who want to grow faster, embrace change more quickly, and want their people to be more engaged. The keynote can be focused to address one or more of these topics:
- Think like an improviser: fast and forward
- Creating the story together
- Collaboration is creativity
- You are already an innovator
Your group will learn how to create and embrace new ideas faster. They will learn to build on each other’s ideas to create powerful possibilities. They will have tools and structure to use when the inevitable change happens and their plans are no longer relevant. They will learn how to move quickly and confidently with greater engagement.
About William Hall
William works with major companies to create memorable and impactful experiences. Working to craft messages that are relevant and sticky, William shares his theater experience, unlocking collaboration, creativity, and the power of story. He has coached and trained executives at: The Singapore Stock Exchange, American Express, Siemens, Black Rock, Boehringer Ingelheim, Kaiser Permanente, Salesforce, and Google, among others.
William founded the award-winning theater company Fratelli Bologna, writing, producing and performing original comedies in North America. He also co-founded award-winning BATS Improv and BATS School of Improv. When companies started asking Fratelli Bologna to bring the skills of theater into their business meetings, to promote richer conversations, William moved into coaching and communications consulting with corporate teams worldwide. He also further immersed in Thiagi training for more impactful workshop design and delivery.
“Your ability to get people into a ‘YES’ space — and a ‘YES ... AND’ space — is priceless. It really is.”
Ancestry [after William’s Keynote]
“William is a great, great trainer - and makes the classroom environment for Improv a fun and safe place to practice Improv's skills I found invaluable for business. I can vouch for the benefit of Improv training; when it came time to handle, in a moment's notice, the seriously, messed up "stuff" that happens in business, William's Improv teachings had me well prepared to take the "Offering" (the unexpected disaster in the making), say "Yes, and...." (accept the "offer") and create, on the spot, a fabulous solution!”
strategy management consultant
“We are thrilled that we did it. We liked how it was interactive and experiential and fun. The comments we got from participants were fantastic!”
Kaiser Director of Leadership Development
“William was really great with engaging the team. He has a way of getting us to answer our own questions and to jump out without being called on. By the end I was volunteering for everything.”
[Silicon Valley Start-up: NDA]
“I loved learning from you and working with you. It’s a delight to see someone bring such clarity and expertise, and hit such immediate rapport.”
Director of Leadership Programs at the Stanford University School of Education
“Everyone had a great time, you and your team were terrific!”
“It was a very successful program. William energized the group. The exercises brought us together as clinicians in ways we had not experienced before.”
Dr. Scott Abramson
Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
“I firmly believe that improvisation is a management skill for the twenty-first century. You are helping us, and corporations around the world, to acquire and use these skills.”
Peter Schwartz Former Chairman, Global Business Network
“William is awesome. I mean when we first started talking…when you first came into the room for our first meeting…I thought this is the guy right here…you put everybody at ease…everybody is very comfortable around you. ”
Download this overview of the role Improvisational Mindset is already making in leading companies. From MBA Schools to Twitter Improvisation is a tool for the relentlessly fast pace of successful companies.