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by Darren Held

I know we seem pretty silly sometimes, and after all, improv is about fun (among other things). But even though we don’t take ourselves seriously, we take our jobs very seriously. And Darren, Viet and I worked hard preparing for our Got Creativity? workshop at the American Society of Training and Development International Conference a couple days ago.

All our hard work and determination paid off, and we were a rousing success. We not only got 125 people up on their feet doing improv, laughing their asses off and having a fantastic time at the end of a long day of training sessions, but we kept them for the full 90 minutes. Nobody bailed. And on top of that, they learned stuff. They totally grasped the improv/business linkages we were making, and at one point Darren got spontaneous applause when he explained that the exercise they had just done had a direct correlation to employees taking ownership of corporate philosophies.

Of course, each of us sees this as a personal victory. More importantly, it’s a victory for H2G. And more importantly still, it’s a victory for improv and all the people who can benefit from it.

We’ll have conference material available on the website for download soon, and you can check out the photos at our Facebook page. And tomorrow I’ll be back with more about my favorite subject: improv for life.

You’re welcome.

By Sonnjea Blackwell

Darren Held
About Darren Held
Darren is the CEO and Creative Director of Held2gether, Improv for LIfe. He has been teaching and performing improv for 15 years, and has performed with H2g, the Groundlings, UCB and Second City. He loves Moto, red wine, and Madonna.

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