August All Stars: Claire Jolcover, Advanced Resources

August All Stars: Claire Jolcover, Advanced Resources

improve it!  family - meet Claire! Claire is a wonderful human, doggie owner, and cheerleader of everything improve it! She has been in attendance at almost every one of our public workshops this year.

Claire is also the President of the Bear Necessities "Young Professionals Board", and introduced us to the organization that is now our charity partner.

Shine on, you beautiful star! Read more about Claire and how improv has a place in her professional life below.

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Mid-Week Mix: Takin' Care of Business

Mid-Week Mix: Takin' Care of Business

Sometimes work can be... well, a lot of work! If you're a hustler like us, sometimes Wednesday is all about putting your head down and doing what you gotta.

Here's to doing the work - get into our mid-week playlist and get the job done! https://open.spotify.com/user/improveitchi/playlist/2gUTH1boks2W9Noxey2225

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You've Got A Friend In Us!

You've Got A Friend In Us!

So, no one told you life was gonna be this way?

*clapclapclapclap*

Don't worry - improve it! has got your back. What are friends for? Feel the friendship with this week's mid-week office playlist, and share with your friends in the office!

https://open.spotify.com/user/improveitchi/playlist/7A4S5jKD5WLhaXoKwKg1xw

And don't forget that you've got some new (and old) friends waiting for you at this quarter's workshop! Grab your tickets here.

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Get Your Wednesday Communication Inspiration

Get Your Wednesday Communication Inspiration

Back from the weekend with a laundry list of calls? Let these icons help create some communication inspiration! https://open.spotify.com/user/improveitchi/playlist/09k0Ozlt1xLdMewBVnqSeh

Looking for more than just a dose of inspiration? Master your client communication skills at our Q3 Public Workshop!

RSVP here: http://www.improveitchicago.com/upcoming-events/

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May All-Stars (Part 2): Mo Ormiston, ParkWhiz

May All-Stars (Part 2): Mo Ormiston, ParkWhiz

We’re continuing the All Star campaign with another one of our amazing clients, Mo Ormiston. Mo is a real super star for her attendance at 7 of our Public Workshops! That’s a lot of improv, a lot of learning, and a whole lot of dedication to becoming a stronger leader.

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improve it! Intern Update: Abby Provides a Philosophical Take on Her Time

improve it! Intern Update: Abby Provides a Philosophical Take on Her Time

What really makes us laugh, and why? Most ancient philosophers argue that humor stems from scorn or malice and we can only laugh when feeling superior to others. While in theory I feel this has some truth to it, I tend to disagree.

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improve it! Intern Update: Jenna checks in!

improve it! Intern Update: Jenna checks in!

Before beginning my internship at improve it!, I thought improv was strictly part of the comedy world. I had seen a few shows and thought they were funny, but that was all I knew about it. Joining the improve it! team made me realize that using improv and saying “Yes, And” is an invaluable skill for life in general. This realization was even more apparent after I participated in the business improv workshop last month.

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The Week of "No"​: How to Harness the Power of "No"​ (and how not to be a j*rk about it...) Part 4 of 4

The Week of "No"​: How to Harness the Power of "No"​ (and how not to be a j*rk about it...) Part 4 of 4

Welcome! This week, we're celebrating the "Week of 'No'". (Sometimes it's good to be bad.) Throughout the week, we'll explore ways to harness the power of "No" but still create a "Yes, And" environment around you! This week, we complete our journey with "Yes, And".

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The Week of "No"​: How to Harness the Power of "No"​ (and how not to be a j*rk about it...) Part 3 of 4

The Week of "No"​: How to Harness the Power of "No"​ (and how not to be a j*rk about it...) Part 3 of 4

Welcome! This week, we're celebrating the "Week of 'No'". (Sometimes it's good to be bad.) Throughout the week, we'll explore ways to harness the power of "No" but still create a "Yes, And" environment around you! This week, we continue our journey with "It's Not 'No', It's Just 'Not Right Now".

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The Week of "No"​: How to Harness the Power of "No"​ (and how not to be a j*rk about it...) Part 2 of 4

The Week of "No"​: How to Harness the Power of "No"​ (and how not to be a j*rk about it...) Part 2 of 4

Welcome! This week, we're celebrating the "Week of 'No'". (Sometimes it's good to be bad.) Throughout the week, we'll explore ways to harness the power of "No" but still create a "Yes, And" environment around you! This week, we start with "Active Acknowledgement".

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The Week of "No"​: How to Harness the Power of "No"​ (and how not to be a j*rk about it...) Part 1 of 4

The Week of "No"​: How to Harness the Power of "No"​ (and how not to be a j*rk about it...) Part 1 of 4

This week, we're celebrating the "Week of 'No'". (Sometimes it's good to be bad.) Throughout the week, we'll explore ways to harness the power of "No" but still create a "Yes, And" environment around you! Tomorrow, we start with "Active Acknowledgement".

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improve it! on "The Culture Chat" podcast for WorkXO

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Take a listen to improve it!'s own Erin Diehl on "The Culture Chat", a podcast from our friends over at WorkXO! Erin and the WorkXO crew talk company culture and how improv fits into the mix. For a bonus, check out Allie Keller's blog reaction to the podcast where she explains how we're all Steaks, Potatoes, or Parsleys. Trust us - it makes sense!

Listen to the podcast here.