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Make Me an Offer I Can't Refuse: How Improvisation Can Help You Sell (Whether That's Your Job Or Not) | Inc.com

If you're in business, then you're in sales. Anyone who needs to influence, persuade, or convince someone to make a decision they might not automatically make on their own is selling. And no, I'm not suggesting you adopt a fast-talking, manipulative, get-the-product-out-the-door salesperson …

Selling

Visual Improvisation — How improvising influences my sketchnoting

<i>This piece was written as a chapter for the book</i> <b>Drawn together through Visual Practice</b><b>.</b> <i>In this anthology, 27 contributors from the wider field of</i> …

Creativity

Pokémon Go Has Exposed Hacker Subculture and a Personal Moral Dilemma

The charm of Pokemon Go is that you wander searching in the real world, except hackers have already figured out how to search without leaving home. Is that cheating?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless you have managed to avoid all public places for the past few …

Pokémon

Innovation Requires Improvisation

“Innovation attitudes, not just aptitudes, matter. The ethos is as much about culture as competence.” Continue reading →

Innovation

8 Ways to Improve Your Improvisational Skills Right Now

Improvisation is a complex beast to tackle. You can't go about the process by just "making it up." If it seems to you like that's all Miles Davis is …

The neuroscience of 'happy' and 'sad' jazz improvisation

The neuroscience of creativity is a topic brimming with impenetrable unknowns. A new study published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i> peels back …

Flute

Fostering a Culture of Creativity in the Workplace

Did you know that some of our most creative thinking is done during idle time? Research shows that our minds need downtime to spark imagination innovation. There's even a term for that moment our brains turn inward to spark creative insight -- it's called a "brain blink." But how can our brains …

Creativity

Taking Improvisation from the stage and into life

Easy: Your LIFEPASS to Creativity and Confidence – a new book by Paul Z Jackson<p>We all improvise every day. <i>Easy</i> shows us how we can do it better by …

Creativity

Want to Get Ahead? Work on Your Improv Skills

A new book from The Second City explains how its improvisational techniques can help support innovation and leadership.

Wharton School

5 Skills You Won’t Learn in School, Skill Four: How to Speak the Jazz Language

Imagine that you’ve just stepped off a plane in a foreign country…You grab your suitcase and step onto the soil for the first time and suddenly …

Language Learning

Pictionary-based fMRI paradigm to study the neural correlates of spontaneous improvisation and figural creativity

Altmetric: 141<p>Citations: 12<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Manish Saggar<br>• , Eve-Marie Quintin<br>• , Eliza Kienitz<br>• , Nicholas T. Bott<br>• , Zhaochun Sun<br>• , Wei-Chen Hong<br>• , …

Neurology

Improvisation Activity #1: Improvisation with an Object

Now that I've provided a general overview for improvisation activities, I'm ready lay out the learning design philosophy and basic setup instructions …

Can computers improvise?

Bust this:<i>Girl I’m down for whatever cause my love is true<br>This one goes to my man old dirty one love we be swigging brew<br>My brother I love you Be</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Improvisation Master Class: Letting Judgment Go

5 Improvisation Exercises for Improving Your Communication Skills

When it comes to communication, we like to think if only we follow the right script and say the right words then things will always work out the way …

Communication Skills

How to Use Chord Formulas and Their Benefits

<i>Bigstock photo</i> <br>Why do you need chord formulas? Why do want to learn about them in the first place and what are their benefits?<p>Knowing some basic …

Circadian Rhythms

What is improvisation?<p>The question likely provokes several answers with varying degrees of detail. Most initial responses will likely center around …

Creativity

The playlist: electronic/experimental – Tristan Perich, Sabrina and more

The latest roundup ranges from music made in a playable CD case to the unlikely coupling of Jonathan Meades’s words and Mordant Music’s brutalist outbursts<p>Tristan Perich – Parallels<p>Parallels, Tristan Perich’s composition for tuned triangles, hi-hats and 4-channel, 1-bit electronics, is newly …

Communist Party

The Birth of Loop by Michael Peters

Livelooping with tape recorders, Photo Michael Peters The Birth of Loop. A Short History of Looping Music Although repetition is a major force in …

Why Hollywood Comedies Look Improvised

The short answer is: It’s because they ARE improvised!But there has to be a longer answer, because improvisation is famously unreliable. When the …

Film Industry

Performing from Memory...or Not

image: http://psychologykisml.wikispaces.com/ Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 License The events of my last several days have been …

'Do not fear mistakes. There are none' – 130 inspiring quotes on creativity and jazz on International Jazz Day

What is common between startups and jazz? <b>Creativity, improvisation, collaboration and perseverance!</b> America’s 20th century gifts to the world include …

Startups (India)

What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

This post follows yesterday’s post about networked leadership skills. I had the honor of being a guest facilitator at a transformative leadership …

Nonprofits

Let’s Play: How the Science of the Brain Is Changing Therapy

<b>Part One</b><p>I recently attended a three-day conference at UCLA entitled: <i>Play, Creativity, Mindfulness and Neuroscience in Psychotherapy</i>. The language of …

Psychology