What We Do
Our world-class instructors teach effective improvisation techniques for companies and associations. We work with small groups (5 – 50 people) as well as larger groups (51 – 500 people). All of our training is customized and is ideal for in-house workshops, off-site corporate events, annual meetings and parties.
We provide you with business improv workshops that are tailored to your company or association’s goals, including developing:
- Leadership Ability
- Problem-Solving Skills
- Power Listening Ability
- Teambuilding/Collaboration Skills
- Sales Skills
- Client Development and Relations Ability
- Customer Care Skills
- Decision-Making Ability
- Effective Communication Skills
- Fast-on-Your-Feet Thinking
It all starts with listening and being in agreement!
Improv is practicing “Yes, and” in all exercises, which includes the skills of agreement and power listening and a much higher quality of being present. This creates great results!
Whether it’s sales, negotiating, customer service, or teambuilding, people want to be heard. Power listening is listening with full commitment and attention to what the person is saying. This is hard for us to do because we are often in our heads thinking of what we are going to say, rather than being present and really listening. Our customers, co-workers, colleagues, associates, and partners can always feel the difference! Their reaction to being heard or not being heard is dramatic. Listening and being more present are skills that can easily be improved with improv games.
We also do individual and executive coaching, including developing:
- Executive Presence
- Problem-Solving Ability
- Negotiation Skills
- Presentation and Speaking Skills
- Reading Body Language Effectively
- Interview Skills
- Modeling and Matching Skills
- Mastering Pattern Interrupt
I attended improv workshops that Andrew Deutsch led in San Francisco and Oakland in 2016 and 2017. I found these experiences to be fun and empowering. I continue to use the skills that I learned in my work and personal life every day.
I had the good fortune to attend Andrew Deutsch’s workshops. I have witnessed, first-hand, his keen ability to not only build trust among people but also to engender warmth, collegiality, and collaboration among complete strangers! Today, with communications and people competing for our attention and interest like never before, Andrew is a welcome catalyst for more effective listening and more active engagement with each other and the world around us. I have every confidence in Andrew’s ability to help others thrive in their business lives. I wish him a world of success.
I attended a number of Andrew’s workshops and was very impressed by his ability to leverage his knowledge and great sense of humor in teaching people improv skills. I would recommend Andrew to anyone who’s serious about moving forward in their business lives, and having fun at the same time!
Andrew is a fountain of creative ideas and I totally recommend him.
Andrew Deutsch led a fantastic improv workshop in Australia, which I attended. It was an incredible experience for all. He created a safe space with his humorous style that helped people move out of their comfort zone. It was transformational!
To Whom It May Concern, I had the privilege of taking two of Andrew’s improvisation workshops at separate meetings with two very different groups of people. I’ve been a professional performer for many years and was hilariously paired with people who had no experience whatsoever. Right from the get Andrew’s sheer enthusiasm for other people’s joy was infectious. He set the tone with his positive attitude, self-effacing charm, and sizable people skills.
Periodically, I have had the good fortune of seeing Andrew in action at various workshops he gives for aspiring small business owners like me. His understanding of group dynamics and his ability to empower people to go beyond themselves to make sales calls and actually close viable deals is nothing short of amazing.