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Improv4Business – Weekend workshop for professionals with world famous NY improv troupe Chicago City Limits

May 21st, 2016

Improv4Business – Weekend workshop for professionals with world famous NY improv troupe Chicago City Limits
Event on 2016-10-14 17:00:00
Team Building, Creativity, Presentation Skills & More! One weekend – 2 hrs Friday, 3 hrs Saturday, 3 hrs Sunday.
Class Contact Information
Greg Godbout
571 228-5936
greg@arlingtondrafthouse.com

Improv actors create entire shows on-the-spot. There are no scripts or preconceived scenarios, so improvisors must think quickly and decisively while working at the top of their intelligence. They hone their craft with techniques and exercises designed to enhance creativity, story telling, listening skills and building upon ideas.

Chicago City Limits' Improv4Business uses these tried and true improv tools of the trade to help people and companies unlock their creative potential, enhance presentation skills, and work more effectively as a team.

Improv4Business customizes its workshops to address each organization's specific needs. They are highly interactive. And lots of fun! No previous theater or improv experience is required.

Chicago City Limits is NYC's longest running improv comedy show! The group relocated to New York from the Windy City in 1980. Through the years, CCL has delighted audiences and critics alike with its Off Broadway show, and trained thousands of improvisers and actors. Its National Touring Company has performed at universities and regional theaters throughout the world. The group offers dynamic training programs for businesses and organizations.

Class Location:
Drafthouse Comedy Theater in DC
1100 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Class Size: 
Max 10 Students

Class Schedule:
Friday 5pm to 7pm – Instruction (light finger food and drinks will be provided during the workshop)
Saturday 10am to 1pm – Instruction (social gathering from 1pm to 1:45pm – lunch and drinks served)
Sunday 10am to 1pm – Instruction (social gathering from 1pm to 1:45pm – lunch and drinks served)

Are there any prerequisite skills or experience required?
No previous improv experience is required. While improv theater techniques are used for training, participants do not need to have any prior theatrical experience or aptitude to participate. In fact, it’s an ideal experience for those who are hesitant or uncomfortable presenting to others.

What specific skills are taught?
The class introduces techniques used by professional improvisers to hone their craft. Listening, working intuitively, resisting the urge to “edit” oneself and others, building upon team members’ ideas (”Yes and…”) and out of the box thinking skills are at the core of the training. Customized curricula can place emphasis upon specific goals, such as team building, group dynamics, creativity, presentation skills and more.

Who should take the class?
The class is ideal for anyone in business who interacts with people. Whether it’s presenting to a group, working with a team, cold calling, sales visits, or ideation sessions, the class can enhance the skills of the individual and the productivity of the group. Classes are particularly popular with people in marketing, sales, law, advertising and finance.

Am I going to be put on the spot?
We understand. Nobody likes to be put on the spot. Classes are taught in a very positive and supportive atmosphere. We will help you expand your skill sets, but you will never be asked to do anything you are uncomfortable doing.

Who teaches the class?
Classes are taught by CCL’s highly experienced team of facilitators. Each instructor is a professional improviser who regularly applies his or her craft in NYC’s longest running comedy revue. Program Coordinator is Paul Zuckerman, PhD, Executive Producer of CCL, who has over 25 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies as a trainer, consultant and focus group moderator.

Instructors

Paul Zuckerman, PhD combines his unique experiences as actor and director of Chicago City Limits with his extensive experience as a focus group moderator, business consultant and facilitator of team building and ideation sessions.

Linda Gelman is a founding member of Chicago City Limits. As Training Director for the company, she has extensive experience developing curricula for companies and organizations, and also teaches improv at SUNY Purchase.

Joe De Gise II is an award winning main stage performer with Chicago City Limits. He has taught improv for over 20 years, has hosted and performed at numerous corporate events, and led training sessions for hundreds of companies.

Malachi Nimmons has performed stand up comedy across the country, and regularly facilitates business training meetings and team building events. He is a main stage performer with CCL and teaches improv for the company.

Improv for Business News

Clients
Unilever, GE, American Express, MasterCard, Heineken, Credit Suisse, Pepsi, Ernst & Young, P&G, E&J Gallo Winery, Merck, MediaVest, Undertone, New York Community Bank, MarquisJet

Testimonials

  • "Aside from having a tremendous amount of fun, the improv workshop was perfect for team building!"
  • "Every single one of the participants came up to me afterwards to say how much they enjoyed it. The way you weaved performance, humor and getting to know each other better was the key, and made it so helpful and enjoyable."
  • "Utterly fantastic! The team hasn't stopped talking about improv all week."
  • "Those exercises and improvisational games and discussions are great for business creativity, idea generation, presentation skills and, as one of my classmates said, "I feel like I'm going to be better with clients now, because I'm more confident in my ability to think on my feet."
  • "I'm a confident presenter generally, but with complex ideas to explain, sometimes I tend to speed through explanations. Last week, with I4B fresh on my mind, I caught myself speeding up during an important presentation. So I imagined myself in front of the classroom, paused for a breath, and then proceeded calmly and confidently — and now the agency I was presenting to is a step closer to working with me."

 

at Drafthouse Comedy Theater
1100 13th Street NW
Washington, United States

Washington | Posted by Fabrice Dollmach

Improv4Business – Weekend workshop for professionals with world famous NY improv troupe Chicago City Limits

May 21st, 2016

Improv4Business – Weekend workshop for professionals with world famous NY improv troupe Chicago City Limits
Event on 2016-09-23 17:00:00
Team Building, Creativity, Presentation Skills & More! One weekend – 2 hrs Friday, 3 hrs Saturday, 3 hrs Sunday.
Class Contact Information
Greg Godbout
571 228-5936
greg@arlingtondrafthouse.com

Improv actors create entire shows on-the-spot. There are no scripts or preconceived scenarios, so improvisors must think quickly and decisively while working at the top of their intelligence. They hone their craft with techniques and exercises designed to enhance creativity, story telling, listening skills and building upon ideas.

Chicago City Limits' Improv4Business uses these tried and true improv tools of the trade to help people and companies unlock their creative potential, enhance presentation skills, and work more effectively as a team.

Improv4Business customizes its workshops to address each organization's specific needs. They are highly interactive. And lots of fun! No previous theater or improv experience is required.

Chicago City Limits is NYC's longest running improv comedy show! The group relocated to New York from the Windy City in 1980. Through the years, CCL has delighted audiences and critics alike with its Off Broadway show, and trained thousands of improvisers and actors. Its National Touring Company has performed at universities and regional theaters throughout the world. The group offers dynamic training programs for businesses and organizations.

Class Location:
Drafthouse Comedy Theater in DC
1100 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Class Size: 
Max 10 Students

Class Schedule:
Friday 5pm to 7pm – Instruction (light finger food and drinks will be provided during the workshop)
Saturday 10am to 1pm – Instruction (social gathering from 1pm to 1:45pm – lunch and drinks served)
Sunday 10am to 1pm – Instruction (social gathering from 1pm to 1:45pm – lunch and drinks served)

Are there any prerequisite skills or experience required?
No previous improv experience is required. While improv theater techniques are used for training, participants do not need to have any prior theatrical experience or aptitude to participate. In fact, it’s an ideal experience for those who are hesitant or uncomfortable presenting to others.

What specific skills are taught?
The class introduces techniques used by professional improvisers to hone their craft. Listening, working intuitively, resisting the urge to “edit” oneself and others, building upon team members’ ideas (”Yes and…”) and out of the box thinking skills are at the core of the training. Customized curricula can place emphasis upon specific goals, such as team building, group dynamics, creativity, presentation skills and more.

Who should take the class?
The class is ideal for anyone in business who interacts with people. Whether it’s presenting to a group, working with a team, cold calling, sales visits, or ideation sessions, the class can enhance the skills of the individual and the productivity of the group. Classes are particularly popular with people in marketing, sales, law, advertising and finance.

Am I going to be put on the spot?
We understand. Nobody likes to be put on the spot. Classes are taught in a very positive and supportive atmosphere. We will help you expand your skill sets, but you will never be asked to do anything you are uncomfortable doing.

Who teaches the class?
Classes are taught by CCL’s highly experienced team of facilitators. Each instructor is a professional improviser who regularly applies his or her craft in NYC’s longest running comedy revue. Program Coordinator is Paul Zuckerman, PhD, Executive Producer of CCL, who has over 25 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies as a trainer, consultant and focus group moderator.

Instructors

Paul Zuckerman, PhD combines his unique experiences as actor and director of Chicago City Limits with his extensive experience as a focus group moderator, business consultant and facilitator of team building and ideation sessions.

Linda Gelman is a founding member of Chicago City Limits. As Training Director for the company, she has extensive experience developing curricula for companies and organizations, and also teaches improv at SUNY Purchase.

Joe De Gise II is an award winning main stage performer with Chicago City Limits. He has taught improv for over 20 years, has hosted and performed at numerous corporate events, and led training sessions for hundreds of companies.

Malachi Nimmons has performed stand up comedy across the country, and regularly facilitates business training meetings and team building events. He is a main stage performer with CCL and teaches improv for the company.

Improv for Business News

Clients
Unilever, GE, American Express, MasterCard, Heineken, Credit Suisse, Pepsi, Ernst & Young, P&G, E&J Gallo Winery, Merck, MediaVest, Undertone, New York Community Bank, MarquisJet

Testimonials

  • "Aside from having a tremendous amount of fun, the improv workshop was perfect for team building!"
  • "Every single one of the participants came up to me afterwards to say how much they enjoyed it. The way you weaved performance, humor and getting to know each other better was the key, and made it so helpful and enjoyable."
  • "Utterly fantastic! The team hasn't stopped talking about improv all week."
  • "Those exercises and improvisational games and discussions are great for business creativity, idea generation, presentation skills and, as one of my classmates said, "I feel like I'm going to be better with clients now, because I'm more confident in my ability to think on my feet."
  • "I'm a confident presenter generally, but with complex ideas to explain, sometimes I tend to speed through explanations. Last week, with I4B fresh on my mind, I caught myself speeding up during an important presentation. So I imagined myself in front of the classroom, paused for a breath, and then proceeded calmly and confidently — and now the agency I was presenting to is a step closer to working with me."

 

at Drafthouse Comedy Theater
1100 13th Street NW
Washington, United States

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Renewing Limited Government: Debt Limits

June 3rd, 2012

Article by Michael D. Hume, M.S.

Renewing Limited Government: Debt Limits – News – Current Affairs

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A Nation On Borrowed Money Is Also On Borrowed Time

by Michael D. Hume, M.S.

America is coming to the growing realization that the biggest threat to our national existence is the growth of our government. Perhaps almost everyone gets this, though there is a loud minority that appears to feel the “collapse of the system” would be a good thing. Ronald Reagan told us government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem… but this minority thinks different.

For the past few weeks, a crowd of “useful idiots” has been staging a protest to “occupy Wall Street” in New York, and now they’ve spread to other American cities. Perhaps the idea is to give malodorous hippies a new place to hang out after their “occupation” of the Wisconsin state capitol was unsuccessful… many of the participants (as interviewed on TV) don’t seem to have much of an idea what other purpose they might be serving. They’re against the banks, I guess, and greed… and, well, one guy summed it up by saying they’re “against everything.”

Today, a poll of the pungent group revealed that one of their top demands to fix “everything” is a “maximum wage law.” Progressives have sought a ceiling on private wealth and prosperity for the entirety of the century-long progressive movement. They also want to limit the amount of profit a bank, or any private commercial enterprise, can earn.

In other words, the progressives are statists. They’re serious when they say they want the government not just big, but all-encompassing and all-controlling. It’s been tried: see “Union, Soviet” and “China, Communist”… even “Reich, Third.” Since (as the eloquent Mark Steyn points out in his new book) the people shrink as the government grows, the first step toward total government is to begin to put limits on the people. Limit the people, progressively increase those limits, and eventually you have the statist Utopia of which the Left dreams.

America’s Founders had completely the opposite idea. Theirs was not the first bloody revolution in history by which the shackles of an overreaching government were thrown off the people; it wasn’t the last, either, and unfortunately we haven’t seen the last such cataclysm. But what made the American revolution different was what the people did with the power when they wrestled it away from Great Britain. They limited it. They created a true Constitutional republic dedicated to the notion that the citizens could rule themselves with minimal government interference. They wanted the people (represented by the free economy) to grow, and the government to be severely limited.

It has taken a hundred years, but the statists have managed to get too many Americans to forget that. Progressives have taken over the major institutions of influence in the United States, starting with the universities and continuing through the media, the government, and even the entertainment industry (when’s the last time you saw a movie, other than “Atlas Shrugged,” that championed limited government?). Despite a few lucky “breaks” during that century (Reagan, foremost), American thinking has progressed steadily toward statism and away from adherence to the once-revered Constitution that limits our government and protects us from it.

America’s Founders would be shocked at the things that’ve grown wildly out of control in the past hundred years, and now there are at least seven limits on government (and three on quasi-governmental institutions) that need to be renewed in order to re-found America as it was intended to be. Our Founders would not recognize our academic institutions, our big-money civil courts, or our big-money labor unions; we should limit tenure, litigation, and union dues. But they would know what to do with the government they started, and which has grown beyond their (or anyone’s) imagining.

The Founders took their brief turns in service and left us powerful, brief founding documents; today, career politicians grow rich for decades in power, and they saddle us with thousand-page laws that erode our freedoms. Limit both terms and pages! Our nation’s leaders used to be frugal with the peoples’ money; today, the government acts like every dime you earn belongs foremost to them, and they spend it like drunken sailors (Reagan famously said that’s an insult to drunken sailors, because the sailors spend their own money). Limit taxation and spending! President Jefferson had to write his own memos, and finally hired a secretary to scribe what little paperwork he needed to generate; today, presidents seem to score themselves on how many bureaucracies they can spawn and how many new undebated, un-voted-upon rules they can come up with. Limit bureaucracy and regulations!

And, of course, limit debt.

It’s insane that we spent most of this summer debating a multi-trillion (with a trill) increase in our federal debt ceiling. It’s even more insane that our government agreed to the increase! If we could return to Constitutional limited government, spending would be dramatically cut, taxes would go down, and federal revenue would skyrocket. Why? The people would expand, doing what we do best: starting businesses, creating wealth, creating opportunities. Deep as it is, you could imagine the government actually climbing out of the debt hole it’s excavated… but only if all these limits were seriously restored.

U.S. government debt should be limited to a fraction of what it is today – say, one trillion dollars after we’ve had a chance to renew limited government for a few years – and the limit should be strictly enforced. It’s not only possible; if we want the nation to survive, it’s necessary.

We can – and must – focus on renewing limited government in America. We must grow the people and the economy, and shrink the enormous edifice that is our national government. The life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness of the entire world depends vitally upon it.

About the Author

Michael Hume is a speaker, writer, and consultant specializing in helping people enjoy health, wealth, and inspiring lives. Those who want to make money “one less thing to worry about” can learn more at http://tinyurl.com/myownbiznow – anyone wanting more vitality can browse http://shop.enivausa.com/239824 – visit Michael’s web site at http://michaelhume.net

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Michael Hume is a speaker, writer, and consultant specializing in helping people enjoy health, wealth, and inspiring lives. Those who want to make money “one less thing to worry about” can learn more at http://tinyurl.com/myownbiznow – anyone wanting more vitality can browse http://shop.enivausa.com/239824 – visit Michael’s web site at http://michaelhume.net












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What limits are there on radio music?

October 13th, 2011

Question by whoohwshwag: What limits are there on radio music?
What kind of music are radio stations allowed to play? Are they only allowed to play the singles, or can they just play the whole album if they wanted to?

Best answer:

Answer by Jim B
Decisions like that are made by the “Program Manager ” who selects the material to be put on the air. DJs don’t have much input on song selection, as most stations have a 3 hour play list, that is strictly adhered to.

The PM uses a number of national computer based “popularity charts ” that are updated every 24 hours, to make decisions about what should be played, depending on the station’s format. Format means what age group are you trying to attract , and at what time of the day or night ?

For a PM to decide to play an entire “side ” of an album, is not easy to do. Remember that the commercials are the way that the station gets it’s money, and there are only so many “air minutes : in each 60 minute hour . Running a 18 minute side of an album means that there are no ads running, and that means ” no money “.

As to actual content and lyrics, that is up to the PM to decide. Some times stations are told by their advertisers to cut out a record, that is vulgar, or racist, or the advertisers will boycott the station, which again means, No Money.

Money talks, doesn’t it ? Especially in the radio business.

Jim b. Toronto.

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what is the normal body temeperature limits for human?After recovery 4m typhoid whats the limt of the same?

May 15th, 2011

Question by kunal_eee: what is the normal body temeperature limits for human?After recovery 4m typhoid whats the limt of the same?
I was affected by typhoid fever 15 days ago, Now Antibiotic coursze is going on, Now doctor told I am in the recovery stage? Now the body temperature varying from 97.1 Deg F (Morning time) to 98.3 (Lunch Time) then again in the proximity of 97.1 to 97.3 Deg F? Is it okay or I have to woory and againg consult with a diffeerent doctor.

Best answer:

Answer by Sammi B
a temerature of 97 is completely normal, temps that range from about 96.0 to 99.0 are normal, i am not a doctor or anything so i know i am not exact but your temperatures are completely normal

What do you think? Answer below!

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