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Improv Theater

  When we adhere to the principles of improvisation, something emerges that is more intelligent and creative – and intelligently organized – than any one of us could have planned. As with any good emergence, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. By adhering to the principles, . . . Read more


A collaborative format for efficient online meeting inspired by the Pomodoro technique. Format: invite everyone by announcing the meeting format (45 minutes interaction, 10 min break, 45 minutes interaction) and set up a pad for collaborative writing where people can co-create the list of topics for the meeting you can . . . Read more

Spark Camp

Spark Camp is a next-generation convener which Fast Company called “the ultimate summer camp for influencers” (that actually happens year round). We engineer productive collisions of talented people to tackle provocative questions, develop meaningful relationships and lead ideas into action. We facilitate important conversations that propel society forward. We challenge . . . Read more

Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. These intervals are known as “pomodori”, the plural of the Italian word pomodoro for . . . Read more

Idea Speed Dating

A format to generate a lot of ideas quickly in  creative environment. A group gather around a table with a large roll of paper covering the entire table.  A facilitator plays music for 2 min and each person must start writing down an idea about the topic at hand. After 2 . . . Read more


Improvisation is a state of being and creating action without pre-planning. This can be when an individual or group is acting, dancing, singing, playing musical instruments, talking, creating artworks, problem solving, or reacting in the moment and in response to the stimulus of one’s immediate environment and inner feelings. This can result . . . Read more

Scat Singing

scat singing

In vocal jazz, scat singing is vocal improvisation with wordless vocables, nonsense syllables or without words at all. Scat singing is a difficult technique that requires singers with the ability to sing improvised melodies and rhythms using the voice as an instrument rather than a speaking medium. Though scat singing is improvised, the melodic lines are often . . . Read more

Yes, and…

Simple technique for discussion, Used a lot in improv, Instead of saying “yes but…” say “yes and…” This creates a different dynamic in the conversation. Brings a more positive attitude, Brings ideas to the conversation, Makes improvements, solves problems, vs creating new problems “Yes, and…” makes me stop and think . . . Read more


At the moment, the Yes Lab is mainly a series of brainstorms and trainings to help activist groups carry out media-getting creative acts, focused on their own campaign goals. It’s a way for social justice organizations to take advantage of all that we Yes Men have learned. General content includes: . . . Read more

Walking Meeting

An outdoor meeting format, usually 1:1 meeting, where people are walking while talking. This format helps to make the conversation more casual, and is suppose to energize and feed creativity. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner takes a lot of time out of his day to go on 30-minute walks around LinkedIn’s . . . Read more