is a myriad of reasons that comedy helps with corporate training.
Almost all of the Fortune 500 Companies have discovered the value
of using comedic skills in their training programs. Comedy makes
workshops more enjoyable, more memorable and viewed as a more
positive experience. This is even more true in Canada.
Making Workshops Enjoyable.
Often workshops are seen as dull events where the attendees are simply there to absorb knowledge. Someone drones on about something while the attendees stare at the clock and doodle on the pads provided by the hotel or convention center. This is not a formula for success in the US or Canada.
Making the event a more enjoyable experience maintains the attention of the attendees. Focus on the facilitator increases the absorbtion of knowledge. They are focused because it might cause them to laugh, which is enjoyable. Rewarded attention in a physically positive way is a great way to motivate people to listen.
Making Workshops More Memorable.
Interviews with many workshop attendees after a lecture have proven that little knowledge is retained. When knowledge is not directly related to the day-to-day activities of the attendee or not utilized soon after the event, often the knowledge is lost. If retention of knowledge is important to the company then practical methods must be used.
Fun events increase knowledge retention and short-term recall. Often attendees talk to their friends about the event or try to repeat jokes. Through association between the jokes and the event, the knowledge is recalled and is kept fresh in the memory. These fond memories of an event are key to remembering as opposed to an event that they want to forget.
Making Workshops a Positive Experience.
Often workshops are viewed as a task to be performed. They are a requirement from the corporation and are seen as something that has to be done as opposed to something that someone wants to do. Attentiveness during the event is already undermined by the nature of the event.
When the workshop is seen as a positive experience and the attendees anticipate the event, they are more receptive to the messages being delivered. Attendees are more likely to provide feedback during the event allowing for affirmative adjustments to be made in content and to increase the interactive elements enhancing knowledge retention. By increasing the positive nature of the training, you also are increasing the positive results.
THEY improv employs a variety of techniques to tailor workshops and seminars to your business needs. Through a simple series of questions, THEY can determine your goals and apply the staff and expertise towards achieving those goals.
THEY improv can provide these in Ontario (Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, Windsor and London), Alberta (Calgary and Edmonton), British Columbia (Vancouver, North Van, West Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby and Victoria), Quebec (Quebec City and Montreal) and many other locations. Likewise, our professionals can travel for an additional fee to other parts of the country.
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