Improv Games: The Expert Interview

In “The Expert Interview,” a performer acts as an expert on some topic. The audience then asks them any question they want on that topic, and the expert must answer immediately, without hesitation, and with confidence (i.e. as if he were the expert…)

Purpose

The purpose of this exercise is to tap your creative flow while starting to direct it and control it.

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Creativity Exercises: Simple Word Associations

Word association is what I consider to be the first creativity building exercise. It’s actually a simple improv comedy drill.

You can do a word association with a partner. First you say a word, and then your partner says the first word that comes to his mind, then you say the first word, then he says the first word, then you say the first word, and so on and so on. The goal is to go as fast as possible, listen to your partner, not pre-think of what you will say, and just say the first thing that comes to your mind. That’s really all there is too it.
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7 Ways to Use Your Creativity to Solve Your Problems

Problems suck! Unfortunately, they’re not going away anytime soon. Hoping that they’ll go away or wishing they never happened will accomplish nothing – other than potentially making them worse.

In order to solve your problems you must tap your creativity. Think about it: If you already knew the solution to your problem you would apply it and no longer have the problem! By definition therefore, you have to think of new ideas to solve the things that are troubling you.

The next time you try to solve a problem, try applying any (or all) of these approaches:
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