And with that the Changemaker Festival is over.
I would like to thank the organisers, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI), for letting me be part of it, and giving me the chance to show how applied improvisation can help with social change and solution generation. It was quite interesting where, in our sessions, solutions were collaborated to fruition to a couple of key issues:
We also ran through some improv games (Bite-sized Brain Boosters) – they stimulate the mind, saving you that 3 O’clock coffee! Although we played the games in groups, there are a few that one can be done by yourself, sitting at your desk if you need that pick-me-up and quick de-stress. All you need is an open mind and a change in posture. But why a change in posture? I’ll go into that in the next blog post.
In the mean time, don’t forget to LIKE the Facebook page for more frequent updates including upcoming shows, classes and discounts.
If you're in the ABC foyer in Ultimo, you'll see a photo of me. A HUGE photo of me. It quotes me mentioning a Batman-like utility belt of skills.
I got asked what I meant by that.
This is what I mean.
I was originally an introvert, so shy that I would hardly mingle with strangers. Partly because I didn't want to look like a loser or say the wrong thing. But improv changed that for me. It's made me braver, more confident and more socially accessible. Couple that with my masters in project management, I'm in a unique position to have both process and creative skills. I understand introversion and extroversion because I've live both. I understand both Western and Asian mindsets having being born in Australia and brought up here and in Singapore.
All that just adds to my utility belt. That makes me able to connect, understand and help those across from different backgrounds regardless of personality, culture and skillset.
I'm improv Batman!
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First up, let me apologise for the lack of updates to the blog. I’ve found it easier to update the Facebook page much more frequently especially with the new shows, workshops and classes coming up to fill the rest of 2014. I’ve just linked my Twitter updates to synchronise with all updates, so if in doubt, just check my Twitter feed.
There's a lot to catch up on, so let me just get this list of what’s happening in OCTOBER (all times are AEDT) out of the way first:
*(part of the Changemaker Festival)
OK, so let me update you what I've been doing...