How the skills of improvisation can free us to be ourselves | Tom Lovegrove | TEDxImperialCollege

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Comedy improv has been enjoying a renaissance lately. In
his talk, Tom explains what improvisation is and how the skills it teaches can add value to people’s lives. Improvisation has helped people overcome anxiety issues and helped people with autism communicate. At its heart improv teaches us that failure can be fun, taking risks needn’t feel dangerous and a generosity of spirit helps us become more successful. Tom is a Planning Director at one of the UK’s leading marketing events agencies where he develops and leads training and development programmes. Additionally, Tom is also a member of LiveWired Comedy Improvisation with whom he has performed for several years.

In his talk, Tom will explain what improvisation is and how the skills it teaches can add value to people’s lives. Improvisation has helped people overcome anxiety issues and helped people with autism communicate. He will reveal how improvisation teaches us that failure can be fun and how generosity can make us more successful. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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