Customized Team Building Workshops
The actors of Chicago City Limits create shows based entirely upon audience suggestions, which means that each one is different. The success of their performance is based on their ability to think quickly on their feet and make unexpected connections. This is greatly enhanced by the skills and techniques they use to work together as a team.
Teamwork is at the core of every ensemble’s success, whether it is on the stage or in the boardroom.
Chicago City Limits has incorporated its improvisational techniques into a dynamic syllabus for those professionals who want to foster their own individual and group skills.
- Tools for listening to others with a focus on attending to nuances and details
- Trusting everyone’s instincts, which leads to more creative choices and smoother teamwork
- Working intuitively and avoiding self-editing and second-guessing
- Learning more about each other to maximize the group’s efforts and effectiveness
- Acquiring tools to work better in a group setting
- Ideas are generated and solutions are applied to real business issues using newly developed skills
For more information about teambuilding workshops, or about any of our other corporate services, download our Corporate Services Brochure or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-888-5233
In the News
September 7th, 2010
Hotel Chains Try Training With Improv and iPods
..."Guests come from all angles, and training needs to be unconventional," said Jonathan Frolich, general manager of the Andaz 5th Avenue. Thus, the hotel hired Chicago City Limits, an improvisational group in New York that also does corporate training, to develop a course to improve hosts' communications skills, help them read guests' body language and establish an immediate rapport with guests, said Linda Gelman, the group's producer...
October 17th, 2010
Hipster Quarters, Corporate Owners
...The company will also unveil its first New York Element Hotel—an upscale, eco-friendly hotel—in Times Square by year's end. But playing in the same sandbox as hipsters requires a different approach than most of these conservative, shareholder-driven companies are accustomed to. Hyatt, for example, hired a theater company to show its new Andaz employees how to greet guests and anticipate their every need. Manhattan-based Chicago City Limits Improvisational Theater Co. held a three-hour workshop, using acting techniques to teach Andaz staffers to be "good listeners and to practice being in the moment," says Linda Gelman, a producer with Chicago City Limits...
Training Gets Improvisational
...So when two new properties, Andaz 5th Avenue and Andaz Wall Street, opened in New York City last year, they turned to the legendary improv comedy troupe Chicago City Limits to do the training. "It's imperative for our hosts to think on their feet and interact smoothly with guests," says Rachel Harrison, public relations director of the two hotels. "The improv training teaches them to converse easily and get over any stage fright."Chicago City Limits came in for one full-day training workshop—a service the troupe extends to corporations, business meetings and other groups looking for coaching and team building exercises in addition to training. Participants learn through role playing, creating comedy sketches and other unconventional techniques. "Andaz employees loved the improv training," reports Harrison. "They enjoyed learning new skills and being part of the creative process"...