6 Observations about Conversations in Real Life Vs. Improv

Real Life

  1. Subject Matter can be fluff.  The means that the topic isn’t memorable or emotionally engaging.
  2. Focus on one subject for deep length of time.
  3. Interrupting one another.
  4. Shared memories can be experienced without deep detail.
  5. Eye contact isn’t continuous.
  6. Vocal Quality isn’t a concern while talking.

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Improv

  1. Subject Matter wants to be emotionally charged and meaningful to the players.
  2. Verbal debate and topic discussion is usually limited to a short length of time.
  3. Players often allow each other to finish to fully receive gift of other player.
  4. Shared memories can be experienced without deep detail.
  5. Focused eye contact is usually highly encouraged
  6. Vocal Quality is a skill that is encouraged to be used and made aware of.

Obviously, there are many more observations to be made on the topic than 6.  For me, it’s important to realize that both are good.  Fluff conversations can sometimes be the highlight of my day.  Yet when I’m on stage, I want to offer more than funny quips about the weather.  I want to offer a purpose.

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