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The C.A.R.E. Model: Accept (Saying Yes!)

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The C.A.R.E. Model: Accept (Saying Yes!) It is a basic tenet of Improvisation, since Viola Spolin’s early Los Angeles classes to today’s widely-watched T.V. show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, that accepting an idea given by a playing partner (Yes) and

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How Do We Start at the Party?

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I love children’s books. But now that my son is grown, I forget to reread them. Recently I dug an old favourite out of our collection of Keepers. It’s called “The Party” by Barbara Reid.   It is about two little

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Communicating with C.A.R.E.

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Communicating with C.A.R.E. Every time we interact with someone, we use C.A.R.E.  Even if we don’t LIKE the person or even know them, C.A.R.E. is the process we use.  C.A.R.E. stands for:  Contact, Agreement, Reception, Response, and Exit. Take a look

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Why Social Improv© ?

Today, more than ever we have to read and decode social messages quickly.  From quick looks exchanged in a  grocery store lineup to multiple extended interactions around a boardroom table, we send and receive messages at rates far faster than any

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