Yes, and…

 

The yes, andis not a Tai Chi concept but it can help your mental and professional health.

When you say “yes” you are not agreeing but recognizing the other persons idea as something worth discussing.  The “and” indicates that you too have an opinion on how to use that concept.

Watch the following videos keeping in mind that Tai Chi self defense is based on using what ever your adversary or drunken friend throws at youand” adding dynamic additional “and…..”

Click on the video to see how “yes, and” is used in Improv and then read on how it can help you in your everyday, professional and business life.

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Tina Fey in her book Bossypants lists several rules of improv that apply in the workplace.[10] … bringing lessons from improv into the corporate world is a current trend. In a New York Times article titled “Can Executives Learn to Ignore the Script?”, Stanford professor and author, Patricia Ryan Madson notes, “executives and engineers and people in transition are looking for support in saying yes to their own voice.

Often, the systems we put in place to keep us secure are keeping us from our more creative selves.” Madson explores the application of thirteen “maxims of improvisational theater” to real-life in the book Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up
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 350 Pound Aunt

In your daily life you can’t always be absolutely straight forward explaining why you want something done a certain way.

For example , your 350 pound aunt comes to visit and heads straight for your nicest antique chair.  You can’t say, “Hey, fat pig sit over there and don’t break my chair!”  Putting the “yess and…” rule to use.  You take aunt Nellie by the elbow and direct her to an appropriate chair with “We are so glad to have you visit.  We even have a special chair that will make you comfortable.  I like it because it is so easy to get in and out of.”

Yes, we love you , and  put your backside over here.

 

“Yes, and” brainstorming sessions
Instead of spending an hour coming up with one idea in your meeting, have five different “yes, and” brainstorming sessions, where you flush out single ideas and then take a look at them. Learn how to use the “Yes, and” principle in improv to build ideas in this free arts and entertainment video.

 

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Accepting offers corridors works on the skills of making offers, accepting offers, and building on those offers with something connected. Learn how to use the “Yes, and” principle in improv to build ideas in this free arts and entertainment video.

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Another version is “Yes, lets…”
“Yes, let’s” is a good exercise in learning what kind of offers or ideas inspire others. Use the “Yes, and” principle to build ideas.

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