“Yes, and…” – Lateral Lessons Ep 01

The concept of "Yes, and..." (from improv theater) is an excellent starting point technique for performers and speakers alike.

Here's link to a variation on that game: http://improvencyclopedia.org/games/Yes_Lets.html


  • "Yes, and..." the core concept

    You can use it this way: I acknowledge whatever my scene partner says, and I'm going to add to that truth, whatever that truth is.

  • "Yes, and..." in the wild

    We used this concept as our TEDxSantaBarbara theme this year: Our speakers recognized there was a problem and added value by offering a solution.

  • "Yes, and..." for speakers

    We can flip our mindset when it comes to training: "Yes, I need to do another rehearsal, and when I'm done, I'm going to get a treat.

Lateral Lessons: When you take lessons from one field of study and apply them to another field of study, it can explode your momentum in any field that you're in.Kymberlee

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