Making a Better Living with Improvisation

Learn how to monetise your improvisation skills.

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Want to use your improvisational skills to expand your professional range? Could you make more money by presenting, training, leading workshops and appearing at conferences? Do you have a clear strategy for doing this?

Make the most of your skills by marketing, selling and engaging with clients more productively.

In this workshop with experienced improvisation expert Paul Z Jackson, we’ll focus on what matters and what doesn't when you want improvisation as a pillar in your life.

You’ll learn how to monetise your improvisation skills, and how to develop from hobby, to professional practice, to lifestyle.

As co-founder and long-time President of the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN), Paul has led its development into a world-wide organisation of more than 7000 members, 20 conferences, international roadshows and dozens of thriving local groups.

There are ever-growing applications of improvisation in performance – and beyond, into team building, presentation skills, innovation, service design and conflict resolution. There’s also coaching, therapy and academic research.

PauI has devised impro training for the public and in organisations including Google, P&G, the Red Cross and Lush.

He has formed three impro groups, which performed throughout the UK including shows at the Bristol Old Vic, Manchester Library, MAC, Bath Theatre Royal, Brecon Jazz Festival and the Glastonbury Festival. He has taught and performed improvisation with stars such as Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Julia Davis, Ruth Jones and Neil Mullarkey. If you are part of a performing team, he’ll tell you how to succeed with corporate gigs.

In short, Paul has unlocked the secrets of living a life of constant improvisational pleasure, and is happy to share those gifts with you.

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Your Instructor

Paul Z Jackson
Paul Z Jackson

After successful careers in journalism for Thomsons and as a comedy producer for BBC Radio, Paul has been a trainer, facilitator, keynote speaker, author and consultant. He is a co-founder and long-time President of the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN).

In 2013 he founded The Improvisation Academy with Neil Mullarkey and Lee Simpson of The Comedy Store Players fame. The Improvisation Academy was the first to offer public access and in-house organisational training purely focused on teaching improvisation as a skill for life and in business.

Paul began practising improvisation in the UK in the 1980s, founding and coaching his group, More Fool Us, whose talents included Rob Brydon, Ruth Jones, Julia Davis and Inbetweeners co-creator Iain Morris. He was one of the first to note the benefits of using improvisation as a tool for improving people’s communication for life and at work. He is author or co-author of several books about improvisation, coaching and organisations.

Course Curriculum

  Part 1: Applying improvisation as a business
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  Part 2: What is it that we are selling? How do we market it?
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  Part 3: How to plan a workshop? How to appear credible?
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.