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Gert Poppe

Consultant, trainer and coach, CuinQ in Maastricht

Creativity Loves Constraints: Improvisation, Always our Very Best Alternative

CREATED ON APRIL 17, 2015
IN MAASTRICHT

In business as in life, we try to control the future by making (business) strategies and (marketing) plans. But most of the time, things turn our differently, don’t go as planned. And then we fall back on improvisation.

Improvisation always is our very best alternative. We improvise when something unexpected happens; we improvise because we have forgotten to take certain influences into account; we improvise when people behave differently than we expected.

The best leaders, the best managers, the best professionals are not those that excel in analysis and making plans and strategies, but the ones that fully master and exploit their improvisation skills.

And, by the way, improvisation is also a very useful approach to living one’s life.

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BY GUSTAVO ÁLVAREZ
@ VOL 31 ON OCT 01, 2013

Gustavo Álvarez, Regional Director of Startup Weekend, explains the importance of entrepreneurship and how it impacts on our daily life. (In Spanish) 

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Improvisation on Cultural Entrepreneurship

BY OLIVER OLSON
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 17, 2014

Oliver Olson’s second PechaKucha talk is extremely funny again. He did not know the slides beforehand. Having worked in banking, real estate, IT, education and marketing, Oliver does not need any story to engage his audience.

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Improvisation: How to do business with the Dutch?

BY PECHAKUCHA NIGHT MAASTRICHT
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

During our PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 29, we challenged members of the audience to participate in a spontaneous PechaKucha improvisation on random slides. The chosen topic was: "How to do business with the Dutch". The exercise was a big success and great fun for everyone! Our talented volunteer improvisors were, in order of appearance: Gloria Bozyigit, Felix Jose Farias Fueyo, Cato Boeschoten, Piet Stevens.

Many thanks to the great presentation!

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Random Slides Improvisation

BY JERRY PRICE
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

Jerry Price & Dave Krock are two community leaders in Southwest, Michigan. Together they take on a Random Slides Improvised PK titled "2016 Year In Review. 

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Improvisation: If you could call Europe, what would you say?

BY PECHAKUCHA NIGHT MAASTRICHT
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

In this improvisation on random slides, four volunteers from the audience got five slides each and skillfully improvised on the question: "If you could call Europe, what would you say?"

As none of them had seen the slides in advance, the sense of challenge and the high level of surprise greatly entertained the audience. 

A big thank you to Cristian Tala Sánchez, Osiris Hoepel, Cathy Kwanten and Fjære van der Stok for their participation!

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A Hitchhiker's Journal towards Entrepreneurship

BY CRISTIAN TALA SÁNCHEZ
@ MSM GOES PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 17, 2017

Entrepreneurship is a fun and fulfilling process but is far away to be easy if you don't have a clue on what you are doing. 

Cristian Tala Sánchez shares some fun milestones about what books don't teach us about creating your company, dealing with frustration and people, and reinventing ourselves.

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The Geometry of Personal Leadership

BY WES BOSHOFF
@ VOL 16 ON MAY 25, 2017

Wes Boshoff presented on the basic principles on personal growth and leadership. the 4 pillars on how we can grow as a person to ensure we remain engergetic, motivated and driven

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BY WENDY ARNOTT
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 01, 2018

Wendy Arnott makes the case that the best ingredient for shaping organizational culture - whatever you need that to be for your workplace -  is to capitalize on the transformative nature of behaviours. 

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Connection Through Improvisation

BY LARA MITOFSKY NEUSS
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 03, 2018

In the summer of 2017, Lara Mitofsky Neuss attended an Improvisation Workshop at Orford Musique in Canada taught by Swedish Percussionist Anders Ästrand. This workshop led to a recent performance and educational tour in Sweden. Her presentation focuses on her growth and connection both in performance and pedagogy related to connecting with herself and with students through improvisation. She takes the audience on a journey that she experienced while learning improvisation. She became more connected and open as she allowed herself to freely improvise without judgement. This growth has now allowed her to perform and teach improvisation around the world, sharing her experience with others.