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Nathan used verbal and visual representations of the concepts and strategies. I’m taking away major processes for making inclusive decisions using elements of improv.
I now have more confidence while being on the spot. I liked the variety of improv situations that helped me realize how layered interpersonal communication is and see all the areas where one can apply these skills.
Thanks for your dedication to your craft and for making it relatable to the business world!
“I learned to get out of my comfort zone, think outside of the box, and feel more comfortable talking in front of people.”
“The workshop pushed me to be out of my comfort zone but still in a controlled environment, and the activities we performed were very relevant to the final project we will be working on as a team.
Nathan is also an energetic person that gives clear instruction.”
“I learned that as young college students we should strive to be active in our community. It was very well done. My expectations were exceeded.”
I took away the importance of flexibility. I feel more connected to my fellow participants & I found the workshop to be engaging, valuable, & actionable. The presenter was knowledgeable too.
“Nathan has strong speaking skills and he kept the audience involved and entertained. Solid choice on choosing Nathan as the emcee for the event.”
“The workshop is a unique opportunity to get people to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. It provides great team building while at the same time helpful tools to use on a day-to-day basis.
I learned I could be more vulnerable in conversation with peers, and to be more engaging during business matters, especially when leading meetings and encouraging others to become passionate about an idea or cause.”
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It is the most amazing way to prepare and teach founders how to pitch their concepts in a concise and profound way.
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The keynote was valuable, engaging, & actionable. I enjoyed the presentation and the humor.
“I loved that you made it accessible & relevant to everyone in the audience. The sessions are fun, engaging, & Nathan brings a ton of energy and insights.“
“Nathan’s workshop was great for my group of undergraduate students. The workshop taught them great communication skills, but more importantly, allowed them to think about why we interact with others the way that we do. They learned that our actions and language influence the way that we respond to others, and the way they respond to us. They also had a great time!“
“I feel Nathan was a great choice. I really liked how he was able to somewhat improv in the spot and relate himself to the audience.”
“He challenged us to bounce back and pivot when results don’t go our way.
I highly recommend this to anyone that has issues with your team engaging in meetings, or if you feel like your staff is bringing low energy to work. Make sure the supervisor is in the activity as well, so that It breaks down the “us vs them” mental barriers. It’s a fun way to overcome communication hiccups.“
“I’m taking away that I need to take care of myself and decompress every so often. I’d tell someone that might hire Green Light Improv that you will be out of your comfort zone in a good way.“
“I liked the safe environment to have fun with no fear of judgment.”
“I’m taking away that I can be more vulnerable in conversation with peers. Also, to be more engaging during business matters, especially when leading meetings and encouraging others to become passionate about an idea or cause.”
“It was interesting to see the different ways people expressed themselves at the beginning vs at the end. Things were a lot looser at the end. I learned more about teamwork and quick thinking. I liked how energetic everyone was.”
“I’m taking away that I can be confident. I loved your confidence and I think it taught me to come out of my shell. Great experience. I learned a lot and it forced me to come out of my comfort zone and really learn some new skills and how to be bold.”
“I learned how helpful building off of other people’s thoughts and ideas can be and how much you can learn about others from it. This program is super good to create bonds between a team and allows people to get out of their comfort zone. You guys had great energy and were very good at getting the participants engaged and excited!”
“This activity was really enjoyable, and surprisingly so. When I first heard improv, I got really nervous, but the program was warm and not overwhelming. Thanks!”
I learned that collaboration is valuable and can assist with furthering engagement. What did I like most? The energy! The presenter was very engaging and allowed me to understand all the information provided.
“I’m taking away that I can trust myself and my team to work as a collective to problem-solve and think on the spot and to focus more on listening rather than thinking of what I’m going to say next.“
The “Yes And & Yes But” decision-making model is a useful tool & it is an easy model to implement.
My main takeaway is that I’m funny. I liked the humor and the people the most. It was very engaging. I didn’t like that Nathan wouldn’t play “Funky Town” while changing partners.
“When trying to improve upon an idea, it is more productive and uplifting when your comment begins with ‘yes, AND.’ It’s a fun, and enlightening way to illustrate a message that is many times disregarded.”
“I had the pleasure of participating in your Green Light Improv session at the College of Social Work at Ohio State University. It was FANTASTIC! Thank you again for such an unforgettable experience. You have such an amazing personality, a great smile, and some great dance moves.”
That’s my main takeaway.
I liked the inclusive environment that was given the most. There wasn’t anything I disliked.”
My main takeaway is that working together as a team is important, and I liked all of the improv situations the most.
“My main takeaway was to keep the energy going, and it was fun to become vulnerable. That’s what I liked most about the workshop.”
“My main takeaway was learning how to hang out more. It was engaging, actionable, and valuable, and I feel more connected to the other people in the workshop now.”
“I realized in your workshop that all ideas are important and deserve to be listened to. Our communication style can either lift someone up or put them down. We may not always agree with others, but they deserve our respect and consideration.”
After participating in Green Light Improv’s workshop, I feel better about my approach to my first presentation.
My favorite part was when Nathan Minns clarified the importance of knowing you will forget info and that it’s important to carry on the “YES AND” mentality, which has been helping me feel confident leading into my presentation.
“I am Dr. David Julius Ford, Jr., Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Professional Counseling at Monmouth University. I attended Nathan Minns’ Improv presentation at the Ohio Career Development Association conference. I did not know what to expect from the session and how it related to career interventions. I was impressed with how interactive the presentation was and I was reminded of psychodrama, a counseling intervention that involves improv to help facilitate the counseling process. I hope to see more Improv presentations to integrate it into teaching, providing therapy, and providing clinical supervision. I was glad to get out of my seat and become an active participant in Nathan’s presentation. It was awesome!!!”
“I learned that it’s okay to feel a bit uncomfortable and get outside of your comfort zone. That is where the learning begins. It was a great experience and our staff had fun, learned some new communications skills, and got to know our co-workers better.”
I enjoyed the “Yes, And…” exercise, and I liked the energy and effective strategies for being a better communicator.
I’m taking away that listening leads to better outcomes in everything. These were thought-provoking exercises. All the teams I work with will be hearing about this.
“This was a great, low-stress experience that strengthened my listening and creative skills by playing games instead of the traditional lecture formats. We learned more about each other and that made us more comfortable and friendly.”
“My key takeaway was to not be so quick to shoot down an idea. The workshop was relevant, and I would attend another similar workshop. Nathan was very knowledgeable and incorporated valuable insights into a game format. Overall, the workshop was filled with wonderful team-building exercises with real applications.”
“Nathan brought an energy to our event that was palpable. We would not have had the success we did without Nathan’s ability to garner excitement among our participants.”
“It was a fun experience that pushes people out of their comfort zone. It’s great for groups that are trying to get to know each other. Nathan seems like such a cool guy that would be easy to talk to.”
“The improv activities were a great way for library staff to get to know each other during our professional development day. We had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs.“
My main takeaway from the workshop was understanding the significance of telling a story with enthusiasm, which was an eye-opener for me as a reserved, shy, and serious person. I thoroughly enjoyed learning storytelling techniques, as well as the “Yes, and” and “Yes, but” lessons, which were effectively taught through partner activities. The only challenging aspect for me was being in front of people due to my shyness; however, it also proved to be a slightly liberating experience in a thrilling yet nerve-wracking way.
“I’m taking away that life and unknown people don’t have to be scary.”
Nathan attended the conference the day prior and was able to understand his audience, while teaching the build, measure, learn cycle.
“Nathan did a great job as emcee and kept the audience engaged.“
“I thought the coaching was super helpful. I loved your energy and ability to build off each other. Really great experience. Two different perspectives for our pitch.”
“It was accessible and it had an ease about it, for people getting into something that could be uncomfortable. It’s a great way to open up your mind and practice in a safe setting.“
I learned all ideas are important and deserve to be listened to. How we communicate can either lift someone up or put someone down. We may not always agree with others, but they deserve our respect and consideration.
It is very fun. It will give your team members the chance to interact and be silly, while utilizing skills that are necessary every day.
Everything was entertaining, and I learned how to have more positive & inclusive conversations with my colleagues.
“I really enjoy improv and would be happy to do it again in the future. It was probably one of the more legitimately beneficial and fun ‘team building’ exercises I’ve been a part of.“
“I was able to talk and present openly way more than I previously knew I was capable of. It is a really enriching opportunity, regardless of the industry you are in.“
“Sneaky learning while having fun. The “No, But…, Yes, And…” exercise was particularly insightful. I had an idea this would be cheesy – and my Cheese-O-Meter is always on alert – but you were fun AND educational, even with a diverse group of ages & job titles! Five stars!!“
“Teamwork is about being able to trust and rely on your team.
Our session was fun and interactive without having an atmosphere of pressure. I also appreciated the attention to making sure EVERYONE could participate comfortably. “
“Improv was not as scary and anxiety-inducing as it seems. Improv is a good way to break the ice between individuals and a way for individuals to get to know each other in a fun way. Nathan was great!“
“Improv is great for team building and finding creative ways to do so. I like Nathan’s energy and positive attitude. The activities also made it easier to interact with my peers, as an introvert.“
“Working with Green Light Improv was a win win and a yes and! GLI provided our diverse high school students an opportunity to move, engage and think waaaay outside the box. Green Light worked closely with us to prepare and align their expertise with our program goals and fluidly integrated our learning outcomes! Their unique and engaging experience elevated our program, helped our high school students craft innovative thinking and explore relationships with others to grow their own thinking. We laughed and had fun getting out of our comfort zones! I look forward to having them back again next year!”
“Nathan does a remarkable job of taking something fun like improv and facilitating a captivating session to deliver key learnings while having a lot of fun. The energy and enthusiasm were electric throughout the session. I would highly recommend him for your next team building event!”
“I really enjoyed the business pitch activity at the end. My group was made up of a mix of interns, seniors, and shareholders, but everyone’s ideas were equally valued and respected! Everyone really implemented the “Yes, and” concept to create very unique and goofy business pitches. They were fun ideas that wouldn’t have happened if we were working alone or limiting each other.“
“I learned not to be afraid of looking or sounding awkward when presenting to a large group and understand that while others may not envision the same end goal as you, everyone’s unique contributions can lead to something greater. Green Light Improv is filled with down-to-earth people and is very organized. You will leave the workshop very much changed.
D3 seems more close-knit after this. I feel more at ease now if I had to present or pitch an idea in the moment.”
“I learned that communicating with positivity can be as simple as a response with “Yes, and.”
I learned that “Yes, and…” is a powerful tool for enhancing good communication in teams. The host made it fun!
“This was a fun way to get my brain firing, reduce anxiety about unpredictable situations and improve quick thinking and communication skills.”
“This workshop was a fun way to learn about myself and learn quick-thinking conversational skills. Green Light Improv staff has a great amount of experience in what they do and they are able to think very quickly on the spot.”
“I learned to be more open-minded and to make an effort to think more positively rather than immediately negative, especially in a work setting! My favorite part was how quickly the whole group was able to become comfortable and open with each other in situations that felt stressful or unprecedented.”
“Powerful. Engaging. Connective. Impactful… I was introduced to Nathan’s Improv class through the Tri-Village Chamber of Commerce and wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Within 5 minutes, Nathan had the entire audience engaging with each other, laughing, and working together – no small feat to anyone who’s tried to captivate an audience before! The exercises he led had us all brainstorming and collaborating quickly and the lessons I took away on communication have filtered into every aspect of my life, including my relationships with friends, family, loved ones, and colleagues. I would 10/10 recommend his courses!“
“It will help you connect with your deeper self. It will also develop a bind within a team.”
I learned to be conscious of the “Yes, But’s” and how they can hurt someone’s excitement and energy! I enjoyed the activities and tying them back to our work.
My main takeaway was that our energy, what we bring to the table, is our responsibility. I liked our instructor’s engagement & personality the most.
My main takeaway was the power of positive thinking. I liked the 10/10 energy and being able to be up, moving, and laughing the most.
“Nathan was an excellent public speaker and brought a lot of energy to the event.”
“One thing that I loved about Green Light Improv workshops is that Nathan is an authentic and dynamic leader, and made others who had never acted before feel comfortable.
It was funny, it allowed me to know my peers better, and even challenged me by working with a partner to carry out a scene. You get to know those around you through something other than your typical icebreaker, and you are also working on developing skills such as thinking on your feet, adapting, confidence, and the art of acting. Highly recommended!”
“I learned that 100% is possible 100% of the time. There’s always a solution. You’re really engaging and the lessons are applicable and valuable.“
“Improv helps in communication skills, as you do it every day. Nathan is awesome. It is a lot less intimating than you’d think. You get out of it what you put in.”
“It’s very valuable for team building exercises and especially sales. Fantastic as a tool to encourage communication.”
“I liked the hands-on nature of the workshop, and the coaching throughout.”
“Hayden and Nathan were very personable and professional, immediately making me feel at ease and ready to learn. Not to mention, the way Hayden explained the presentation’s problem points highlighted what needed to be done and what could be improved. Also, Nathan’s ability to tie together real examples with solutions laid a clear path forward.“
“I’m taking away that it is easier to have quantity, then quality. You can always go back and determine the quality of the ideas later. Speaking to a potential buyer, this workshop will help you get out of your comfort zone, and try something new to get you to think a different way.”
My main takeaway was to feel comfortable with others. I feel more connected to the other people in the workshop, and I found the workshop valuable, engaging, & actionable. I liked the creative activities the most.
“One takeaway for me was that the principles of improv can be very helpful in the workplace and in making business decisions. It was cool how everyone stepped out of their comfort zone to collaborate as a team and get to know each other better.”
“Amazing team building built around humor. Loved it! The handshakes and embarrassing stories to break the ice were great!”
The ‘Yes and/Yes but’ framework presented in Nathan’s keynote stood out as a great way to equitably hear all ideas from a diverse team. He had a great presentation and great graphics too.
My main takeaway was to be light-hearted, to be happy, and to have fun. The workshop was valuable, engaging, and actionable, and I now feel more connected to my fellow participants. Nathan had nice socks too.
These were really great ideas for working with students and developing listening skills. They were great exercises and they were really concrete & easy examples to get students to interact.
“Don’t be afraid of looking or sounding awkward when presenting to a large group and understand that while others may not envision the same end goal as you, everyone’s unique contributions can lead to something greater.“
“My main takeaway was to use stories to increase engagement and put energy into my presentation to get energy from the audience.”
“Nathan created a very comfortable and fun environment. No one was singled out and all the activities were accessible for all ages and comfort levels.“
Before attending the workshop I was unfamiliar with improv as an effective tool for communication, understanding, even conflict resolution.
I was curious and somewhat excited about how the workshop would unfold. As a self-aware introvert and perfectionist, I learned fairly quickly that I was going to be thrust into my “uncomfort” zone. However, I was also in great company – complete strangers and some were of the same mental and emotional state as myself, which made me feel less alone when completing the workshop activities.
Once we got started in small groups, I realized the intent of Nathan’s activities and quickly let go of the expectations that I had for myself and the experience. I learned so much from Nathan about fostering open communication and more importantly, how it feels to be the recipient of closed communication. Additionally, engaging in spontaneous activities helped me to “loosen up” and achieve successful outcomes with my team!
“I loved Nathan. He was pretty funny and had good public speaking skills. He also was friendly/lovable.”
“I learned that sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone in order to collaborate effectively within a group. The workshop lets you look at situations from a different perspective.”
“Working with Nathan was absolutely great! Incredibly professional, prepared, and flexible throughout the entire event. His experience in entrepreneurship provided a ton of value to the event and participants.”
“Nathan was very energetic and spoke in a very casual way while remaining professional. He was very prepared, made it personal, and made the audience feel comfortable.”
“Phrases such as “yes, and” contribute to a conversation greatly and can spark new ideas. It is much more than just improv, you can learn a lot about yourself.”
I learned how important it is to listen, but also to be capable of focusing. Now, I feel more connected to my fellow participants. It was engaging and actionable, and what I liked the most is the attitude and cheer of our facilitator.
“I liked the engaging activities, working in groups, and presenting on the fly. My main takeaway was to maintain energy throughout the presentation. Numbers are important, but personality sells the product.”
“My main takeaway from our coaching was to focus on the story of the pitch and also to explain things simply. You don’t want the judges to get mixed up so you need to be able to make sure that they know what your product/service is easily without having to think too much. I like that we are able to tailor the session to go where we want it to go. It is very helpful as we go along so we can quickly pivot to whatever we want to work on next/whatever we need help with next. It was very valuable for us.“
“I now have more confidence in my communication skills. And I’ll be more mindful when listening to someone without cutting them off or nodding my head too much. I liked the variety of activities that are built on one another. I think by the last exercise we were very prepared to sell our odd objects!”
“The workshop made everyone happy. I liked the skit the most.”
“Green Light Improv provided us with a very unique opportunity to develop and harness a wide range of our communication skills in 90 minutes. Their facilitators make it a great place to learn, think, and enjoy doing something new! At D3 we wanted to give our members and all students at OSU a hands-on, interactive experience that helps with learning about your verbal presentation skills. Green Light Improv tailored the workshop exactly to our needs. From teamwork to listening skills, Green Light Improv can give you a completely new perspective on skills that are commonly overlooked.“
“I’m taking away that we can choose our attitude every day – we can choose to be fantastic or we can choose to complain and bring the group down. I choose the former!
I also thought that the workshop format was very good – we started doing little things and then working up to groups of 6. I actually enjoyed it, even though I was apprehensive about the event.”
The keynote was energetic and full of valuable information, like implementing the build, measure, and learn feedback cycle.
“Suggesting advice by first acknowledging the given positives can lead to more progress in perfecting ideas. Green Light Improv is a program that fosters creativity and teamwork in a fun and engaging way, which is fairly rare in most team-building groups. You would do well to consider hiring them.”
“He was funny and very engaging. He was also very prepared.”
“Nathan is very organized and delivers speech in an efficient, yet engaging way. His radiant enthusiasm alone demonstrates his strong work ethic, let alone his passion in the craft of public speaking.”
During the workshop, my primary takeaway was to embrace the fun, let go of shyness, and incorporate storytelling into my pitches. I also learned the value of adopting the “Yes, and” approach in my daily interactions. Among the aspects I enjoyed the most were the positive “Yes, and” technique and the delightful experience of sharing laughter with all the other participants.
“My main takeaway from the Green Light coaching was a strategy to deal with stage fright. I found this very helpful and will use this tip in the future.”
“My main takeaway was to be flexible, and I liked having fun with my fellow BootCamp members the most. It engaging, valuable, & actionable, and I feel more connected to my fellow participants after this workshop. “
“You’re more than a certified funny person, you’re a life changer.”
“I learned that it’s okay to not have everything fall according to plan. You all were amazing! Totally should come again.”
“I really enjoyed each exercise, especially the one where we had to pitch our inventions to one another. I think you made the environment feel very safe, which allowed us to open up and feel comfortable very quickly.”
“You can control your energy with intention and communicating with intention can foster collaboration.”
“I started to familiarize myself with new ways to introduce and talk to people I’ve never talked before. It helped me build confidence around new situations with new people as well.”
“This is the most engaged I’ve seen my students since we started working together 4 years ago.”
“Green Light Improv explains important facts with the use of fun exercises. You are great. Thanks for making time out of your schedule to impact my life in a meaningful and unforgettable way.”
“I learned how to better communicate a complicated topic concisely and understandably.“
“My main takeaway was to be positive and have an open mind along with not taking everything so seriously. I learned to relax when presenting. The last activity where we got to spontaneously create a company was my favorite.”
“Maintaining enthusiasm is important. The presenter preached what he spoke, was always exuding energy, and was even over the top at times. He set the example. I didn’t dislike anything: I like improv games and found it genuinely helpful.”
“My main takeaway is that I have the ability to make stuff up on the fly, and I liked being able to laugh and have fun the most. I strongly agree that it was valuable, engaging, and actionable.”
I learned about the power of collaboration in idea generation and decision-making, and I liked hearing how others would use information from the keynote to help with their challenges.
“My main takeaway was to be comfortable expressing myself & my personal values around others.
We used the “Yes AND…” mindset the entire weekend to constantly generate new ideas and reach our goals.“
The activities were incredibly valuable and they gave me a better mindset going into, and throughout, the weekend. Almost a week later and I’m still thinking about the activities we did during the workshop.
It was outstanding, and I would love to see it back again next year 🙂
On Saturday, I got overwhelmed and frustrated. I thought back on the “Yes, and…” mindset to get me through some of those mental struggles and keep pushing on rather than giving up.
I learned that active listening is very important and open, positive communication is more productive. I liked the relaxed and positive atmosphere the most. While it was scary at first, it was not as intimidating as I thought.
“Nathan is a funny guy and his enthusiasm was awesome.”
“My biggest takeaway was to be comfortable in your own skin. The workshop got me to step out of my comfort zone.
To be honest, this was great and what I needed leading into my first pitch!!!!”
“I absolutely loved this workshop! I had so much fun and had never made the connection of how we can use improv in a professional setting. Main takeaway is the importance of going with the flow, and having a “yes and” mentality. Especially in group projects, one has to lean in on the team. The show must go on, and if a mistake happens, one needs to be quick on their feet and play along with it.”
“Nathan handled the whole process like a pro. He worked incredibly hard to make sure he had a deep understanding of the event and it showed in his confident and seamless performance through the weekend.”