Improv for Beginners: Boost Your Communication Skills

A course by Borja Cortés García-Moreno , Actor and Theater Teacher

Actor and Theater Teacher. Madrid, Spain.
Joined January 2022

Learn how to improve your communication, enhance your creativity, and increase your confidence in any context with theatrical improvisation techniques

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (39)
  • 1433 students

Learn how to improve your communication, enhance your creativity, and increase your confidence in any context with theatrical improvisation techniques

The unexpected can be both scary and incredibly exciting, it all depends on your attitude and the tools you have at hand. In this online course, discover how to be more spontaneous and learn to react creatively to life's unforeseen circumstances through the art of improvisation.

Actor and theater teacher Borja Cortés shows you improvisation skills to improve your communication as well as boost your creativity and confidence in both professional and personal settings. Throughout the course, complete a series of practical exercises to help you overcome panic or mental blocks while exploring outside your comfort zone.

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 20 downloads

Improvisation Techniques
2 minutes, 32 seconds
Expressiveness and Communication
11 minutes, 41 seconds
Warming Up
7 minutes, 8 seconds
The Listening
11 minutes, 45 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (39)
  • 1433 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 0m)
  • 20 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Record yourself talking about a subject you're familiar with for around four minutes, while adapting to whatever external stimuli are thrown your way.

Who is this online course for?

Anyone wanting to boost their creativity and improve their expressive capabilities, whether on a professional or personal level.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is necessary to take this course.

A space where you can stand and move around freely is recommended, as well as someone to join you for the exercises in pairs.


Reviews

1433 Students
39 Reviews
97% Positive ratings

Borja Cortés García-Moreno

Teacher Plus
Actor and Theater Teacher

Borja Cortés is an actor and theater teacher, as well as a creativity and public speaking coach, who has become an expert in improv over the past 26 years. He currently forms part of two of the most well-known improvisation companies in Spain: Impromadrid Teatro, of which he is a founding partner, and Jamming Teatro.

He also teaches courses and workshops on improv as a personal development tool that can be applied in different areas, from artistic to business settings, which has led him to work with companies like Renfe, Alcampo, and Accor. Additionally, he works as an actor for theater productions and a range of audiovisual projects.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparation

    • What Is Improvisation and What Is It For?
    • Improvisation Techniques
    • Expressiveness and Communication
  • U3

    Practice and Training

    • Warming Up
    • The Listening
    • Spontaneity: Impulses and Action-Reaction
    • The Rebound: Capacity for Association and Creativity
    • Acceptance and Adaptation
    • Risk Practices: Training and Example
  • U4

    Creativity and Improvisation

    • Creativity as a Muscle
    • Creative Practices for Everyday
    • Risk Practices: Your Project
  • FP

    Final project

    • Improv for Beginners: Boost Your Communication Skills

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Improv for Beginners: Boost Your Communication Skills. Marketing, and Business course by Borja Cortés García-Moreno

Improv for Beginners: Boost Your Communication Skills

A course by Borja Cortés García-Moreno
Actor and Theater Teacher. Madrid, Spain.
Joined January 2022
  • 97% positive reviews (39)
  • 1433 students