Improvisation is fast becoming recognised as the most efficient and exciting way to develop core business skills. Whether it be listening and communication skills, to trust and leadership, improvisation can provide the safe environment in which to explore different aspects of your own style.
Being spontaneous, creative and supportive within a safe environment is crucial training for when you need these core skills in the real world. Whether it’s delivering your presentation, or chairing a meeting, improvisation can help you make clear decisions in the moment and communicate your ideas effectively.
The Maydays Experience offer many levels of training from a single half-day session to a series of workshops and events. We can take a team and put them through their paces in an exciting and innovative way, but without making anyone look or feel silly. Improvisation is not role-play. We allow people to find truth in their scenes and explore characters and connections that are not heavily prescribed. The journey could go anywhere and usually does!
Whether you want an after dinner show, need to liven up your awards ceremony or are looking for the perfect way to round off your conference then look no further than The Maydays. We create truly bespoke entertainment that is inspired by information you provide. The Maydays can turn anything into a full musical number or a hilarious sketch, whether that be the personalities and specifics of your awards, the anecdotes of your conference participants, or acronyms and themes that are personal to your company.
We do not ridicule people, we empower them. It is truly unique to see your story used as the seed for a comedy sketch or musical number. By adding a personal touch and capturing the individuality of your team onstage, we provide an unforgettable evening of comedy and musical entertainment.
Here are The Maydays in action at the Vistage European Conference 2011, taking stories from the delegates and turning them into sketches and songs.
Contact us to discuss how we can turn your event into one that will be talked about for years.
Our Training and Show Experience allows you to take what you have learned to the next level immediately. We will take you through some of our key exercises and skills for thinking quickly and enabling lively and dynamic discussions. Then you have the chance to feel the excitement of being part of a live improvised show, putting your new skills to the test in the ultimate scenario and performing with us in front of your colleagues. We do not humiliate people. We pride ourselves on creating a safe space, both onstage and in the training, to allow each individual’s creativity to shine through. The training and show experience is a wonderful opportunity for your team to stretch and challenge themselves in a way that is both bonding and exhilarating.
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John Cremer and his Mayday colleagues bring events to life in dazzling and unexpected ways. Their ability to bring out the improvising talents of random members of an audience is uncanny and inspirational. They electrify audiences with spur-of-the-moment improvisations that are variously dramatic, entertaining and hilarious
The Maydays’ show was definitely the highlight of our event. They got the mood of the audience immediately and presented a great, high level show which was both clever and extremely funny at the same time. Best of all was their enormous sense of fun, which was completely contagious for the audience.
The laughter was continual and we were all surprised at the depth of learning and the practical value of the skills we acquired. Our team still talk about the event and we have certainly bonded as a group. We are already planning a follow-up session.
A truly magical experience…powerful in its simplicity. Hundreds of applications to how we work with each other and our clients…never thought it would be so relevant.
Highly professional…please extend my admiration for their professionalism and my hopes that they will be working with us on many occasions in the future.
The Maydays knew exactly how to take a simple idea and run with it until the audience were in stitches. Thank you for a great night of entertainment
The Maydays’ performance was the highlight of our clergy conference – hilarious, clever and pitched perfectly for the audience. They enthralled us by turning our suggestions and comments into comic turns and songs. The laughter never stopped and it was all totally appropriate – slightly cheeky but never offensive. They got the audience on their side from the start, and the mood of happiness and delight lingered long after they’d left the stage
A fantastic and bloody brilliant, entertaining way of learning. I would be very interested in pursuing a course of sessions.
Sarah and I really loved your act and the memory of the improvisation based on our daughter Meghan will last for years!