Corporate Training

Invite us to your workplace!

Invite MUSIC BOX to work? Why would we do that?

So that we can deliver a Music Box training workshop.

No matter what your company does or what your role is, communication skills, confidence, creativity and teamwork are likely to be key to success. Well guess what?! These are the very same skills that are central to creating improvised comedy. Anyone can increase their capability in these skills by dipping their toe into the improv pond.

A Music Box workshop will not only enable learners to leave equipped to face the everyday challenges that their roles throw at them, but they’ll also have more fun then they ever thought possible in the workplace.

Well, what experience do you have of running workshops?

Within Music Box we have extensive experience of building and delivering training events for a vast range of organisations. From top educational institutions such as the London School of Economics to global blue chip companies we’ve done it all! We’ve led workshops in small family run offices and we’ve travelled the world rolling our global training programs for big name firms. In terms of audiences we’ve worked with all age groups from teenagers through to board level executives.

And what would you cover?

Whatever you want! Our workshops will use improvised comedy exercises to focus on areas such as:

  • Assertiveness
  • Communication
  • Creative Thinking
  • Dealing with Conflict
  • Impact
  • Presentation Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Teambuilding

So what would we get out of it?

Firstly you’ll have a darned good time. Before the workshop we’ll work with you to establish what you would like to achieve from the workshop. We know that your people’s time is precious and so we only want to focus on the areas that you want us to work on.

We can achieve a whole host of things in our workshops. Just to give you an example, learning objectives might include:

  • How to present ideas with confidence
  • Ways to adapt your communication to different audiences
  • Techniques to increase team cohesion
  • Storytelling for sales, content, strategy and creativity
  • Giving and receiving constructive feedback

 

I’m interested! What now?

Excellent! Please do get in touch via our contact page or send an email to themusicboxers@musicboximprov.com and we’ll kick with a discussion about what you’re looking to achieve and take it from there.

 

About Our Team

Rachel Lyons
Director of Learning and Development
& Head Coach

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As a trainer I have been facilitating courses in the banking industry for 13 years. Firstly in my role at Goldman Sachs in the Human Capital Management Division and then at Fitch Learning.

At Fitch Learning I put my industry experience to good use by ensuring that all learning is relevant, relatable and actionable in a financial services environment. I enjoy meeting the needs of learners by ensuring that they leave the training room better able to communicate, present, manage performance and build teams. I am equally comfortable working with interns and graduates or veteran global heads of departments with decades of experience. With all audiences I strive to use an enthusiastic, energetic and intuitive approach to enable learners to find rapid professional growth and development.

You can find out more about Rachel on her Linkedin page  

 

James Witt
Director of Events 
& Lead Coach

I am a highly motivated events professional with a first class record in creative input. During my extensive career in the events and hospitality industry, I have developed a very personalised and detailed approach to clients’ requirements.

I have organised a multitude of different events that have incorporated training days, team building events and company conferences for a wide range of companies including Garnier, Engie, Selfridges, Sony and American Express.   As a result I have a great insight into the best venues and suppliers in London and the surrounding areas to make your event that extra bit special.

In my capacity as a coach I have facilitated workshops on a wide range of subjects including Communication, Leadership, Storytelling, Vocal Technique and Presentation for HSBC, Facebook, MEC, Barclays, Reuters, Oliver Wyman and Schneider Electric.       From quick fire energisers and ice-breakers to in-depth creative content creation and advanced presentation skills.   I combine my classical training with my eleven years on the London comedy circuit to deliver unforgettable coaching techniques.

You can find out more about James on his Linkedin Page

 

Rhiannon Vivian
Director of Education 
& Lead Coach

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Rhiannon is a writer and performer living in London. She regularly performs improvised comedy with her award winning, five star improv team The Maydays, sings with her improvised musical team Music Box, performs space themed two-person improvised theatre with Sitting In A Tin Can and appears regularly as part of the core cast on improvised podcast, Destination. She also writes prolifically and most recently performed her self-penned character comedy solo show, Doors To Manual at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Canal Café Theatre in London.

As part of The Maydays, Rhiannon also provides corporate entertainment; acting, improvising and facilitating for established companies.

Rhiannon has trained in improvisation at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in New York, iO Theatre in Chicago, and in both sketch writing and musical improvisation at the PIT Theatre, NYC. She has also studied improvisation with a host of acclaimed teachers from The Annoyance Theatre, The Showstoppers (Susan Harrison, Adam Meggido, Dylan Emery) and Hoopla (Steve Roe).
As a Mayday, she is proud to be have performed as a guest with long running, sell-out show Whirled News Tonight at iO Chicago, and has performed on international stages from New York to Dublin to Portugal.

You can read more about Rhiannon here : http://rhiannonvivian.com/about/

 

Andrew Gentilli
Lead Coach
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Andrew trained as an actor at The Oxford School of Drama and Drama Centre London before going on to study improvisation at iO Chicago, UCB New York,

The Loose Moose Theatre in Canada and various masterclasses across Europe and Hoopla!

After playing in several UK troupes, he founded short-form team The Inflatables along with Steve Roe. He then founded Storybag, specialising in long-form plays, two-prov team ‘BEINGS’ with Susan Harrison, and plays in Music Box: The Improvised Musical. He is also a voice actor, visual artist and filmmaker.

Andrew’s focus is on creating vivid characters and relationships to make engaging scenes and narratives, and bringing a positive spirit to short, long, or freeform improv.

You can read more about Andrew here : http://www.andrewgentilli.com