What behavior do you really want to encourage?

Today’s episode starts with the mind-blowing wonder of Lisa’s recent night out at a magic show (1:41) before Lisa and Ted together jump into the realm of positive reinforcement (11:30). Ted helps clarify some commonly misused terminology (17:59) before sharing some thoughts about the game “Dolphin Training” (21:00). The pair considers the importance of timing when offering feedback, either on- or off-stage (26:36), which leads to Lisa wondering if positive reinforcement screws up improv scenes (27:49). The pair explores more nuances of the subject and question when does paying attention to positive reinforcement go too far (37:36). Lisa asks about the value of giving critical feedback after improv shows (41:04) and acknowledges that how well feedback is received plays a big part in its effectiveness (46:36). The pair explores several ways that positive reinforcement connects with mindfulness (49:21) and closes with a brief update on what’s going on in their lives (58:40). Make sure to stick around for the outro this time, in particular—Lisa and Ted stumble on another cool insight as they’re wrapping things up (1:00:17).


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San Francisco improvisors Ted DesMaisons and Lisa Rowland explore the beautiful, surprising and unruly intersections between mindfulness and improvisation as they seek to befriend that oft-hidden and sometimes scary part of all of us that can lead to a life well-lived.

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