Fratelli Bologna: The Theater People http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog A DRAMATIC improvement to your event. Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:48:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 11900637 Improv & Storytelling Workshop: Find your inner Storyteller http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/2017/07/07/improv-workshop-find-inner-storyteller/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:48:35 +0000 http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/?p=903 Let’s create stories   This is the perfect workshop for a Saturday morning.  And, the perfect workshop to play with your inner storyteller. We’ve designed a workshop that will be low on stress and high on creating stories.  The activities in the workshop will have you telling verbal and written stories.  Sometimes we’ll explore stories […]

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The Award Goes to ….. http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/2017/02/24/the-award-goes-to/ http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/2017/02/24/the-award-goes-to/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:35:51 +0000 http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/?p=877 The award goes to…. Do we watch to see who gets an award?  Or…Do we watch to see the most talented people in the world?  Or…. The prettiest people in the world?  To see who is wearing the dress with the deepest neck-line? And really, does it matter? Download this tally sheet of things that […]

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Have A Super Time at the Big Game! You can bet on it. http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/2017/02/02/time-for-a-super-sp-time-at-the-big-game/ Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:54:34 +0000 http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/?p=761 Sometimes the super game doesn’t match the hype of being super.  What do you do?  You can still enjoy the game with a few friendly wagers.  This tally sheet will help you enjoy the game even if you don’t care about the game. How to get the Fun Super Bets Document  Click the link below or […]

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Conversations with Fascinating People: Arlene Courtney [Trade Show Goddess] http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/2017/01/09/conversations-with-fascinating-people-arlene-courtney-trade-show-goddess/ http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/2017/01/09/conversations-with-fascinating-people-arlene-courtney-trade-show-goddess/#comments Tue, 10 Jan 2017 01:43:40 +0000 http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/?p=821 In the years that Fratelli Bologna has been involved with the world of innovative business theater, we’ve worked with some wonderful and inspiring people. We want to share their stories with you in a series of informal conversations.  We’ll start with Arlene Courtney Arlene Courtney retired last year from a career in corporate communications after spending […]

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How to design training for thousands of volunteers http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/2016/05/09/how-to-design-training-for-thousands-of-volunteers/ Mon, 09 May 2016 13:03:46 +0000 http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/?p=803 You get called in to play in the big leagues…what do you do? You take the ball and run for a touchdown. Here was our* approach to designing the training for the thousands of volunteers for Super Bowl 50.  Our first job was to redefine their role from Volunteer to Host. Be sure to check […]

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If You Want to be a Leader, Follow This One Rule! http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/2016/04/25/if-you-want-to-be-a-leader-follow-this-one-rule/ http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/2016/04/25/if-you-want-to-be-a-leader-follow-this-one-rule/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:50:55 +0000 http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/?p=783 A Class on Power [alt: A Power Class] At the Stanford Graduate School of Business, students cram into a small classroom to learn about power. The class is called “Acting with Power,” and it’s taught by professor Deb Gruendfeld and a team of experts with a background in both professional theater and executive training. I […]

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Tradeshow booth tips… http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/2013/07/10/tradeshow-booth-tips/ http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/2013/07/10/tradeshow-booth-tips/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:13:38 +0000 http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/?p=743 A Tradeshow is a marathon and a sprint This beautiful graphic captures some of the best tradeshow tips for your booth staff. We all know that a tradeshow is tough.  You have to do your time on the noisy exhibit floor AND keep up with all the regular work.  Sometimes it can feel like a waste […]

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Deeper voice means more salary: True or False? http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/2013/04/30/deeper-voice-means-more-salary-true-or-false/ http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/2013/04/30/deeper-voice-means-more-salary-true-or-false/#comments Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:04:11 +0000 http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/?p=731 Does your boss have a deeper voice than you?  Could lowering your voice increase your annual income? Even to pose the question seems ridiculous… particularly in light of all those years spent in MBA programs.   But that’s what a recent study may suggest. “…researchers found that executives with voices on the deeper (that is, lower-frequency) end of […]

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April 1st: Pranks to fool your friends http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/2013/03/31/april-1st-pranks-to-fool-your-friends/ Sun, 31 Mar 2013 22:28:10 +0000 http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/?p=703 3 of my favorite office pranks April 1st is a time to fool your friends with office pranks.  It’s the one time of the year where you are absolved from your prank by saying the phrase “April Fools”. Jokes and pranks are a way to celebrate friendship.  So…what are you waiting for….let the celebrations begin. “The […]

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Navigating the Corporate Dance of Status http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/2013/01/15/navigating-the-corporate-dance-of-status/ http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/2013/01/15/navigating-the-corporate-dance-of-status/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:14:56 +0000 http://www.fratellibologna.com/blog/?p=672 Status is a hot potato in the workplace. Who has it? How to get it?  This article asks “What do Applied Improvisers bring to the corporate table?” What do we know about pecking order on stage that sparks organizational collaboration, creativity, and change?  This article is excerpted from my workshop Keeping Cool under Fire©   but […]

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