Certified Virtual Presenter //Certified Applied Improvisation Practitioner //
Spolin Improvisation // Lean/Six-Sigma
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Improvisation is the process used to teach and learn... this is the "aha method."
"Hal was a guest speaker in my Applied Improvisation Syllabus: “Improv”ing Communication Apprehension and Skills class in the Hutton Honors College at Indiana University Bloomington. Hal spent some time teaching about the importance of trust when it comes to teamwork. He shared the rules of improv, and he highlighted the one you can’t ever forget: make the other people look great! My students are taking this class to feel more confident and be better communicators. Hal helped them to see that it’s not about being in the spotlight—though he did give us a chance to be in the spotlight with some dance moves!—but to watch out for others. My students had a great time learning and playing with Hal, as did this professor. "
"...Hal provided improv training (Thinking on Your Feet) for all of my corporate sales teams and the results were mind boggling. Our total sales and profit from sales were at record levels the following year. After Hal's training, we were actually a team, sales and operations working together!”
"Hal Peller (my brother) came to the first day of my first year, all virtual law class at Georgetown Law. Students are typically very nervous at the beginning of law school, and it being all virtual didn't help. But Hal introduced the principles of improvisation, played games with us, created games for breakout rooms so students could meet each other, and everyone had a blast. Hal exuded warmth, humor and acceptance. Many of the students have told me what a great and unexpected way it was to start their legal educations, and how it made them feel like a part of a community instead of a disconnected box on a Zoom screen. Thank you Hal. This is the best way to start law school that I can imagine! Please come every year! "
Peter Onorati, star of stage, film and television , featured in CBS's S.W.A.T. and the popular "This is Us."
“My first experience in Improvisation came as part of an Improv group Hal Peller put together. I was still an MBA marketing executive at the time. There was something about this positive training that gave me an edge at my job. Now almost 30 years later, I carry that creativity and the ability to heighten and explore every moment of performance with me each day of my acting career. There is no better training for an actor to help him create life or for any person endeavoring to LIVE their life, than what I learned from Hal Peller."
in the Tony nominated musical Shucked! Andrew Lloyd Weber's School of Rock and soon David Byrne's Here Lies Love.
“… I knew I would learn a lot from Hal Peller after taking just one class. He loves improv and it shows in his teaching. Thank you Hal for helping me to embrace this intimidating art form.
Reginald McKnight – is a University of Georgia Professor and published author,
“I somewhat reluctantly enrolled in Hal Peller's improv class in the summer of '10. Reluctantly, because though I am a university professor, have published several books of fiction, and frequently give public readings and lectures, I am, by nature, shy, a little socially stiff and awkward. But after just a couple of exercises in Hal's workshop, you'd have thought I'd undergone a full-scale personality transplant. Folks, I will never be an actor, but what I learned that day has transformed me as a thinker and a writer and as a teacher. It was like oil on all my rusty gears, like water on my parched inner gardens. And it was fun! I couldn't recommend anything or anyone more highly”
Lettie Battle was on Broadway in the original cast of the Wiz,
"...Hal Peller's Improvisation Workshops have been an inspiration to me... His genuine compassion is woven throughout the workshop... He provides an atmosphere ...conducive to trusting one's self. Yes, I have honed my improvisational skills, but more importantly, I have become a more sensitive and caring individual..."
Bad Kids in the Back of the Car... from 1987 at the Chalfonte Hotel, Cape Comedy starring Janet O'Connell, Hal Peller, Gary Richman and Peter Reimann and Joan Hoffman; almost 7 minutes.