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  1. I know someone who does improv, and I asked him once to explain the fact that he was going to improv “practice”. He said that it was to practice techniques for improv, such as that you never say “no” to anything someone else suggests. Otherwise, it stops everything!

    Posted by ccr in MA | January 12, 2010, 7:22 pm
  2. I think this is a grat point. It’s so easy to downplay or minimize stuff with the “yes but…” approach and you can convey the same information, often, by adding data and being helpful, not giving people the “why not” approach. Thanks for a thoughtful piece.

    Posted by jessamyn | January 12, 2010, 7:38 pm
  3. The “Yes, but” technique is something they teach you in law school when arguing before the appellate. You don't want to correct a judge or justice, but you always want to steer them to your point. It's an acknowledgment with a finely tuned caveat at the end of it. =)

    Posted by Andy Woodworth | January 19, 2010, 12:15 pm
  4. Your friend is just confirming Gretchen Caserotti's theory that people with performance backgrounds make good librarians! Keeping things moving is crucial. Thanks for the improv insight!

    Posted by kate | January 19, 2010, 7:26 pm
  5. Thanks, Jessamyn! Lovely to see you, however briefly, in Boston.

    Posted by kate | January 19, 2010, 7:28 pm
  6. Heh. It's a great lawyering technique! Do you think librarians secretly want to be lawyers? :)

    Posted by kate | January 19, 2010, 7:30 pm
  7. After attending one year of law school, you might as well have something to show for it!

    Posted by andywoodworth | January 19, 2010, 10:54 pm
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