William Hall
  • Male
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

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William Hall

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Emotions linked to Motion!

Link to Article:  How posture influences mood, energy, thoughtsGood article in our San Francisco Paper about the influence of motion on emotion.Here is a short excerpt:Much of Peper's work has focused specifically on how a simple change of posture can affect mood.In one small experiment, Peper and another researcher assessed how posture affected an individual's ability to…See More
Sep 4, 2013
William Hall posted an event

IMPRO Intensive inspired by Keith Johnstone at BATS Improv

August 16, 2012 at 9am to August 19, 2012 at 7pm
IMPRO Intensive inspired by Keith Johnstone with Rebecca Stockley, William Hall and special guest coach, Shawn Kinley.4 Days in San Francisco at the 200 seat BATS Improv theater located on the bay at Fort Mason.Join Impro Master Teachers Rebecca Stockley , William Hall and guest teacher Shawn Kinley as they combine to teach the…See More
Jul 27, 2012
William Hall posted a status
"SF Improv Intensive with Shawn Kinley. Rebecca Stockley & William Hall 4 DAYS! 3 Teachers! #IMPROV http://ning.it/PFEuvp"
Jul 27, 2012
William Hall posted a status
""Students in the arts...must learn the rules...and..how to break [them] to create something new & original." #improv http://ning.it/N58yyN"
Jul 6, 2012
Paul Levy commented on William Hall's status
"I wonder if the brain reacted like that because it knew it was being observed? Just an improvised thought ..."
Jul 2, 2012
William Hall posted a status
"Brain Science research supports what artists already know. Improv is a not planning. Read more: ow.ly/bWz2b"
Jul 1, 2012
William Hall posted a status
"Facilitators and Trainers in the SF Bay Area-get more engagement, stronger outcomes & more confidence. 1 Day workshop http://ning.it/xqatQW"
Jan 25, 2012
William Hall posted a status
"Pretty good intro to Improvisation. #improv http://youtu.be/MUO-pWJ0riQ"
Jan 8, 2012

Profile Information

Where do you live and work? (City)
San Francisco
What is your main interest in this network?
Education, Networking, Finding Partnerships, Improv Resources
What kind of person are you?
What kinds of improv-related services are you involved in?
Teambuilding, Creativity, Innovation, Leadership, Stress, Life Skills, Character Development, Change Management, Presentation Skills
Share a favorite 'improv epiphany'
People who say 'yes' are rewarded by the adventures they have and people who say 'no' are rewarded by the safety they attain. (Keith Johnstone)
More about you: (Short Bio or any other details you'd like people to know)
I am a founder of BATS Improv in San Francisco...check it out at www.improv.org
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At 12:10am on March 16, 2009, Teresa Norton said…


At 5:17am on February 16, 2009, Roel Vinke said…
Hi William,
Yes there I am.
Thank you for leaving a note right away. It shows how active this network is...

I want to thank you again for the inspirational training you gave here. And I would love to join you in San francisco. As soon as I know when ill let you know...

Lets keep in touch...
At 3:37pm on February 5, 2009, Raymond van Driel said…
Hi William!
Wonderful getting to know you in Arnhem.
The London AIN session was great! Really nice to meet such interested people and we had fun experimenting with status. I believe Paul is going to post a movie with some comments.
Hope to see you again soon!
At 2:33am on October 25, 2008, Sivasailam Thiagarajan said…
We missed you here. AND we talked abut you behind your back.
At 9:18am on October 8, 2008, Lyn Travis said…
Yes! and will I be having the joy of seeing you in the heartland in a few weeks?
At 10:36am on September 27, 2008, Joey Greene said…
I have received approval for my cheeseburger budget, and it may be possible to have enough to finance an ale or maybe a loaf of baked sourdough. I will be in town from the 1st through the 6th. So maybe Thursday?? I'll keep working on the pic. It tooK me a year just to log-in.
At 7:47pm on September 19, 2008, Ann Feehan said…
Hey William,
I looked at your posting about the book "The No Asshole Rule" and that you want more information about studies mentioned.

I looked on Amazon.com as they sometimes include reference material cited in nonfiction books. No luck (although there is an online test people can take to find out if they are an a**.

However, there is a post by the author referencing his blog: www.bobsutton.net

Not only can you post your question to the author but he posts about a lot of the books that have (or are) influencing him. He mentions the book "Influence" which I skimmed and plan on reading - one day. I will definitely be looking at his blog again. There is an entry about hospitals that looks interesting.

have a hell of a time with our mask workshop this weekend...
At 11:31am on August 29, 2008, Pam Gilberd said…
I'm not sure how to accept your network request, but I do. Thanks!
At 7:27am on August 28, 2008, Pam Gilberd said…
Hi William,
Truly enjoyed your KJ intensive workshop last weekend. I realize I have your play book, as well. You have a joy about you that is infectious. Thanks for sharing your insights with me, and the class.

2 Questions I have for this group are:
1. What in your experience do you see as the overarching benefit, and secondary benefits, women in business learn from improv, and how to they apply it back at work?
2. Do you have women clients who show personal and professional growth/increased joy and success from applying what they learned about improv that you can refer to me to interview?
At 10:34am on August 25, 2008, Leif Hansen said…
Hi William,
Thank you for the excellent improv intensive workshop at BATS this week. I left with a bigger toolkit, felt challenged on some core levels of understanding improv, and enjoyed our personal and business conversations as well. Look forward to seeing more of you and possibly working with you in the future!

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