Meet Flavie Laliberte: LMA's New Social Media Wizard
Laugh-Master Academy is excited to welcome its newest team member: Social Media Coordinator, Flavie Laliberte. We sat down with her for a few questions to get to know her better.
What is your name and where are you from?
Flavie Laliberte from the beautiful city of Montreal, Canada.
How did you get into improv?
I discovered improv by accident. I was looking for some stand-up comedy to watch in Sydney one night when I stumbled on a Tweet from Laugh Master Academy. It literally said: “New beginner class starts tonight, 1 spot left.” I took it as a sign I had to take that class. Four months, 3 classes and 1 show later, I’m hooked. Help! I can’t stop! 😉
What training have you done?
I’ve previously done some debate and business plan competition but nothing resembling improv.
What level are you currently at LMA?
Level 2 with the amazingly talented Alistair Magee
What was your main concern or biggest fear about taking a class at LMA?
That I would not be funny and people would shun or ignore me
What did you learn as a result of taking this class?
I learned that just being myself is enough to create an interesting scene. You don’t have to pretend or force it. If you trust your partner, stay positive and make it simple, the funny scenes will just emerge naturally.
What specific benefit did you like most about your classes?
I gained self-confidence. I’ve stopped trying hard to impress people.
What are your favourite three things about improv?
The fun exercises we do in class. It feels like being in kindergarten again and playing with your friends. Wether you’re throwing a fake ball at someone, imitating birds or doing scenes, it feels like a grown up version of play time.
The amazing friends you make. The people make it so much better. The students are open-minded, supportive and hella’ fun! You bond crazy quick which reinforces the team spirit.
“The electric performances I’m so glad we get to perform after every level! Performance nights are thrilling and you get to show your friends and family how much you’ve improved. Now I try to catch every improv show in town to keep learning.”
What would you say to someone who is thinking about taking a class, but is nervous?
Everyone is more nervous than you. You’re in good hands. Do it. You won’t regret it I swear.
Where did you acquire your social media expertise?
Working for different non-for-profit organizations. They needed volunteers to manage their pages. I’ve also got a Marketing background and an interest for design.
What is your vision for how to improve LMA’s social media?
I want to help showcase all the amazing events LMA is hosting and get as many people on board for the classes. I want this amazing community to continue to grow as much as possible.
Specifically I want to get more footage of performances, cool pictures of students, regular blog posts, and more events to promote.
How can other students better use social media to spread the gospel of LMA?
Sharing is caring. If you have a friend who might benefit from improv, get them to follow LMA. Maybe hook them up with the free intro workshop every month. You can also message us your ideas and feedback. We’d love to hear from you. 🙂
Any final words?
Thank you for welcoming me into this big, loving, improv family. This will be fun. 🙂
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