I can see You have taken your piece out of the fridge and stopped with all the snipping and editing.
You have even read and ranted your piece out loud, in front of the mirror, in the park or on the train.
You are ready to get that piece from head to mouth.
What does that mean? It means you like what you have written and you are proud of your brilliant idea/s. You have chewed it over and digested it enough. Now, you are ready to rock and rumba, to mambo and jive and get your piece off paper or screen and into the ears of the one or one thousand members of your audience.
Here are 2 simple ways to approach this part. Organise or go organic!
To organise is to memorise all your gloriously designed words. Repetition is key to this method. Don’t be afraid to do this. Musicians, actors, singers and all artists repeat their work thousands of times, not just to learn it but to truly feel connected to their art.
To go organic is to soak up the essence of your words. To absorb and really deeply inhale the true meaning of your message. It’s like you ‘dig’ what you are saying!
Both methods work and both work well together. For short pieces or personal stories that you already know, going organic will come easy. If you have a 45 minute speech to learn, you will need a more structured method to get all those magical words of yours from head to mouth.
One thing for sure, practising your piece will help you to develop your confidence, and encourage your unique style to flourish.
In the end, that is what we all want to accomplish. We all want to see our audience sit up and listening hard!
Check out the video below for more details of how to get your super, smart message from Head to Mouth!
-Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you – Anon
The Vlog on the Blog. Impressive Talking.
If we only could emulate our passionate teachers, eh! Especially you, Georgia…Hope springs eternal!
Great advises. To connect to a theme, or even to our own words organically, is the most genuine way to achieve honest, compelling speeches. On top of that, if it’s well organized, it easily becomes a compelling writing or performance. I couldn’t agree more.