I watched a goofy movie a few days ago.
One person’s skill was being able to come up with rhyming verbal smackdowns.
Kind of like one way rap battles.
Her character was the archetype of somebody who doesn’t have “book smarts” but instead has very valuable “street smarts.”
And in one of the scenes, she was describing her skill, and the other guy didn’t believe her.
So she challenged him to give her any word as a “seed.”
He came up with an obscure word, and she went off.
On the spot, coming up with a perfectly calibrated “poem” that had the perfect number of syllables per line, rhyming patterns, etc.
This, of course, demonstrated her intelligence, her resourcefulness, and earned the respect of the other character.
She was a kid, and the other character was a much more authoritative good guy type.
Of course, this was a movie.
And that “spontaneous rap rhyme” she came up with was probably written and re-written a bunch of times by professional writers.
And the actor playing the kid had no doubt practiced the a bunch of times as well.
A different, but similar idea also shows up.
One character will say something important to another character.
When they’re finished, the other character will look at the and say:
“Did you rehearse that?”
Which kind of implies that in the moment, well spoken ideas (usually to persuade somebody to do something) are very, very HARD.
So when a character does let loose with a moving speech, even the movie characters realize it’s been rehearsed.
Which means if you CAN do this in real life, they WILL be very, very impressive.
But in the movies, these kinds of things are very CONTEXTUAL.
They even show people practicing these kinds of speeches in the mirror.
Which is a very, very good idea.
If you want to get an outcome, and that requires talking to somebody and getting their participating, the practice IS a very good idea.
But what about those spontaneous situations?
How can you practice those?
Think of the art of verbal “smackdowns” or spontaneous verbal rhymes very much like martial arts.
But since fighting is something that is physical, and we have plenty of experience practicing physical things, that seems normal.
Practicing punch and blocks until they are unconscious.
So if you ever need them in an evolving situation, like a tournament or an actual fight, you will “flow” with your blocks and punches much more effectively.
And you CAN absolutely do this with your words.
You can do drills that will enhance your in-the-moment flow of ideas.
And since few people ever think about this stuff outside of movies, you will stand out like a true star.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.