As I’ve posted previously, taking an acting class is a great way to increase your all around skills.
Self expression, taking social risks, learning to more effectively use your voice, or “instrument,” as they say. Not to mention all the cool, outside the box people you’ll meet.
There’s plenty of exercises we did, in order to help us get outside our shell and discover new ways of self expression.
One particular exercise, that was a lot of fun, was where we had to come up with a one or two minute scene.
Only when we went through and acted out the scene, all we were allowed to say was the numbers one through ten.
Meaning, one person would say “one,” the other person would say “two,” and so on. But we had to fully get into the scene, in our imagination, body language, voice tone, facial expressions, etc.
Back when I used to travel to countries where few people spoke English, I was always amazed how easy it was to communicate without using any words.
Once you know the basic context of the conversation, gestures and facial expressions really will take you a long ways.
Most of us think that all there is to language is the words, or surface structure. But because you’re reading this you know there’s a lot more.
That the surface structure only accounts for a very small percentage of what’s really going on.
If we rely only on the words, we’re leaving out a lot of tools. It’s like trying to play an entire symphony using only one note on one instrument.
But when you leverage all the depth and experience underlying even the simplest language, there’s no telling what you can achieve.
One way to do that is with a specific set of language tools, collectively known as covert, or conversational hypnosis.
They allow you to focus on both the surface structure, and the deep structure, at the same time.
Which will in turn allow you to fully embrace the potential that’s been there all along.
To find out how, click the link below: