A few years back I took an acting class at a local community college. It was a great experience for a number of reasons.
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We did plenty of interesting exercises to help us “get out of our heads” so to speak, so we could more fully “try on” a new character, and fully express them on stage in front of others.
One of the exercises we had to do was to come up with a scenario, and then have a dialogue. The purpose was to convey to the audience what the specific scenario was.
Sounds easy right?
Only we were only allowed to use one single sentence:
“Is it you?”
Meaning we had to come up with body language, facial expressions, and even voice tone, in that short sentence, to convey a complicated situation involving two or more people.
We were allowed to create “sound effects,” but other than that, “is it you” was all we were allowed to say.
Needless to say, this really stretched our imagination. Trying to get a point across with only three specific words, isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do.
The truth is that most of us, in our daily conversations and interactions, don’t do much better.
We have these great ideas in our minds, but when they come out, people look at us like, “what?”
Kind of like when I was hiking with my friends. I saw a mama bear and a couple of cubs. After I got over the initial fear (they say NEVER get between a mama bear and her cubs) I grabbed my camera and took a picture.
I was sure that when I got back, and got the film developed (I was using a disposable camera) I would be a hero. Boldly hiking into the dangerous wilderness.
Only when the pic was developed, the scary mama bear and her dubs were barely recognizable.
How you express the ideas in your mind will have HUGE impact on the things you can accomplish in life.
Most folks are content to spit out ill prepared garbage, and kind of slide by.
But some folks aren’t content with that kind of life. Some folks know they’ve got great ideas, that the world needs to hear.
Ideas that can move emotions, change minds, and make a lasting impact.
With the right language patterns, delivering your ideas are much, much easier.
Which makes getting what you want much more natural.
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