Red Dot Lessons - Part 1
In this article series, you will learn 5 ways to use movement to help you communicate more powerfully to your audiences. We will discuss how movement is used to illustrate past, present, and future.
Illustrate the past, present, and future (4 videos)
In this example, the presenter uses four spots to illustrate different points in time. She starts at on the left edge of the Red Dot (Position A), which represents the earliest moment in her presentation, her childhood. She moves a few steps to the right (Position B), which represents her time on the MTV show when she was 20 years old. (video)
The center of the circle (Position C) represents the present, where she shares her wisdom, advice, lessons learned (video).
She moves to the right edge of the Red Dot, Position D, to speak about an idealistic point in the future. (video)
When you connect the four dots, it gives a visual timeline that goes from left to right. We’ve all seen timelines before, in history books and in bar charts. These stage positions are consistent with how we have used and experienced timelines to communicate past, present, and future.
Once these positions are established, the presenter has the ability to gesture towards the left edge to reference lessons learned in the past, and to gesture towards the right edge to reference possibilities in our future. In her closing section, she moves to position B, her time on the MTV show, to share the key lesson from that experience. (video)
Anthony Lee, founder of the Heroic Voice Academy, trained Baya Voce for her TEDx presentation, The Simple Cure for Loneliness. This TEDx talk illustrates what is possible when presenters learn how to integrate stage movement, helping audiences learn, care, and take action,
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