Red Dot Lessons - Part 3
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 demonstrate a range of opinions, and to play different characters.
Demonstrate a Range (1 video)
Often, we need to illustrate a visual range of examples or a spectrum of people on the stage. In her example, the presenter wishes to distinguish the range of opinions that people may have about Reality TV.
She starts at position B, and explains that these are the people in the middle of the spectrum, they neither like or dislike Reality TV. She then steps to position A, and acts out a sample dialogue of someone who is strongly against Reality TV. She then steps to Position C, and acts out someone who loves Reality TV and desires to have her own show.
These three positions allow her to demonstrate choice, and identify the choice she made. The presenter is at position B when the MTV opportunity arrives. She indicates her choice by gesturing to the right, and happily steps into position C, choosing to audition for the MTV show. (video).
Play Different Characters (1 video)
Changing positions on stage allows presenters to play more than one character, and helps the audience visually understand which character the presenter is playing.
In the presenter’s second story, she illustrates a conversation that she is having with her boyfriend. At position C, she plays herself, with her back to her boyfriend, speaking in her own voice, She then moves to position B, where she plays her boyfriend, speaking in his low voice. (video).
As she moves in and out of each character, the audience is able to easily follow her story, enjoy the dialogue, have a laugh, and absorb the lessons learned.
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,
Please visit us at HeroicVoice.com, to learn more about composing and delivering powerful presentations.