Red Dot Lessons - Part 4
In this article, 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 help illustrate emotion and momentum.
Emotion and Momentum (4 videos)
From almost any position on the Red Dot, presenters have the ability to adjust the distance from the audience. By moving closer or father away, they can illustrate contrast, such as advancing versus retreating, improving versus worsening, boldness versus shyness.
In the beginning of her presentation, the presenter describes two responses to emotional storms. She takes a step forward, to represent those who “lean in” to their communities for support. She then takes a step backward to represent those who choose to retreat and suffer alone. She concludes by taking several steps forward to make the her bold promise. (video)
Her powerful ending begins with a tragedy, one with the potential to cause people to retreat. (video)
From this emotionally vulnerable spot, she is able to create momentum and positive emotion, by increasing her volume and taking bold steps forward. (video)
Audience engagement and attention is heightened, giving the presenter the perfect opportunity to invite the audience into taking action. (video)
Your Red Dot can be a conference room, a large theatre, a classroom, or even a living room. Whenever you are on stage, I invite you to use movement to tell better stories, to teach more effectively, and to visually engage your audiences.
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.