December 2, 2011 fm

Speech Structure & Stage Movement

80% of all our communication is non-verbal. This means, the good use of your entire body reinforces any message you transmit.

Apart from body language in general – including gestures, hand movements, facial expressions – you can apply it to a specific area – stage movement.

Let’s say you built a speech using the Speech Structure Building Method. It then consists of five main blocks: opening, A, B, C, closing.

You practiced your speech. You rehearsed your speech with friends. Now the moment of truth has arrived. You enter the stage…

Positioned right in the center of the stage you kick off your speech. When you approach the main body of your speech after the opening, you move to the right front of the stage (from your perspective) and speak about A, the first subtheme of your speech.

While you do the transition from A to B – for instance, saying, “What has New York to do with my profession?” – you move to the central front area of the stage.

The same procedure applies to subtheme C and the closing.

Especially, the A-B-C transitions have a great impact. Your audience can follow your speech much better now. You make your content more comprehensible.

A small change with great impact.

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