Memorization Skill: Communication Skills Tip
Memorization is a skill we learn as actors. First, we are taught to read a script with our fellow actors without any emotion. This is called a cold reading. Then, we begin to read our parts with feeling. Later we stand and stage the scenes while reading through the script. This repetition sets a tone in our memory bank that the information needs to be stored for later use. Once we begin to study our lines to enable us to act without reading, we're already very familiar with our lines. During rehearsals, it is very common to have a stage manager prompting us when we are off script and forget our lines. These cues trigger our memory and allow us to improvise while staying with the story line. How does this relate to your business presentations? By preparing your speech through memorization, you are more able to act on your feet when it's show time. Because you don't want to sound staged, try memorizing the order of your bullet points and watch your confidence soar. To be added to Lanartco's Communication Performance Tip of the Week, please connect to this link or send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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