Exercise: What Makes it Mine?

Reflect upon your communication patterns. Take this opportunity to deeply consider how you communicate.  You might simply think of the patterns of communication that you…

Exercise: Why Does it Matter?

Think about events in your life in which the quality of your communication was important to the outcome. Maybe presenting as a subject matter expert,…

Exercise: How Does it Work?

Think about how you learn.  Whether it was memorizing the alphabet, tying a shoe, playing an instrument, learning a sport, driving a car, or assembling…

Exercise: Using Decisive Gesture

Incorporating Decisive Gestures to punctuate and break up gestural patterns amplifies and adds emphasis to content that is direct, factual, or to the point.

Exercise: Tools for Teachers

A combination of fundamental skills and meaning-making theory will enhance your ability to connect with learners and amplify the quality of student engagement in the…

Exercise: Star Hands

Stars Hands is a vocal and gestural warm up that can be incorporated into any performance-prep routine.

Exercise: All the World’s a Stage

We don’t have to be in an artistic venue strategize like a performing artist. Any physical space, and any gathering of people, can be understood…

Exercise: Finding Diaphragmatic Breath

Practice the 3-step breathing exercise so it becomes an accessible and available pattern. Once you have taken the exercise through a few repetitions, think of…

Exercise: One Breath, One Thought

Start to reflect upon your thoughts in past presentations, situations where you were communicating important information to an audience, or when the stakes were high,…

Exercise: Think, Breathe, Speak

As you begin to observe your natural breathing patterns, notice when your breath is deep and connects with fluent speech to express yourself. Now, reflect…

Exercise: Practicing Directive Thoughts

Connect the 3-step breathing exercise with your everyday speech. As you go about your day, find in-person communication or virtual situations where you can practice…

Exercise: The Emotional Center

In considering the concept of the Emotional Center, Observer how you position the Frame of your body in relation to how you are feeling toward…

Exercise: Understanding Fundamental Skills

Begin to purposefully think about and observe the actions that are involved in your communication practice.  Do you –  Consider the Given Circumstances? Develop an…

Exercise: Using Full Back

Think about your everyday employment of a Full Back orientation. As a driver in a car to those in the backseat, you either have to…

Exercise: Understanding Counterbalance

Become aware of the various patterns of positioning in your standing or seated Base and then observe the Counterbalance efforts of your upper body. Through…

Exercise: Creating a Listening Body

Observe what body positioning you naturally default to when listening. Do you disengage with your body as you process what you hear or are you…

Exercise: Finding a Ready Position

In what situations, other than a formal presentation, do you envision employing the Ready Position? Think about the many types of formulated Ready Positions in…

Exercise: An Overview of Gesture

As you have been learning, movements in the body can be viewed by the audience or communication partner as supportive of verbal content, or unsupportive…

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