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Steal the Show

Lesson 1 from: FAST CLASS: Heroic Public Speaking

Michael Port, Amy Port

Steal the Show

Lesson 1 from: FAST CLASS: Heroic Public Speaking

Michael Port, Amy Port

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1. Steal the Show

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Steal the Show

Yeah, So this first segment will be on the principles of performance, and the second one is going to be all on finding your voice. So you'll get some of those secrets on voice training and speech trick speech training, speech training that supposedly reactors. I'll get Yeah. And then after that, we're going to move into a segment. That's all on nailing your big idea. What is your big idea? What is it you promise an audience if they're going to take the time to listen to you, and if they're gonna make changes that you may be asking them to make. And then after that, we're gonna move in our next segment into how to craft captivating speeches, how to make them dynamic. Have you all ever seen a performance or uh, a speech that you just felt your attention click out of a couple of minutes? Oh, yeah, lots of knots, Right? You know, the speeches that don't keep you engaged and we want to teach you the tools so that you can craft them. It takes it takes some crafting of it in order to keep an ...

audience engaged and keep it dynamic. And then in segment five, we're gonna move into storytelling and teach you how to how to craft a good story because stories are a great way to build in dynamics and contrast in your talks. And then we get to the to the big segment on rehearsal where we teach you how to rehearse right from table reading of whatever it is you've scripted, we're gonna teach you something called content mapping. Don't worry about what it's called, but we're gonna teach you how to go through and literally mark up your text in a way that it's going to serve you in rehearsal and then how to translate that to being on on your feet and moving into blocking, which is the staging, how you stages so that you're not just pacing back and forth or shifting back and forth and making everybody seasick. And then we get into two segments where we just coach you and you take this space, you take the rehearsal space, not everybody, you're not obligated to do it by the way, before she came here, her hair was down now. It's, it's shot straight up when she heard she had to get coached on the stage. It's amazing. Actually. I had a full head of hair before I got here. So much anxiety. It just had all disappeared. Yes. So those, those afternoon sessions will be really exciting and often very confronting but compelling nonetheless. So what's it like for you speaking, what does it feel like? What are the things that are uncomfortable for you about speaking folks in the front? It's fun. It's fun. That's good. That's good. That's good. Wasn't actually the answer to my question, but it's it's a great answer nonetheless. So what's uncomfortable about it for you? Yes. Being vulnerable and really allowing the audience to feel the story, but allowing myself to be completely vulnerable and naked with the audience naked. It's a great word, those of you at home. You may be naked right now. But often, have you heard the, have you heard the the the idea is if you're nervous, imagine the audience in their underwear. Have you heard that? It might be? I think it's the second worst piece of advice you could give, You could give a performer second worst and I'll give you the first worst piece of advice when we work on rehearsal. But for now, the second worst piece of advice is this idea that you should think about people in their underwear or naked. Let's just do this right now. I don't want Yeah. Yeah. I'm just gonna imagine. See now I'm getting uncomfortable. You guys are really uncomfortable. How is that supposed to make one feel more comfortable? I don't get it. It makes no sense. The truth of the matter is it's the it's the person on stage who is naked, metaphorically speaking. And that's often what's so confronting about performing. Because you are the one who is vulnerable. You are the one who is revealing parts of yourself that may be challenging to reveal may be hard to reveal, but you are there for a reason and the reason is to reveal those things in service of the audience. Of course, too much information that is not in service of the audience is something that we want to cut out of our presentations.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Developing Your Big Idea - A Self Guided Worksheet
Guide to Making World Saving Speeches - 25 more tips
Syllabus
Practice Script 1
Practice Script 2

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