This is your objective What are you trying to achieve? To be noticed? To inspire others? To shock someone? You rarely want to inform/share information because that is a weak objective
This is referred to as the obstacle It could be resources, other people, technology It is not yourself
All of the answers to the other questions inform this one Much of acting is about overcoming obstacles to achieve your objective The conflict between you and your obstacle is what makes it interesting for the audience
You are not just presenting information, you are telling a story The answers to the five questions inform how you tell the story of your presentation “Conflict is the engine of storytelling” Usually, the conflict will be you v. the audience
Applying action words that describe what you want the audience to feel What emotion are you trying to evoke? Make choices that are in line with getting what you want under the circumstances you are in For presentations, one action word per slide
To defy To denounce To devastate To dismay To encourage To endear To idolize To inspire To objectify To please To reinforce To reminisce To reveal To shock To warn
Vocal tips Breathe and support breath with the diaphragm Enunciate Slow down Physical tips Be aware of posture Be grounded Be aware of your gestures
Adler, S. (1988). The technique of acting. New York, NY: Bantam Books. Bartow, A. (ed.). (2006). Handbook of acting techniques. London, UK: Nick Hern Books. Miller, B. J. (2000). The actor as storyteller: An introduction to acting. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company.
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