How many times have you been in an awkward situation because of a university professor who assigned you a presentation in front of your peers and you got nervous?
or just to discuss your master’s thesis you lost your ability to speak or even as you are in charge of your job and you will run a meeting with the staff you felt your heartbeat.
Although speech is the most we do today, we still have the fear and dread of speaking in front of an audience, even though we do it while talking to people on the street or peers..
So what is improvisation?
Improvisation is a technique and way of thinking allows you to communicate with others effectively.
It is a tool and a process through which you convey your experiences to others face to face, which is a very important skill in social life and work: because it enables you to take advantage of the present moment and helps you to win people and benefit from them and provide them as much as possible.
Basic principles of improvisation:
1. immersion in the present moment :
through concentration, attention and presence of mindfulness in the subject.
In your work, for example, if you look, you will find a large amount of problems caused mainly by the fact that no one hears others, no appreciation and attention to the effort of the employee and no one focuses with him.
improvisation is to be present with all your senses so that everyone around you knows that you are in the present moment and that you are with them with all your emotions
2-honesty with self:
we all make mistakes and this is normal, but the recognition of mistakes and benefit from them is a clicker in winning people.
and this principle will not be evaluated by other than you, because it’s you who know yourself well, and how honest you are.
and at first you will find it difficult especially if you don’t used to it But if you make a commitment to honesty and also try to develop your ability to fulfill the commitment, you will find things easily come true.
3 – honesty with others
Unfortunately our society this period replaces lying in many aspects of our lives, and tries to decorate the lies and comfort the consciences by calling the lie as a white lie.
but many lies reflected negatively on people’s dealings with each other, and there has become distrust in dealing.
4 – show your work to the public:
or we could call it the training to participate, because share your thoughts with those around you will make you come out of your narrow minded around you of all the people, so your experience will be a large jump in little time.
6 magical techniques that will help you to improvise properly.
- 1. try to create an atmosphere of understanding for people’s objections without agreeing to the incorrect ones and without disappointing their enthusiasm..
By using the phrase ” yes,but.” So you say yes to the speaker until you confirm to him that he has already received his point of view and that this is his right to object, so you win his friendship, and comes immediately after “but” or something in which you will explain to the objector that his words are not true or that you do not agree with his opinion.
- 2-use all your senses while improvising, because it really indicates the depth of your feelings and your knowledge of them, try to employ all your skills and senses while discussing with others, which will make them feel interested that will help you communicate your thoughts to them.
- 3-erudition of links between you and those around you: If you have a co-worker try to strengthen your relationship with him.
for exemple invite him to visit you at home and consolidate the relationship between the two families, the more there is a link and ties and relationships between you and the individuals at work, the more they respond to your improvisation and the desired will be achieved efficiently.
- 4-control your fears and do not allow them to appear in the first place, which requires you to recognize your fear and accept it first and then treat it in an artificial environment and similar to the environment in which you will improvise, means simulate the atmosphere in which you will be dealing with people and find elements similar to the elements 😉
- 5-language, and we do not mean the speech that we pronounce only, the language is wider than this in cases of improvisation improvisation, the role of verbal speech that we pronounce in improvisation is much less than the body language which would deliver to the audience the opposite of your speech or confirm it or be clearer.
Body language alone accounts for about 75% of the language process as a whole and 15% of the first element of improvisation, if you remember = about 90% of your improvisation is related to them, 5% of your knowledge and knowledge, and the remaining 5% of your spoken language!! So you should be well able to body language and be attentive to your body movements while improvising, and practice this a lot.
- 6-Laughter: Laughter is one of the simple techniques of improvisation will cost you nothing but a smile, will facilitate your affairs more than communication and will ease the difficulty of the subject in which you speak.
There’s more than one point. if you don’t pay attention, all your improvisational effort will be wasted.
Ask for a laugh, but don’t seek it. the whole point of improvisation is not to make people laugh. laughter is a means we use, not an end.
Do not direct your mockery to others in the audience and do not turn your mockery to bully someone’s appearance, culture or religion, because this will spoil the value of laughter, but it is OK to mock your mistakes you will highlight this human aspect in you as a leader or official in your work or even as an ordinary lecturer.
Advanced methods of improvisation that you use depending on the nature of the situation:
Story style :
people tend to tell their anecdotes and stories that will express what you want to say in simple language and understandable: he exploited this to your advantage so that they correspond story with your goals of improvisation. And until you do your story, you make the most of it:
Talk about the topic and then bring a related story that explains what you said, and then go back to the topic and say its conclusion to the audience.
As a general rule, the shorter the story, the higher the response to it, because people are displaced from you in long stories.
Also make the introduction of the story attractive and interesting and the conclusion is simple in which there is no new addition to what has been said.
And if you’re telling a story from another source not in your life, there’s no problem changing its style and its words without distorting its meaning.
games are a good way to improvise, although calling them Games gives a negative image to adults, and it is possible to use the term interactive exercise or activity.
The distinctive in the Games is that they are energetic and in which the participation of the audience, among them:
Game words “the first and last”: a game in the exploitation of the information of your lecture or the topic that I improvised because it depends on saying the word begins by one of the players and the second player has to conclude the whole dialogue with the word you specify, so choose the words of the beginning and the end carefully.
And so we can say that you are almost ready to improvise from now, prepare well and imagine that there is an audience that sees you even if there is no one around but your friend to evaluate your performance. Rely on the principles and techniques that we have said and notice the mistakes you make and avoid them the next time, and do not stick to the methods that we have said in one letter you have a free space for creativity.