There are several do’s and don’ts for creating and walking a timeline on stage. Take a look at the following video and then see 5 tools below that you should keep in mind before your next speech. If you have problems viewing the video initially, then just hit the play button below.
5 Do’s and Don’ts for Creating and Walking your Timeline
- Do be subtle. As you saw, a few steps can create 20 years.
- Don’t think you have to tell an entire story from one spot. Instead, initiate the story from that spot and then use the entire stage to tell the rest of the story.
- Do use visual and verbal call-backs to evoke emotions and to make your message stick.
- Do take something out of your speech, put it into your audience’s life, and ask them about it. Isaak does this with the mountain when he asks, “What is your mountain? Has it defeated you?”
- Do realize that your audience’s left (the past) is your right and vice versa. In other words, you have to be like the aerobics instructor who does everything backwards so it’s correct for your audience. So when you walk into the past, you move to your right which is your audience’s left.
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