TRANS-PLANT

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PURPOSE

To practice planting, and using space to communicate intent. Also helps discourage wandering.

OVERVIEW

A speaker is challenged to maintain connection with the audience while moving to a new location.

TEXT

A 47-second Speech

Trans-Plant

Here’s an exercise that uses space and stillness to clarify what’s important. It’s called Trans-Plant.

 

Think of a sentence in your speech that transitions from one thought to the next. Give us your first thought, and then, as you say your transition sentence,

 

(Demonstrating.)

 

take 1, 2, 3 steps. Make sure you're planted again before you speak your next thought.

Does someone want to try that?

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Here’s another option . . .

 

(Take 3 steps, maintaining connection without speaking. Plant.)

 

The silent Trans-Plant. In this version, you use your transition . . .

 

(Take 3 more steps.)

 

to create anticipation. Whatever kind of Trans-Planting you do, the goal is to clarify what’s important.