PLANT

TRANS-PLANT

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PURPOSE

To communicate intent by changing location. Also discourages wandering.

OVERVIEW

A speaker is challenged to emphasize a transitional thoughts using a physical transition.

TEXT

A 47-second Speech

Plant Trans-Plant

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

Think of a transitional sentence

or phrase in your speech

where you go from one idea

to another.

(Pause)

That means you have three parts:

idea, transition, new idea.

So what you'll do is . . .

(Demonstrating.)

Plant,

say your idea,

then, as you speak your Transition,

take 1, 2, 3 steps . . . Plant,

and give us your new idea.

Plant-Trans-Plant.

Does someone want to try that?

Demo This

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Demo This

Demo This

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.

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