To communicate intent by changing location. Also discourages wandering.
A speaker is challenged to emphasize a transitional thoughts using a physical transition.
A 47-second Speech
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
That means you have three parts:
idea, transition, new idea.
So what you'll do is . . .
say your idea,
then, as you speak your Transition,
take 1, 2, 3 steps . . . Plant,
and give us your new idea.
Does someone want to try that?
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.