49: Join Elaine A. Clark’s Real Talking Tips as she describes her Making It M.I.N.E.®
4-part speech communication and performance series.
In Real Talking Tips episode 49, the final E for EMOTION is added to my Elaine A. Clark – Making It M.I.N.E.® 4-part speech communication and performance series.
The M-I-N-E acronym stands for:
M. MOTIVATION – The moment before speaking that propels the message opening.
I. INTENTIONS – Actions given to words to safeguard a ‘win’.
N. NEED – The message’s purpose and through line.
E. EMOTIONS – Adding emotional depth, realism, and opinion.
In the previous 4-part Real Talking Tips – Power of Persuasion series, the importance of emotion was discussed in episode 44. Ethos is a primary component of Aristotle’s rhetorical triangle because it establishes WHY your audience should trust you.
In this Real Talking Tips episode on Emotion, get ready to change feelings and emotions and unite them with the breath. And don’t forget that you can learn more about the Making It M.I.N.E.® speech and performance system in my book, There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is. You can also read the blog notes on my SOVA AWARD WINNING Website: elaineclarkvo.com.
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49: Join Elaine A. Clark’s Real Talking Tips as she describes her Making It M.I.N.E.® 4-part speech communication and performance series.
In Real Talking Tips episode 49, we’ll add the final E for emotion in my Elaine A. Clark Making It M.I.N.E.® 4-part speech communication and performance series. This time we’ll delve into how to Add Feelings to those EMOTIONS.
In Real Talking Tips episodes 46-48 we discussed the first 3 letters of my Making It M.I.N.E.® system. Now we’ll add the final letter to the M.I.N.E. acronym.
M. What’s your MOTIVATION?
I. INTENTIONS need Action!
N. The NEED is Your Through Line.
E. Add Feelings to those EMOTIONS.
Adding emotion when we speak adds depth, realism, and opinion. In the previous 4-part series of Real Talking Tips in episode 44 – The Power of Persuasion, we discussed the importance of emotion. Ethos is a primary component of Aristotle’s rhetorical triangle because it establishes WHY your audience should trust you.
In this episode on Emotion, get ready to feel and emote as we continue with the next sections of Real Talking Tips 49.
And don’t forget that you can learn more about the Making It M.I.N.E.® speech and performance system in my book, There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Emotions are necessary to incorporate with Motivation, Intentions, and Need. Here’s why:
• Emotions are the result of a situation.
• Happy and sad are the emotional extremes.
• Between Happy and Sad emotions is a vast spectrum of emotional conditions.
• Starting on one end of the emotional spectrum and moving to the opposite emotional side creates a story arc.
Staying neutral and not sharing how you feel can leave the audience second guessing your commitment and underlying belief in what you just said. Neutral can sound bad when the speaker merely states the logical facts without adding emotion.
Example: I can logically tell you, “There’s a restaurant down the street.” Unless the listener is starving and there are no other options, a statement devoid of emotion will not excite or motivate the listener to try it out. But if the speaker smiles and commits passionately to the statement, then the listener is more likely to eat at that restaurant because of the speaker’s emotional commitment and endorsement.
Emotions Establish WHY Listeners Should Trust you.
Emotions live in breath. We gasp when surprised, sigh when exhausted, and groan when overwhelmed. The sounds of the breath can be in, out, up, down, wiggly, shaky, and have added noises like grrr, uugh, hmm, ahhh, oh, and oou.
Let’s take a moment now to unite the emotion with the breath. Start the breath and add in the emotional sounds as you say each word. Avoid making the emotional sound, stopping, and then saying the word. The breath, sounds, and words should work together.
Hmmm – jealous
Ahhhh – overwhelmed
Ugggh – disgusted
Ummm – shy
Huuhh! – shocked
Hahaha – happy
aaaSigh – bored
Here’s your EMOTION assignment:
1. Pay attention to the sounds you make in various emotional situations.
2. Replicate some of the breathing and emotional personality sounds when reading a script or making a presentation.
3. Think about the arc of the emotions so the listener is guided from one emotional situation to the other extreme.
4. Be aware of when you sound neutral or emotionally disconnected.
5. Identify the emotions you need in a speech and warm up those emotions prior to speaking.
Emotions = Your Point of View
Congratulations on completing my Elaine A. Clark – Making it M.I.N.E.® Real Talking Tips series. We’re going to continue with the story arc in Real Talking Tips episode 50.
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