1st Steps

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STEPS BEFORE FIRST TIME ON STAGE

  • STEP 1 Best is to start with a bed time story to your son or any child in your mother tongue and then the same story in English.
  • STEP 2 To gain confidence and to prove to yourself practice in front of your friends or family – First in your mother tongue. Second time in English. Do this till you are confident. The arrangement should be as follows:-
  • You and your friends should be sitting on chairs and you should have script in hand
    • Speak casually to one friend at a time.
    • Psyche yourself and Pretend to be confident
    • Despite all this you will definitely panic and forget what to say next!!!
    • Take a deep breath, smile at your friends.
    • To buy time – ask a Question or an opinion or tell someone to “Summarize what you have grasped so far.
    • Look at the script in style and continue. 
  • You and your friends should be sitting on chairs and you should have script in hand
  • Speak casually to one friend at a time.
  • Psyche yourself and Pretend to be confident
  • Despite all this you will definitely panic and forget what to say next!!!
  • Take a deep breath, smile at your friends.
  • To buy time – ask a Question or an opinion or tell someone to “Summarize what you have grasped so far.
  • Look at the script in style and continue. 

STEP 3 Write the whole script again in your own words. Use only short sentences and  only words you are very familiar with. Include a story or an experience if possible

STEP 4 Highlight the Key words in YELLOW – Make a separate list of these KEY WORDS in a small card and pin it to your script.

STEP 5 You should have memorized the first 20 lines.

STEP 6   Rehearsed at least 7 times before a Mirror.

STEP 7 On the day of the presentation go at least 30 minutes before the event and mentally get used to the environment. Have a spare copy of your Script and the Card with the Key Words in your pocket.


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