General on BreathSync
BreathSync for public speakers and teachers
Learning how to stand in front of an audience or a class is a skill that we can learn. Many people feel uncomfortable and even scared when they face an audience.
When we speak to an audience, the words we say reflect mainly our thoughts. Our body language, the gestures that we make, reflect mainly what we feel about the words we say. People in an audience listening to a speaker, are much more interested in the speaker’s feelings rather than in the speaker’s words. This is why in personal-communication, our body language is much more important, than the words we say. Our body-language is a window to our feelings.
The idea behind BreathSync is not, how to use breathing for relaxing a speaker before or during a speech but rather how we can use breathing, as a timer for synchronizing body-language gestures.
This is how BreathSync works.
When we inhale, we focus on authority. We RESET 6 key body-language gestures: eye contact, facial expression, hands gestures, head gesture, posture and body-motion. We do all of these things when we inhale and focus on power.
When we exhale, saying our words, we focus on friendly and asymmetric gestures with the body. We show that we are more human and even vulnerable.
When inhaling – again authority…
Complete 3 stage Yogic beathing, is used as a clock. We inhale through the nose, first inflating the abdomen, then the ribcage and last the chest. Exhaling in reverse order as we speak.
After completing a 3-stage Yogic inhale, our lungs are full, the tempo of our speech is reduced, we have time to gather our thoughts and we allow the audience to digest the information we served on the exhale. This breathing timer can be automated by exercising.
Knowing exactly the 6 RESETTING ACTIONS that we take when we inhale, works as a safety net. As we start inhaling, we know exactly what to do with our eyes, our facial expression, hands position, head position, body-posture and body motion.
When a speaker speaks to an audience, members of the audience constantly evaluate the speaker. Every gesture and micro gesture made is evaluated, scored and stored in something like an Excel sheet. The sigma or the column summary, is our presence-score.
By systematically using of this breathing-clock-dependent presentation, we can increase our presence-score.