Do you have a pet? Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved getting down to “Dog Level.” I’d see my dog laying on the floor, maybe under a table, and go lay down with her.
At a wobbly leg of a chair. It’s funny how much different the world looks when you get down on your hands and knees and sprawl out on the floor.
You see things you didn’t see before. Or can’t if you’re standing.
(Have you ever done this? Or am I the only one?)
A child stuck a fruit sticker on the bottom of the table rim.
The faint cobweb across the light in the ceiling.
The way the light enters the window from down low.
The trees outside and the perspective of looking at the sky.
Rehearsing does this for you with your message.
I’m not sure I want to label my rehearsals “Getting Down to Dog Level,” but you get the picture.
To see a situation or a message more clearly, look at it from a new point of view.
3 Ways to Bring Perspective in Rehearsals:
- You can bring in another person to hear your pitch or talk.
- Record it and listen to it AS the audience member.
- Close your EYES. Just listen. Don’t watch.
These ways work really well when you need perspective on a message