The fourth wall, that is. That mythical division between us (the person, or persons, in front) and them (the listeners). In the performing arts, a lot of time is spent establishing that wall and selectively breaching it. In the world of “real” presentations however, we build that wall at our peril.
At this moment in time, people are starved for connection. They crave the authentic while diving deeper into devices and heavily curated digital lives. This means that when you are actually IRL you are in an amazing position to create an actual impact. There has always been exceptional potential when humans come together. It just happens that these interactions are becoming almost a novelty.
Why not really look at and connect with these other beautiful humans and see what happens? It could be that authentic connection is just what you need as well.
Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay. She has over 16 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user. Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker. For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit www.growvoice.com.