In improvisation there is a tool called “yes, and…” The concept is easy enough to understand. When working with a partner or a group you accept the premise of whatever has just been said, or done, and expand the idea from there. There are no limits to where you can go or how far from the original seed thought you end up. You just send your energy, your weight into the choice.
I’ve always loved the possibility in this tool. How a slight variation or a bold shift can change everything. What if we adapted this tool to how we approach vocal or presentational choices?
What if you could let it expand your thinking about what is possible.
Yes, and what if that led to more confidence in your speech.
Yes, and what if then you took more risks and gave voice to more ideas.
Yes, and what if your ideas changed your world.
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.