The 9P’s of Performance

The purpose of the “9P’s of Performance” is to develop a participant’s performance and communications capabilities in an effort to enhance their overall image and business character. The program is based on a realisation that connecting with an audience is paramount for a successful career as a leader at any level. Professional performers all have a unique and magical way of connecting to their audience. It is one of the many reasons why we idolise stars in our society, and why it is beneficial for everyone seeking success, to perform to their highest potential. Mastering the “9P’s of Performance”, will gain you that level of outstanding performance, and help lead you to the top.

The program emboldens its clients to step outside of their own personal safety and comfort zones, through which becoming a more comfortable and confident, speaker and performer is simplified, and made possible and enjoyable.

The 9P’s of Performance are:

Prana/Pneuma – The most important aspect of proper vocal usage can be found within the most fundamental function of human life, that being breathing. To be an effective speaker one has to breathe correctly.

Posture – “Stand up straight!” “Pull your shoulders back!” I’m sure you all remember these words, but were you ever really taught what “good posture” is? Were you ever taught effective ways to acquire good posture?

Poise – Having poise comes with an ownership of grace and elegance, a sense of composure and a dignity of manner. When one is poised they are balanced and self-assured. With poise one appears ready and prepared. Being poised emits a confidence and radiance that attracts others to you.

Projection – When you project your voice, you project your entire image and give others the opportunity and a reason to “embrace” you.

Preparedness – “Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance”. Preparedness provides you with the firm ground on which to stand. It gives you confidence!

Pitch – Before one can overcome their fear of public speaking or become a successful and confident speaker, one must understand that we as human beings cannot hear the tone of our own voice when we speak.

Pace – One needs to be clear and distinct while speaking and in their movement. To do so one must have a balanced speed or pace when speaking and moving.

Practice – “Practice means to perform, over and over again, in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” Martha Graham.

Passion – Without passion there is no power. Without power there is no influence. Without influence there is no connection. Without connection, there is emptiness.

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