Do you know that your creative ability is improved when you are in a good mood. If you are speaking impromptu, you use your creative ability. Therefore, you will find it easier to speak impromptu if you are in a good mood.
If you are in a bad mood, you will find it harder to speak ‘off the cuff’. Makes sense. Imagine trying to think of examples to reinforce your point whilst feeling angry because of a run in with a manager.
Listening to relaxing music is good.
Humming or singing to yourself is good.
Just thinking about nothing and simply being aware of your surroundings works.
Using the mindfulness technique of letting disturbing thoughts drift by without engaging them works a treat.
Getting there early, preparing and sitting peacefully helps.
Covering all eventualities in your mind and then letting them go finally knowing that you can deal with any situation that arises.
Some people like to be left alone to meditate or relax or listen to music. Some feel comfortable to mix with the audience as a way of early engagement or preparation.
Figure what gets you in a good mood from the moment of opening your eyes and don’t let anything disturb you. You will find that your creative brain will work so much better. The examples will flow. The notes won’t be necessary.
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