Repetition. This is one of my favorites
as far as a concept, I think about
repetition a lot. Repetition means a lot of different things in public
speaking. It can be repetition of form. Now, think of it almost like repetition
of how you would write a paper as a whole. When you go through each topic, how
are you going to go about presenting that topic. We wrote up a repetitive
form for your last presentations. It might be worth copying down that form
and teaching each postural dysfunction in the same way, because it makes much it
much easier on the listener to follow where your head is. You can repeat
sentence structures. I tend to do this a lot when I'm trying to
stimulate a conversational environment. I'll repeat a certain sentence structure,
and then leave the word off, like insert the blank, so that people know it's
coming. We can do it very simple. Let's start talking
about muscles again. The primary extensors of the hip is - The primary
dorsiflexor of the ankle is -
The primary flexor of the knee is - The primary flexor of the spine is -
As I started going through that sentence structure you
knew what was coming, right? It starts making it very easy to follow. Now,
let's flip that around for a second. If I said the primary extensor of the
hip is? Keep going. You
already said it once, just appease me for a second.
And then my next question is, the "blank" is probably
the best in doing shoulder flexion? So, if I'm doing horizontal
adduction, the muscle that's working is "blank" to do a bench press?
Do you get what I'm saying? If you start dissecting questions and putting
them all over the place, unless you're trying to get higher level comprehension,
it's probably better to use the same sentence structure every time.
It makes it really easy to follow what you're saying. That's probably not a
great way to write, it wouldn't be very interesting to read, but when we're
speaking it just comes across as being simple and in flow. Repeating maxims.
When in doubt, refer out.
You've never heard that before? -Today's a special day for us.
When you're teaching corrective exercise,
"when in doubt refer out" is a good maxim because
it's basically stating at any time you have pain, you don't understand the
dysfunction, you're not getting improvement, you should, "when in
doubt refer out". Somebody starts asking you a question, 'well I tried to stretch
my lats, and every time I stretch my lats I have shoulder pain.' When in doubt, refer
out. You can create all sorts of maxim's. The
p90x model might be a nice catchphrase. Bring
your best, forget the rest, is that it?
So you could use that maxim throughout, maybe as a motivation builder.
That's a repetitive thing that you can use. Repeat main ideas. So, unlike
written communication, when you do speaking it is ok to repeat
what you're talking about over. If your main idea is correcting upper body
dysfunction, it's okay to say that you were correcting upward body
dysfunction ten times while you're teaching it. That's okay. It's okay to go
back to the board, like we had four different steps on the last presentation,
it would be fine for you to go, 'okay what are we fixing? Upper body
dysfunction', alright. We just talked about what are we going to see?
Ok, now I'm going to explain signs and symptoms. You go
through signs and symptoms, great. So what we correcting? Upper body dysfunction.
What I'm saying is it's ok to keep repeating those main ideas. People
are not going to retain everything you say, you have to know that right off the
bat, so if you have an objective, if you have something important that you need
to say, you better say it more than once. Alright, whatever you need to get through,
whatever you think the big chunks are, find a way to create a repetitive form
where you are reinforcing that idea over and over again. What was one of the main
ideas I talked about yesterday?
The brilliance of the NASM model is what? It's a system. I probably said