It’s appropriate that I write this latest blog today, 2/24/2020, as it is the day of the Memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna who tragically lost their lives January 26 along with 7 close friends.
This past Saturday 2/22 was another tribute.
This one a tribute to another great basketball player, my student Dwyane Wade. The Miami Heat retired his jersey in a weekend celebration that included giving him the key to the city. We have been working for the past three months on remarks he delivered Saturday at half-time.He closed his speech with the following,
“In the words of one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball, **my friend- the late Kobe Bryant said, **”The most important thing is to try and inspire others, **so they can be great in whatever they choose to do…”
I encourage you to read the above emphasizing the portions that are underlined. The asterisks are moments for you to
‘allow’ a breath.
What you are reading is exactly what Dwyane read in the teleprompter and is a formidable part of our Work.I chose to share this today because I, too, in my humble way, want to inspire (breathe into you), not merely motivate. One of the ways I do this is through a trademarked part of Vocal Awareness called Visceral Language which helps us convey the emotion of words—the emotion of everything we say. Please take a look at Dwyane’s performance Saturday night as the man he is. He is integral and authentic and fully embodied his speech in Visceral Language. As I often say,
“A Champion does it differently.”
I encourage you to use this technique when you want to embody the best of who you are and inspire others with your message.