Status – Communication Fundamentals.
When we use the word Status we are not referring to seniority, age, class or job description. In our theatre-based training Status refers to the way someone uses their body in Space and Time.
- Status has an instantaneous and profound effect on how an audience feels about a speaker and their message.
- This is because, at a very deep level, we all recognise Status.
To see Status in action, watch the Video clips below and compare them. Ask yourself: Does Speaker One seem less impressive than Speaker Two?
- The difference is their use of Space and Time.
The Less Space you use, the Less Time you take, the LOWER your Status.
- LOW STATUS can give the impression someone is not up to the job of leading or managing others.
The More Space you use, the More Time you take, the HIGHER your Status.
- HIGH STATUS can give the reassurance that someone is capable of leading or managing others.
Status is fundamental to the Actor’s Craft. They learn techniques to help them to raise and lower their Status so they can change – at will – how other people perceive them.
We have adapted these techniques so they can be used by anybody who needs to address any kind of audience, in any situation.
- Status is a fundamental communication skill, so you’ll find it featured in all the courses listed on the right of the screen, and in our Executive Coaching.
- Status is central to our Women in Business programmes: Status is not gender-specific, it at the root of all human communication. It’s a Universal Language.