The concept of "Yes, and..." (from improv theater) is an excellent starting point technique for performers and speakers alike.
Here's link to a variation on that game: http://improvencyclopedia.org/games/Yes_Lets.html
"Yes, and..." the core concept
You can use it this way: I acknowledge whatever my scene partner says, and I'm going to add to that truth, whatever that truth is.
"Yes, and..." in the wild
We used this concept as our TEDxSantaBarbara theme this year: Our speakers recognized there was a problem and added value by offering a solution.
"Yes, and..." for speakers
We can flip our mindset when it comes to training: "Yes, I need to do another rehearsal, and when I'm done, I'm going to get a treat.
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