In the previous post I discussed my approach to Tai Chi presentations I deliver.
That is – demonstrate a skill, get participants to do it and then ask an open question such as ‘do you feel any sensation in any part of your body’?
Usually I get someone answering the question.
But sometimes no one answers and what follows is silence.
And that silence can feel like an eternity.
Rather than give in to temptation and make excuses I simple move on and say something like ‘just practice more in your own time and see how you go’.
This is a practical approach as usually in a speech or presentation I only have a maximum of ten minutes to introduce, demonstrate, get participants involved and ask the open question.
If I was running a workshop I’d have much more time to teach and develop the flow of Chi so most participants can actually feel it.
So even if a participant in a presentation does not feel the Chi at the very least they have been introduced to Tai Chi and challenged to practice and see what happens.
And if they do practice I’m confident that most will feel and believe.