We live in a world of drama now. Look no further than the evening news. For example, we no longer have Channel 3 News in Omaha - we have "ACTION 3 News!" Sometimes it's enough to make me turn off the TV. I think our world shows us that there's a time and place for Principle 20. Let me share a couple successful uses that I've witnessed lately.
A few weeks ago, the firm where I work had its annual karaoke concert. Every new employee at the firm is required to sing a song that has been chosen by their colleagues. Most people (me included) just try to survive. This year was a little different thanks to a couple employees who took Principle 20 to the extreme. They completely dramatized their songs from re-writing the lyrics to suit them perfectly to hiring a soprano sax player to belt out the interlude. It was AMAZING - and people are talking about their performances to this day. There was no just getting by for these two -- they dramatized their ideas and won over their audience as a result!
On a personal note, I was giving Tyler, my two-year old son, underdogs in his swing this weekend. He said he wanted "a big one." I stretched my arms as wide as they can go and replied, "Do you want a GIANT one, Tyler?" Tyler's face lit up and he kept repeating "GIANT" with his arms stretched wide. Just living proof that this dramatization stuff works! Tyler added a new word to his vocabulary and he obviously believed what I was proclaiming with all his heart!
|A GIANT Underdog!|