Besides being super fun, the reason the Superhero lesson is so near the beginning of the Genki English curriculum is because it teaches a key skill in that your body language controls you mind.
Kids who are slouching around? There’s no chance to get them Genki!
But make them into Superheroes? You have instant attention!
Now some of you still keep saying “No, that’s just for kids.”
Nope, it’s what they teach at Princeton on their MBA course too. 🙂
Try it with your adult lessons, every Genki English lesson has a key confidence point like this built it, from eye contact and handshakes in What’s your name?, trying again with Rock, Paper, Scissors, finishing on a high note with How are you?, changing “I have to…” to “I can …” or controlling your heart rate with Eat! Drink! Dance!
Also have a look at the book The Charisma Myth, just about every technique Olivia mentions we use in Genki English.
And who are her clients?
Company executives and CEOs! (Plus she gets paid a fortune for doing it!)
There is a reason Genki English is so popular, it’s not just because of my orange t-shirts you know! 🙂
Ninja Trick: And here’s how to get your adults *wanting* to learn like this!
P.S. If you’re still waiting for my TEDx talk to get uploaded, it should be soon!