The Imitation Game


With this game we want to make the debater aware of his own body and how this can influence the communicative value of the speech.

Your body can be a valuable communication tool, if used correctly. The difficulty also lies in having to improvise a speech and concentrate on imitating gestures. At the same time, exaggerated and/or inconsistent gestures distract the audience.

Furthermore, improvising a speech allows you to enhance your argumentative skills and at the same time is useful in case of anxiety or forgetfulness of the previously prepared points.


The activity requires couples so the minimum

number of people involved is two.


After having chosen two participants, one of them must be given a certain topic to deliver an impromptu speech. The other person has to stand in front of the speaker and perform a random gesture. The speaker has to imitate what the other is doing without losing focus on the speech.