The Power of Scripting

 

Have you ever been in a situation when someone is rude to you, or you hear an offensive comment that leaves you frozen—unable to reply or even speak? Only to think of the perfect response half an hour later, after the moment’s passed? This is where scripting comes in.

Scripting is a valuable tool I use to help me stand in my power. It is simply planning what you will say in a situation when you know you will shut down, before it even happens. When we script, we write down what we want to say, and practice and memorize the language so that we are prepared to use it when the moment arises.

The best thing about scripting is that it can be used in a range of situations. It can help you when you’re afraid to share your feelings or to respond to an offensive comment (what I call “Oh no, you didn’t” moments). It is an extremely effective way to ensure you don’t walk away regretting your response—or not even responding at all.

Watch this week’s video to learn about the science behind this technique and for examples of how I use my scripted language.