The following hot performance tip is from my new book A Perfect Performance.
HOT PERFORMANCE TIP #7
SCRIPT PREPARATION: NUMBER OF TIMES TO LEARN A LINE
•Another technique of learning lines is to repeat the whole sentence, one line at a time, with the number of times equal to the number of words in the sentence. Each time you repeat the sentence, emphasize a different word. For example, “I don’t know how it happened.” Repeat the line six times, emphasizing the word “I” first, “don’t” second, and so on.
This step gives you further clarity and understanding of what you’re saying as well as increased flexibility by presenting different interpretations.