by Matthieu Giroux
Slam is about making up poems in front of other people.
To make slam you have to :
• Operate on your intuition.
• Have a growing opinion.
• Prepare the rhyming mat.
• Rhyme to practice.
• Be engaged in at least one activity.
• Do not hesitate to speak in front of an audience.
You have to read a poem first, then read it to yourself. Then we improvise with preparation and good memory. You can also read the poem you just wrote.
We can choose prepared rhymes, which can go anywhere, which we can change easily.
Second, vocabulary and memory help against stage fright. The most important thing is to say rhymes, in order to feel an emotion.
To show that we are changing, we can go to slam workshops and then to storytelling. Reading tales is reading a story and repeating it keeping the plot. There is also the improvisational theatre, the lectures to be presented. Any presentation in front of an audience is to be learned to slam.
Make rhymes. Go to or create a free slam’s workshop, in a pub or media library…