I only heard it the other day when Kat mentioned it on the One-On-One Laughter Coaching Training (which, by the way, is a BRILLIANT training for Laughter Professionals so I have included the link to the details of it).
'Style it out' - what is it all about then?
It makes me laugh out loud just thinking about it!
Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you can feel your cheeks heating up, the stammer is making its way across your lips or even the nervous laughter is on a crash course?
Only because you have bonged a step and stacked it down the stairs, tripped over an invisible stone or burst out something completely inappropriate, made a gesture that only created cringing toes or just been out of place in general?
Well, I do find myself in that situation ever so often, and no doubt a select group of friends will agree that this is what I master to perfection.
I guess being Danish in a British Reservation Area makes me less politically correct than I should probably consider being all things taken into account.
So that do you do?
Commit to that cringy mishap and act as if it was the most natural thing to do and not a misconducted gesture.
Style it out!
I love the example in the Urban Dictionary...
I did a Hitler salute, but when no-one laughed I decided to style it out by pretending to scratch my armpit insteadAnd that is exactly what it's about - so simple! If you near-trip just pretend you are reaching for something you dropped or whichever seems to work for you, it's just a bit of mischief in the daily routine. It is good fun and creative, and it happens in a flick of an eyelash. Of course it works with spontanous misadventures only.
I skip when I trip hahaha - let me hear your stories!