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What exactly is Charisma? And what does it mean to you the actor?

What exactly is Charisma? And what does it mean to you the actor?

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How do we define charisma? I guess it’s about people that we are drawn to and want to engage with. more than others. But quantifying why we are drawn to them is another question altogether. What makes these people more likeable than others? This is a whole different exercise. The ancient Greeks describe charisma as [...]
Are you a good Listener?

Are you a good Listener?

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How are your listening skills? I happen to have a husband (I can hear all you girls nodding in agreement to this one) who does not have a good listening ability.  Or maybe it’s just to the wife? But enough of my marital idiosyncrasies ……… This got me thinking to actors.  If you are not [...]
Does an actor have a brand?

Does an actor have a brand?

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I’ve heard it often said that actors don’t have brands! Brands are for products and for some it seems a demeaning description on ones traits. Call it what you will. In essence it is - How do you see yourself? What is your unique selling point? What is your unique essence? Do you own it?  [...]
Discipline + Commitment + Hard work = Success. There is no other way.

Discipline + Commitment + Hard work = Success. There is no other way.

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As much as imagination is a necessity to acting, where does commitment fit in? Both Greg and myself have been in this industry for over 90 years collectively! That’s a long time!  And we’ve learned a thing or two about the little things that help an actor succeed.  The three most important things in acting […]

Why creating your own work can be better than waiting for your agent to call.

Why creating your own work can be better than waiting for your agent to call.

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 So you’ve been through acting school, you’ve done all the courses through various Film Schools and Drama Colleges, you’re still working your way through the workshop scene, but you continue to be part of the pack of actors waiting for the phone call from the agent saying “You got the role! The role of […]

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