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Author: Robyn Gibbes

5 Ways to Overcome Rejection

The fear of rejection is one of our deepest human fears.  Biologically wired with a longing to belong, we fear being seen in a critical way. We’re anxious about the prospect of being cut off, demeaned, or isolated. We fear being alone. We dread change.

The Importance of Being Observant

To be observant is a key requisite for any actor.  To play a character, using accents and physical mannerisms comes from being critically observant. I was listening to Dean Carey from the Actors Studio the other day and he was saying that he doesn’t believe

What is your Morning Face?

I don’t know about you, but my morning face can be pretty frightening. Thank God I have a husband that loves me…. Cause I’m pretty confident in knowing only someone that loved me (including my Monty cat) could see anything redeeming in that face that

How to not give a flying f**k!

To start this conversation click on the link below and smile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqbk9cDX0l0 The desire for connection and what other people think is a normal natural part of being human. So is it such a bad thing to not give a f**k?? It can only be

The Joy of Acting – do you still have it?

It’s a tough gig being an actor! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. We see so many actors come in to our studio full of hope, nervous energy and a need to succeed. But what do they all have in common? They all feel the

How important is Social Media for actors?

Do all actors need to be on social media? We went to see ‘Palm Beach’ the other day with an awesome Ozie cast – Brian Brown, Sam Neill (Ok he’s a Kiwi but we take him as our own), Jacquie McKenzie, Heather Mitchell and many

Every actor needs to have professional goals

Every actor needs to have goals. And I’m not talking dreams here. I’m talking real tangible goals. It’s a difficult enough career just being an actor, but to not have a clear goal makes it almost impossible. These goals need to be attainable and specific

The art of living in the moment for an actor

Last week I discussed the importance of listening for actors. Well this week following on from listening I decided to take it one step further. Being in the moment.  So easy to say but so hard to do!  Three important points: Listen! Listen! Listen! Breathe,