Freedom from updates

Communication is a boon, a blessing, the only way to get things done. Things that facilitate communication are boons, blessings, necessary to our daily life at work and play. If the above statements are true, why is burnout higher than ever? Why do we have to manage our communications and contact with so many different…

Daily Acts

Acting is part of life. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we spent a significant portion of our day in one performance or another. Life demands all of us to be a bit of an actor, and most people are remarkably adept at this. We perform in front of our spouses and friends. We act…

Dance on!

Everyone who wants to speak in front of a group should learn how to dance. You don’t have to learn how to dance well, but you should give it a try. Dancing teaches you how to take an aural expression of emotion (music and sometimes lyrics) and interpret it as a purely physical expression of…

Dramatic genius

When getting clients to emote more effectively, I often rail at them to go completely over the top with the melodrama.  Lay it on thick like spackle, wring every possible drop of emotion out of the words, free your spirit and let your inner ham out! Canadian acting legend Gordon Pinsent provides a beautiful example…