Corporate Seminars

ACTING SKILLS FOR SPEAKERS

Spend a weekend learning the basic acting techniques of great actors and apply them to your presentation skills.

Learn what Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Ryan Gosling, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and many others spent years studying.

I’ve extracted the essential acting skills needed for speakers to master their craft. 

I’ve spent 22 years  teaching, experimenting, researching, developing and creating outstanding tools for actors.  These tools have allowed me to help an actor instantly render a bland monologue into a powerful and moving performance.  I’ve been granted (through 10,000 hours of work)  a special insight into what speakers need to be great. 

It’s not going to be easy and it’s going to required commitment and practice – a lot of practice but it will be worthwhile. 

SPEAKING IS LIKE A MINI-PERFORMANCE

Speaking requires that not only the presentation itself be worked on (acting skills) but the speaker’s instrument – the voice and body- as well. And then, just for fun, why not have a well-known Casting Director run you through your paces for a Hollywood Audition. 

You will attend a REAL acting workshop geared specifically to speakers – covering:

Voice Production with Devon Allen, acclaimed director and head of PSU Graduate Acting Program
Acting Skills with Barbara Kite, award winning actress, director, and speaking coach with over 30 years of experience and a
Movement with Kili Marti acclaimed fitness, dance coach
Casting Session with LA Casting Director and Coach extraordinary for TV and Film, Jason Wood.

Learning and Development is one of the most effective ways you can retain employees. You may have strengths in marketing, product awareness and even communication skills. But if you don’t know the special skills of trained actors, you don’t have the competitive edge you need. Your employees need constant training and upgrading to keep sharp and ahead of the competition.

Learn to communicate by developing your awareness of the client on levels you can only reach by mastering the fundamentals of acting – 

– The ability to listen like an actor
– Learn to be available and empathetic like an actor
–  Experience the power of being present, with all your attention on your client, like an actor

This is a very special workshop taught by the acclaimed acting coach BARBARA KITE

GREAT SPEAKERS USE ACTING SKILLS WORKSHOP  FOR CORPORATE EMPLOYEES

The question – How to stay ahead of the competition?

The answer – Master the art of communication! (one of the most important tools you need for success)

Your words come alive and you make contact!
You come alive and your persuasive abilities connect to your message!
Your message is sincere because you are aware of the needs of your client.
You inspire trust!

This is the goal of all communication between business and customer.

ACTING SKILLS FOR SPEAKERS is a Workshop that allows the professionals to build on their leadership and speaking skills in a creative yet practical way, freeing the extraordinary communicator within through time-tested acting techniques such as improvisation, role playing, learning methods to work “outside the box”, visualization, personalization and much more.

Only one requirement is necessary for this extraordinary growth to begin – you will have to enter the door marked WELCOME TO THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR BRAIN – THE CREATIVE SIDE.

Learn about:

. conquering stage fright
. freeing your body and voice for maximum effect
. creating a dynamic and compelling presence
. personalizing your message & finding your voice
. effective listening (to the underlying message being expressed)
. succeeding by learning to take creative risks
. the training professional actors receive
. keeping it fresh every time
. using the power of emotion
. tapping into your authenticity
. working with passion and commitment
. experience how role playing and improvisation contribute to the new and improved speaker in you
. learn the real preparation you need to be totally relaxed and confident

Each participant’s specific needs and unique talents are taken into consideration in the training.

PAST SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS AND CLIENTS INCLUDED:

| Nike | adidas | G. Thornton & Associates, Inc. | Portlandia | Battleground Chamber of Commerce | NSA Oregon Fast Track Seminar | Office of Secretary of State (OR) | Oregon Public Broadcasting (Oregon Art Beat, Oregon Field Guide) | Catholic Charities of Oregon |

 (A more complete list of my current and previous client here.)