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Scared? Accept it

Scared? Accept it

Many of us stick to playing it safe, but that’s the killer of any great performance.

There’s no magic trick for dissolving fear, but you can manage it: Before you go into a situation that matters, take some time to identify your greatest fear or fears. Be as specific as possible and name exactly what it is. Then, go for it.

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We can use performance techniques off stage to create a reality of our choosing.

... and how you want them to feel. The choices made by an actor during a performance — in speech and movement — are in the service of attaining their goal and achieving a specific impact on their audience.

An actor always performs with a clear purpose or motivation in mind. When you’re thinking about your next high-stakes situation, ask yourself the same question that actors ask when developing a character: “What’s my end goal?”

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