How Actors Speak

by Emma Balk

Ideas That Apply To Theatre and Speaking

  • Be Nervous
  • Make Eye Contact
  • Take Detours
  • Pause
  • Mess Up
  • Plan Breathing
  • Accent Modification
  • Body Language
  • Voice Coach - for example the President uses it when speaking in foreign countries to not offend native government and singers use it to improve their vocal range

Example: Kim Tobin

Houston acting coach, Kim Tobin, connected what public speakers can learn from actors of the Sanford Meisner technique. Ideas such as be nervous and eye contact are ideas that can be applied to acting and speaking to make a speaker more understanding.

Performing Improves...

  • Creativity
  • Confidence
  • Problem Solving
  • Perseverance
  • Focus
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Receiving Feedback
  • Collaboration
  • Dedication
  • Accountability
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Other Hobbies That Improve Storytelling...

  • Art- it allows artists to tell their stories through visuals
  • Writers- it allows writers to tell their stories through words
  • Cooking- its allows chefs to display their heritage and style through food
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