written by Hilary Blair Which pig are you? In a world of quick fixes – we can miss the mastery. In a world of making a quick buck – we neglect the nuance of relationship. In a world of
Collaboration is first experienced when that tiny spoon comes toward your face, filled with creamed peas and mashed turkey. The spoon moves here and the mouth moves there. Sometimes like a game and other times – just a sure miss
Remember show-and-tell? It was fun, right? The good news is that it was also a great training ground for improving your public speaking ability. Some of the best memories I recall were created during my kindergarten show-and-tell time. I would spend
Most of us understand that practice matters in sports, arts, and business. What prevents us from doing the practice we know will up the level of our performance? “Winging it” is not an option. Actors, musicians, dancers, singers – even improv actors rehearse.
Casting is not just for movies and fishing… In business, project managers need to be able to cast a team that will add value to their public speaking projects to assure the best outcome. That’s why casting directors of stage
Like many professional business leaders, odds are good that you are moving into Act 2 of your career and your life. You want to speak publicly because you know that you have something important to say—something that audiences will benefit
Theatre has a supporting set: Presentations have supporting visuals. Have you ever asked, “What is the verisimilitude of my PowerPoint presentation?” Well, of course not! Verisimilitude is a huge word used most often in the theatrical and musical worlds.
In the world of operatic or musical theatre, character roles are based on our voice type, voice quality, and body type. There is a certain something that a musical casting director is seeking in his/her assessment and choice of a
“Winging it” can lead us to feel better than when we take the time to practice – and yet, we almost always do better when we practice. Why?