One of my favorite (paraphrased) quotes is by business consultant Alan Weiss:
“If you can read with comprehension, write with expression, speak with influence, and listen with discernment – the world is yours.”
That quote is the reason I am contributing to this blog. Because by helping you learn how to use language to lower people’s defenses, I can help you build a career with far less effort and far less frustration than other, equally talented actors may experience.
There are a lot of weird, inappropriate people in the world. And a percentage of them become actors.
Those actors, with their flaky, rude, non-professional, and loony behavior, have spoiled it for the rest of us.
At least it can feel that way.
It can feel like a majority of industry folks (after a couple close encounters with those kind) have concluded that it’s safer just to assume all actors are “psycho until proven otherwise.”
You’re a smart, proactive actor. You’ve been diligently and consistently doing all of the “right” things for months (maybe even years.) So why aren’t you getting the results you want?!
Well, here’s the deal…