354 Your Performance on Stage – Part 1

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Show Summary: 

Today, I am so excited to be bringing you the first episode in a new series I’m doing on The Big Talk Podcast all inspired by David Mamet’s book, True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor.

The reason I’m sharing this series with you is because this is the technique I studied at the Atlantic Theater Company here in New York City and it is the exact technique I use when working with my speakers and my actors. It is what I call objective and action, and if you’re familiar with method acting, this is the total opposite of that approach.

Together, we are going to go through this amazing book and I’m going to share with you the takeaways I have gained from it and from its incredible author — who is also a brilliant playwright and director. 

Let’s dive into part one!

In this episode, we’ll explore:

  • David Mamet’s strong and often controversial opinions, and what you can gain from sticking around for them
  • How as a speaker, actor, or performer it isn’t about you and your needs, but about what you are expertly sharing with your audience
  • Why you don’t have to become anyone else on that stage as you speak
  • Directing your audience in how they respond to your talk and why you should never impose emotions on them
  • How to wear discomfort as you get out of the way for the powerful content you’re delivering


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