Most people can name at least one situationa business presentation, a job interview, a cocktail party, or a blind datein which they felt uncomfortable, nervous, or simply self-conscious. Jane Marla Robbins, a successful stage and film actress and teacher for almost forty years, found that she could use the same acting techniques she employed to look and feel confident on stage and screen to make herself feel more comfortable in "real-life" situations. In clear and accessible language, Robbins describes acting techniques that actors having been using for centuries and explainsusing real-life examples and easy-to-follow exerciseshow each can be used by ordinary people to make difficult everyday situations easier to handle. Acting Techniques for Everyday Life will teach readers how to create a sense of well-being and self-confidence at will, giving them the tools they need to be as confident, strong, witty, authentic, relaxed, and happy as they want to be in any given situation.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Sold by:||Hachette Digital, Inc.|
|File size:||465 KB|
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I find this vewy cute. &hearts
HA. HA. HA. o^o
The magic Walnut exercise that Robbins gives in this book was instrumental in getting me the job I interviewed for. She knows her stuff. I appreciated the scientific validation behind her very practical and powerful methods. I have given the book to several friends as New year's gifts. The comment I have heard is that her writing style is enjoyable without the preachy self help attitude that can make these kinds of books hard to read. The references to famous actors are interesting, too.
To read, and then re-read this hilarious, psychologically savvy, self-healing book is the next best thing to knowing Jane Marla Robbins herself. Through this book, Jane becomes your friend and your coach, leading you out of the world of your self-conscious funk and into the worlds of entitlement and self-fulfillment. There is a Method to her madness. As you go through Jane's exercises in pretending, you will finally reach the destination planned for you all along: The freedom to let the better parts of your real self just shine through, no longer afraid of just being you. This book is excellent as a self-help book, better when shared and practiced with a friend, and can serve as an inspired basis for facilitated workshops.