Monday, May 19, 2014

5 Surprising Reasons Why EVERYONE Might Benefit from Acting Classes

increase your confidence and self awareness in any area of life with the incredible skills learned in acting classes.  Be the reason you succeedSo you thought acting classes was just for aspiring movie stars and stage performers?  You may be surprised to know that acting classes benefit most people in various ways; improving their performance at work and in every day needed confidence and communication. 

Ready to see what acting classes can do for you?

 1.    Boost Confidence

Whether you’re on center stage in front of a listening audience, or on a set with all 

cameras on you, the in-the-moment pressure that these situations bring along, can be 

excellent in helping even naturally shy people overcome self-consciousness. Auditioning 

in front of casting directors or practicing performance with classmates help you build a 

strong sense of confidence that will carry over into your everyday life. 

 2.    Enhance Public Speaking & Presentations

Acting requires an ability to speak clearly and eloquently and to project a strong and 

steady voice, all while delivering convincing, persuasive and believable dialog, 

regardless of the setting. A large focal point of many acting classes, these are the same 

skills utilized in public speaking engagements and can come in handy any time in your 

personal or professional life that you need to give a compelling and persuasive oral 


 3.    Poise & Presence 

Actors’ bodies and faces are an extension of their acting, and must align with the story 

they are trying to tell and the feelings they need to convey. Because of this, they must 

learn to be extremely aware of every position and every movement made. This 

awareness of body, posture and physical presence that is taught in acting classes and 

increased through experience is not abandoned on the stage or left in the classroom; 

instead, it can become an ingrained and automatic part of how a person carries 

themselves, exuding grace, confidence and poise in their everyday lives.

4.    Conversation
When practiced in conversation, confidence is boosted immensely.  Many people agree, 

hands down, that nothing is more intimidating than making a speech - especially in front 

of a director.  These classes give you the freedom to try and apply new techniques in 

front of like minded people, learning the same skills, without the added pressure of 

perfection.  You'll leave feeling empowered, more secure and ready to take on the 

challenge of speaking from the conferences to commercials.  

5.    Understanding & Communication
When acting, a person must take on the persona of the role they are playing. These 

roles will be represented by feelings and personality traits that can be pretty different 

from the actor’s own. So, in order to truly capture the essence of the character and 

portray it properly,  the actor must place themselves in the shoes – and often inside the 

mind – of someone whose viewpoints may be foreign to them so that they can 

understand them. This is such a beneficial skill in all aspects of life, from personal 

relationships to business negotiations to conflict resolution many kinds

As you can see, all of the above skills are needed and practiced by everyone and can be used in all areas of life.  At the New York Acting School for Film and Television, we want to see you succeed in all aspects of your life.  Let us know how we can help!

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