Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Wow The Crowd: Simple Tips All Actors & Presenters Should Know

Wow The Crowd: Simple Tips All Actors & Presenters Should KnowIf you want to wow the crowd, you need to show up like you own the place. So is a smile and knowing your lines all you need? Well it’s a good start but it’s not enough. You need to have both the confidence and the know how if you want to captivate their attentino and keep it. Really, it’s about sales. A good salesperson and performer have this in common: when they get in front of the crowd, they not only captivate them, but they have them convinced in the emotion they’re selling. Sales is simply getting up on stage, taking the audience into the emotions required to need what you’re selling. 

Performance is taking the audience into the emotions of the perspective you want them to feel, so they get lost in the story. But how do you do that? How do you get up there, reel them in and then keep them there? When it’s your turn to get up in front of a crowd and wow them into applause, you want to be ready and give it your best so you keep them wanting more. The New York Acting School for Film and Television is here to teach you just that.
Remember, as I stated before, all presentations are sales. You’re always selling a thought, idea, emotion or experience. And your job is to captivate your watchers so that they become transfixed and can’t wait to hear and see more. But how do you get there? We want to share with you the best way to prepare for your presentations and performance that keeps you feeling confident, prepared and prepped for success.
So the best way to go at it, is to not just prepare, but plan wisely. Caroline Goyder, a former acting coach at the Central School of Speech and Drama who helps business leaders to communicate effectively says, "Writing it down tempts you to just read it out, which gives a dead, impersonal delivery."
Next, is know your props. Perhaps you’ve got actual props or maybe you’re the prop, using your hands and expressive posture. Ed Brodow once beat up a rubber chicken as part of a presentation. It's crazy and odd, but people remembered it. This allows for a multi-sensory experience and connection to both you and the message you’re sharing.
Be true to yourself and skillsets. This doesn’t mean that you have to be you while being the other character, but don’t lose your personal skill by being overly dramatic. Be sure to tap into your own emotional experiences to bring their impact and authenticity into your performance and presentation.
Play emotions well with climax. When it's time to deliver you big point or climax, take it slowly. Putting pauses between each thought helps you slow down. This is useful as nerves tend to speed up speech. Imagine you are delivering each point to one member of the audience and wait until you can see from their face that they have got it. This is a technique used by stand-up comedians.
Imagine your success. This one is used by most successful people in the world.You simply spend a little time each day to visualize yourself confidently delivering and your crowd going wild with awe and applause. Imagine how it feels. Imagine you confidently delivering, remembering every line and point. Imagine being asked to come back and do it again!
The New York Acting School for Film and Television loves to see you confidently set up for success. Whatever your need, from better presenting to on camera comfort, we are here to support you with classes and coaching. Call us today!

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