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Diversity Makes Us Smarter

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Blog, The Studio | 0 comments

Diversity Makes Us Smarter

Classes at the Acting and Communication Academy are offered to individuals, duos and in ensembles. Our ensembles are usually comprised of individual of mixed ages, often genders and participants of varying levels of experience. Ensemble is the area of focus for this article. While private tuition has it’s obvious merits and is right for some students for a time, the benefits of group work are far reaching and even more so when those groups are filled with diverse individuals. At least some group work is a must for all students of acting and communication for students to get the full benefit...

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Every ONE can make a difference

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Blog, Consultancy & Training, Effective Communication, The Studio | 0 comments

Every ONE can make a difference

This week I have been delivering public speaking workshops to teens. Year 8 girls in fact, over 120 year 8 girls and it was great fun. Lily and I left each workshop feeling excited and talking about how different each one was, even though we were delivering the same content. The most refreshing part about it was their enthusiasm and honesty. I work a lot with adults, corporate types, and it always amazes me how much more content you can cover and how honest the teenagers are. I hope they are able to keep that honesty. Being self aware, or honest with your self is the first step to making a...

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Invest Wisely – Improving Your Vocal Quality is a Great Investment.

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Blog, Consultancy & Training, Effective Communication, Mentoring, The Studio, Upcoming Courses | 0 comments

Invest Wisely  – Improving Your Vocal Quality is a Great Investment.

Everyone,  absolutely everyone,  can improve the quality of their voice and communication skills, but why would you? Napoleon Hill who wrote some of the best selling books of all time “Think and Grow Rich” & “The Laws of Success”  considers the quality of an individual’s voice a key factor to success. The Master Key to Success #19  Cultivate your tone of voice so that your words have a pleasing musical sound and remember that the sound of your voice is an open window through which other people look into your very soul. It will be a profitable investment.  ~ Napoleon...

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To Text or NOT to Text

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Blog, Consultancy & Training, Effective Communication, Legal Services, The Studio, Upcoming Courses | 0 comments

To Text or NOT to Text

Text messaging is great, I love it… most of the time; but I’ve noticed some disturbing trends. Not only is texting and chat eroding communication ability, in the workplace I’ve heard more stories of people being fired simply by receiving a text message. As both a communications expert, trainer and a lawyer this presents considerable problems. Younger people who have grown up knowing nothing but text often say they feel uncomfortable with the ‘confrontation’ of a telephone call and prefer to text. They say they can express themselves more in text and chat and than they often do!...

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Event – I am NOT a Feminist! No Women Aloud

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Blog, Events, Special Projects, The Studio | Comments Off

Event – I am NOT a Feminist! No Women Aloud

March Fri 8 & Sat 9 Produced by Kayte New, Directed by Christopher Tomkinson This collaborative production is back by popular demand. This original production deconstructs the media and how it effects the development of young women in our society. The production premiered last year and was hailed an overwhelming success and a production that should be seen by all teenagers and parents. The production is open to school groups and will be followed by a Q & A with specialist panel. To purchase tickets and for group bookings email knew@mlcsyd.nsw.edu.au The production is available as an...

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