Using Your Heart

You go to a play and the actor comes to the edge of the stage and he's crying. If you say, "Wow, look at that! Real tears!" you saw technique. But if he's crying and you're crying—you are in the moment. You are sharing the emotion, not watching it happen.

You can't limit your skill set to the physical or even the physical and mental. You have to use your heart. The reason for this is you. You're a whole person—body, voice, mind, and heart. You present with your whole being.

I once had a colleague who had the potential for complete mastery of this skill. She had so much going for her. She perfected the physical movement and developed excellent voice control; she used her head, linking intentions with content to effectively convey ...

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