Make the world a stage and reach your audience with confidence.
Creative Communication, publishing and Confidence Coaching for People, Businesses and Authors
Playing the Actor is designed to bring all the skills of the stars of stage & screen (from centuries of actor-training tradition) to anyone that needs confidence, control & mastery of body & mind. Reach your full potential by learning:
How to use the voice for just the right impact
How non-verbal communication can transform your interactions and results
Telling stories your clients and colleagues need to hear and understand
Creating an effective character for every role in your life
It's not just a book for actors or would be actors it's a book for everyone who has an interest or desire to develop their lives through the medium of 'play'.
Phil is a consummate professional, with one foot in the industry, and the other in education; excellent at both. Always innovative, always questioning, always searching for the new. As my line manager at Bath Spa University, he encouraged these same qualities in me. Erudite and thoughtful are just two of the words I would choose to describe him.
The lectures on body language were very beneficial as it has helped me to see which children are engaged, especially EAL children as communication through speech can sometimes be difficult so knowing how to read body language is very useful, especially when one of the schools I worked in had over 60% of children with English as their second language
Phil's classes taught me how to work with improvisation - which these days really helps in every day life - from meeting new people, to communicating with old
Phil is a very experienced practitioner, director and educator who continuously delivers outstanding practice with attention to detail and a very diverse and personal approach. I would highly recommend him for his methodologies and skilled approach to performance practice as well as teaching
Isn't it time we wrote some new stories?
Latest Blog Posts
Nervous? 5 Ways to Banish Fear with Breath
Whether your staring down the barrel of an interview panel, facing a crowd of impatient delegates just before the lunch break or –slightly less terrifyingly – coming nose to nose with a bear whose found you going through his honey stash, something quite remarkable happens. Thanks to the fight or flight response that evolution biology has kindly used to keep us alive for thousands of years, your breath will change pattern faster than knackered Spirograph.
The Myth of the Moth: an Original Story
9 Ways Acting Can Help Teachers
Treat teaching like a performance
Whether its training bored adults in the gentle arts of spreadsheets or taming a combustible room of 7 year-olds, the process is enough to wear down the most energetic of NQTs let alone a haggard old veteran (as you tend to be the year after QTS). At this time of year, the holidays can’t come soon enough. There are some ways that you can improve your performance (and longevity) with a few simple acting tricks. Here are ten lessons from actor training that can help teachers to maintain their energy and effectiveness.