Using acting skills in business training is mainly a western phenomenon.
In the UK and continental Europe, universities tend to use a specialist training agency rather than run a course in-house, according to Geoff Church, director and founder of UK-based acting company Dramatic Resources. The trend for the theatrical approach is less common further east, he adds, although awareness is building. Dramatic Resources has begun working with Insead in Abu Dhabi and recently worked in Bangkok and India for Adecco , the temporary employment agency. MIT lecturer Daena Giardella teaches improvisational leadership in which she coaches students to experiment by responding differently.
Part of self-development is finding more effective ways to behave, Prof Gruenfeld adds, such as a student recognising they are not very authoritative and using acting training to bring out more authoritative traits. A lot of people think of acting as big emotions, but that is just generally bad acting.
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We have got to be authentic. Being imaginative can bring out the skills that businesses seek, he says. Many core drama skills are based on body language. The basics start with experimenting with different ways of holding the body and vocal exercises. Lessons then move on to how to use physical signals to show power or deference.
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You could gain favor with a different type of energy. Get your audience sympathetic to your cause. They're more likely to listen if you show vulnerability and root for you to win. Actors appear magnetic and charismatic because they can demonstrate immense interest in another person.
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