What is an authentic approach to speaking and performing?
We have a deep need to be ourselves and connect genuinely with others.
Only you can discover who you are and how you want to share your gifts.
What it is
Practical skills that can be transferred to all areas of your life
A holistic approach that honors the whole person
Experiential learning by doing and reflection upon doing
Transforming nerves through awareness and practice
Tangible techniques to access your full expressive capacity
Freeing your natural strengths, personality, style, and passion
What it's not
Trying to remember a long to do/not to do list
Following a script or choreography
Minimalizing nerves with quick fixes
Memorizing endless lists of helpful tips
Acting or performing as someone/something we are not
Learning a one-size-fits-all speaking technique
Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.
We often think of acting as putting on a performance and becoming something other than ourselves. But the heart of acting training is really all about understanding what it means to be human, what we feel, think, and need. Actors learn how to access human emotions and convey lived experiences. To do so they need to free the power of their vocal instrument, connect deeply to language, and use non-verbal communication to convey their message. They learn to improvise, adapt, engage, inspire, and bring stories to life. These skills are transferable across many areas of communication and are powerful tools to support authentic public speaking. Dayna has been using theatre-based learning techniques to build speaking and learning confidence and help people share to their messages for over 20 years. As well as being an excellent tool to foster intellectual, social, interpersonal, and physical skill development, theatre-based techniques help us feel alive, empowered, and connected within community.
The person you are is a thousand times more interesting than the greatest actor you could ever hope to be.
Public Speaking, Communication & Performance Training
Be yourself. Speak with ease. Share your gifts