The #1 Way to Impress

Long before I was a motivational speaker, I was a professional actor. And I still look for information on the state of the industry and what it takes to be successful in this highly competitive field.  What strikes me every time I read an article  on how to be a successful actor, is how the information applies to ALL of us out here in the world trying to get people to say yes to us, to buy our products and services and to find value in what we bring to the table. 

And in this BRILLIANT article by the extremely talented, award-winning writer director and producer, Anthony Meindl, the advice he gives actors on how to impress casting directors – is the exact thing that will help us favorably impress our buyers. 

Hint: It has something to do with your private self. You know the one you don't want other people to see….



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  1. I bet our fellow blogger and motivational speaker Colette Carlson loves this one too – I'm all for showing our true selves and opening up to our audiences, and ourselves.  Thanks Linda!

  2. What sage advice, Linda, no matter your role in life. As a recovering perfectionist it's not comfortable to be raw, but every time I step into ME, it flows. Yet, I still can freak myself out and go in kicking and screaming. Keep reminding us of the power of speaking your truth.

  3. And you are the one who reminded me of this when I was expecting a call from a meeting planner.  Know your stuff but let the real you come through…AND IT WORKED!  I definitely endorse this advice :)

  4. This is so so so so true Linda! Being honest and vulnerable endears you to an audience. People do business with people they like – people they trust – people they feel like they know. People don't "know" perfect – they know real. Awesome post! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh Linda!  Now you KNOW I love this post and this Anthony Miendl!  This is a very powerful way of being that I am in the middle of learning how to wear.  (Sort of like the pergatory between purchasing the bathing suit and actually wearing the thing to the beach.)    Logiclly I know this is the key to being the best most effective motivational speaker and human being I can be, yet I still find myself trying to put on my "Everything is fine all the time" face when I am feeling vunerable.  The good news is, you rasing our awareness in fab posts like this means we are already 50% there!   


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