Acting Techniques for Everyday Life

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Experience the Power and Pleasure of Being Your Very Best in Any Situation

We can all name at least one situation - a business presentation, a job interview, a cocktail party, or a first date - in which we feel uncomfortable, nervous, or simply self-conscious. Now, with Acting Techniques for Everyday Life, you can learn how to create a sense of well being and confidence at will, so you can make even your most stressful moments easier and even fun. Author Jane Marla Robbins, a successful stage and screen actress, shares proven techniques that have long worked for professional actors and shows how they have been scientifically researched. Using real-life examples and easy-to-follow exercises, Robbins shows you how to:
• Look and feel self-confident at job interviews and business functions
• Be more charismatic, witty, and fun at parties and other social occasions
• Better cope with difficult or intimidating people
• Perform at your best when speaking in public or in front of a group
• Use breathing and relaxation techniques to put yourself at ease
• Feel strong, relaxed, and happy no matter what you’re doing

Packed with empowering information, tips, scientific studies. and stories about how ordinary people use these techniques successfully in their own lives, as well as how well known actors have used them in movies, Acting Techniques for Everyday Life is all you need to be more authentically yourself, to let your intelligence, humor, depth, grace, and joy shine through in everything you do.

Published in 2003, Acting Techniques for Everyday Life, is now in its sixth printing and available at bookstores everywhere.

The first book of its kind:
Learn the proven techniques actors use to overcome their fears, to confront difficult situations in your own life.

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Perform at Your Best: Acting Techniques for Business, Personal & Social Success
In this witty, informative, useful deck, the techniques that Jane so artfully communicated in her book, Acting Techniques for Everyday Life: Look and Feel Self-Confident in Difficult Real Life Situations, are easily understood and fun to read and use.

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Jane Marla Robbins
talks about how stage techniques can inspire you everyday
In an 18-minute Radio Interview
on CJAD Radio in Montreal, Jane Marla Robbins talks about how she came up with the idea for the acting techniques cards and how she uses them in her workshops. Even though actors have always used these techniques to make themselves more beautiful and self-confident on the stage, it was an “a-ha” moment for Jane to use these techniques for everyday tough situations.
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"Jim Conway, L.A. psychologist, says since working with Jane, his (socialphobic’s)/client’s 'level of functioning is about one thousand times better.'"
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Perform at Your Best:
Techniques for Business, Personal and Social Success

Gold Medal Axiom Business Book Award

"Cliffs Notes for life."
L.A. Magazine

"An amusing packet
of thirty-five cue cards.
For a real confidence boost."
Bloomberg News