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February 23, 2024 58 mins

Andy Laithwaite is an actor and the co-founder of The Actor Inside, a company which delivers training to companies and organizations on public speaking and performance.
Using the lessons learned from drama training Andy and his team help people to improve improvisational skills and and on the spot problem-solving, develop better vocal presence, gain composure in front of an audience and improve listening, collaboration and leadership skills.

In addition Andy also dose 1:1 coaching to provide a more individualized approach to manging anxiety in performance situations, handling burnout and becoming more authentic when relating to others. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • The fear of public speaking and some evolutionary reasons why this fear is so common.
  • What  acting and psychotherapy have in common.
  • The importance of spontaneity.
  • Andy’s approach to helping people improve their performance skills.
  • Why trying to hard and self-criticism can become self-sabotaging behaviours.
  • The importance of authenticity when communicating.

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