One Word Performance Prep!
It all comes down to...INTENTION. A script, a spouse, a colleague, a neighbor, your mother in law - no matter who you're talking to or what you're talking about - you have to ask yourself one question - "Do you feel lucky?". Kidding!
No, you must ask yourself "What is my INTENTION?". When I coach voiceover talent, when I approach the mic, when I talk to my kids or husband or anyone - INTENTION is what I'm thinking about. Sometimes I'm surprised to find my intention in upside down and needs to be corrected.
Right now, my intention is for you to perceive that the results of your performances come from internal factors and not external factors. If we are quiet at the mic or in preparation for any performance, there is a dialectic that takes place. We receive information psychologically that can help or hinder. It is our choice to take action or not. Does this ring true for you?
When reading a bevy of bios this summer, I found INTENTION was mentioned by some true blue craftspeople like; Keith RIchards, Dick Van Dyke, Eric Clapton, Susie Essman, Alan Arkin and Carol Burnett to name a few.
What was the most important task you've accomplished today? What was your INTENTION when preparing for it?