To succeed in acting, one must first succeed in life, with greater understanding of life leading to success on the stage, in business and in relationships.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. –
(PRWEB) June 05, 2013 -- Success is not an accident but a way of life. That’s the premise behind author Bernard Hiller’s new book in which he shares techniques for helping actors and people from the business world accomplish their goals and live with passion. At its heart is his belief that to succeed in acting, one must first succeed in life, with greater understanding of life leading to success on the stage, in business and in relationships.
“Stop Acting Start Living: A Revolutionary Guide to Achieving Success in Show Business and Life” gets down to basics, detailing the four stages of learning for actors: unconscious incompetence, when someone is unaware of how disconnected, unskilled and unprepared he is for the journey; conscious incompetence, when someone becomes fully aware of their artistic and personal limitations but not how to resolve them; conscious competence, when someone has trained and knows how to perform but still needs to think about it; and unconscious competence, when someone is performing at the highest level because it’s become second nature.
A contract that lists expectations and responsibilities for actors as students is just one tool Hiller uses in his teaching. He also reminds students that they need to keep the business side of acting in mind, whether it’s selling their particular talent or performing energy, taking risks or being optimistic. Actors are urged to work out their talent regularly with basic exercises such as taking a dance class to keep them in touch with their body, playing someone else for a day or simply observing people and their body language. He describes potential stumbling blocks for becoming an authentic actor and offers insights into the acting world only a Hollywood insider could provide.
Acting and living are inextricably linked. As Hiller writes, “There is not a single day that goes by that we are not using acting to play different roles in our lives. … How well we play each part will determine our success in our life.”
For the last 35 years, author Bernard Hiller has been a successful actor, dancer, singer and acting coach. The Broadway performer has appeared in television shows and films. He trained at The High School of Performing Arts in New York City. Although Hiller now trains Hollywood professionals and actors and business leaders in 14 countries, he began teaching in New York City. His clients include LL Cool J, Billy Crystal, Cameron Diaz and Nadja Swarovski of Swarovski Crystal. Bob Proctor of “The Secret” stated that "Bernard Hiller is one of the best Personal Development Coaches I have ever known."
For additional information, please visit http://www.stopactingstartliving.com.
Stop Acting Start Living: A Revolutionary Guide to Achieving Success in Show Business and Life
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-1735-8 164 pages $18.95 US
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