I don't believe in 'random'. Everything happens for a reason - if a performer knows great fortune and success, has an outstanding stage presence, or creates an incredible feeling of connection for the audience - then there must be something s/he does or believes in order to achieve that effect. I created the 'Wisdom of Wow Performers' podcast for us to explore exactly that - what is the behind-the-scenes wisdom that all of these performers have to make us go "WOW!"
You can find the podcast episodes on iTunes here.
Bart Soroczynski is a Canadian Performer who has a multitude of acting and circus-related skills, is fluent in several languages, and has worked in many different countries and famous places. I met him after seeing him perform in Oxford, just before the show La Strada came to one of the big theatres in London. I immediately saw Bart’s outstanding stage presence and wisdom, and I’m not the only one who has seen it - The Guardian portrays him as "a unicycle-riding, accordion-playing antagonist with a great stage presence, both flighty and fatalistic".
In this episode, we talk about his impressive background, the importance of letting go and being open, how he manages to consistently get work, and what he focuses on when he is on stage:
You can find out more about Bart here, or see him perform in La Strada at the The Other Palace in London (formerly the St James’ Theatre) until the 8th of July 2017.
In this episode, Nikki Owen - leadership & charisma expert, international award winning speaker, & author - shares her wisdom on several topics:
- why she devoted her life to this thing called 'Charisma', and what her findings are;
- how to build a strong emotional connection with an audience;
- how to let go of negative thinking and always be in touch with our Higher Selves - especially so on stage.
I first saw Andrew Pepper playing the wonderful Dame in the Chippy Norton Pantomime - often labelled the best one in the UK! He is a very wise, humble and great person and actor. In this episode he shares the secrets behind his charisma, his ability to distinguish between ego & higher self, the technique he uses to pick people from the audience, and how he can almost see the energy in a room - when it is high and when it drops - and adapt his performance accordingly:
You can find out more about him on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theandrewpepper/
or his website: http://www.theandrewpepper.com/
The first episode with Jermain Jackman is out now! In it, Jermain shares his wisdom, what gets him up every morning, and an exercise to help you create and follow your own vision. We also talk about the various elements that make his songs and performances so special, the importance of doing what you love, and visions and dreams. You can hear it here:
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