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© 2019 by Ryan O'Shea

    Ep. 9: Mailbag—Listener Questions!

    On this episode of Speaking Of… I’m answering listener questions! My boyfriend, Cam, co-hosted with me, serving as the reader of questions (plus he also let me know whether or not I was making sense).

    Interview Highlights:

    • The most common “cringe-worthy” ticks that detract from a message.

    • Why “um” and “uh” might make it more difficult for you to communicate.

    • Why people might find some accents easier than others.

    • The four pillars of accent work, and how to find specificity in any accent.

    • How early-career actors doing Shakespeare might be sabotaging the clarity of their meaning.

    • Tools for finding more ease in performing Shakespeare, so that you never need “Shakespeare voice.”

    • What it means when something “takes our breath away.”

    • How breathing affects actors’ ability to be affected.

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