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What does acting have to do with authenticity? More than you might think. This episode, we look at how the tools actors bring to their most compelling performances can help you connect with your audience.

Music: Theme: “Good Times” by Podington Bear (

Incidental music by Lee Rosevere ( including “Dusk Cathedral,” “0___0,” “Swiftwind” and “We’re Almost There.” Used under a Creative Commons license. (And check out this advance single from Lee’s latest project, an album celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.)

Photo: mostafa meraji on Unsplash. From the photographer: “Garage Theater is a theater company from Qom, Iran…. Actor: Hani Abdolmajid & Vehut”

Links: The voice acting classes I mention come from On The Mic Training in Vancouver.

Here’s my vocal warmup for sibilance, and a few others you can try.

Many thanks to Dana Rubin for her feedback on the past few episodes. Be sure to check out her online archive of women’s speeches, Speaking While Female.