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Description - So You Want to be a Corporate Actor? by Paul Clayton

A practical guide for actors who want to find work in the corporate sector, by a veteran with over 1400 corporate events to his credit.

Thousands of actors in the UK make their living not from treading the boards but in the conference centres and training rooms of the nation's corporate sector.

In this, the first book to be published about the increasingly accessible and lucrative business of corporate acting, Paul Clayton shows how this sort of work - training, coaching, role plays, Forum Theatre and live events - can keep you in paid employment, and your skills sharp, whilst you look for other acting opportunities.

He takes you through every aspect of the industry, with a series of practical examples and invaluable tips at every stage, including:


What sort of work is available - and how you can get it

The various role play techniques you'll encounter

The dos and don'ts for offering constructive feedback to your clients

What Forum Theatre is - and how to do it

How to handle live events - and escape with your dignity intact

Written with humour and great insight, So You Want To Be A Corporate Actor encourages you to look at your skills from a business point of view, enabling you to take control over your own career. It is a must read for any actor wishing to broaden their skills and make themselves more employable at all stages of their career.

'For actors wishing to utilise their theatrical skills within the corporate world, this book should be their bible. It is crystal clear, informative and irreverent - and lays out in simple terms how actors need to think and present themselves to be employable.' Janet Rawson, Co founder of Steps Drama Learning Development

'A real insight into the skills and preparation you need in order to succeed in the corporate world'
- The Stage

'Yet another helpful volume in this handy series... Clayton covers every kind of corporate gig imaginable... where it really scores is in relating the necessary skills for this job to those more familiar to actors, thus helping to make the transition that much easier'
- British Theatre Guide

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781848422810
ISBN-10: 1848422814
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publish Date: 16-Jul-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Clayton

Paul Clayton is an actor, director, presenter and casting director, whose credits include Peep Show, Coronation Street, Doctor Who, My Family and Law and Order. He started working in the corporate sector in 1993, and has over 1400 credits from events worldwide.

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