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The Second Circle

The Second Circle
Your Price: $23.95 CDN
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Author: Patsy Rodenburg
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 259
Pub. Date: 2017
ISBN-10: 0393354474
ISBN-13: 9780393354478

About the Book:

How to Use Positive Energy for Success in Every Situation....

Are you as successful as you could be? Are your good ideas appreciated? Ever wished you could walk up to a group of strangers and start chatting easily? Then you need to discover the elusive quality actors call 'it', says master voice teacher Patsy Rodenburg, who has coached two generations of actors from Helen Mirren, Judi Dench and Ralph Fiennes to Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom. With wisdom and patience, she teaches you how to communicate more effectively and intimately – at home, at work, at school, and, most importantly, with yourself.

You know that person: the one with that certain something. And you've probably dismissed that something as unattainable, simply innate. But it's a myth that some are born with 'it' and others aren't. Everybody can have that presence – and the peaceful self-acceptance that powers it. Patsy Rodenburg has discovered that there are three basic ways human energy moves between people – "the three circles of energy". The "first circle" is where a person is self-centered, uncaring and withdrawn. The opposite is the "third circle", the loud and boorish. The "second circle" is the ideal state, where a person's energy is focused. Her remarkable program reveals that the secret is learning to inhabit the "second circle" – the optimal state between the "first circle" of introversion and self-doubt and the "third circle"of boasting and narcissism. In the "second circle", you are focused, you give out a more positive, self-affirming energy and the energy you generate falls back into you.

Containing a wealth of insights that will break the habits that constrict your real power, The Second Circle helps you deal with the debilitating and manipulative behaviours of your immediate family, friends, and colleagues while bringing out their best qualities. Patsy Rodenburg provides easy-to-apply exercises to help you better cope with the negative behaviours and attitudes of those around you. By working on your breath, posture, voice, language, listening skills, focus, courage and trust you can access "the second circle" and deal with such emotional issues as loss, violation, and self-esteem on a daily basis.

It's excellent for both actor and civilian, encouraging you to find your power, energy, and center so that you can be present in a scene and in life. The Second Circle will help you to master the power of speech and begin a journey that will revitalize every single day of your life.

What people say:

"Patsy Rodenburg's guidance and the clarity and directness of her approach have been invaluable to me." — Ralph Fiennes, actor

"I am an enormous fan of her work. What is wonderful about her is the directness and clarity of her teaching, and her enthusiasm." — Judy Dench, actor

"Working with Patsy is a unique experience. She gives you a wondrously simple way of releasing the voice and the body – which also becomes a way of life." — Anna Massey, actor

"Patsy Rodenburg is one of the handful of people in the world who understand that the use of the voice by actors and public speakers engage the heart, the mind, and the body. There is no teacher, in my experience, who brings all these together with such wisdom and patience." — Richard Eyre, director

About the Author:

Patsy Rodenburg, OBE is is a British voice coach, author, and theatre director. She is Head of Voice at and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and has also worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company RSC) and Royal National Theatre. As a leading voice and acting coach, she works regularly with actors including Dame Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Sir Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Mike Nichols, and Ralph Fiennes, as well as politicians and business leaders. She conducts business workshops and corporate master classes for Fortune 500 companies.

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