This article was originally a presentation talk I gave at Trade Me’s internal conference.
I strongly believe in the benefit of volunteering to grow yourself and your career.
So, I thought I’d share my lessons further by writing about it here. (I’ve modified the original content to suit this post.)
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Have you ever seen the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s? It’s more than just an iconic fashion film to me. After watching it, I realized that Breakfast at Tiffany’s teaches us valuable life lessons about authenticity. And what it means to be a Real Phony.
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We all have talents and skills that we naturally excel in. There are certain strengths that we execute with such ease and minimal effort, and you can’t understand why others struggle with something so simple. On the other hand, we all have our downfalls as well and may not be so fantastic in other areas.
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More than three months ago, I started to learn improv acting and gained valuable lessons immediately. When the programme ended, my improv buddies and I were in an awkward phase of not knowing what to do with ourselves with everything that we had just learned. Some of my classmates were content with the fact that they had attempted improv acting, and decided not to pursue it further. The rest of us were eager to grow our improv skills to the next level, but a ‘Level 2’ programme was not yet confirmed to happen.
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There are many benefits to improvisation acting. Fast Company published a great blog post on how improv can improve your career, and there are many other articles and blog posts out there that touch on this topic. If you’ve decided to take the brave plunge into the world of improvisation acting – well done! I’ve certainly enjoyed my journey in improv acting so far. To help you get started, I’ve laid out some handy tips you should keep in mind before rushing off to your first improv class. I wish someone had told me these before I started my first class!
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