Sharon Chatten On ‘The Method’ – How It Can Help Anyone, Actor Or Not

I’m delighted to have the wonderful Sharon Chatten on the show this week.  A special thank you to Terry Berland for connecting us! 

In this show, we discuss what method acting is, why it is so misunderstood, what good acting actually is, how this type of training can help anyone, even non-actors, and why Sharon is deeply passionate about passing on the legacy.

About Sharon: Since 1980, Sharon has been teaching ongoing acting classes and working extensively as a private coach in Los Angeles and New York. Before committing full-time to teaching, Sharon had leading roles as an actress since she was 8 years old in hundreds of plays, television series and films.

Sharon was made a lifetime member of The Actors Studio in 1975 and a lifetime member of Ensemble Studio Theatre in 1980. Under the personal invitation of Robert Redford, she participated in the founding two seasons of the Sundance Film Institute as a Resource Artist acting in numerous films by new filmmakers including playing Yolandia in the film Yolandia opposite Robert Duvall.

She has taught at Yale University (Fine Artists), Stanford University (Graduate School of Business), and the USC School of Cinema. She’s lectured at UC Santa Barbara (Film Department, and has been a guest on numerous panels including those for SAG and AFTRA.

Sharon has had the honor and delight of working alongside master talents: Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, and Al Pacino, just to name a few.

Some of her students include celeb talents Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, James Gandolfini, Charlie Hunnam, Will Smith, Ben Stiller, and even Justin Bieber.  Remember Full Metal Jacket?  Well, you’re going to find out why Vincent D’Onofrio, who played Private Leonard Lawrence in that film is a particularly amazing Method actor, and why he still uses this technique today…the same technique that’s he been practicing with Sharon for over 20 years.

For more information about Sharon, visit  www.sharonchatten.com

Multimedia Storyteller Chesher Cat – From Rock & Roll Legends To NYC’s Underbelly

This is sure to inspire the creatives out there!

Chesher Cat is a photographer, filmmaker, writer, director, and storyteller based in New York. She began her career as a rock and roll photographer and journalist, shooting hundreds of performances up and down the west coast, including Led Zeppelin, Elton John, the Eagles, George Harrison, the Bee Gees, to name a few. She has published two coffee-table books, STARART and Everybody I Shot Is Dead. STARART was published December, 1979 and is now an out-of-print collector’s item. Chesher has a few copies of the trade edition left as well as the leather-bound Limited Edition signed by the artists.  To order, visit http://www.cheshercat.com/shop-starart/

More recently, Chesher has directed two short films, End of the Innocents and Chuck E.’s Too Big A Deal. She is currently working on her third film, My First Kiss, inspired by her wild and wonderful rock and roll experiences.

Today, we talk about all of this as well her latest multimedia project called Under New York City which explores, documents and sheds light on New York’s amazing underbelly – the subway system, sewers, catacombs, and the people who pass through, work, or live in these places.

Hear how Chesher got started in her career, about her special connection with Joni Mitchell, her heartwarming story of her visit to Paris, the risks she took to capture rarely visited catacombs, what she thinks about drone photography and why she’s excited about her latest project.

For more information, visit www.cheshercat.com

To order prints of her amazing rock photography, visit http://www.cheshercat.com/music-prints/

To find out more about her upcoming project Under New York City, visit www.Undernyc.org

A special thank you to Michael Roderick, a previous NOL guest who spoke about connectors, for practicing what he preaches!  I was pleased to connect with such a passionate, fascinating artist as Chesher.

Note:  We had some connectivity issues on the day we recorded, so please bear in mind the more “raw” recording of this conversation….one reason why I love podcasting!

HG Tudor, Self-Described Narcissistic Psychopath, Shares Powerful Tips On Spotting and Dealing With His Kind

In the past, I’ve covered the topic of narcissism with psychologists or narc survivors, i.e. empaths or victims, however this episode shares extremely powerful information from the perspective of a highly self-aware narcissistic psychopath himself.

His pseudonym is HG Tudor, and he writes extensively about his situation and mindset to enable people to understand how he and his kind think, behave and operate. Through this, he dispels myths about his kind, unlocks many of the secrets, and enables readers or listeners to understand, counter and escape the clutches of their personal narcissists.

He conveys this unique perspective through ‘Knowing the Narcissist’, a blog which has attracted 5.6 million hits in under two years, and through similar platforms, including Facebook and YouTube. HG also has an extensive catalogue of books which address varying aspects of the narcissistic dynamic. HG’s desire is to weaponize empaths on a global scale, and he’s already helped thousands and thousands become empowered with information you can’t get anywhere else.

Please visit his blog at www.narcsite.com, his YouTube channel ‘Knowing the Narcissist’ and his collection of books on Amazon.

We discuss the varying levels of narcissism and the categories, the sources of fuel they seek, the typical pattern of a narcissistic relationship, how narcissists are created, why they target empaths, why empaths continuously get sucked back into a relationship with a narcissist, how narcissism sometimes plays out between siblings, whether or not a narcissist can change, and much, much more.

I encourage you to find a quiet spot to really listen and focus on what HG shares. There is a TON of very useful information that you won’t want to miss. This episode will help you with family, friends, work colleagues and your romantic relationships.  If you need additional assistance, I encourage you to consult with HG.

Enjoy.

Jane Doe, Consanguinamory Activist, Returns with New Data On Her Community

Jane Doe, the chief activist for the consanguinamory community (a minority group consenting to have adult blood relative relationships and who are fighting for the right to do it legally) returns in today’s episode.  Jane asked me if she could have the chance to share data she collected on her group, including findings about their socio-economic status, what % of the population is consang, what types of relationships are most prevalent (parent-child, siblings, etc.), whether they choose to cohabitate or live apart, whether they have children or not (and who the children are with), how long their relationships generally last, and more.  She plans to leverage the data she’s collected and combine it with future surveys that will focus on things like debunking the mutant baby myth and proving that being consang is an orientation, much like being gay.

I’m still quite surprised to learn that there’s an entire underground rights movement around this.  As such, the journalist in me comes out, and we tackle topics such as the moral questions general society has about their group, the fact that many states and countries already allow it, the similarities between her community’s grassroots fight for equality and the LGBT community, and more.

I have altered her voice, at her request, to protect her identity, so please bear that in mind as you listen.

The complete survey data can be found at consanguinamory.wordpress.com/the-consanguinamory-study-analysis/

If you wish to contact Jane directly, you can reach her via email at janedoeofks@protonmail.com.

 

Casting Director Terry Berland On Breaking Into Commercials

Terry Berland, a Los Angeles-based award-winning casting director with over 25 years of experience, dishes about the casting process, what she looks for in talent, how commercials can fit into your overall acting career, and how to break in, whether you’re a new actor or seasoned theatre, film or television actor.

Terry casts for on-camera television, voice-over, animation, video games, hosting, theatre and films. Her casting awards include a Clio, The Houston International Film Festival, Art Director’s Club, Addy, and the International Film and Television Festival. She is known for casting legions of commercials throughout the years that have given many actors work including, Apple IPod Nano, Nike, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Taco Bell (voice of the Chihuahua), Mercedes, Nike, Discover Card, Pepsi, VW, Comcast and HP, to name a few. Terry’s background as head of casting for Madison Avenue giant BBDO/NY has lent to her deep understanding and involvement in the advertising industry.

Terry is the coauthor of the #1 best-selling book, “Breaking Into Commercials”, which you can purchase on Amazon here:  https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-into-Commercials-Marketing-Auditioning-ebook/dp/B00JU9QYIE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502576841&sr=8-1&keywords=breaking+into+commercials

Terry is an industry blog writer for Casting Networks (The Networker) and Industry voice-over expert Blog Writer for Back Stage.

For more information about Terry and her upcoming workshops, visit:

www.berlandcasting.com

workshops.berlandcasting.com

 

Transitional Life Coach Randi Levin On Pivoting In Your Life and Creating Your Legacy

Transitional Life Coach and Reinvention Expert Randi Levin joins NOTHING OFF LIMITS this week to talk about pivoting in your life and creating your legacy.

Our discussion includes:

– ways to transform and redefine your life at any moment
– effectively dealing with change
– dealing with fears of failure or success
– practicing self-love and self-acceptance
– giving yourself credit for lessons learned or past mistakes
– letting go of what “should’ve” happened
– determining what’s next and making choices, and
– how to create (and recreate) your legacy

For more information about Randi and her services, please visit www.randilevincoaching.com

Also, be sure to check out her Reinvention Summit – 5 hours of valuable, inspiring content for just 79 bucks!

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Jessica J On Dirty Talk!

Jessica J, a former therapist turned sex and dating coach and founder of Level Up Seduction, joins NOL to share tips for men on how to use dirty talk to really turn your woman on and keep her satisfied.

Some things we discuss:

1. How to get comfortable talking dirty
2. The importance of WHAT and WHEN you say something
3. The importance of HOW you say something
4. Why a woman might *not* be responding to you, whether it’s a new partner or a long-term relationship
5. Some ideas on things to say to get a woman in the mood

I love this episode! It’s fun, lively and we curse a lot! While it’s mostly for the guys out there, the ladies will benefit as well!

For more info on her coaching and group programs, please visit:
www.levelupseduction.com

This episode is brought to you by Cloixonné, the maker of Androzene, a supplement for men that may boost performance, increase blood flow and increase overall sexual satisfaction. Check it out at ladyfox.cloixonne.com

 

Dr. Rhoberta Shaler On Identifying and Dealing with Passive Aggressive People

Dr. Rhoberta Shaler, The Relationship Help Doctor, returns to NOL to talk about Passive Aggressive people. She shares the 6 main ways to identify this type of difficult person via hallmark behaviors. Examples include giving you the silent treatment, playing the victim or procrastinating. These people are frustrating! You will learn the differences between passive aggressive people and full-blown Hijackals (Dr. Shaler’s trademarked term for what most people label Narcissists), and after listening to this episode, you will walk away with great tips on how to effectively deal with them at work or in a relationship.  Empowering!

For more information, please visit www.ForRelationshipHelp.com or Hijackals.com or PassiveAggressiveChecklist.com

Also, be sure to check out her radio show at https://bbsradio.com/relationshiphelpshow

Performing Artist Colette Von On Owning Your Talents

Los Angeles-based performing artist Colette Von joins the show this week to advocate owning your uniqueness and embracing your talents.  In this lively discussion, we chat about the importance of the arts and Colette’s passion for volunteer work, as well as her upcoming album, her forthcoming musical appearance and personal art display at 2017’s Echo Park Rising festival, and her prolific work with a variety of volunteer and advocacy groups. Don’t miss this episode, as it will inspire you to do good for yourself AND others.  Colette also graces us with her awesome voice when she sings a verse and chorus from a song on her upcoming album, “Faces and Places”.

Please connect with Colette to stay in touch with her music and art openings on Instagram @holycoly or on Facebook under Colette Von.

Enjoy!

Kathryn LaBarbera On Changing Your Relationship With Money

Small business consultant, sales trainer and life coach Kathryn LaBarbera joins the show this week to talk about money.  We discuss the emotional burden of money, why money is so tough for some people to discuss, how money affects our relationships, and how to change the energy around and our relationship with money.

Walk away with actionable tips!

If you’re interested in working with Kathryn either 1:1, as a couple or in a workshop, please connect with her on Facebook by searching on “Success By Design”.

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