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

Christine Baumgartner Shares Tips For Relationship Repair

Christine Baumgartner, dating and relationship expert, joins NOL for a second time to help you figure out if your relationship is worth repairing (and how to do it),  or if it’s time to move on.

Christine offers a free consultation for anyone seeking assistance with their relationship.  Visit her website at www.theperfectcatch.com

In this episode, we discuss:

  1.  The biggest mistakes people make when entering a new relationship
  2. Christine’s views on chemistry
  3. How to trust your instincts and identify red flags
  4. How to reduce doubt in a relationship
  5. How to ask for what you need without putting your partner on defense
  6. How to handle friends who do not support the relationship
  7. Whether or not it’s a good idea to take “time off” from the relationship while you’re having problems

…and much more!

Michael Roderick On the Importance of Connectors

Michael Roderick, founder of Small Pond Enterprises and Connecting Connectors Conference (ConnectorCon) and co-host of the Access To Anyone Podcast, joins NOL this week to discuss the importance of connectors.  Think this show is about networking?  Think again, as Michael shares the huge differences between a true connector and a traditional networker, and why even the most connected people might remain in obscurity if they don’t know how to connect effectively…while others will become icons.

Michael generously shares details about the “Connector’s Path”, a 6 step process to take to take your business (and life) to a new level.  Learn how to determine what you are trying to accomplish as a goal and cultivate the right message that will get passed along and compel others to take action.  Don’t miss this episode – it’s chock full of information and takeaways that could really make a difference in the way you approach your business going forward.

For more information about Michael and his consulting services for solopreneurs, intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs, visit www.smallpondenterprises.com 

Michael Schein of MicroFame Media On the Power of Hype

Michael Schein,CEO of MicroFame Media, joins NOL to discuss the power of hype in marketing, and how we can learn effective strategies from people like propaganda artists, con artists, cult leaders and more. It’s a very interesting discussion that will surely change the way you approach your personal brand or company’s marketing.

About Michael:

Michael is the CEO of MicroFame Media, a content marketing and strategy agency that turns consultants into thought leaders when they don’t have the time or expertise to make it happen on their own. He has created or facilitated the production of content for companies such as eBay, The Medici Group, LinkedIn, Abila, TESLA, Inc., SEER Interactive, Interiors by Steven G., Magento, Vitalyst, Intellect, Arise Virtual Solutions, and Citrix.

Michael graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with Honors and got his start at Spin the Bottle, the production company behind VH1 hit show Pop Up Video. He also created, ran, and moderated the New York Tech Alliance’s Interactive Marketing panel series and writes a weekly column for Inc., as well as regularly contributing to Fortune and Huffington Post. He is also the co-host of the popular podcast Access to Anyone.

For more information about Michael and his company, please visit: microfamemedia.com

Gabriella Mirabelli On the Media Consumption Habits of Young Millennials

Gabriella Mirabelli, CEO of ANATOMY, an award-winning NY creative agency and branding consultancy, joins NOL to discuss how the practices of media brands intersect with the media consumption habits of young Millennials, ages 18-22.

Her most recent report “Millennials At the Gate” examines the streaming, ad blocking and piracy habits of this extremely influential consumer segment, and has been cited in major publications such as Forbes, Yahoo Finance and more.

Gabriella is also the host of The Up Next Podcast, where she talks with the brightest disruptors and risk takers from Hollywood, Wall Street and beyond.

This week she is going to be speaking at the annual Promax conference in Los Angeles, so say hello to her there, if you’ll be attending!

For more info, visit anatomymedia.com

We discuss:

– why brands are so fascinated by Millennials, specifically young Millennials

– what Millennials generally respond to (or not) with brand marketing

– The perception of Millennials and their behavior in the workplace

– Looking at the recruitment department and how they are hiring

– The issues of diversity gaps and ageism

– Gabriella’s view of good leadership and the importance of being a good team player

– What prompted Gabriella to start the research on media consumption of Millennials and creating the report “Millennials At the Gate”

– Reasons for looking at this generation, including the finding that 69% of Millennials are pirating content and 67% of them think it’s totally fine

– Survey on Millennials ability to recognize network brand from the actual tv show on that network

– How her personal perception of Millennials has been solidified since doing the research

– why she started the podcast

– why it’s important to keep changing and shifting your marketing approach

Belle Star On How To Discover and Use Your Gifts

Belle Star, Master Life Coach, Aura Reader and Psychic, joins NOL this week to explain how she helps people find and use their unique gifts and to make a difference in the world by embracing their soul passions.

I met Belle at a conference several months ago, and I experienced having my aura read first hand.  It was a very eye-opening reading, and it gave me some useful tools to take away and apply in my life.  Belle explains further how knowing and understanding your aura can help you dance with life circumstances more effectively.

Some items we discuss:

Belle’s journey to becoming a life coach

How aura readings work and why they are an effective tool for her coaching

How to discern a “swan” from a “duck” and how this ties in with discovering your gifts

How to reconnect with your soul and your true passions through coaching with her

…and more.

Visit her website to get your coaching session today at bellestar.net

Attorney/Entrepreneur Ben Laski On Principles To Live By In Law and Life

For this week’s NOL guest, law and life are interconnected.  The way this man handles his business is how he also handles his personal life (note: with integrity).

Ben Laski is an attorney, businessman, and entrepreneur. His law practice focuses on entertainment, intellectual property, health & fitness, hospitality, media, music, television, technology, motion pictures, and startup matters. I am honored to be a client. On the business and consulting side, Ben focuses on developing business opportunities, consulting, and obtaining deals for various companies, including innovative startups through his business expertise and relationships with companies such as Sony, Universal, CAA, IMG, MTV, Fox, Live Nation, ABC, CBS, premier advertising agencies, talent agencies, and many others. As an entrepreneur, Ben invests in various companies at angel, seed, and A round phases. Ben is also a tenured professor at Boston University’s Los Angeles campus. Ben obtained a B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his J.D. with Honors in Intellectual Property Concentration, from Boston University School of Law and his M.S., with honors, in Mass Communications from Boston University.

For more information, please visit laskilaw.com 

In this episode, we discuss:

Ben’s journey, including his years as a DJ and later a manager in the music business, which still finds its way into his life today.

Check out his current Spotify playlist, a nod to his early “mix tapes”: https://open.spotify.com/user/benlaski/playlist/5v7GVxi60AsUHo4JIdE4Ba

His project for Alice In Chains

His list of principles he follows in both law and life, including communication, transparency, cultivating patience and more.

His unique approach to creating contracts

Ben’s advice on applying the principles with clients and with your family

The importance of making lists

Making change actually happen – taking action and creating good habits

Author/Philosopher Benedict Beckeld On Oikophobia and More

Happy Mother’s Day!

This week author/Philosopher Benedict Beckeld joins NOL to discuss the parallels between modern American culture and ancient Greek or Roman history, as well as the concept of oikophobia.

Dr. Beckeld is a native of Sweden and currently resides in NYC. His Ph.D. is in Philosophy and Classics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany; he later taught those subjects while working as a professor at the American University of Paris.

AHis most recent book is Art & Aesthetics: a Promenade ab Homine (Lux Classic), featuring essays that examine, via a philosophical prism, modern art and artists, architecture, and aesthetic education. His forthcoming works are Kalahari Singing, a memoir about his 2012 experience as a volunteer teacher in Otjombinde, Namibia, living in a small village with the Herero tribe in the Kalahari Desert, as well as The Hatred of Home: A Brief Analysis of Western Oikophobia. He has published other books and articles on philosophical and socio-cultural issues, and has appeared on radio and television as an expert panelist.

In addition to writing Dr. Beckeld is a noted expert in ancient Greek and Roman culture, and European culture. Fluent in seven languages, he is a fitness enthusiast, and plays the violin. (I’m going to hold him to playing for NOL listeners next time he appears on the show.)

For more information, visit his website at www.benedictbeckeld.com

 

Lindsay Istace With the Latest On Rage Yoga!

Lindsay Istace, founder of Rage Yoga, returns to NOL one year later to share updates about her unique practice and how it’s expanding like wildfire!

Sign up for her email newsletter and get discounts, special deals and more at www.rageyoga.com

In this episode, hear about:

– A review of why she started Rage Yoga (in case you missed her first appearance in the early launch days of NOL)

– How her unique practice works to face and release uncomfortable emotions

– How Rage Yoga can be a great way for misfits to experience yoga without intimidation or traditional dogma

– How Lindsay feels about Rage Yoga knockoffs/copycats

– Rage Yoga jewelry and how proceeds go to charity

– Upcoming beginner course

– September retreat in Scotland

– October teacher trainings in Canada

– how her tour last year panned out

– possible future plans for Rage Yoga to expand

Dr. LeslieBeth Wish On How To Use Intuition In Love and At Work

Award-winning, licensed clinical psychotherapist and author Dr. LeslieBeth Wish rejoins NOL for another episode. This time, we discuss intuition and how to use it in both your career and your love life. Leslie shares powerful tools for honing it, so be sure to listen in and take control over your business and love relationships!

Things we discuss include:

Do we all have intuition?

How to know if it’s truly intuition vs. ingrained fears

Identifying relationship patterns and how they manifested

How to manage what you perceive as red flags from someone you’re dating or in a relationship with

Why using your “gut” isn’t always the best option

How to train your intuition and trust it

For more information about Dr. Wish, visit www.lovevictory.com.

To purchase her books:

Smart Relationships: How Successful Women Can Find True Love

The Love Adventures of Almost Smart Cookie

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