Tommy Kramer Coaching Tip #365 – A Tip from Marlon Brando

Widely considered to be the best actor ever, Marlon Brando once said a key was “Never let them catch you acting.”

There are a ton of air talents who obviously haven’t ever considered this.

Never let ’em catch you “listening to your voice” as you speak.
Never let ’em catch you TRYING to be funny.
Never let ’em catch you feigning an emotion.
Never let ’em catch the mood you were in when you were arguing with your partner a few minutes ago off-mic.
Never let ’em catch you sounding insincere when you’re talking about something serious.

Great actors make the roles they play look effortless, the same way that Michael Jordan made it look like he could jump up and just STAY up until he felt like coming down.  You never see all the insanely hard work it took to make it seem that way.

We already have the phrase “Be like Mike.”  I’d think “Be like Brando” too.

Tommy Kramer

Tommy has spent over 35 years as an air talent, programmer, operations manager and talent coach - working with over 300 stations in all formats. He publishes the Coaching Tip

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