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The Personal Connection

“The Personal Connection” is one of the greatest tools actors utilize to effectively embody the role of a “character,” and it’s also an invaluable tool to channel your greatest and most authentic “you” in the courtroom. I’d like to share a story with you about an experience I had while…
Jesse Wilson
May 2, 2017
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“Use It”: The Obstacle is the Opportunity

“The cure for the pain is the pain.” --Rumi Once we identify what emotional roadblocks are blocking our way—and we listen to what they are telling us and face them—we can then choose to use them to our advantage. In this recent workshop, the main method to help break through…
Jesse Wilson
April 14, 2017
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It’s An Inside Job

THE JOURNEY WITHIN: UNCOVERING THE DRIVING FORCE OF A GREAT COMMUNICATOR If you were about to take your last breath and leave this world behind, would you be satisfied that you fully engaged not only with who you are, but with others as well during your lifetime?  At the moment…
Jesse Wilson
March 31, 2017
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The Winning Story vs. The Whining Story

THE WINNING STORY VS THE WHINING STORY THE PERILOUS PITFALLS OF PITY IN ADVOCACY JESSE WILSON, MA LESSONS FROM THE STAGE: COMMUNICATION BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE POWER OF THEATER Without question, one of the most common greatest dangers for both the actor and trial lawyer is making the assumption that the…
Jesse Wilson
September 10, 2016
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The Balance of Opposites

As a native Los Angelestian, I'm in awe of the snow. I'm still in awe that something so pure and white could fly down from the sky and turn a trashcan into an object of beauty. I'm fascinated by the innocence of snow and also by the destruction that it…
Jesse Wilson
June 6, 2016
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What are the “Bests of your Worsts” and Vice Versa?

WHAT ARE THE "BESTS OF YOUR WORSTS?" WHAT ARE THE "WORSTS OF YOUR BESTS?" From classic films like "Kramer Vs. Kramer" to "The Godfather," Robert McKee in his brilliant book for the screenwriter, STORY, proceeds to give examples of films where the worst situations turned out to be best possible…
Jesse Wilson
June 5, 2016
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You Can’t Escape Performance

An actor gets ready to take to the stage… the costume is on. The makeup is on. The lines are memorized. The audience is in their seats. The stage lights dim… it’s show time. The lines come out of the actors mouth. But the performance is flat. The voice is…
Jesse Wilson
June 4, 2016