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Original Title: Learning Patter

Originally written for magicians and published as "Learning Patter", this book is a guide to learning how to take a raw presentation and take it to a level of an "organic" or "natural" presentation. Originally focused on the presentation of magic tricks, it turned out to be a resource useful to anyone required to speak in front of an audience. Here is what award-winning Broadway actor and magician Bob Fitch wrote in the introduction: Learning Patter by Ron Guttman is for you! If you've never scripted your magic, this little booklet will help you get your head around it. Not only does it give you a road map for structuring your words and thoughts, it gives you tips on how to personalize (very important), memorize, rehearse and present that material. There's no lengthy theory here, just down to earth straight talk; a primer on the tools that can and will elevate your performance. There's something here for everyone: magicians, story-tellers, corporate speakers and actors alike. Also important notes on two important subjects: breathing and relaxation. I feel anything that opens our eyes to new thoughts and raises our own levels of awareness needs to be read, then followed. This is such a book.. This book ls also available in the Kindle store.
Also available in the Kindle store
If you have difficulty learning material to present in front of an audience or simply want to gain some important insights into the learning process behind an actor’s preparation for a role, then consider Learning Patter. In fact, in an independent review, Bryce Kuhlman at My Lovely Assistant wrote "If you're a speaking performer, this is a must- have." This manuscript began life as a very short study of the process of memorizing a script and taking it from rote memorization to organic presentation. Written as an analysis of my own personal process and my observations in the studio and classroom, it was born out of my own struggles towards achieving an organic state of presentation. It was very brief as it was meant as a personal checklist or set of guideposts and was shared with only a small number of friends and performers in my local area. As I began to speak about this idea, both as process and as an intellectual exercise for self- improvement, it became evident that a lot more detail was required. This led to the development of the expanded manuscript you have here. It is still brief and to the point, but it is surprisingly detailed for its length. It takes you through the six stages of learning, explaining how an actor, magician or speaker needs to prepare and what must happen at each step along the way. Simply by understanding these six stages, you as the presenter will have a better understanding of where you are along the path. Simply knowing where you are will give you the insight you need to move your presentation forward. You will also discover that the effort is always more than you think, even what you’d like, but this understanding makes the effort far less daunting and the results more rewarding. But wait, there’s more! You’ll rediscover some memory techniques you may have forgotten from an earlier point of your life, some exercises for discovering new ways of looking at your presentation and some exercises for relaxing. The manuscript ends with a short list of suggested readings for advanced study. If you have difficulty learning material to present in front of an audience or simply want to gain some important insights into the learning process behind an actor’s preparation for a role, then consider this book; this insightful manuscript discusses the entire learning process: from unfamiliar text to body memory. One reader, who was brand new to the world of working in front of a live audience found the material invaluable. In his words, “Your lessons put some real life into my presentation!” And this from a prominent Toronto acting coach: “A valuable resource, even for actors!” 5½x8½. 18 pages. Saddle stitched.
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Six Steps To An Organic Presentation

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Original Title: Learning

Patter

Originally written for magicians and published as "Learning Patter", this book is a guide to learning how to take a raw presentation and take it to a level of an "organic" or "natural" presentation. Originally focused on the presentation of magic tricks, it turned out to be a resource useful to anyone required to speak in front of an audience. Here is what award-winning Broadway actor and magician Bob Fitch wrote in the introduction: Learning Patter by Ron Guttman is for you! If you've never scripted your magic, this little booklet will help you get your head around it. Not only does it give you a road map for structuring your words and thoughts, it gives you tips on how to personalize (very important), memorize, rehearse and present that material. There's no lengthy theory here, just down to earth straight talk; a primer on the tools that can and will elevate your performance. There's something here for everyone: magicians, story-tellers, corporate speakers and actors alike. Also important notes on two important subjects: breathing and relaxation. I feel anything that opens our eyes to new thoughts and raises our own levels of awareness needs to be read, then followed. This is such a book.. This book ls also available in the Kindle store.
If you have difficulty learning material to present in front of an audience or simply want to gain some important insights into the learning process behind an actor’s preparation for a role, then consider Learning Patter. In fact, in an independent review, Bryce Kuhlman at My Lovely Assistant wrote "If you're a speaking performer, this is a must-have." This manuscript began life as a very short study of the process of memorizing a script and taking it from rote memorization to organic presentation. Written as an analysis of my own personal process and my observations in the studio and classroom, it was born out of my own struggles towards achieving an organic state of presentation. It was very brief as it was meant as a personal checklist or set of guideposts and was shared with only a small number of friends and performers in my local area. As I began to speak about this idea, both as process and as an intellectual exercise for self-improvement, it became evident that a lot more detail was required. This led to the development of the expanded manuscript you have here. It is still brief and to the point, but it is surprisingly detailed for its length. It takes you through the six stages of learning, explaining how an actor, magician or speaker needs to prepare and what must happen at each step along the way. Simply by understanding these six stages, you as the presenter will have a better understanding of where you are along the path. Simply knowing where you are will give you the insight you need to move your presentation forward. You will also discover that the effort is always more than you think, even what you’d like, but this understanding makes the effort far less daunting and the results more rewarding. But wait, there’s more! You’ll rediscover some memory techniques you may have forgotten from an earlier point of your life, some exercises for discovering new ways of looking at your presentation and some exercises for relaxing. The manuscript ends with a short list of suggested readings for advanced study. If you have difficulty learning material to present in front of an audience or simply want to gain some important insights into the learning process behind an actor’s preparation for a role, then consider this book; this insightful manuscript discusses the entire learning process: from unfamiliar text to body memory. One reader, who was brand new to the world of working in front of a live audience found the material invaluable. In his words, “Your lessons put some real life into my presentation!” And this from a prominent Toronto acting coach: “A valuable resource, even for actors!” 5½x8½. 18 pages. Saddle stitched.
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Six Steps To

An Organic Presentation