Why it Works

How can ‘PLAY’ be ‘REAL’?

If you’re in business, the chances are that you’re concerned about performance – personally, in a group, or as a company. So how much value do you also put… on rehearsal?

Actors know they’re unlikely to get the real thing right on the night unless they first rehearse – play, try out, experiment with – whatever they need to deliver. That’s how they make sure they’re really reaching the audience.

Play4Real brings the world of the theatre into business – in order to help business people rehearse. That means getting to grips with what’s going on in every moment of your business performance – by discovering how your voice, your body, your behaviours help or hinder the impact you want to create.

By creating a supportive structure in which to play around with ideas and behaviours, we’ll enable you to discover which ones work best, and how to perfect them through practice.

We’re not here to turn businesspeople into actors – but rather, to use the power of an actor’s approach to help you become fully yourself in the business world, both as an individual and as part of your team or organisation.

Would you have me false to my nature? Rather say I play the one I am.
William Shakespeare

How does ‘REHEARSAL’ help me in my business role?

Life’s like a play; it’s not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters.

Have you ever prepared for a difficult meeting by playing out a “what if” scenario with a colleague beforehand?

Or tried out a presentation in advance, on your feet, out loud – and then asked yourself “what if I did it… a different way instead?”

If so, great – that’s rehearsal!

Rehearsal enables you to experience before you actually deliver. You can then adjust things in the light of new insights – and wind up feeling a lot more confident when you deliver for real.

Playing “what if…?” enables you to break free of unproductive patterns of behaviour. Rehearsal opens up choice – which you can then apply anywhere, with anyone. Not just in formal presentations, but wherever you need to make an impact as:
…a manager
…a leader
…a team player
…a chairperson
…a negotiator
…a networker
…or in any other role your work demands of you.

How will it work for my business?

Life is like a piano… what you get out of it depends on how you play it.

We believe in starting with exactly where you are in order to help you get to where you want to be. That’s because the smallest change to the way you behave can make a big difference to the impact you have on others.

…You or your business may already be performing well – but want the extra edge to take you from excellent to exceptional.

…Or you may feel held back by a specific issue between people or teams that’s getting in the way of you working as one company.

…Or you may have a new idea that you’d like to try out, without worrying about the consequences if it doesn’t quite go according to plan.

…Or you may want to improve the impact of your presentations, meetings, or general business interactions – but don’t know where to begin.

Whatever you need, we’ll work with you to design and deliver the perfect programme.