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My role play

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The light above the entrance to the Viaduct Events Centre

Just finished what I now realise is a form of role play. I have done Corporate & Med School role play jobs, as well as many MCing jobs, over the years. However it was only during my recent gig, MCing a fantastic 3 day-4 night conference, great presentations during the day, excellent trade hall of suppliers etc, brilliant keynote speakers and excellent evening functions, including a huge awards night, that I was aware that I was actually role playing. This was for a Trans-Tasman company. I was contracted through top aussie events company 1E for the Laser Group International Conference 2013.

As an MC I realise I’m essentially doing a form of corporate role play, when its for corporates and businesses, and another form of role play when I MC fund raisers & social events etc.  It made me think of the personnel from our database who have been getting some of the role play work we are being contracted for. It’s so cool to know we have role play work already booked through till October with one of NZs largest travel and tourism companies. Only one person each time but a booking every couple of weeks, and the feedback for ActionActors personnel has been excellent.

At the recent conference I also met and introduced as one of the keynote speakers, the owner of the biggest company of its industry sector in Australia, they have just opened business here in NZ. Networking trans-tasman felt very positive.

Temp workers, casual staff, promotions people, role play personnel, retail workers, hospitality staff etc, it all feels right. ActionActors has some fine marketing experience among its personnels skillsets, maybe I should hire one of our own personnel to do telesales for ActionActors, or maybe I just have to step up my game in marketing ActiuonActors, which I know is going to be a winner of a company in its industry sector.

Role Play links

Just been checking out some sites online with regard the use of corporate role play in business training. It is a very highly regarded aspect of training not only for internal upskilling but also for companies to train their personnel in the areas of promotional marketing, sales promotions, and public relations.

Here is a link to a site with some great reading outlining rules of engagement as it were, for the use of role play for employee training. motivation, team building and development.
Many personnel within companies feel uneasy and out of their comfort zones when having to be the person doing the role play, which is where ActionActors is a fantastic investment for any company embarking on this type of business or corporate training. Our personnel are all professional actors who thrive on this type of work. They require minimal briefing and can produce a consistent result each time, enabling any observes to be able to genuinely assess outcomes for the people being trained, relative to each other.
So for assessment role play, corporate training role play or a basic company role play, who you gona call?… no not ghost busters,… ActionActors, workers who really perform, the perfect solution everytime.

Update; Role Play & Promotions

Gidday,

Time for an update from ActionActors HQ. 

Having been up and running as a stand alone company for just over a year now, we are able to see a definite direction in which we need to focus. Initially I was keen to chase the work in areas like hospitality, retail, gardening etc, however although there have a been a few of these jobs and they have been much appreciated, it is in the realms of promotions, character role playing and corporate role play for training purposes, that the real interest is being shown.

We already have a couple of clients who are using us for their regular role play training with senior executives. We also have a major business association contracting an ActionActor when they require telemarketing. Kind of obvious I guess, actors are a no brainer when it comes to communicationg, be it is a role play scenario or a communications scenario.

I will continue to pursue the other work, we get great feedback for the people who have done gardening, retail and other more standard work, however communications & performance skills are the strong card.

If you have any opportunities to do improvisation and communications classes, I would recommend you have a go. We will look to form a core database of people in these work sectors. If you have not signed up for Anthonys other company PeopleMax, again I recommend you consider it an option. I do work through them when I’m looking at periods of no income, I actually enjoy it, kind of like role playing really!

To finish up here’s what a client just sent in an email to Renee about a job from yesterday;

“Firstly, thanks for organising the actors last night, they were all awesome and followed the brief perfectly, we will definitely be using you (and hopefully those actors) again.”

Here’s a video from a corporate role play company in the UKmain-pane-rp

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