Category: The Poli-anna of Politics and Pop Culture

Lisa Dalton comments from a Pollyanna-style approach about politics and not so Pollyanna thoughts on pop culture

Candidates Need Acting Coach, Part 2. or 5 Keys to Being a Positive Image

Act Better, Donald By Lisa Loving Dalton The Poli-anna of Politics   Donald Trump needs to be a better actor if he wants to be a winner, and I, the Poli-anna of Politics, am just the coach for him.   I am not implying that the Don should be an actor. Most of us suspect […]

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Attention Candidates: Be Better Actors, Part 1.

 Candidates need to be better actors because voters elect images, not people. Candidates: Actors know how to create images, ask Ronald Reagan. Lisa Dalton, master coach of Michael Chekhov’s technique and author of Murder of Talent says: “Great leaders paint images of life that constituents want to live, just like actors paint the life of […]

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“I needed to buy some time to build my credibility with the people. So I developed a strategy.” ( #14 The Law of Buy-In)  John Maxwell Perhaps the most notable Seventh Grade act of mine that relates to leadership unfolded in the spring of that year. I believe I mentioned that in 6th grade I […]

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in character

Character makes trust possible.And trust makes leadership possible. That is the Law of Solid Ground. #6. John Maxwell For some reason, 1963 was quite a seminal year for me. A lot happened in my world as we moved from Miami to the DC area. I met Dr. Martin Luther King, hours before he expressed his […]

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