Hi there. Ed Hohlbein here with the final installment of our similarities between ACTORS and ASKERS series. And as this is the final in the series (for now) I thought a bit of a recap would be in order.
If you caught these posts early on, you know that I define an actor (especially a good actor) as anyone who strives to bring authenticity, truth, empathy, and understanding to every exchange either onstage or off. And an asker as anyone in a position to make an ask - any ask really. ACTORS and ASKERS rely on many of the same skills, traits, and tools to successfully do their work.
In this series, we’ve explored just a few of the ways that ACTORS and ASKERS are alike. To recap these similarities, include:
So why do I feel exploring these similarities is important? Because what you do as an asker with your organization is too important to not use every tool in your asking toolbox to help make your communities the absolute best and strongest they can be through the work that you do raising money for your organization’s mission.
Now I know asking ASKERS to work like ACTORS may seem more than a bit unconventional, or a stretch, or just plain weird, but it works. I'm living proof. I've used these acting traits/skills/techniques to overcome my fear of asking throughout my two decades of asking in a variety of capacities.
Hopefully you’ve started to see and understand the connection between each of these similarities and why they are equally important to the ASKER as they are to the ACTOR. I’ll continue exploring the ASKER-ACTOR connection more in the new year so stay tuned.
I’ll leave you with this thought today, ACTORS and ASKERS do the same work. Their end-product may be different, but their training and process should be exactly the same.
Thank you so much for watching and have a great day.