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Hello, and welcome to the Performance Role Play Training blog.

This is where you’ll find news, insights, and industry info – all focused on issues like communication, performance, leadership, human capital and, of course, our favourite topic: immersive learning through Business Role Play.


Feeling a little naked?

In most, if not all organisations, performance management systems are introduced and enhanced in order to ensure continuous improvement and optimisation. Performance management systems are also one of the tools through which employees are acknowledged, incentivised and where applicable corrective measures put in place. This neatly outlined argument is of course perfect in theory. 

Why do things get a little colourful when it comes to implementation?

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WHY NOT?

By Boniswa Holland

You guys must fight so often!”

“You guys must fight so often!” is usually what I am told when I tell people that my business partner is not only by business partner but my best friend, room mate, wing women, and in general the person I spend all my time with.  And my answer to them is very simple  “No not at all”

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Boxing Yourself In

Boxing Yourself In

Judy Ditchfield

Brave enough to change

I started my official life as an actress in 1984. I slotted into the box perfectly. I came from a family of performers, I loved to perform so I went to University, got my drama degree, and got into a resident acting company. The perfect job for me.  But I remember feeling really irritated and quite affronted when people asked me what my real job was. 

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Watch Your Towel!

Charlotte Butler

I was born in PE – the Windy City or, as I remember it, the Friendly City.

We never had much money but never wanted for anything. As in most coastal cities, you always had the beach and the sea for wonderful family outings.

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Why I keep on coming back to Role Play

Why I keep on coming back to Role Play

Ilse Klink

Role Play has become a part of who I am…I’m not talking about acting…I’m talking about my real life. It’s changed the way I view and handle my life completely. It’s the most invaluable tool I’ve been gifted in my adulthood.

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Why we need to read contracts as Performers

Why we need to read contracts as Performers

Boniswa Holland

I would like to start off with an example of the kind of predicament not reading and understanding a contract can put oneself in.

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I could have been in Bay Watch!

I could have been in Bay Watch!

Charlotte Butler

I could have been in Bay Watch! Not now, but in my youth, certainly. Would I have been as good as any of the actors on screen – yes, I say in all humility. Would I have looked as good as Pamela Anderson in a red bikini? – definitely!  NOT! But with some expensive panel beating, I would have given her a good run for her money (in fact it would have taken all her money to make me look as good!) And that is precisely why they cast her in the first place – she was perfect for that part.

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The power of Industrial Theatre

The power of Industrial Theatre

Tumelo Mosenye

Industrial theatre is a very productive medium used by many large companies in order to be informative, instructional and message driven. Industrial theatre can play to many diverse groups. This medium can also be fun, edgy and exciting at the same time. But most importantly it can have such a powerful impact reaching so many people.

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Why use Professional Actors trained in Business Role Play for your training?

Why use Professional Actors trained in Business Role Play for your training?

Jocelyn Broderick

“You can’t change other people. You can only change yourself.”
Lorraine Bracco, On the Couch

I was at the Airport last week, on my way to do some Business Role Play in Durban, engaging in one of my favourite past times: watching the people walking past – seeing how they walked and talked; their idiosyncrasies; their ways of chatting to one another, their manner of being in the world.

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Leadership through fresh old eyes….

Leadership through fresh old eyes….

Phyllis Ndlovu

The season we find ourselves in as a country, is one of very many challenges. Many of these challenges call for us to all to start thinking out of the box in terms of approaches to problem solving. Our leadership approach in particular, calls for our leaders to shift their consciousness towards their roles, their people and their deliverables. This is both in the private sector as well as in government.

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Defensiveness and Blame have taken away our power…

Defensiveness and Blame have taken away our power…

Judy Ditchfield 

The more I work in organisations, the more I realise how we have moved towards a culture of defensiveness and blame.

Ooh….did that statement make you uncomfortable? Did it trigger you to want to defend yourself?

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