Cathlyn Melvin is a professional actor, educator, entrepreneur and copywriter. She shares how acting helps to develop soft skills like empathy. She also shares tips to help us improve our written communication.
00:01:58 – wanted to be an actor from a young age.
00:04:04 – the art of acting vs the appeal of being famous.
00:06:58 – acting develops empathy and other soft skills.
00:10:58 – dealing with big personalities.
00:13:50 – most actors are introverts.
00:17:08 – most important skills for good acting.
00:23:44 – how to use the actor's toolkit at networking events.
00:27:46 – mission behind teaching acting to children.
00:34:05 – Cathlyn gave up her apartment to keep serving students.
00:39:41 – called greedy despite being homeless to keep pricing affordable.
00:50:43 – copywriting advice for written communication.
00:56:21 – writing good hooks while avoiding click-bait.
00:58:50 – swipe file to save good copy.
01:00:21 – learning how to become a better writer.
01:04:45 – connect with Cathlyn.
More detailed show notes with links to references can be found at: https://candourpodcast.com/cathlyn-melvin/