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Is (s)he the right one?

Experiential learning is hot. More and more organisations are looking for ways to make their business theories 'come to life' and create a higher transfer of learning. It looks like using simulations and role play actors is the way to go. L&D and Corporate Actors have undeniably tied the knot. 

But there are two types of corporate actors in the world: Those who come into the training room and say, "Here I am!" and those who come into the room and say to the learners, "Ah, there you are!" 

The true meaning of a corporate actor, in my opinion, is to be an all round facilitator of the learning process more than a presenter or an entertainer. 
I find that many corporate actors tend to fall into the second category. And I can't blame them. Performing Arts Academies prepare you for many things: theatre, film, perhaps television. But because they are still very much focused on entertainment and there is a huge difference between being an amazing actor and bei…