Corporate Services

The Acting Center is pleased to offer a range of corporate services:

COACHING:

One on one or team coaching. Be an effective communicator and sharpen your presentational skills learning performance strategy from an actor’s perspective. Coaching can be done in person for those seeking to improve live presentational skills or remotely to strengthen your online persona and presence. King George VI hired an actor to help him become a better public speaker- why shouldn’t you?!

Jake Simons’ voice workshop was the unexpected hit of UTM’s Ready Set Teach day, in spite of stiff competition from other excellent workshops. Both native and non-native English speakers clearly appreciated advice on projection, articulation and enunciation, and tips on body language were equally popular. This workshop generated high energy and confidence levels among the participants, and there were many requests from those who attended (as well as those who could not) for a repeat engagement in the future.

Heather Miller, Vice Dean, Teaching & Learning, University of Toronto Mississauga

TEAM BUILDING:

- Original scripts written exclusively for your team then filmed at your space or ours. A DVD or Blu-ray copy will be provided to you to be screened at a company function or as an amusing and entertaining team building exercise.

- Acting and Improv games. A fun morning or afternoon out of the office where participants learn performance skills in a creative and fun environment.

“We are delighted with the film that The Acting Center wrote and directed for our Annual Corporate Dinner. It was a pleasure to work with Jake and Zoe; we looked forward to our filming sessions with them each week during production. They are very easy to work with, and were very sensitive to our needs and concerns. We highly recommend The Acting Center to facilitate corporate events and would be happy to work with them again.”

Brenda Greenwood-Vernem
Marketing Manager
Williams & McDaniel Property Management

WORKSHOPS:

A professional actor with decades of performing experience will come to your school, college or university and deliver an informative and educational workshop.

My students at the Music Theatre Academy at Laurier and The Singer's Theatre have benefited greatly from the professionalism and skill of Jake Simons of The Acting Center. He brings both levity and a secure knowledge base to his teaching and does an excellent job of gauging the skill level and age of his students, adapting his teaching style to the student. Reviews for his classes and one-on-one coaching are consistently glowing.

Amanda Brunk, Voice Teacher/Adjudicator/Clinician

On several occasions, Jake Simons has come to my Drama Class to run workshops for my students. Every time he came, my students were inspired, energized and eager to learn more about the industry. His approach with the students is very inclusive and encouraging and he easily adapts to the ranges of experience in the class. I always look forward to having him come into my class, as I, too, get a chance to learn something new from him.

N. Sanvido, drama teacher, St. James Catholic School

Please contact the Acting Center for availability and pricing.