Loss, Acting, and Connection with Darrell Stern

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“Acting is symbiotic with human life, culture, and how we interact with others.”

– Darrell Stern

Darrell joins me today to discuss thriving through loss and transforming challenges into opportunities to thrive. He explains how he first got into musical theater and describes how the art helped him get out of his shell. He describes using acting techniques to manifest and discusses the relationship between acting and authenticity. Darrell also elaborates on uses for acting beyond TV and theater, highlights why it is an integral part of the human experience, and reveals why marketing is a form of acting.

This week on The Mindset Zone:

  • Thriving through loss
  • How Darrell first got into musical theater
  • The relationship between acting and authenticity
  • Acting in different modalities in different situations
  • Darrell’s thoughts on the “fake it ‘til you make it” adage
  • Connecting through loss
  • How acting helps us connect internally and externally
  • How connecting with the inner self allows people to connect with an audience
  • The actor’s craft and the importance of articulation
  • Transforming challenges into strengths and assets
  • The duality of social life and social networking for business


Darrell Stern is a master storyteller and CEO of Stern Inbound Marketing Agency, the world’s leading video-driven content marketing agency. Darrell has over 30 years of experience in digital marketing and is renowned worldwide as a “Digital Marketing Jedi.” By offering marketing methodologies and techniques at the Stern Marketing Academy, he helps others elevate their businesses. Darrell holds a Bachelor’s in Theater Arts from Drew University and a Master’s in Communication Arts from Montclair State University.

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