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The Greatest Show On Earth

By Dr Art Lynch

The Circus, reserved for only the Greatest Show on Earth, started in the spring of 1871 and officially dies today with the final show.

I have my own thoughts and memories, as do so many people around the world.

When I was a kid the Circus was magic, as was the parade of circus wagons every year in Milwaukee. A neighbor or my Lynch cousins build a full replica of the three ring circus flea size (I never saw and flees) all hand painted and assembled.

Then as an adult I met Nevada SAG and now SAG-AFTRA member Earl Chaney, at one time the lead clown and billboard face of The Circus. His face is famous as the copyrighted pattern was purchased by McDonald's to be Ronald McDonald. Earl rode the rails, lived circus, has two unpublished books on...

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Media Consolidation:

Concentration of media ownership (also known as media consolidation or media convergence) is a process whereby progressively fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media.

6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America. Follow Business Insider: This infographic created by Jason at Frugal Dad shows that almost all media comes from the same six sources. That's consolidated from 50 companies back in 1983.

This means that most of US consumer spending on entertainment goes to these six companies. and more important editorial decisions and the key role of the Four Estate fall under an increasing low number of corporate entities.

Concentration of media ownership (also known as media cons...

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What is "the Media"?

By Dr Art Lynch

Media is both singular and plural. It means the way information is transmitted. On television that would be sound and video to a mass audience. Media can be transmitted from one person to one receiver but in common usage it means (usually used with a plural verb) the means of communication, as radio and television, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet, that reach or influence people widely:It has no value, point of view, judgement. The content being transmitted has those things, not the media used.

Journalism is a profession of gathering information, investigating that information, reporting that information and correcting or updating the information as needed.

Media companies are businesses, usually part of groups of media publicati...

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Understanding Others

By Dr Art Lynch

Try to understand where others are coming from.

When you speak, debate or post on a blog keep in mind that there are others who have screens/filter, life experience, views or even tramas you may not be aware of.


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Dealing with a media crisis

By Dr Art Lynch

People's opinion is based on what they see and hear.

It could be a crisis situation that brings you rapid and vast attention or a corporate announcement or press conference. You could be acting in your own commercial or giving an interview. Whether in person or using Skype or other services you need to be at your best.

The way you work with media will affect how you and your message are received.

The Internet is a global visual communication tool. Various forms of media are used for entertainment, education, infomercials, employee and client communications, training, documentaries, college courses, community meetings, and so much more. If you have not yet been on a screen, you likely will be.

First of all, know how to look, move and talk...

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Are we in a new Golden Age of Television or a transition where reality TV and fast cancellations confuse and alienate potential audiences?

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Google and the networks themselves (including cable networks) have gone into original motion picture and television production as well as streaming video.

NCIS remains the top watched television drama in the world. But how long can that show go on? Will NCIS LA continue, and will NCIS New Orleans have a leg to stand on? How long can networks survive on "franchises" instead of great new shows.

Part of the problem may be the networks themselves.

They do not give shows a chance.

Had they been launched today "Cheers", "Friends", "M*A*S*H" and other long running hits would never have...

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Be Prepared

By Dr Art Lynch

Put aside the media, put off the thing you are doing with friends. here are cold hard facts about being an actor.

1. Make it to class and make it on time. If you cannot make it let te coach or teacher know well in advance. Not only is that good practice for the industry or any business. but for a class to progress you need to commit to scenes or other outside homework and being in class to work with or share with your class, your fellow actors.

2. Read. A good starter list and link to others is attacked. It is necessary to learn from the best, cut your teeth on quality time tested material and to have an educated feel for the news, issues and events, even politics. The more we know about today, and history, the more we can bring to the t...

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I miss my old man

The Unionist that shaped my dedication to the SAG-AFTRA membership..


His funeral had a long procession, with hundreds of his fellow Postal Union members in attendance, most of whom my mom and I never met or knew about. He was loved as a leader, a quiet man (except when his Irish temper let loose), friendly in a low key way, and dedicated to my mom and me.

Thinking of my dad, who passed away in the 1970's on the last day of final exams in my junior year at Chicago Circle (The University of Illinois, Chicago). 

Only after he died did I find out that my father had a degree in meteorology from the University of Utah (I thought I was the first to go to college in my family) and was part of the daylight bombing of Germany training at the top secret base in Wendover, Utah. At the same base he was also involved in the training of Doolittle's Raiders. Dad served in a Flying Fortress Squadron in England a weatherman, and spoke almost nothing about it. Too many did not come back from those raids and too many died while landing. 

The Greatest Generation. A reader, fan of westerns, war movies, mysteries and, well, more adult reading. Those who knew him know he was a good man, an active unionist (Shop Steward) and a good father. 

For reasons I cannot figure out I miss him very much today.

I serve the membership of SAG-AFTRA in his name and for his honor. I am seeking reelection this year. I am asking for your support.

-Art Lynch

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Celebities taking away from other actors

What's changed in the commercial world? 

Well, here's Thomas Middleditch of Silicon Valley on that very subject. (As Lin Manuel says "The world's turned upside down.")

Middleditch: "Ten, 15 years ago, if you were on a successful TV show or in a movie, and you did a commercial, everyone would go, “Oh, his career’s over.” But now, it’s the opposite. Studios look at it and go, this major corporation put a ton of money behind this person — he must be marketable. You get your sellout money and a nod from studios."


---Becca Lish

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The Observer

by Dr. Art Lynch

We all know more than we realise, hear more than we listen to, and some of us talk too much.

Have faith in what you know, but never be afraid to add to that knowledge, update it, or move on to make room for the new.

Listening is an active and perhaps the most important of communication skills. Listen with all five senses. Observe and listen to understand and work with others. Too many of us do not listen, or we hear only what we want to hear, or in listening our mind quickly drifts to our response or related topics instead of really understanding what the other person is saying, seeking, needs or wants.

If you do not listen with all of your senses you may miss the stress or anger the other person has under their words, or that they are excited and may not have all their thoughts and words together yet, their education and understanding level, their experiences and knowledge and where they are coming from. If you do not listen there could be miscommunications. missed information, confusion and even conflict that can be avoided.

When you talk you can not really listen, perhaps only partially to respond to how the other person or the group responds to you. Your words hold power, value and can impact whether you get what you want, need or if the other person understands what you are saying.

I suggest you visit my communication site, launched over 7 years ago, at:

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We want to really get Lynch Coaching Going!

Need to get the consulting business in gear. Need mentors, help, accounting, spell-check...

Most of all need sales and marketing support.

I have done all these for employers and as a consultant before:

Critical Thinking
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On Camera Conferencing
Speaking in Public
Overcoming speech anxiety
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If interested call me at 702-682-0469 or Facebook text Art Lynch

Looking forward to you being a part of what will be an exciting team of professionals!

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Resiliency I need you now. I am feeling down and need a pick me up. An essay on what this word might mean.  

By Laura Lynch, LCSW / MSW

Well….trying to get back on track with writing. With an initial interruption of medical issues, then being mentally caught up in election turmoil (Are we in Kansas anymore and when did the tornado come and pick me up?) and now bookended by weeks of more medical issues (winter illness x 2 and recently weeks of acute back issues, but who’s complaining, I have just started with a nice looking young physical therapist and I am endeavoring to get back…on track. (This will be interesting for me, the last time I had physical therapy I was just a tot, needing help with learning how to walk). I have not had a problem with lack of material to write about, and in a way I have had an abundance of ideas and thoughts. Essentially, if it is writer’s block, then it is comparable to the occasional blocks we get in our home pipes. (On the other hand, that does not sound so good, does it? ) But it is time to blow out the engines as it were, or let the windows open and let some fresh air in. In the middle of the holidays I did manage to repaint my kitchen, I think it turned out nicely if I say so myself. On the other hand, not knowing when to stop probably brought me down. Which brings me to the topic of being resilient.

An ongoing interest is the idea of resilience and related ideas of being open to change. In many ways resiliency and adapting to change has been a major theme in my life, and I see it everyday in my clients, my family and friends, community and in the news. To my mind, this applies to individuals, families, communities, cultures and countries. The simplest definition of resilience is often referred to as the ability to bounce back. But underneath that simple idea lies a complicated puzzle. An article I recently read made it clear that being resilient is not only not necessarily a life that is free and easy (otherwise, why are we talking about bouncing back?) but maybe the energy consumed and the efforts attained may have costs, and these costs may even cause harm to some. Also, while we often think that this is a quick thing, for some it may be a long trek with no end in sight. But then this seems to parallel the ideas such as “liberty is not free” and with “great success comes great responsibility”. A recent quote I heard on an episode of NCIS (when young Palmer found himself on a ledge trying to help a suicidal young man) was if you find yourself “marching through hell then keep on marching”.

A post I wrote last year “Boiling It Down: The Struggle for Well Being” discussed the tendency of those who consistently experience poor mental health are either too focused on the past or not accepting of present reality, or some combination thereof. The ideas in this article certainly bears on what it means to have the quality of resiliency.

In order to begin or continue on, you may have to stop first.

I mentioned in the first paragraph not knowing when to stop. I certainly think that knowing when to stop, whether it’s a short break, a longer pause, good sleep, a nice meal, talking with friends, walking or other outdoor activity, a vacation, or taking the exit off where you have been going in your life may be an important part of resiliency. I am not basing this on hard data, but a life of observed experience of myself and others. Yes there are some super strivers who seem to reach the heights and constantly work but sooner or later you need time to decompress, reflect and reorient and replenish. You have to start where you are, and short cuts may end up being the long way around.

Stopping is a chance to recharge and refuel.

Being able to take breaks (even if petting the dogs) recharges your batteries, and in turn leads to another important aspect of resiliency. Resilient people may be determined, but I don’t think they are hard-headed or stubborn, nor too narrow-minded or short-sighted, at least not as a matter of usual demeanor or character. (But we all have our days). In recharging and replenishing you are more likely to be mindful, aware, resourceful and creative. You may even solve some problems! The beauty of being creative, especially if you do creative work in the arts (or even creative problem solving in engineering or science) is that in the very act of creating and solving you are refueling your reserves. This can happen in two ways:

In solitude. Resilient people often thrive in solitude, going deep into reflective thinking or creative work, or even in doing daily routines and chores (exercise, housework etc) that provide focus and calmness. Writing, painting and other arts take people to another place (a form of vacation or transformation), or craft and building work may also provide solace. People working in science and computer fields may also find themselves focused alone on tasks that provide this sense of satisfaction. Physical, mental and spiritual energies are regenerated. People who have this gift of solitude can also provide inspiration and grounding for other people, or even become transformational figures. Simple mindful activities of meditation activities or focused simple activities is part of this too, as taught by Lhama Dondrub, the Dali Lahma, and Thich Nhat Hanh.

In community. But resilient people may also thrive in work that is dependent on working with and on behalf of others, in more than transactional ways (if possible), in a way that provides purpose and meaning within the work itself, and not necessarily in some outward goal. Even work that may be superficially transactional (like being a real estate agent) can be given some larger purpose or meaning through your attitudes or intentions. The work may be hard, or require levels of skill, but has it own intrinsic reward. People working in the arts, such as movie making and theater use a variety of skills sets, some quite technical in nature. Work sociologists have shown that factory jobs that focus on a holistic goal instead of assembly work (such as in automobile factories) afford greater satisfaction, avoid burnout and minimize dehumanizing aspects of work. When we landed on the moon, that was very much a team effort. Team work at these levels is not about being easy, but indeed it often seems that really challenging tasks make inevitable setbacks easier to overcome. Communities that come together, in common cause, can overcome!

Questions to Consider.

Can resiliency be something you can learn? Or is it inborn? Can it developed and encouraged? There does seem to be some indication that some people, and indeed some cultures seem to have inherent resilient qualities, but it is intriguing, as a therapist, to wonder if this is something that can be brought out in people. I work with people everyday who seem to exemplify resilience, such as those struggling with the horrors of schizophrenia and poverty (from diverse races/ethnic groups/economic backgrounds). I also work with people who seem to have very little capacity for bouncing back, in fact they self sabotage (people who suffer from personality disorders, for example). Learning how to work well in solitude as well as part of a team could certainly be a part of this. Children who are able to do both (be independent, but also work well others as leaders or team members) may have a capacity for resiliency. Of course, people may naturally have more tendencies to be prefer solitude or teamwork, depending on their temperament of introversion or extraversion. (Although I admit to having a bias against some extroverts, who may not necessarily be great team members, but that is a subject for another day). But as an introvert, I can attest that I derive a great deal of satisfaction from working as part as team, as much as I enjoy my down time alone.

I will be writing further on exploring the ideas of resiliency, and also ask questions about why some people are resistant to change while others are more adaptable. I am also interested in these questions from a cultural perspective. Do traditions helps cultures to maintain their ability to get through setbacks or hardships, or do they hinder communities? How does faith influence resiliency, and does it help or hurt the ability to “bounce back”, especially when cultural change challenges long-held beliefs. How does issues of justice, caring for our children, elderly, and disabled members of society help, and ensuring education as the foundation for democracy help to ensure a resilient society? Is optimism and humor an important part of resiliency, or do you need a healthy tonic of skepticism and perhaps anger mixed in? Does having a good sense of history help, in terms of providing perspective? Does having a sense of purpose and belonging help? Can we gain resiliency by being more in nature, but also have this same vitality and stamina through vibrant urban spaces? Finally how does resiliency influence a sense of well-being and happiness, and what are the specific characteristics of resilient cultures and communities, and by extension perhaps happy cultures and communities. When communities are torn apart, do some people have to pay too high a price in service of longer term goals and benefits?

Resiliency is about recovery and healing. Nature is a testament to this, although we are now causing great harm to our home, the earth. Life itself is resilient and wants to live, if allowed to go through its’ cycles, to evolve and maintain its balance.

These questions seem particularly urgent today, when the world seems torn and adrift with violence, uncertainty, despair and crisis. So often we may not know what we have in ourselves until our backs our up against the wall, the waters are rising, or we are knocked down. So while the quality of resiliency is not necessarily the mark of the easy life, it can be part of a well lived life..

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Journalist need to do their job

Commentary by                    Dr. Art Lynch

Why are Trumps ratings so low, the lowest at this point in a presidency?

Why do Trump supporters (estimated at 33% of the electorate, on the high end) so sure he is right and speaks the truth?

The falsehoods and lies are real, checked not just by factcheck services that have come into existence since most media cut its one fact checkers for the payroll, but by historians, member of the supreme court, fellow Republicans, most all university researchers, and most reporters doing any digging at all. Trump lies. It's that simple.
There is no past president in trackable US History who has lied or spoke falsehoods more time than President Trump. He has 25 times as many falsehoods as any previous president (Nixon held the Record up until Trump).

Unlike previous presidents, who passed on falsehoods in the name of National Security and later provided the facts supporting why they did, Trump speaks out on things that have no reason for release and still looks back and reuses the statements from his campaign that no longer have any effect on governing.

During the campaign Trump was caught in lies and major distortions ten times at Politifact's Pants on Fire extreme level.

Does the "media" tell the truth?

First of all media is the way you receive the information, not a single journalist or source publication or broadcast.

Second, much of the "media" are talking head "experts" paid to say things that get response from an audience that sells papers, keeps people watching on the Internet, or keeps them in six minute increments on television and radio. Others are commentators, whose job it is to have an opinion, one that will elicit response (not main stream there). That is not journalism, although journalistic content may be presented.
Journalism and reporters are trained to get both sides of the story, to ask solid questions, and put information together in a way that reports on what is happening. They are also the Fourth Estate, meaning they have a constitutional duty to keep watch on and report on the actions of all three branches of our government and its members / players.
Not all information has the same value. Not all is accurate to the same degree. Not all information is fact.

Russia did fund and even produce Internet and video video products without revealing they were behind the deliberate falsehoods, repeated as fact on the Internet, by believers who want to believe the information and Trump himself. The Clintons ordering people killed, Hillarys various illnesses, an inflated presentation of both North Korea and Iran's current nuclear potential have all been traced to Russian operatives with no facts uncovered.Mainstream media may report it as fact. That does not mean journalist are vouching for it, since these "facts" are often spoken (on FOX News and other "legitimate media outlets) by pundits and experts paid to support the information.

Journalist need to do their job.

Call a lie a lie, a mistake a mistake, a falsehood a falsehood, fabricated news "fake".
It is their job.

And find the truth behind why actions are taken and when, what happened, who reported it, their credentials or position in the story and on the relation of that information to larger issues and stories.

That does not mean revealing the names of all your sources. But that is a different commentary...

Art Lynch


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Talking in public, listening to others, understanding where others are coming from and being able to be understood despite cultural or other differences are essentials in modern business. Working with the camera, whether on your computer, phone or a hand held video camera, will be the communication tool most needed in business and life. Estimates are than in five years most on-line social networking, including Facebook, will be videoa.

Who are we? Dedicated professionals who want to help. Dr Art Lynch has taught and coached public speaking and communication skills for twenty years at the university level. He is also an actor and acting coach.

Laura Lynch MSW, is a liscensed clinical social worker, life coach and writer. He owned an award winning marketing and advertising firm and has been helping others her entire life.

Don Brakeman is a life long actor with the ability to work with actors and would be actors ages 6 to well past his own age. He joined the Screen Actors Guild in 1960.

James Campbell is a toy designer, detoured from Matel to help his family in Las Vegas, where is a graphic designer, photographer , artist and author.

What we help you with:

Public Speaking & Communications Training

Acting for Actors, Writers, and Creative Thinkers

Interactive Workshops, On-Camera Training & Theater Performance Techniques

Group & Individual Coaching Designed For Your Needs

We offer one on one and group sessions are your location, home a hotel or studio. We are small and each client gets the attention that many do not get after they are "sold". We have no sales team. We do go outside our group for the best possible fit to meet your needs. Because of these each bid is different, based on your needs and how we can best meet them at your budget levels. 

We are looking forward to hearing from you and working with you.

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