Getting Your Act Together Reviews
"Probably the best fit for a part after John’s Willie is Barbara Turino who plays Willy's wife. Ms. Turino who lives in Tustin and is a business consultant, has done stage work all over the country. Her portrayal of Linda Loman trying to hold her failing husband together is very real."
From "Death of a Salesman" Review
We are always looking for books to read and ways to improve as we continue to reinvent ourselves in our careers. My latest read, and one I highly highly recommend if you have not had an opportunity to read it, is authored by one of our very own, Barbara Turino.
The title of the book is, 'Getting Your ACT Together' and is available at Amazon.com and also digitally on Kindle as well as the link below. I am not going to ruin the anticipation of reading this book yourself, but I promise you that you will be very impressed with the great easy-to-read content. Barbara's writing style and thought provoking ideas will bring new vigor and enthusiasm to each day. It is highly inspiring and motivating. I was so impressed by this book that I read it in one sitting weeks ago and it has staying power.
Barb, I am impressed beyond words. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with me! Congratulations!!
I read ['Getting Your ACT Together'] on the plane to Arizona and found it to be entertaining and inspiring...just like its author! To quote one of her tips "Every interaction is a performance on the stage of life" - its now a daily thought for me...am I prepared? am communicating to my audience? do I deserve applause? have I sold myself? All of these are key to being successful in our dealerships...I plan on purchasing the books as gifts for some of my stores that are doing great things!
An enjoyable path… This book is a must-read for anyone venturing outside of their comfort zone or reaching outside of their old paradigms. We are all entertainers on some level and Barbara has shared all the best of her experiences in both the entertainment and business worlds to help guide us down an easy- to-follow path to our own full potential. She has put them together in a very eloquent, yet fun and easy-to-read manner. What a gift she offers us… a logical life guide whether our stage is in a theatre or in the corporate world.
Going from the New York stage myself to Screen Actors Guild member to business owner and operator to running multiple automotive franchises, I know firsthand that the “Turino Method” works! My successes were enhanced because of my stage training and acting abilities. What has spoken to me from Barbara’s work is that this method not only guides one’s transition into business but can be applied to all stages of one’s personal life. What is your stage? Encore! Encore!
Paula Caravella, Automotive General Manager
CEO/DVS Fence Company, Inc
Sr. Relationship Manager/Capital One Auto Finance (CA)
As a wedding photographer, I need to "perform" for my clients on one of the most important days of their lives. Having spent many years working in community theater, I am able to use the skills I learned onstage to make my clients feel at ease, or give them a small taste of the theatrical themselves – letting them take center stage for their big day. Even if you've never performed onstage before, Barbara's book details how you too can use the magic of the theater to enhance your interactions with your clients and take your business to a whole new level of performance.
Scott Fischbein, Ready For Your Close Up
Photographer, Davis, CA
If you want an Oscar-winning performance in life or in your career, then this is the book for you! Barbara Turino is no act. She’s the real deal, with tons of tips and techniques that can put you on the red carpet to success and fulfillment.
John Putzier, M.S., Senior Professional in Human Resources,
Author of Get Weird and Weirdos in the Workplace, CEO
Getting Your Act Together is a must-read book for those who want to embrace and experience
life with a sense of passion, purpose, and productivity in their personal as well as their professional lives.
Tom McQueen, PhD,
President, American Family Foundation, Inc.
Author, Letters to Ethan
"Barbara's book is intelligent and inspirational. A must-read for actors transitioning into the business world. The notion that the role is YOU and your stage is anywhere and everywhere will make perfect sense to any actor, and will help take the fear out of redirecting their career."
Ivan Rutherford, actor
Performed the role of "Jean Valjean" in
Les Miserables over 2000 times on Broadway,
national tours and regional theatres
A good teacher must be animated, illuminating and entertaining. A successful politician or lawyer must be captivating and charismatic. Now with the creative and artful guidance of Barbara Turino’s guiding words in Getting Your Act Together, anyone can be motivating, achieving and productive by putting the actor’s performance techniques into one’s professional and personal life. A truly eye-opening account of how to put the “show” into business.
Ellen Wagner MA, Educational Therapist RST, LH
Owner of The A Team & Study Buddies
Having enjoyed and performed in theater since I can remember, I definitely can attest some of the learned theater skills to my current knowledge of business today. For me, I would attribute the ability to speak and perform in front of others without getting nervous as invaluable. Barbara Turino knows how to take these learned theater skills and apply them in business. She has helped my company, Crescent Solutions, understand many of our shortcomings and showed us ways in which to improve them. I recommend her and this book to anyone looking to improve their personal or business acumen!
Brian Fischbein Chief Executive Officer – Crescent Solutions
Member YPO and Gennext
Founder of The Society and Captiv8