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    How To Do Profiles for On-Camera Auditions

    In almost every on-camera commercial audition—after slating—an actor will be asked to turn sideways and show the left and right sides of their face and body.

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    How To Enjoy Your Acting Journey

    What is it that we’re after, really? A house in the Hamptons? A perfect boyfriend? A TV series? Fame? Or might it be the corresponding feelings we think (and are incorrectly taught) that we’ll experience once we get those things that make us desire them so much?

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    5 Ways for Actors To Take Advantage of Social Media

    Want to increase your reach and network as an actor? Here are five great ways to take advantage of social media.

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    4 Solutions To Easing Audition Nerves

    Let’s examine some of the reasons actors get nervous and see if we can’t come up with some solutions by exploring the four “R’s.”

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    6 Ways To Improve Your Relationship With Your Agent

    Having a good relationship with your agent requires that you understand a few things. They are not magicians. They are humans with a phone and an address book. And they cannot work miracles overnight.

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    How Golf Strategies Apply to Acting

    Par is expected. Par is what the average guy wants to achieve. For an actor, par would translate to getting some acting work and getting paid. Being good enough to be cast. Par is for the hardworking achiever who is just good, not great.

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    5 Top Acting No-Brainers

    Think you know everything there is to know about an acting career? Think again. Here are five "no-brainers" that I am constantly surprised most actors don't know.

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    3 Tips For Finding an Acting Accountability Partner

    One of the simplest and most effective ways to accomplish your goals is to rely on an accountability partner. But not all accountability partnerships work. So, here are three tips to help you find an accountability partner that sticks.

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    How the Demo Reel Has Evolved

    The demo reel is morphing in front of our very eyes, giving today’s actors a much more robust set of opportunities to get the attention they crave.

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    4 Practical On-Camera Tips That Make Directors Want To Hire You

    Besides the obvious traits of professionalism—such as personal deportment, promptness, cooperation, taking direction well—here are practical and technical on-camera tips to help make you a real pro on the set.