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    5 Things To Remember Before Every Audition

    No flakey New-Age voodoo here. Just five powerful truths about you and your craft that most actors choose to forget. So remind yourself on the day of the audition and on every other day.

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    3 Secrets To Overcoming Your Fear of Hosting

    Hosting is a great opportunity to connect, but the inherent artificiality of it has to be overcome in order for you to connect effectively. It's nothing to fear, just something to be tamed.

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    How To Handle the Uncertainty of the Acting Business

    What happens when you book something right away and then nothing for a while? Why does that happen? How can you not let yourself get discouraged or paranoid or start to feel like you don't have what it takes to succeed?

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    An Actor’s Guide To Being Great

    Any moment has the power to evoke our greatness. The possibility for us to realize our potential in each moment is always available to us.

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    How To Turn Your Acting Fears Into Passions

    Embarking on an acting career is much like sky diving. Even if you book work in a play, on a TV series, or in a feature film, the experience is usually short-lived. The play closes. The series is cancelled. The film wraps. And you‘re free until the next booking ...

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    Why You Need To Create Your Own Path to Success as an Actor

    There is no one-size-fits-all path to an acting career. Your path to your dreams will be your own—don’t let anyone sell you a system for success that doesn’t come solely from you.

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    Why You Need To Keep Growing as an Actor

    We all must keep growing until we die. It is the nature of all living things. It is never too late to start something that can enhance your life!

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    Why You Need To Be Idealistic As an Actor

    However you evolved into an actor, your journey was soon propelled by a simple four-letter word: Love. Passion births idealism. Grasping firmly onto that fascination invokes our individual desires for success.

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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.

  • Advice

    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?