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    Stop Waiting and Live Your Life Now

    Stop waiting for things to get better or easier or less busy. Stop saying that you need to wait to be better prepared or more secure or more certain of yourself.

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    5 Places To Find a Great Monologue

    Last week I shared with you how to improve your child’s chances of making a great impression when choosing a monologue. Are you curious where to find some good material for that next big audition?

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    8 Ways To Survive the Dreaded Waiting Room

    Here are a few things you need to do to protect yourself from the elements and stay in your creative zone in order to do your best work.

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    How To Get an Agent To Respond To You

    To get an agent to respond to your marketing materials or to build your network of casting directors here are some tips.

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    Why Your 'Type' Is Irrelevant

    Most serious actors I know would love to play as wide a range of parts as is humanly possible, and do not want to be limited by "type." If anything, you should hope we’re willing to cast AGAINST type!

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    Introduction to Meditation for Actors (Part 3)

    In order for meditation to be beneficial, you have to do it, and do it with some degree of consistency. It's also important that your practice doesn’t feel like a chore but instead feels relaxing, nurturing, and energizing.

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    10 Ways To Market Yourself to Industry Professionals

    Many actors don’t even know the concept of a marketing campaign or that they should be creating one. What is it? What do you do exactly?

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    You Never Know Where An Audition Will Lead

    If your agent or manager gives you an audition, go on it! It doesn’t matter if you think you are too tall or too blonde or too fat or too good to do one line. You never know where any opportunity will take you.

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    Why You Shouldn't Assume Anything As an Actor

    Assumptions often get us into trouble because they generally stem from our fixed conditioned mind patterns that assume things incorrectly based on our paradigms of doubt, fear, and cynicism.

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    How To Read a Script As an Actor

    I have spent my life reading scripts. Some of them have been good. Most weren’t. But it didn’t matter because I wanted to be in all of them - even the one with the bionic dog. For years, I have taken acting classes and read advice on how to ...