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    The Actor's Placebo Effect

    The world of science has come up with some pretty remarkable findings in the last couple of years. A few experiments caught my eye that dealt with the power of placebos.

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    3 Tips to Make Your Audition Funnier

    Everyone wants to stand out at comedy auditions. Here’s how to do it.

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    Embrace Your Vulnerability and Grow As an Actor

    It’s difficult to access that awareness when our minds are so busy churning up so much background noise. But one way our minds can get quieted is when we share with someone special to us the noise that seems to be so loud and troubling.

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    No Footage for a Demo Reel? Here’s Your Solution!

    When an actor sets out to finally get their reel together, he or she presumably has some footage to use, and just needs it edited together, right? You’d think.

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    How Actors Can Leverage Good News

    There are a variety of possible reactions to booking a job and how you handle it could determine how fast your career moves from that point forward, or if it moves at all.

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    How To Use Your Voice To Impress Casting Directors

    Today we're going to talk about your "vocal imprint." Your vocal imprint is the impression, which your voice makes on our audience.

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    The Importance of Solitude as an Actor

    To be able to create, an artist needs to experience fully both the stimulation of being in the world and the peace of solitude. The movement, stimulation, and passion of being connected to the people and experiences of one’s life is food for the artist.

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    3 Ways To Keep Your Nerves From Sabotaging Your Audition

    Nerves are a part of auditioning. They're adrenaline. They're the same kind of adrenaline that athletes experience right before they take the field. It’s our “getting ready” energy. The trick is to focus that energy into something that will help and not hinder us when we walk ...

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    5 Steps To Creating Your Professional Acting Network

    If you create a network you exponentially multiply your work opportunities. The more people who know you, like you, and want to work with you the more work you’ll get. Then the process of submitting, auditioning, and trying to get work is reduced to zero.

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    How to Get an Agent

    Without an agent, you have no career and no hope of one. "How do I get an agent or a manager or both?" many of you ask.