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    What To Leave Behind In On-Camera Auditions

    This is why a greater awareness of "what you leave behind" is so crucially important. If you have little or no on-camera experience, you probably have no idea if what you do in the room works on tape.

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    3 Steps To Getting Out Of Your Own Way

    It takes strength and determination, and insight into our own behavior, to actually change what is holding us back. Here is a helpful series of steps to guide you.

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    Why the Industry Needs You Just As You Are

    We mistreat ourselves and allow mistreatment by others because if we truly believed we were enough, we wouldn’t settle for bad behavior that supports our beliefs that we’re inadequate.

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    3 Questions to Ask Yourself at Year’s End

    Take this time to reflect back on your year, and see what you want to change for the year to come!

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    5 Tips On Maintaining Your Image

    As the gigs start coming, you’ll start to notice that more people around you will start having stronger opinions on your look, style, image, and the direction they believe your brand should go. It’s important to fully understand your brand.

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    3 Theater Resolutions for 2014

    If you're a lover or performer of theater, here are some specifically-tailored New Year's resolutions for you!

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    4 Things to Consider When Finding an Acting Teacher

    The teachers you choose to train with will be a major influence in the development of your craft, and thus will have a strong impact on your career.

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    Create a Winning Acting Mindset

    Often actors limit themselves from a lack of knowledge of how the business works. There are actors just starting their careers who screen test and get major parts. It may not take years to get a breakout role.

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    Don't Let a Bad Day Get In The Way Of a Good Audition

    It’s difficult to separate yourself from the trials of everyday life when you walk into an audition. But remember this: That moment—that audition—is a new start.

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    Why the Audition Is the Job

    Learn to prep for an audition fully, quickly, and efficiently. That doesn’t necessarily mean cold reading. Cold reading skills in an emergency situation can be helpful. But learn how to truly build a fully fleshed out and unique character quickly.