Erin Cronican

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    How To Prioritize and Be Accountable as an Actor

    Here are four simple ways to assert yourself while still maintaining your integrity.

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    Don't Make Excuses as an Actor

    When we use an excuse like, “I don’t have time,” or “I really don’t have the funds,” or “I’m too tired to commit,” those are dramatic ways of saying, “I don’t value *xyz* enough to spend my time/money/energy on it.”

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    Top 10 Worst Pieces of Advice for Networking

    Therapists often say that in order to face your fears, you need to deal with the worst case scenarios and the “what ifs?" So, here are the top 10 worst pieces of advice for networking.

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    10 Things To Do With Your Old Headshots

    New headshots! Hooray! Is anything better than getting new pictures that perfectly reflect who you are as a performer? But you have a crapload of old headshots leftover that cost you a small fortune and you can’t bring yourself to throw them away!

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    How To Find the Perfect Day Job

    Actors need to "get real" about what it actually takes to make it as an actor. I’ve waxed philosophic about training to the point of being an expert, and making a real commitment of time and energy. So, you can guess my position on day jobs.

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    Best Of Backstage Experts: The Actor's Sacrifice

    As an actor, we know you've got it tough. Oftentimes the life of an actor can be a life of rejection and disappointment. But, don't despair! Because casting directors really do love you and recognize the sacrifices you make for your craft.

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    4 Ways to Leave ‘Em Wanting More

    You want to leave ‘em wanting more so that they are inspired to call you again for that second meeting. So, here’s four ways to leave ‘em wanting more in your meetings and auditions.

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    10 Sacrifices an Actor Makes

    If you’re lucky, you can earn a very good living at acting. But there are also some sacrifices that an actor makes as she pursues a career.