Gwyn Gilliss

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    3 Tips for Successful Networking

    As an actor, it's selling your brand—talent, training, appearance—in order to create or act upon a business opportunity. The goal is a follow-up call, meeting, audition, or booking! Keep these three tips in mind, and your networking will go far more successfully.

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    5 Steps To Deciding What Acting Projects To Pursue

    A lot of actors who could be very successful are not clear about marketing their talent or where they should be doing so. It may seem obvious, but you need to go to the right location and target the one media that will recognize your talents and hire you!

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    The Clock is Ticking on Your Career

    Most actors think they have a lot of time, years, to become a “star”—on Broadway, in a prime-time series, or in a film. They don’t.

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    The Actor's Marketing Checklist: 9 Tools You Need

    What do you need as an actor in today’s competitive market? These are the nine marketing tools that will put you in the running for roles in all markets.

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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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    How Golf Strategies Apply to Acting

    Par is expected. Par is what the average guy wants to achieve. For an actor, par would translate to getting some acting work and getting paid. Being good enough to be cast. Par is for the hardworking achiever who is just good, not great.

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    6 Steps To Writing a Great Bio

    A bio is a summary of the highlights of your career—your training, credits, and something about you personally, i.e. what you do when you are not acting. It tells the industry in sentence form—unlike the columns in your resume—what roles you can play and how to ...

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    How To Understand What An Agent Tells You

    We've all been there. That frightening meeting with an agent. And it goes well. You think. And you tell all your friends that you have a new agent. You look forward to being sent out for auditions. But, you never hear from them. You send a postcard a month ...

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    When You Should Turn Down a Role

    What are the three reasons for accepting or declining an offer? When should you say no?

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    How To Define Your Type, Create Your Brand and Write a Logline

    What’s the difference between a type and a brand? Do you need a brand? How do you discover what brand you are? And what’s a logline?