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    How To Act With Your Entire Body (Part 2)

    In part one of this series, we discussed the importance of being a vibrant, energetic presence in your work even when you are required to be perfectly still. We also introduced a simple technique to help you feel your choices in your body.

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    3 Marketing Tools You Need

    Is a headshot and resume all you need? Yes…if the year is 1980. At least, some actors think so. But things have changed. The Internet has changed everything. You need a whole lot more.

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    4 Ways To Give Thanks All Year Long

    So why not step out of the status quo by expressing your gratitude all year long instead? That way, your thank-you will carry a deeper meaning while standing out from the holiday crowd.

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    How To Connect Yourself to a Character

    If actors know and allow their subtext to exist unspoken, the audience will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the actor had stated them.

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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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    5 Simple Steps To an Acting Career

    As it turns out, my system might have been used before…by the apes. It seems as though a few thousand actors (and people) around the world have been relying on their common sense and confidence for years.

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    What Are the Stakes of Your Audition?

    Ah, the odds. The chances. The stakes. To most actors starting out, auditioning can seem like a daunting, terrifying, and insurmountable responsibility. A contest. A game of luck and chance.

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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.

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    How To Act With Your Entire Body (Part 1)

    Many actors who I start to see in class or in casting scenarios are what I call “neck-up actors.” They may have made strong choices and on some level be doing good work, but it’s all being produced from the neck up.

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    10 Concepts To Change Your Perspective and Change Your Career

    Gwyn Gilliss offers tips for how actors can change their thinking and boost their career success.