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    6 Books Every Actor Should Have on the Shelf

    Between my Kindle and my bedside table, I have perused and read far too many books to list in one article. However, I’d like to recommend six “must haves” for aspiring and working actors alike.

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    9 Elements That Make a Great Monologue

    Monologues are always the most difficult auditions to pull off successfully so be prepared. Follow these winning strategies when choosing one.

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    What To Do Before You Get An Agent

    The common myth floating around out there for actors is that as soon as you finish your training, you need an agent. And the next step is that he/she will get you auditions for all those yummy, high-paying starring roles in films, Broadway shows, and primetime TV series.

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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.

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    15 Things Actors Do That Make Me Happy

    Risa Bramon Garcia shares characteristics of actors that make her happy as a casting director and acting coach.

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    2 Mistakes Actors Make in Auditions and How To Overcome Them

    Anthony Meindl gives great advice for actors on conquering auditions.

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    10 Tips For a Winning Audition

    What separates professionals from wannabe talent show prodigies isn't inspiration. It's preparation and execution. Take control of your audition with these ten helpful tips to improve your skills.

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    The Color You Should Wear for On-Camera Auditions

    When you audition on camera the first thing that anyone sees is the color you're wearing. Wear something depressing, annoying, or threatening, and no matter how brilliant your performance, they are going to be affected by the color first and the performance second.

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    4 Things Never To Say In An Agent Interview

    Normally, I put most of my efforts into making suggestions about the things actors should do, but many actors make mistakes during an interview. Here are the most common questions to avoid asking.

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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.