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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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    How to Think Beyond Your ‘Brand’

    In my twenty-five years as a career coach and marketing instructor for performing artists, I have been working in-depth in this very specific area long before “brand” became the buzzword in the corporate, and now artistic, world.

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    How To Create Your Hosting Reel

    To make a great hosting reel, you don't need many of the things that make showing your acting talent so difficult to do.

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    Why and How To Keep an Audition Notebook

    Here’s a very simple suggestion for how take good care of yourself after an audition: Keep a notebook just for your auditions. Have it with you at the audition, and when it’s over, find a quiet place to reflect on and examine the experience you just had.

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    Find The Moment Before 'Zero'

    When you rehearse a scene over and over again, it’s easy to get stuck in the emotional place at the end of the scene instead of rewinding to where you were at the beginning.

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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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    Which Casting Directors Know Your Work?

    Actors often ask me to help them prepare for an interview with an agent. I tell them the following: If there is interest in you, the most commonly pursued line of questioning on the agent’s part will be, “Which casting directors know your work?”

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    Why You Need To Focus on the Craft and Not the Outcome

    We are sometimes so busy counting every victory or defeat that we lose sight of what actually gets us there. We tend to trap ourselves in an emotional mindset that is focused only on success and outcome.

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    6 Tips For Auditioning With a Dialect

    Auditioning with an unfamiliar dialect can really get in your way of landing the role. When learning a new dialect, here are some tips to keep in mind to help you have a successful audition.

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    Why Letting Go Of Negative Thoughts Could Land You An Agent

    We often find living our creative lives (and the accomplishing of our goals) to be a haphazard experience. This is partly due to our mind’s many thoughts telling us we can’t have what we truly desire.