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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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    What Tom Brady Can Teach You About Acting

    When you perceive someone—in physical terms—as being more successful, more beautiful, more wealthy, or more powerful — you don’t see yourself on an equal level. You forget the real level in which all human beings actually meet one another: authentic vulnerability.

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    4 Things That Make Kids Stand Out To an Agent

    I often get asked what I look for in a child that makes me want to represent them. While that is a hard question to answer, and most youth agents will say they “just had a feeling,” there is a deeper explanation.

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    3 Reasons To Support Your Child’s Acting Dream

    Acting provides your child many positive skills – building self esteem and confidence, learning how to speak in public, social interaction, risk-taking, listening skills, independence and responsibility, improved reading skills, and learning to think on your feet.

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    Why Actors Need to Let the Lines Do the Heavy Lifting

    Joseph Pearlman thinks that actors often just need to let the lines speak for themselves.

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    4 More Addictions You Need to Kick in 2014

    Kick these addictions and you really will be better off!

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    You Need To Decide To Succeed

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

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    How to Achieve More with Less

    Employ the 80/20 rule to your career and life.

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    Why You Should Never Stop Playing 'Make-Believe'

    I would never discourage any aspiring actors from seeking some type of formal training (especially if they plan on acting in plays). But technique is the parachute you employ when you’re not working instinctively.

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    7 Things To Do Every Morning

    As we recently entered 2013, I offer my suggestions to add to your New Year’s resolutions. My list of "7 Things To Do Every Morning" will help you to run your business more effectively and be more efficient and productive.