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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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    Why Every Actor Needs a Mother

    Moms want their kids to follow their passions and find success. They want them to fall in love, be true to themselves, and remember to call their mother at least once every week, and occasionally offer up a big thank you mom!

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    The Actor's Placebo Effect

    The world of science has come up with some pretty remarkable findings in the last couple of years. A few experiments caught my eye that dealt with the power of placebos.

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    3 Tips to Make Your Audition Funnier

    Everyone wants to stand out at comedy auditions. Here’s how to do it.

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    Embrace Your Vulnerability and Grow As an Actor

    It’s difficult to access that awareness when our minds are so busy churning up so much background noise. But one way our minds can get quieted is when we share with someone special to us the noise that seems to be so loud and troubling.

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    No Footage for a Demo Reel? Here’s Your Solution!

    When an actor sets out to finally get their reel together, he or she presumably has some footage to use, and just needs it edited together, right? You’d think.

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    How Actors Can Leverage Good News

    There are a variety of possible reactions to booking a job and how you handle it could determine how fast your career moves from that point forward, or if it moves at all.

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    How To Use Your Voice To Impress Casting Directors

    Today we're going to talk about your "vocal imprint." Your vocal imprint is the impression, which your voice makes on our audience.

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    The Importance of Solitude as an Actor

    To be able to create, an artist needs to experience fully both the stimulation of being in the world and the peace of solitude. The movement, stimulation, and passion of being connected to the people and experiences of one’s life is food for the artist.

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    3 Ways To Keep Your Nerves From Sabotaging Your Audition

    Nerves are a part of auditioning. They're adrenaline. They're the same kind of adrenaline that athletes experience right before they take the field. It’s our “getting ready” energy. The trick is to focus that energy into something that will help and not hinder us when we walk ...