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    Don't Hide Behind Your Voice at Auditions

    Let's focus on one critical factor: Not hiding behind your voice in your auditions! The folks behind the table want the human connection to happen, which is what you want too. Right? So, why is your voice running your audition?

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    How To Prepare To Be an Awards Presenter

    The pressure might seem odd, as the role has been booked and the excellent performance recorded. It seems like the bulk of the work has been done. All the performer has to do is show up on awards night, act natural, and try not to hit the champagne too hard ...

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    8 Tips For Submitting Video Auditions

    Submitting video auditions saves time, money, gas, and the environment. With approximately seven weeks left in pilot season, I would like to give you tips on submitting a great video audition to casting directors.

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    How Acting Affects Your Self-Esteem

    It is a socially accepted way to fulfill the need for attention and approval, and I think most would agree that the sound of applause is thrilling, empowering, and sometimes addicting.

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    4 Tips for Memorizing Lines for Young Performers

    Reading and acting are completely different. Someone may be a great reader but a so-so actor or vice versa. If reading is getting in the way of acting, then memorizing lines may be what your child needs to do in order to have a successful audition.

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    How To Become More Charismatic

    Can charisma be learned? It is certainly up for debate, and I don’t profess to know the answer. However, I do know that one of the most bewitching traits of charismatic people is their ability to make whoever they are talking to feel special and important.

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    Why You Should Find a Day Job in the Industry

    Acting is a tough business. While you are building up your chops and doing all those student films, you have to make a living somehow. You want a job that makes you available for your acting classes and auditions. I get it. OK, now forget it.

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    Why 'No' Really Means 'Yes' In Your Acting Career

    Hearing “No” isn’t really that big a deal. But when we associate it with incorrect interpretations in our left hemisphere – we make them mean, “I’m talentless.” “It’s never going to happen for me.” “I suck.” And then we immediately let the “No’s” defeat us.

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    3 Simple Steps To Writing a Terrific Twitter Bio

    A terrific Twitter bio is possible when you rely on key words, showcase your acting credibility, create a connection by sharing something personal, and using some creative editing techniques.

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    How To Slate For The Best First Impression

    Your slate tells those viewing your audition if you are “cast-able." Much of that decision to watch past your slate is based on whether your physicality fits their specs and whether the viewing public will identify with you or aspire to be you.