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    3 Strategies For Framing a Meeting

    A frame is the way your brain mentally packages your power, authority, strength, information, and social status. In any meeting for any reason between two or more people, one person grabs the power.

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    'Switched At Birth' Actors Talk TV's First All-Sign Language Episode and Roles For Deaf Actors

    The television show "Switched At Birth" is already known for having entire scenes in American Sign Language (ASL). But on March 4, the series will make history with an episode entirely in ASL.

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    Stop Fighting Your Success

    I can't count how many actors I've coached, at every career level, who come in telling me they’re doing all the right things, yet their vision of the future has been just that—a vision of the future. It hasn’t had the chance to become a ...

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    5 Ways to Give a Great Interview

    Whether you’ve paid hard-earned money to spend a few minutes with a casting director or agent or they’ve called you in, there are some tricks to making those fleeting moments work for you.

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    Why You Should Play to the Camera in Auditions

    The most important part to any audition is the camera. It captures the story/concept that the actor is responsible for executing or portraying for us the audience.

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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.