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    Look Inward, Not Outward, in Auditions

    Now, I know when you enter the audition room you plan to show up for yourselves and truly be present. So what happens?

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    5 Tips For Surviving Pilot Season

    We must press on, try to survive Pilot Season intact, and emerge in June feeling whole. Here are some ways to do that:

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    Admitting What You Want Is the First Step to Success

    When you’re asked a question, and your response is, “I don't know," wait for the second answer. It’s the true answer that you don’t want to say out loud.

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    How To Make a Showcase Work For You

    So how can you make a showcase work for you? Here's the best way to tackle a showcase.

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    Are Acting Workshops or Scene-Study Classes Right for You?

    Each actor needs to find the technique that is a fit for how they process information and for their creativity. This is a very important decision. The best way to determine which is the right approach for you is to do your research.

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    3 Truths About Acting Showcases

    While most actors think appearing in live showcases will get them an agent or top jobs from casting directors, there's something missing in that concept. I've seen hundreds of showcases but can't remember very many memorable actors.

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    5 Ways to Build Trust as an Actor

    There are a variety of ways that an actor can attract attention and get more opportunities. My personal favorite is to develop relationships with people who can hire you or, short of that, people who can put you in front of someone who can hire you.

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    How to Invest Wisely in Your Acting Career

    If you’re like most actors, you want to put everything you can toward classes, subscriptions, and events. However, most don’t actually have a system in place designed to help you avoid over-spending so you can put your money where it matters most.

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    Why 'Acting Naturally' May Land You the Role

    I can learn more about you before and after the audition, than I can from the audition itself. This is not at all to imply that the audition is unimportant or insignificant. But you would be wise to consider that the entire experience is part of the audition as well.

  • Advice

    Form Healthy Habits For Better Audition Results

    As an actor, your health has an especially relevant impact on everything from your looks to your audition anxiety. You only get one body in this lifetime, and yet many people are more aware of their car breaking down than they are about themselves.