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    6 Steps to Maximize the Next 30 Minutes

    Backstage Expert Douglas Taurel knows that finding your focus can be difficult—and that's why he suggests the Pomodoro method!

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    What Will Be Your Legacy?

    A legacy is more than just the performances captured on film—according to Bailie Slevin, with the right financial planning you can make a difference to the organizations and companies that matter to you.

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    How to Eliminate Voiceover Tech Anxiety

    You can't be expected to be both tech guru and a talented voiceover artist—so Kate McClanaghan explains how to handle potential employers who might be asking for too much.

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    How Auditioning Is Like Jury Duty

    That attitude that keeps you from being selected for jury duty? That could prevent you from booking the job, as Backstage Expert Erin Cronican explains.

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    How Acting Class Can Help With Auditions

    Even an acting class not dedicated to audition technique can be a big help when it comes to facing casting directors, as Backstage Expert Anthony Meindl points out in our newest video!

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    How Child Actors Master Cold Reads

    Backstage Expert Denise Simon knows that cold reads are hard enough for adult actors—so how can young performers do them successfully? By following these three tips!

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    How to Be a Generous Actor—and Succeed

    Maybe you became an actor because you liked the attention, but that doesn't mean you should be a showoff. As Backstage Experts Joanne Baron and D.W. Brown explain, a career is built more on generosity than on luxriating in the limelight.

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    3 Tips on When and Why to Shut Up

    Sometimes silence really is golden—or at least might book you the job! Backstage Expert Cathryn Hartt explains the importance of knowing when to shut up.

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    Can You Get an Agent With an Acting Class?

    Acting classes can be for more than just acquiring new skills, and Backstage Expert Anthony Meindl explains how they can actually help you land an agent!

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    Should You Ever Work for Free?

    Broadway Dance Center instructor and choreographer Carlos Neto explains when (and if!) an actor or performer should accept a job without pay.