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    How to Help Your Child Actor Find Success

    Backstage Expert and acting coach Denise Simon offers parents advice on how to help their young performers find acting success.

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    How to Maintain Momentum

    Backstage Expert and casting director Kate McClanaghan sees too many performers rest on their accomplishments instead of pushing ahead to the next level—and she urges you to stop!

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    5 Essential Ingredients to Acting Success

    Backstage Experts and acting teachers Joanne Baron and D.W. Brown know that much more goes into a successful acting career than just talent and luck—like these five key ingredients!

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    How to Overcome Jealousy

    Teri Wade understands that jealousy may seem like part and parcel of being an actor—but it's actually something you can transform into positive thinking!

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    How to Give a Great Acceptance Speech

    Backstage Expert and Lexicon Public Relations president Steve Rohr helpfully suggests some tips and tricks to making sure you inevitable acceptance speech is a hit and not a flop.

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    How to Live and Act in NYC

    Shaina Taub, most recently seen in “Hadestown” Off-Broadway, knows first-hand how difficult and complex life as an actor can be in New York City.

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    7 Ways to Create Your Own Work

    Backstage Expert Philip Hernández explains that creating your own career opportunities is not new—but the available options and technology that make it so easy to do so are.

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    4 Steps to Increasing Your Luck

    Backstage Expert and Actors Marketing Classroom founder Heidi Dean knows you're tired of seeing the same lucky faces landing jobs, scoring auditions, and making money in commercials. Except their "luck" is easier to attain than you might think!

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    How to Prep for Fall Auditions

    Backstage Expert and creator of Don't Dodge the Dance Call Erika Shannon offers some stellar organizational tips for the upcoming busy fall season. Add getting organized to your to-do list!

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    How to Master the Art of Being Yourself

    Everyone's recipe for success involves being yourself—and Backstage Expert Kate McClanaghan argues that it's especially true for actors!