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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!

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    How to Connect With an Audience

    The Evolving Artist creator Teri Wade explains that the key to success as an actor comes with connecting to an audience—and provides some helpful steps to accomplish that!

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    Why Mentors Can Be Invaluable

    Backstage Expert Gunnar Todd Rohrbacher pays tribute to his own mentor, the late, great comedy legend Cynthia Szigeti—and explains the importance of mentors for all actors.

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    3 Ways to Stand Out at Auditions

    Backstage Expert Philip Hernández wants you to impress the casting directors at your next audition—and the best way to do that is to do these three things to separate yourself from the other actors.

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    What's More Important Than Finding Your Brand?

    Backstage Expert Paul Barry understands how vital it is to define one's brand for self-marketing—but why limit yourself? Before you settle into a brand, discover this about yourself first!