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Social Media For Actors: 3 Tips to Boost Your Acting Career (Without Self-Promotion)

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We all know “that actor” on social media.

You know, the one who is always posting the links to their shows, their headshots, their demo reel, their self-promotional EVERYTHING!

You’ve probably been tempted to hit that “unfollow” button – if you haven’t already – or maybe even the “unfriend” button (GASP!).

The truth is, you’re sick and tired of your “friendship” being used as a promotional stage for someone else’s acting career.

Can you relate?

Don’t get me wrong…

Social media can be an incredibly valuable platform for your acting career, IF you use it the right way. Read more >>

How to Light Up The Audition Room With Just One Line (And Get Asked Back For Bigger Roles)

Forget everything you’ve learned in acting class.

Whaaaat?  

Yup, don’t erase it; just push it to the back of your mind for a minute.

Because when we’re talking about small role auditions, you need to forget what you’ve been trained to do when it comes to creating a character, a backstory…

Forget all of it.

Because for small role auditions, 99% of the time, none of it applies. Read more >>

How To Be An Actor Without Limits (aka How To Awaken Your Inner Lady Gaga In Your Acting Career)

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It’s time to awaken your “inner Gaga”.

Yup.  You have one.

If you’re an actor, you have an “inner Lady Gaga” dying to bust you out of “struggling actor prison” and guide you to the red carpet…

And, by the end of this blog, you’ll know exactly how to access that dormant creative power and truly be limitless in your acting career. Read more >>

Cracking The Casting Director Code: 28 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Part (And What To Do About It)

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“Nailed it!”

You know that thought you have right after you totally rocked your audition?

When you are just radiating excitement  (maybe the Casting Director even  gave you feedback about what a fantastic job you did). You walk out of the room with an unwavering confidence, leaving an aura of creative genius trailing after you.

You think…”Yeah, I got this!”

And then…

SMACK!

…You find out you didn’t get the part.

Your mind starts racing, wondering where things went wrong, and what you could have done differently. You feel the tortured claws of rejection grasping at your throat, and you can’t help but wonder:

What did I do wrong?

Don’t worry, you’re gonna find that out in just a sec… Read more >>

Best of the Amy Jo Berman Blog, Livestreams & YouTube Videos 2016

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What a crazy year 2016 was!  Wowza

So…2017…Will it be the best year ever in your acting career?

Well, that’s my hope for you EVERY year.

In fact, that’s what drives me — what INSPIRES ME to keep creating more training, blogs, videos, livestreams, webinars and classes to help you.

As I look back on this crazy year we call 2016, I’m grateful to say that a lot of wonderful things happened for so many actors I’ve worked with. Read more >>

What I Know For Sure About Actors

In the back of every The Oprah Magazine, Oprah Winfrey writes a little article called “What I Know For Sure”. I love these pieces because they are from her heart and they speak her truth.

So, since this is a special time of year, I wanted to take a moment to share with you what I know for sure about actors…about YOU and hope it inspires you… or at least brings a little smile to your face.

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Having worked with thousands of actors like you over the years – from brand-spanking new to working actors to household names and beyond – there are some things I’ve become keenly aware of about YOU…even some things that you don’t notice about yourself, so I thought I’d share them here. Read more >>

Breaking Out of Co-Star Jail: 3 Tips to Level Jump from Co-Star to Guest Star In Your Acting Career

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Uh-oh… You’re stuck in “Co-Star Jail!”…

You know, that feeling when you see another two-line audition come your way and you think…

  • “I’m better than this!”
  • “I didn’t train for so many years to do two lines!”
  • “Ugh…I just can’t look another small role in the face and feel good about it!”

Can you relate?

It happens to every actor at some point….

At all levels of the business…

Not just Co-Star. Read more >>

4 Lethal Pilot Season Mistakes Most Actors Make (And The Fixes You Need For Each)

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Pilot Season.

Two simple words send a shiver down the spine of thousands of actors every year…

Why does the annual madness known as Pilot Season cause shivers?  

I’ll tell you in just a sec…

But more importantly…

How can you avoid the 4 BIG mistakes those shivers will cause you to make?

Don’t worry…I’ve got ya covered

Let’s dig in… Read more >>

The Ultimate Guide For Coping, Handling & Dealing With Rejection In Acting

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This is Part 1 of a 3-part series on REJECTION in Acting — why coping, handling & dealing with rejection doesn’t work and how you can win the battle with feelings of rejection in your acting career:

Part 1 – [You Are Here] – Why Every Actor Should Be Deconstructing Rejection Instead of Trying To “Deal With It”
Part 2 – Rejection In Acting: How NOT To Take It Personally & Let It Roll Off Your Back (coming soon)
Part 3 – Rejection Re-Mix For Actors: 3 Steps To Handling Rejection That Actually Work (coming soon)

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Rejection sucks.

Sorry to be blunt, but it’s true, isn’t it?

Haven’t you felt that way when you get rejected for a role?

But here’s the rather surprising news about rejection… Read more >>

The Easy-As-Pie Fix For The Sneaky Audition “Pause” Trap

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I’m going to tell you something important.

Something nobody’s had the guts to say to you.

Ready?

You  have spinach in your teeth.

Metaphorical spinach, that is.

You know what I mean…It’s that thing that’s right there… But you don’t see it.

And yet, that thing is making a huge impact on how the person you’re talking to is receiving what you’re saying.

You see. the spinach in your teeth that I speak of is just like an audition trap. Read more >>