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The Perfect Acting Class (Pt. 2 of 3) – 6 Things To Look For When You Audit An Acting Class

6 Things To Look For When You Audit An Acting Class

This post is the second in a 3-part series on “Finding The Perfect Acting Class in 6 Simple Steps”.

Part 1: Finding The Perfect Acting Class; Sorting, Sifting & Being Specific
Part 2:  [You Are Here] 6 Things To Look For When You Audit An Acting Class
Part 3: The Acting Class Bottom Line: How Much Does A Good One Cost?

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In my previous post, I addressed the “sorting, sifting and being specific” when it comes to finding potential new classes and teachers and gave you 3 important steps in our 6-step process to help you focus and narrow down your choices , specifically:

  • Zeroing in on the goal you’re trying to achieve with this particular class…
  • Identifying the specific hole in your skill set that you want to to fill by taking this class…
  • How to create, vet and narrow down your list of contenders

If you missed the first post, I highly recommend you read it BEFORE you move on to this post.

OK, if you’re still here, then you know that we covered the first 3 of the 6 steps and left you ready to answer one, gigantic question… Read more >>

6 Steps To Find The Perfect Acting Class For You (Part 1 of 3): Sorting, Sifting & Being Specific

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This is Part One of a three-part series on finding the perfect acting class for you.

Part 1: [You Are Here] Sorting, Sifting & Being Specific
Part 2:  6 Things To Look For When You Audit An Acting Class
Part 3:  The Acting Class Bottom Line: How Much Does A Good One Cost?

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Finding the perfect acting class for you sounds simple, but it’s far from it.

And let’s face it, it’s an important choice because who you entrust your most vulnerable, creative self with can have a major impact on you, your process and your career as an actor.

In just a sec, I’ll show you the  first half of the 6-step process you can use to make sure you’re in good hands, with the right teacher in the right class at the right time for you. Read more >>

5 Steps To End Excuses & Stop Struggling As An Actor For Good

TRUTH: Every actor struggles…SOMETIMES.

The key is SOMETIMES.

If you find that you're in an endless cycle of struggle and you don't know how to get out of it, there is good news!

Once you know why it's happening and the 5 steps you need to take to break out of it, you can be on the road to success! Yay!

And that's exactly what you're going to discover in this video (below)… Read more >>

From Surviving to Thriving [Part 2]: Jobs For Actors – 10 Ways to Support Yourself As An Actor

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This is Part Two of a two-part series on jobs for actors aka how to go from surviving to thriving in your acting career.

Part 1: 7 Truths About Supporting Yourself As An Actor
Part 2: [You Are Here]  10 Ways to Support Yourself As An Actor

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Two words every actor should take seriously…

Ready?

Arnold. Schwarzenegger.

Here’s why… Read more >>

From Surviving to Thriving [Part 1]: 7 Truths About Supporting Yourself As An Actor

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This is Part One of a two-part series on supporting yourself as an actor or how to go from surviving to thriving in your acting career.

Part 1: [You Are Here] –  7 Truths About Supporting Yourself As An Actor
Part 2: 10 Ways to Support Yourself As An Actor

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There’s a big ol’ LIE you’ve been told about acting…

And you might have even bought into it!

Here it is:

“To be a successful actor, you have to devote yourself to it 100%.”

You’re told that if you’re serious about it, you must make the pursuit of acting your full-time career.

But how are you supposed to survive this way? Read more >>

3 Steps to Transform Your Acting Career with A Simple Mindset Tweak

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Do you feel like you have the “acting career from hell”?

Where you feel like you’re doing so much, yet getting so little in return…

And all you want to do is ACT, but you can’t seem to make it happen.

And you just feel stuck and deflated…

The wind is definitely NOT beneath your wings right now.

Can you relate?

Probably.

The question is: are you ready to do something about it?

Read more >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>