Archive for the ‘Tips On Acting’ Category


How To Turn Your Emotional Acting Auditions From Blah to Brilliant

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You're taking a big risk…(and not in a good way).

With what?

Emotional acting auditions.

You either love ‘em or you struggle with ‘em.

But here’s the thing…Even if you LOVE emotional acting auditions, you are at RISK of ruining your next emotional acting audition if you don’t read on… Read more >>

How To Be An Actor When “They” Don’t Support You

how to be an actorKnowing how to be an actor — an actor who is happy, an actor who works and has a life — can be challenging enough.

But when you have people in your life who don't support your choice, it can be even more challenging….IF, you don't have some strategies in place to help you.

The first thing you must do

3 Acting Lessons I Learned From Robin Williams

Acting lessons come from many places.  And I keep asking myself how can we make sense of the seemingly senseless loss of a great talent like Robin Williams. My way of dealing with tragedy has always been to first acknowledge its innate sadness, then let it go and THEN to find a way to FEEL GOOD when I think about it.

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And then I thought of you.  So here are 3 acting lessons you can run with from the great performances of of Robin Williams.


How To Be An Actor Without Getting Scammed

How to be an actor without getting scammed…It's something every new actor should know.  There are many unscrupulous “Hollywood” scammers out there.

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It's tough enough trying to figure out how to be an actor, you certainly don't want to get burned in the process.

Here are some important tips to allow you to identify and avoid “Hollywood” scams.  Read more >>

6 Reasons Becoming An Actor Was the Worst Decision of Your Life

When it comes to becoming an actor, you are quite literally inundated with an unlimited supply of obstacles from others on what can and will go wrong.

becoming an actorWhether it’s the odds being stacked against you, Read more >>

3 Steps To Use Other People’s Emmy Nominations For Your Acting Career

The Emmy Nominations came out yesterday.  For some of you reading this now, your own Emmy nomination seems so far away.  Others of you can taste your Emmy nomination it like it's happening right now.

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Regardless of which group you fall into, today I want you to learn this one important thing: Read more >>

The Jim Carrey Commencement Video: 6 Acting Tips Every Actor Needs To Know

The Jim Carrey Commencement Video…You may have seen it flying around Facebook, Twitter or some other social media site. There’s a reason that it’s gone viral. It is chock full of amazing inspirational, life & acting lessons all wrapped up in the gut-busting, face-twisting wrapper of hilarity that is Jim Carrey.

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After seeing the Jim Carrey commencement video shared ad nauseum on Facebook and refusing to watch (just to be rebellious I guess?…Oh, come on, you know you’ve done that too!), I finally relented. And I’m so glad I did.

Although it was jam-packed with awesome stuff, I pulled out 6 key points that every actor should know and apply to their life, their craft, their acting careers. There were so many more but heck, this is a blog post, not a book! Read more >>

Casting Director Mind Hacks – Choosing Great Audition Material

Casting Director Mind Hacks…What are they?

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First let’s talk about “hacking”. What is it ? Well, the modern version, according to our good friend “Google”, defines hacking as:

“use a computer to gain unauthorized access to data in a system.”

So, then, what is a Casting Director Mind Hack? Read more >>

Tips On Acting | Why Most Actors Fail

When it comes to tips on acting, the biggest void that exists is actor training on belief. Yes, belief.

As an actor, you need to train yourself in how to maintain your belief in order to succeed as an actor, so you can land squarely on that red carpet where you belong.

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Of all the tips on acting I share when it comes to helping you be better and book more, my absolute favorite thing to discuss is in the area of belief, largely because there is such a void.

What I’ve found is