Why You Won That Audition (or not)

Why You Won That Audition (or not)

It’s not you. You did everything right — or as right as you could, given your experience, coaching, equipment, interpretation and commitment. Your audition met the specs just about perfectly. But… The TRUE reason you didn’t win that audition...
Your 5-Millionth Audition

Your 5-Millionth Audition

They pop up in my Gmail, and I exhale deeply. No longer do I gleefully greet each audition request with the hope of opportunity. I used to. But now, they’ve become a hassle.  Like a robo-call.  “Just go away, willya?” I look for reasons to delete...
Why You Won That Audition (or not)

Why You Won That Audition

It’s not you.  You did everything right — or as right as you could, given your experience, coaching, equipment, interpretation and commitment.  Your audition met the specs just about perfectly.  But… The TRUE reason you won that audition was...
Memorize for Success

Memorize for Success

Every good actor memorizes their lines. When’s the last time you saw George Clooney in a movie with a script in his hands, reading from the words on the page? Now, granted, we’re not on camera when we audition or act the lines. But mastering the words on...
Maximizing Your Audition Time

Maximizing Your Audition Time

The directions say it right there: “…young, hip, urban sounding male with attitude.  No announcery.  Casual & conversational, like you’re talking to friends on the street…” Let’s say for the sake of my example, that you hit the...
My One Audition Today

My One Audition Today

Traveling AuditionBy the time you’re reading this, I’m likely on the road. The four-hour drive to Hollywood in my Dodge Ram pickup on a monotonous I-15 commute across the Mojave desert is just the beginning of my audition gamble. Before the day is done, I...
Auditioning to Your Strengths

Auditioning to Your Strengths

What’s a Bailiwick? You should audition for every job that fits your wheelhouse. Knowing your wheelhouse is the trick. So…half the jobs are off the slate for me. I’m not a woman, and I don’t do female voices. I’ll also pass on most of...

Why You Flunked That Audition

It’s not you. You did everything right — or as right as you could, given your experience, coaching, equipment, interpretation and commitment. Your audition met the specs just about perfectly. But… The TRUE reason you didn’t win that audition...