4 Ways to Get Cast Without Improving Your Acting

1. Don’t Apologize

When… You just performed a scene you think went awful. All too often at auditions, actors shoot themselves in the foot doing this. Do yourself a favor and shut up. Instead, focus your attention on if there is any feedback. If there isn’t any, say thanks and leave.

2. Do Apologize

When… You are running late. Call and let ’em briefly know how much longer you’ll be for you to arrive. When you do get there, say a simple “sorry for keeping you waiting” to everyone that you’ve effected by your tardiness.

3. Arrive Fashionably Early

Five minutes early for auditions, Ten minutes early for a job.

4. Say Your Name, Say Your Name, Say Your Name

At auditions, call backs, industry parties and on jobs. Don’t assume people know you. Be the first to extend your hand saying, “Hello, my name is…” Studies show that it takes someone hearing or seeing you several times to remember you.

Paul-CramPaul Cram, a working actor (check out his IMDB profile here), shares his thoughts on getting cast again and again by the same people.

1 Comment

  1. Stephanie Rettig

    August 14, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Very helpful; thank you!

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