Tag: douglas taurel

4 Ways to Make Your Own Luck

Keeping yourself prepared is one significant way to make sure that luck is on your side.

Finding Happiness as an Actor

Success and happiness come to us when we remove our egos and focus on our effort and to do the work

Director Padraic Lillis on How He Directs Actors in Solo Shows

Actor Douglas Taurel interviews Padriac Lillis, a director inducted into the indie theater hall of fame and someone who is very well known for directing solo shows.

Why Actor Douglas Taurel Uses his Talents to Honor Veterans on 9/11

"This show has become a very humbling project about honoring veterans and their families," Taurel writes.

Interview: Natalie Lynn Roy on the Power of Meditation and Visualization

Roy is the co-founder of C.R.E.A.T.E., a workshop designed to help artists break through their limiting beliefs.

Stay in Control by Controlling Your Calendar

Managing your calendar will allow you to focus your time and energy on what it is you want and need to get done as an actor.

Jen Rudolph from The Actor’s Green Room on the Importance of Working with a Mentor

AGR is designed to help actors find and play to their strengths in this very competitive industry.

7 Tips for Being an Organized Actor

When you’re organized, you’re balanced and you have a clearer focus on what it is you are trying to accomplish..

5 Tips for Improving Your On-Camera Audition

Here are five suggestions to help you stay grounded and focused for your auditions

4 Tips for a More Focused Audition

This biggest challenge we all have today in this modern technological world is the insane amount of distractions. Here are some suggestions to better focus on your auditions

Interview: Douglas Taurel on Creating His Solo Show, ‘The American Soldier’

Actor Douglas Taurel has written some great columns for Daily Actor (check them out here) and now, we turn the tables around and chat with him. He’s just created his own solo show called The American Soldier and we talked about creating the show and more! Tell me a little bit your training as an actor up until now I studied acting at the University of Mississippi, better known as Ole Miss. I was a double major in Acting and Business. However the foundation of my acting training was with my mentor Wynn Handman. His class was an amazing place to ... Read more

3 Tips to Help You Enjoy the Acting Journey

It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind of being an actor and to forget to relax and enjoy the journey. And let’s be honest, it is a grind but...

2 Tips To Boost Your Acting Career

Getting involved and saying yes to readings is one thing you can do right now to help boost your acting career.

Two Tips That Will Increase Your Audition Confidence

Your physical posture determines how you feel, how you talk to yourself (either positively or negatively), but more importantly, how the world relates to you and ultimately, how your life unfolds.

6 Tips for Achieving Your Every Goal

Written by Douglas Taurel Crystal clear, passionate, and written down goals have the ability to transform our lives. They motivate and sustain us, and give us the laser focus to reach our full potential. The absolutely most important thing you can do with your goals is to write them down. A goal that is not written down and seen every day is useless. Writing it down makes it explicit. Placing the written down goal in a place where you have to see it every day keeps it in the forefront your mind as you go through your day. In my ... Read more

7 Tips To Perform Better Under Pressure

Written by Douglas Taurel Do you get nervous when a big audition or performance comes up? Does the feeling of your heart pounding, breathing faster and breaking out into a sweat freak you out? Performing under pressure is a goal of every performer and a better understanding of the psychology of our brain and how it works can help you thrive under pressure. Here are 7 tips: Interpret positively. When your heart is racing and palms are sweaty, have the internal monologue “I am amped up for this moment rather than I am freaking out, this is how my body ... Read more

How to Achieve More with Less

Written by Douglas Taurel What’s the secret? The Pareto Law, known as the 80/20 rule. It is a universal law that can be applied to everything in your life, to your marketing as actors, our projects we are working on, and even our acting to help give us more focus and clarity, and thus dramatically increase our results. It states that for many events, roughly 80 percent of effects come from 20 percent of causes. This 80/20 thinking enables us to spot the few really important things and ignore the mass of unimportant things. I see many actors—I was guilty ... Read more

The 2 Most Important Questions to Ask in a Scene

Actor Douglas Taurel has the answer!

Discover the Power in Creating Your Own Projects

There is incredible power as a performer when you make the choice to start creating and producing your own projects.

9 Tools for Surviving an Independent Film

Actor Douglas Taurel gives us his guide for surviving in the world of indie film!