Acting: How to Get Discovered

One might ask the question "How can I get discovered?" The answer is very likely if you go about it in a logical and structured manner! However, being discovered is far from easy to make happen. At the same time, let's not mislead anyone, being found out without the need of any preparation or with no work is about as likely as winning the lottery!

One way to get discovered is... Are you ready? To POSITION yourself to be discovered! Read on to determine how.

By POSITIONING yourself to be discovered I mean:

1. Start training and don't stop no matter how great you believe you are or how great others tell you, so that when you do put yourself up in front on the proper people, you are ready!

2. Study the industry. Find out how it works. Study who casts what, what agents look for in an actor, what the unions do, what the issues are inside the industry, etc.

3. Figure out what your type is. This really is a something you need to be familiar with! It's going to allow you to channel your promotion efforts.

4. Learn basic business, networking and self-promotional skills. So important! You'll want to make sure you stand out from everybody else. You have to be delicately tenacious as well!

5. Find out how to audition. Auditioning and acting on set are 2 different beasts. Auditioning is like the serve in tennis. It is different from the rest of the game.

6. Surround yourself with those who are already doing what you want and not with people who are trying to get what you want. You are additionally more likely to understand from those who are already generating what you would like to do. So go find them and learn from them!

7. Talk to each working actor, who are producing a living from acting and also to aspiring actors who have tried over the past couple of years but haven't done really much work. You can learn from both! You'll discover how to be and NOT to be.

8. Stay curious and by no means ever believe you know it all. Be humble. You'll be able to always get better, regardless of whether in your acting technique, auditioning, sharpening your monologue delivery, on-camera technique, learning around the market or whatever. Never stop learning!

9. When you start to gain some success, help others who are from the exact same position you had been once. You'll see that it will pay off.

10. At some point during all this you ought to ask yourself (and be honest) if you really, honestly and actually have the passion for acting to try and do what's necessary to succeed. Without that passion, you will not be able to achieve the accomplishment you desire. And what's more, you possibly won't be happy.

Once you study these individual points regularly, you'll begin to intuitively know how to position yourself to be discovered.

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