Top 10 Tips for Professional Actors in 2011, Pt. 2

Here are the remaining new year resolution tips from Tony Nation:

  1. Update or create your website
    If you don’t have a website to promote yourself, you MUST get one today. Even if it’s just a simple website with your picture, resume and information about you, it’s important that you are searchable via the internet. And if you have demo reels, there is no better place to spotlight everything that you do, than by putting it here on your website. If you don’t have any demos made but have clips, put them up. What better way to showcase all of your talents than on your website. You can get a free website at Easy to use and I highly recommend them.
  2. Purchase your domain name
    A must if you have a website as the domain name links your website to the internet. I recommend getting or A domain name only costs around $8-$10 a year and is the place I recommend to buy yours.
  3. Get back into some sort of acting class
    Again obvious, but as actors we have to keep our skills up. Just like going to the gym to stretch and stay in shape, the same can be said for acting, so check out a list of acting classes in New York City and pick a class that interests you. If you can’t afford class, get a group of acting friends together and do monologues, scenes with everyone giving positive constructive feedback.
  4. Create both a short and long term goal list for your acting career
    A company without a mission statement or vision has no direction. The same can be said for anyone without goals or a plan of action. As actors it’s important to create goals that we can achieve daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. Create your roadmap to success today!
  5. Update your Monologues or Book of Songs
    Again obvious but just like the headshot and resume, if you’ve been using the same pieces now for several years or you don’t LOVE them, it’s time to find new material. Coach privately or in class, but find material that fits you like and glove and that you just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to do!

Happy New Year!

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