Friday, March 17, 2017

How to Succeed As an Actress: 3 Simple Steps That Will Jump Start Your Acting Career

The dream of becoming a famous actress is very common among young, aspiring actresses. The problem is... many actresses do not know the steps that they must take in order to become famous. In this article, we are going to examine three steps that can help you to start to become more successful in your acting career. Let's dive in!

I believe the first step you must take in order to become a successful actress is that you must define your specific goals for your acting career. It is not enough to say "I want to be rich, successful, and play in lots of movies etc." You must define EXACTLY what success means to you. For example, if you play guitar, instead of saying "I want to be really good at guitar" you would be better off to say "I want to be able to play x song by x time in the future." Defining your goals is essential when learning how to become an actress, because it will be your "roadmap" to success. Don't overlook the simplicity of this step, because this is really one of the most important steps you must take in order to become a successful actress.

In his book, Outliers: the Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell said "Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good." The second step in becoming a successful actress is that you must hone your acting skills. The amount of time you invest into developing yourself as an actress will be in direct correlation to the amount of potential success that you achieve. This includes memorizing dialogues, playing in plays, auditioning, and taking acting classes. As you are learning and developing yourself as an actress, be sure to constantly remind yourself of your goals. Learning how to become an actress is tough work, and your goals will be your motivation through the process. Memorizing dialogues is an extremely important part of this step because they are essential for auditioning. As you are reciting your dialogues, be sure to put strong emotion into the words. Imagine yourself playing the role of the person saying the dialogue. Feel every emotion that they feel. Good auditors will see this in you, and you will have a better chance at getting the role. Acting classes are another great way to develop yourself as an actress, because they allow you to improve your acting ability in a stress-free environment. I highly recommend acting classes to any aspiring actress. Continue to hone your acting skills, and you will become more and more successful as an actress.

Marketing yourself is the crucial third step in becoming a successful actress. What do I mean by marketing yourself? This includes a number of things:

1. Designing a strong resume with great head shots that gives the image of success.

2. Getting an agent that can help represent you.

3. Starting to look at your acting career from a business perspective.

A resume is a great way to communicate what you are all about to the casting directors, and also to the rest of the acting community. Include physical characteristics as well in your resume. Good head shots are really important in your resume. Don't scrimp on the quality of head shots, a picture is worth a thousand words. These are some of the ways that you can start marketing yourself.

If you follow these steps, you will start to see success in your acting career. Make sure to define your goals, hone your acting skills, and view your acting career from a business perspective. I hope this article has helped you. I wish you the best of luck in your acting career. Cheers!