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The Prepared Performer Podcast
31 minutes | Mar 18, 2016
TPPP011: BUSINESS ADVICE FOR BEGINNERS W/ SHELLY CADY
Shelly is a Speaker, Coach, and the Best Selling Author of “Heartbeat to Happiness: Eight Principles of Living a Happy Life.” Shelly is passionate about helping others so that they can live their true passionate lives and indeed obtain whatever their heart desires. You can learn more about Shelly at: http://www.shellycady.com
16 minutes | Mar 11, 2016
TPPP010: ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION - TO JOIN OR NOT TO JOIN (PART 2) W/ MONTAJA SIMMONS
Montaja Simmons is a proud native of Pittsburgh, PA; she obtained a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musical Theater from Youngstown State University. In the second semester of her senior year in college, she became an office union member receiving her Actors Equity Association Card. Now back in her home town of Pittsburgh, Pa she continues to pursue her acting career, while trying her hand at film work, commercials, voice over work and even Disney Princess Impersonating. You can catch Montaja in her most recent Commercial work with Giant Eagle's grocery store. Montaja Believes everything creative, artistic and inspiring is worth perusing and in the near future her very own business to help sharpen the excellence of performers of all types will be in full swing.
17 minutes | Feb 26, 2016
TPPP009: FINANCIAL ADVICE FOR PERFORMERS AND ENTREPRENUERS W/SHAUNA GRINGAS
Hey Prepared Performers! Shauna is an awesome financial expert! Pay attention to learn how to become a paid performer! Shauna Gingras, PMP® CMC® With a background in Business and Technology Shauna has worked with companies ranging from Startups to Fortune 500, creating process and delivery strategies to increase revenue and market engagement. Developing the strategy and leading execution with teams co-located in Canada, the US and EU to implement best in class solutions Shauna has been fortunate to contribute to the teams that brought bleeding and leading edge solutions to market in Government, Banking, Insurance, Oil & Gas and Hospitality. Combining the tools and strategies leveraged by successful corporations allows Shauna to share her experience and empower Small Business and Entrepreneurs to Plan, Perform and Profit! Shauna Gingras| SRP Consulting
33 minutes | Feb 19, 2016
TPPP008: HOW TO WORK AS A VOICE OVER ACTOR W/SEAN HANKINSON
Sean Hankinson, the voice of Ken on Barbie's Dream House, and superstar friend the Prepared Performer joins us and share's all his secrets to booking work as a voice over actor! A proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, Sean has been working professionally as an actor for 20 years. During that span Sean has worked on feature film, primetime and daytime tv, off-broadway and regional theatres, commercials, voiceover, modeling, industrials, etc. Most notably, Sean is currently the voice of America’s favorite boyfriend “Ken” for Netflix/Nickelodeon hit show, "Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse". Sean is featured in Casting Director Bonnie Gillespie's "Self-Management for Actors" book as a contributing artist in the "Series Regular" category for his work as “Ben Simmons” for 3 seasons on the CW’s Emmy-nominated Internet series, Prom Queen. In addition to acting, Sean has career coached actor for the last 7 years in LA and NYC as well as internationally in 5 sold-out "Business of Acting in America" workshops. To continue spreading the tidbits he has collected, Sean will soon release a series online "CoachSean". More on Sean can be found at www.aboutsean.com If you are looking to work in this field, he is AMAZING! Go message him Pronto! Yahoo! Molly For more on making money as a performer join us as we cure the Starving Actor Syndrome in a free live course! www.StarvingArtistSyndrome.com
13 minutes | Nov 13, 2015
TPPP0006: JEN BROOKS - THE GREEN ACTOR - A NEW APROACH TO HEADSHOTS AND RESUMES
You guys... have you ever ended up with a STACK of old resumes that you don't know what to do with!? Ever wondered why we use such giant photos? Jen Brooks, from The Green Actor has your solution! Watch! http://www.thegreenactor.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenActor https://twitter.com/greenactors And - for more on Jen Brooks and her ability to belt a high Q - go here! http://www.thejenbrooks.com/ AND - I GOT A NEW MIC YA'LL! The quality in these videos will be improving soon! Get Confidence Tips now at - www.ThePreparedPerformer.com/confidencetoday
33 minutes | Oct 30, 2015
TPPP005: Actors Equity Association To Join or Not to Join - Part 1 - Molly Tynes (Pippin on Broadway)
Molly Tynes (Pippin on Bway and LOADS of regional work) joins us for a talk all about the pros and cons of joining the Actors Equity Association.
31 minutes | Oct 11, 2015
TPPP004: CERTIFIED EMPOWERMENT COACH NIKOL PETERMAN, BREAK THE STARVING ARTIST MOLD
Today we have brilliant performer and Certified Empowerment Coach, Nikol Peterman. In this episode Nikol shares so much goodness! Including... What to do in the face of constant rejection How a good audition equals a full bank account How to stop competition and comparison from sabotaging your performance How to Rock every performance and audition. Nikol has been kind enough to offer us a FREE VIDEO SERIES! So amazing of her! FREE GIFT Creative Vision Into Action (Bold and make hyperlink) Get Unstuck in your Performance and Career! More about Nikol Peterman - Nikol Peterman, CPC, is a Certified Empowerment Coach who works with leading creatives who struggle to attract their ideal audience, fill their performances and see themselves as valuable. She empowers artists to be free and prosperous through community efforts, strategic action plans, meditation, yoga, visualization, writing, and other body-mind modalities. She coaches them to create free of stress in their projects, and feel confident and secure in their creative expression. She specializes in skills for overcoming fear and the constant roller coaster of rejection and short-lived elation. Nikol views the client as a whole person, taking all aspects into account, and ultimately empowering the client to create from a place of authenticity and joy, instilling a wealthy mindset and ability to take inspired action. The creative becomes seen and celebrated! Nikol is a professional actress, choreographer, and writer living in NYC. Her work spans across film, commercials, musical theatre, and print modeling. She loves working with children, and has choreographed for all ages and levels. She teaches local workshops on Authentic Performing and Auditioning, and hosts VIP days for those who are looking to intensify their drive and create a one-on-one action plan. And, once again here's that free video series from Nicole! FREE GIFT Creative Vision Into Action (Bold and make hyperlink) Get Unstuck in your Performance and Career!
22 minutes | Oct 2, 2015
TPPP 003: NYC VOCAL COACH AND ACCOMPANIST, ANDREW BYRNE - THE PERFECT AUDITION SONG
More about Andrew here - www.AndrewMByrne.comFind new material with his awesome Rep Lists - http://www.andrewmbyrne.com/repertoire-lists/Learn from THE BEST in his masterclass in SoCal on October 24th - www.ThePreparedPerformer.com/masterclass Here's his top tips for the Perfect Audition Song. P. is for Playable: Is this song too musically hard for a pianist who has never seen it before?Are there excessive tempo/meter/key changes?Is the copy I’m using legible?Are the chords or the bottom piano staffs cut off/not visible on the copy I’m using? Is the musical information crystal-clear on the page (i.e. are my cuts marked correctly)? E. is for Effective: Does this song have musical impact? (btw, musical impact doesn’t necessarily mean loud)Is there a clear storytelling arc?Is the musical climax well-defined and does it occur at the right point in my cut?Am I showing vocal range (pitch, dynamics, texture)?Am I showing range as an actor (physicality, intention, communication)? R. is for Relatable: Does the text of this song make sense out of context?Is there a universal theme being explored?Does this song correlate with the kinds of characters I want to play?Is this song too sad/angry/depressed to allow those in the room to connect with me?Is there a tangible action that the character who sings this song is taking? F. is for Flexible: Can I imagine playing the lyric of this song from many perspectives?Is this song’s story too specific to be spun a different way?If a director asked me to play this song in different circumstances, would that be doable?Could I start at different points in the song with it still making sense?Can I think of more than one role for which this song would be a good audition choice? E. is for Easy (for you:) Does this song show off something I do well?Do I feel like I could roll out of bed at 6AM and sing this song?Does this song feel like it “fits” me?Does my face feel relaxed when I sing this song?When I take a video of myself singing this piece, do I make it look easy? C. is for Connected: Is this song a story that I look forward to telling?Do I feel an emotional pull toward this lyric?When I listen to the music of this song without the text, do I still feel an emotional connection?Do I understand the character who is singing this song?Do I love this song? T. is for Tailored: Do I know this entire piece, so I can make informed decisions about edits?Is my audition version the right length?Is it in the right key?Have I made the cuts that allow me to tell the story in the best way for me?Do I need to make any slight lyric or music changes to feel more comfortable?
14 minutes | Sep 17, 2015
TPPP 000: Intro Episode with Vocal and Performance Coach Molly Mahoney - Rocking Your Performance Career
Molly Mahoney is a vocal, performance, and business coach who loves helping her students to succeed and build performance careers! Her website, www.ThePreparedPerformer.com is chocked full of advice for performers. She's now bringing in special guests, professionals from on the stage, behind the scenes and beyond to make sure you really have all the info need to be a truly Prepared Performer. In this episode she'll give you some of her best tips for rocking your next audition and let you know what to expect on future episodes. And be sure to download her 5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence Today! at www.ThePreparedPerformer.com/confidencetoday
46 minutes | Sep 16, 2015
TPPP 002: AGENT ANTHONY BOYER TELLS US WHAT A PERFORMER SHOULD DO ONCE THEY ACTUALLY BOOK A JOB
Anthony Boyer, agent with Stage 9/DDO, is back! So often, as performers, we spend so much time trying to book work that we don't know how to properly manage our career after we actually get that job! Anthony has great advice in this podcast, jump in!
59 minutes | Sep 16, 2015
TPPP 001: AGENT ANTHONY BOYER GIVES HIS BEST TIPS FOR BOOKING WORK AS A PERFORMER
Anthony Boyer, Agent from Stage 9/DDO is here to kick off our Podcast for Prepared Performers! Join us to get his best advice for booking work as a performer. Whether you want to work in Theater or on Camera, this is for you!
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