Two Types of Goals
Achievement Goals and Habit Goals
Achievement Goals- One Time Accomplishment
Habit Goals- Regular Ongoing Activity
“Right Goals” and Action Plans: AIM
A-cceptable- What is the acceptable minimum?
I- Ideal- What is the acceptable maximum?
M- Middle. What is a reasonable stretch?
Reasonable OR Risky
Social Media can be an AMAZING TOOL.
First thing actors need to know on social media?-- People are looking you up!
Social Media Profiles are a direct reflection of you and show you’re a team player.
5 Things You...
“Leave the good aside and focus on the GREAT”
Bill Timoney has worked in the Arts & Entertainment industry for over four decades. As an actor, his extensive resume includes Broadway and regional theatre, films, prime time & day time TV, commercials, and voice-acting (he specializes in dubbing English language versions of foreign language movies, TV shows, and animated programs). Bill’s eclectic and wide-ranging work experience also includes producing independent films, writing (including a screenplay for the Nickelodeon Channel’s TV movie division), directing, stand-up comedy, brief stints working for both a casting director and a talent agency, advising film festivals, and even coordinating stunts for low-budget Horror flicks. For the last five years, Bill has operated a coaching service for actors and a script coverage & assessment service for producers and talent agencies (by recommendation only). He often works with his longtime...
The Truth is: The point of Power is in the present moment.
Staying in the moment in acting is the same way in life and humanity.
Anxiety is about not wanting to take responsibility in the moment, and not accepting the reality in the moment, and feeling a lack of control.
Once I ask myself what am I not accepting? What is it that I’m trying to control but can’t?
Then things have the space to shift.
The fact of the matter is we are going to have these feelings and these situations are going to come up, so the only thing we are left with in a productive way is, “How can we best deal with it?”
3. “I will never be given more than I can handle, but I will be given more than I can control.”
4. What do I think I can not handle in this moment?
Live life on life’s terms.
3 Energy Levels
1- Post-Covid: Movie Tickets— Research a theater near their office/ home
2- Gift Certificate— Research what do they actually like (ie: Starbucks vs. Dunkin)
3- Charity— Ask which charity they support
4- Food Bank— Possibly to one in their hometown
Go through you contacts
Type up writers/ directors/ producers/ agents/ managers/ CD’s
The Benefits of Postcards
Separate commercial/ print list from theatrical list
Forward moving energy, put all your resources towards what will move you forward.
If New York City is the voice-over capital of the world, then Roger Becker is the Mayor. “Hizzoner” has been working steadily in every aspect of the business for two decades. With a background in post production, Roger left that world in the 1990’s to direct talent at a prestigious NYC talent agency. Along with running their in-house studio, he worked in the Broadcast Promotions division to bolster his understanding of talent/producer relationships. In 2005, he returned to directing voice-over full time at a casting house in New York City, eventually accepting the position of vice-president of the company. He has cast for major accounts in all arenas of the business, from commercial to film to narration to animation…and has taught children and adults about all facets of VO work.
Your audition Space must be comfortable. You’re going to spend all of your time in your booth setup.
Overview of 3 things to Up your VO Game:
“There is no glory in thinking of yourself as less than.”
“It’s about who doesn’t blink.”
The Power you can harness from your own Strength Story.
“To keep our faces toward change and behave like free-spirited in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”— Helen Keller
Brain Cell A, Brain Cell B Synapses. Changing the “I am not enough,” to “I am enough.”
Take a Step Back
Is this healthy for me or is this unhealthy for me?
Affirmation- I LOVE MYSELF AND I APPROVE OF MYSELF.
There is no glory in thinking of yourself as less than.
Stop continuing to play small.
Affirmation- I AM ENOUGH. I AM SUCCESSFUL AT COMMERCIAL AUDITIONS.
Enjoy being you!
Remember “How you do one thing is how you do all things”
1 - Resume
2 - Pictures
3 - Cover Letters and Emails
4 - Follow up List