I’ve been meaning to post this blog for a while now but since getting back from holiday I honestly think my brain has been in the clouds ha ha I go to auditions quite a lot and have noticed how nervous and stressed out I can be because I want to do the best and leave a lasting impression.
The last audition I had for a TV show, didn’t go quite as planned … Our chat at the beginning was amazing, we got on really well and was laughing non stop, then came the time for me to get on camera and I was asked to make up a scenario with an intro and outro cutting to an online sell, As soon as the camera got switched on and the guy said ok, go ….. my mind instantly went blank and believe me when I say I just stood there for a couple seconds, eyes wide open with a blank expression on my face thinking I can’t remember what you just asked me to do… There will be footage of that, that better not get out haha I was so embarrassed.
So remember these tips are not just for you I’m using these to help me get better and be more relaxed so I don’t look like a deer in headlights.
There is definitely a skill to nailing every audition you go to and I haven’t quite cracked it yet obviously, but here are a few things that might help you on your way to the top.
CONFIDENCE – It sounds really simple to say but honestly this takes practice. Your walk into the room is so important, even if you are bricking it, act as if you have been doing this all your life and you’re about to smash it! You don’t get any sympathy points if you’re nervous or just having a bad day and can’t pull it together. Whatever negativity you have, leave it outside the door put a smile on your face and think this is the most important 20 minutes of my life let’s make every second count … just go for it.
If you know exactly what character and what part you are going for, dress for the part, like what would the character wear?
Or if you’re going up for a presenting job on a fun dating show don’t go dressed up as an accountant in a suit, go as if you could walk onto set and start filming right there and then. The moment you walk through that door you want the client to see you as camera ready.