Who would do ANYTHING without having a purpose (e.g., a goal)? As an actor, you are constantly figuring out the goal of your character. Models are focused on the goal of the image. This blog has goals, just like you do! (Note: If you can’t say you have the same, stay tuned for how to set effective goals in a future post.)
I have FIVE strong intentions as I start this blog. These goals, like this industry, have the ability to progress and develop farther as we grow together. For those of us that like Easy ways of remembering information – here are my FIVE E’s.
Goal #1 – to EDUCATE
Posts will be focused on educating the actor and model. In an industry with endless questions and few answers (even the answers you think you have are likely subjective and/or temporary), having an education is invaluable. If you can’t speak the language, for example, you won’t be able to go far.
Goal #2 – to EQUIP
Posts will be geared toward equipping talent with the tools, knowledge, and skill sets to run a successful career or hobby. These will be widely diverse and changing as technology becomes available to the talent pool.
Goal #3 – to ENLIGHTEN
Posts will be challenging ideas and concepts that may lead to enlightenment – be forewarned! Many talent never realize they are burying themselves since most of them don’t get critical feedback. Those who do, rarely take it effectively. This forum will be a place to challenge misconceptions, reveal misunderstandings, and engage in effective group learning.
Goal #4 – to ENCOURAGE
Spend a little time as a talent and you will realize the emotional rollercoaster you signed up to ride! Just like your high school coach provided, we all need encouragement to battle the rejection of a subjective opinion. We will dive into some effective ways to gain control of your emotional highs and lows, so that you can use your emotions to your benefit rather than letting them become an obstacle to success.
Goal #5 – to EMPOWER
Once a talent understands the code of conduct, professional relationships, and the value of appreciation, he/she will become empowered to reach his/her full potential! As an agent, I don’t expect to have to hold the hand of each actor and model I represent. I do not fear them growing, expanding, changing, or making decisions on their own. Talent who are effective and successful know that they are a part of some larger team and picture – they are confident about their place, their skills, and the expectations put on them.
By delving into the REALITIES of being a talent and working in film, television, print, promotion, voice over, and commercials, you will Expand your horizons (we’ll call this the sixth “E”) and reap a blossoming calendar of bookings!
The Avenue Model & Talent Agency