This post is courtesy of NYC CD Scott Powers, who says . . .
This week's tip is an exercise in simplicity that packs a big wallop:
Just before you interface with someone who can hire you or represent you or call you in for an audition: stop, take a beat, and tell/remind yourself: "My job is to make their job easier." Then: "Is what I'm just about going to be doing or saying, making their job easier? Or not?"
Sounds deceptively simple. It isn't. Try it a few times until you get the hang of it. This is one of the great principles of success in dealing with anyone in a position to select you. It has universal application out in any marketplace.
Once this practice becomes embedded in your thinking process as second nature, you will start almost immediately to see the results. You will be in awe of how fast your career (in fact, any career, not just acting) will move ahead beyond all expectation.
Van Morrison even agrees!