So after waking up and having an amazing day, compared to the yesterday of crappiness… I realize that I need to change my perspective on auditioning. Despite being an actress, and despite having solid interview, presentation and public speaking skills, there have been numerous times where I have fell flat in the audition room. (Not as bad as yesterday’s incident though.)
Before, I used to think I needed more training, (which I always will) but I really just need more confidence and a change in perspective on auditions.
In the corporate world, I can interview my pants off for any marketing role I desire. I walk into every interview extremely confident in my expertise, knowing exactly what value I bring to any company, what I’m worth, and I view every interview as a mutual evaluation. So why the hell would my approach to auditions be any different? And why haven’t I connected the two sooner?! I’m baffled at why I haven’t transferred these skills over, until now.
From this day forward, I am viewing each audition as a simple meet-and-greet. The part is already mine, and qualification is not a question, they just need to see me. The only thing left is a merely a matter of is this the right fit? and do I want to collaborate with this particular production/project?
Boom. New perspective.
I already feel empowered.