It's funny to imagine that a word like authenticity would be used to describe a profession that revolves around pretend! But there is a reality behind the smoke and mirrors of a Hollywood production that is unmistakable: the pursuit of authenticity. What does that mean? Bottom line: producers and directors are most interested in working with people who are "real", those who are comfortable in their own skin. When you walk into an audition or a meeting you have to be YOU. You have to be comfortable with who YOU are, that includes your physical attributes, your personality quirks, the sound of your laugh, and your overall decorum.
Do you ever tend to get wrapped up in your resume (or lack thereof, or second guess your talent? We all do it it seems. But the KEY to projecting confidence is not allowing that little negative voice on your shoulder to influence you. We have to silence that voice! As a producer and director, I don't want to play games or have to guess what you're really like, I want to know who you are right away! And remember, I am for you, so what do you have to lose?
Activity Challenge: How do we learn to be ourselves? There are many paths to this and each of us may approach it differently. But as a starting point, I'd like to suggest you find out more about what makes you tick. Here's an assignment: go to www.16personailites.com. Once there, complete the survey. The web site will assign you a "type." From there read all of the material offered on the site. If you find this to be an accurate description of yourself, use the information to validate your personality.