The day after the super bowl, I opened social media and found such noteworthy posts that I felt inspired by Beyonce's boldness.
Where did she get the nerve to do that?
To prance out on the field and make an unapologetic statement of
pride in her roots,
She was in full support of a movement that everybody else in the entertainment industry is "hemming and hahhing" around, but not taking a stand. She stood up and said #BlackLivesMatter and if you have a problem with that, that's on you.
Why did Beyonce not fear the backlash from the establishment in expressing her views?
I would wager that her political views are merely an extension of her **personal sense of power** or what I like to call her BeyonceBadAssery.
When you know the work is right, the message is righteous and the package worthy, you are always in your BadAssery.
But how do you get there?
When was the last time you were a BadAss in the audition room?
BadAssery: When was the last time you left an audition room thinking:
They got did...my work here is done.
Non-BadAssery: But instead, you thought
"I could have done that better or why did I miss that beat? I cannot believe I went up on a line, I knew that material cold."
BadAssery: When was the last time you threw the sides out after an audition and didn't think about whether or not you got the job?
Non-BadAssery: But instead, you texted all your acting friends and asked them how their audition went or weeks later, you're combing through IMDB to see who got the job. Then watching the damn episode and complaining how much better you would have been than the actor who actually got the job (who got it, not because they were more talented, only more #BadAss in the room)
Non-BadAssery: When was the last time you were in an audition and you goofed on a line and instead of asking the casting person could you start again, you just went ahead and left the "flub" in your fricking audition tape that is now going to be seen by network producers, directors and casting directors because you were afraid of pissing off the casting director?
BadAssery: Well, guess what, it's your audition, not theirs. And if you do a good job in that audition and book it, you make that casting director a lot of money. So, kindly, take that back, I need to start again and when you do, you kick the shit out of that scene.
So step into your BadAssery and stop acting like this isn't your show.
Now how do we do that?
We get ahold of some basic tools that kick ass. Some basic tools that I will be outlining in these next 2 videos and the FREE class coming up this Saturday:
FREE class: Find Your BadAss: Nail the OnCamera Audition
========== This 2/20/16 @Saturday at 3pm (EST), I'm going to lay it out... Step by Step:
1. How to prepare for a Pilot Season audition in 24 hours or less with or without a script 2. How to memorize all your lines by rote in 30 mins or less 3. How to do that kind of work in the room that establishes you as a BadAss to that casting director. 4. How to get a BadAss Agent/Manager
Do you want IN on this FREE class?
Are you ready to step into your BadAssery in all its glory?
P.S. Can't make that time, we'll send you the recording. Click here to sign up now!
The Secret to Doubling Your Auditions (because the more you audition, the more you book)
Now, the last video I laid out how to get a BadAss agent and I promised to talk more about some strategies to get them to send you out more once you're signed.
Well, this video is seriously BadAssed (yes, I love that word) because it teaches you how to figure out what your emotional type is and then how to talk to your agents about sending you out for your emotional type and not just your physical type.
This exercise is simple, free and you can do it at home. It's called The Center of Range exercise and this 20 minute video, I'm going to teach it to you and give you a script on how to sell it to your agents, so don't miss this BadAssery. This video will be available for the next 72 hours ONLY...
April Yvette Thompson is a Tony-winning producer, writer & actor working across media.
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