The Mental Game of Auditioning for Comedy

The Mental Game of Auditioning for Comedy

with “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” star, Amir Talai.

When we’re invited in to audition for someone new, we can feel that creativity-stifling need to impress.  Instead of getting nervous and overwhelmed, consider this powerful mental context for auditions.

What To Expect When You’re Expecting star, Amir Talai, explains a mindset which can be helpful for relieving the pressure that comes from auditions.

“I think of myself as a product that I believe in” shares Amir.  “So when I walk into an audition, I don’t think “I have to be good or else…”  I think “I want to show them this great product that I think is going to be really good for them. “” The same way you might tell a friend about a favorite restaurant.

Instead of walking in to an audition with fear or neediness, walk in excited to share a great product.  

“What if every time you went out with someone, you got to take them to your favorite restaurant?  You’d be excited every time!”

And on days where you aren’t able to give your best audition, instead of letting the experience change your opinion about your talent, maintain faith in your product. Even the best restaurant can have an off-day.  That doesn’t mean that the restaurant’s bad.  Move on, keep cooking, and perhaps consider ways to continually deliver a consistently delicious product.

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Thank you, Gerry Katzman –