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Imagine you’re the quarterback of a Super Bowl team. You’re down by 6 points with less than a minute to go. It’s third down and you need to get 25 yards to get a first down and keep the drive alive. The snap comes but instead of a football, you’re holding your headshot. Now look down field. Who’s open and ready to receive the pass?
Using the football analogy for myself has opened my eyes to understanding the power and limitations of my headshots. As actors, we’re using them to gain ground and score by getting the attention of a casting director, securing the audition, and booking the role. How well we use them could mean the difference between a first down and a fumble. Continue reading