High 5 Friday on Being a Dad, Acting, Negativity, Burning Calories and SEO
Welcome to High 5 Friday, a day and place to showcase people online who are doing great stuff in their respective communities and industries. Hope you enjoy their tips and what they know that makes me want to give them a High 5!!!
5 Tips for Being Great Dad from @DanielNewmanUV
1. Hug your kids (often)
2. 3 words – I Love You
3. Put first things first (them)
4. Inspire them
5. lead them with virtue
1. Park at end of parking lot instead of looking for closer spots2. Take stairs instead of elevator when you have the chance3. Replace a soft drink with Water4. Stand and pace when on business calls5. Walk to lunch or circle your building with a brisk walk after lunch
5 Tips for Managing Online Negativity from @StephanieWinans
1. Don’t delete the comments!
2. Let them know you’re listening.
3. Be Honest and Sincere.
4. Don’t poke the bear.
5. Know when to say when.
From “When Social Media Gets Nasty” by Stephanie Winans
5 Tips from 312 Digital’s @SeanMcGinnis on SEO
1. Create AWESOME content
2. Be SOCIAL and SHARE that content
3. Assume Google knows your scheme (or can find out)
4. THINK like a search engine (what do they want and why?)
5. Don’t just follow the flock, think ahead & experiment
5 Tips for A Professional Actor from Michael Patrick Larson aka @MichaelPLarson
1.) Get PROFESSIONAL headshots done. They don’t have to be expensive, just PROFESSIONAL! These are the actor’s calling card as this may be the only time casting EVER sees you.
2.) Get involved! In community theater, extra work for studio films, wherever you can meet producers, writers, directors & other actors. Build your resume and build relationships at the same time. Of note: Actors can’t hire other actors. Save the bragging for when it counts. Don’t brag to other actors about your accomplishments. Save it for casting and others who can hire you.
3.) Network!! On FB, Twitter, Website, IN PERSON! The people you meet may be the people who can give the good word to their agent and get you a meeting! Never be rude. To ANYONE! Today’s PA may be tomorrow’s Director. Happens ALL the time.
4.) If in New York, have several monologues ready to go. If in LA, brush up on your cold-reading skills. This is how LA auditions are conducted.
5.) Joining the Screen Actor’s Guild technically means you’re a professional now but there’s no rush as joining limits the work you’re then allowed to do. Think long on this one. Do you like working on everything that comes your way? If so, don’t join yet. Are you ready for Network TV? Studio features? Then, by all means, pony up the ~2 grand and join! Remember though, being a union actor is no guarantee of work The one guarantee is that there are no guarantees. Work hard, promote yourself through all available channels, be active in your acting community and don’t overshoot the goal. Stardom is not the end game. If it happens, GREAT! If itdoesnt, remember that you’re an actor. You act because it’s what you love to do!