Monday, July 20, 2009
Own your audition
My father (who was a businessman), gave me a piece of advice that was intended for dealing with interviews, but I think it works equally well for auditions. He said "take care of the 50% of the interview (read: audition) that is on your side of the table. How true that is. When I used to audition, I would be so concerned about what "they" thought, that it often unraveled what I was doing. Never give away that power. For the 2, 6, or 15 minutes that you are accorded to sing an audition, you are in control. You cannot determine the outcome, only the output, so control it. When you do that, whether or not you get the job, you will have taken a step forward. If, on the other hand, you let "them" get inside your head during the audition, you will be back to square one the next time out.