Suzanne’s Dos and Don’ts of the Biz Recap

 Classes, Tips N Tricks  Comments Off on Suzanne’s Dos and Don’ts of the Biz Recap
Apr 172012
 

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of teaching one of the classes for Talent Poole – The Dos and Don’ts of the Biz. The talent and I went out into the courtyard to soak up the sun while we got down to business. The class was filled with talent that were brand new to Talent Poole to folks that had been with us since we opened our doors 16 years ago. We spent the afternoon talking about the quirks of the entertainment industry, here are some of the highlights!

  • The Hierarchy of the Advertising Industry: Do you know how many people have to approve the decision to hire you? A TON!
  • Resume and Headshot Pointers: What makes a headshot stand out? Comfort, friendliness AND I should recognize you the instant you walk in the door. Your headshot should look like the best version of the “everyday you.” Resumes – highlight the most important and interesting jobs – get rid of the clutter. Make an impression!
  • Treat this as your BUSINESS (even if you have 2 or 3 other jobs): Remember names, keep track of your progress, and always work at improving.
  • Be the easiest person in the world to work with: Be available, be prepared, read emails completely, answer promptly, be polite and gracious, be kind.
  • Keep us updated – send us reminders of what you are working on, what classes you are taking, when you are going to be out-of-town. Not only does it keep us informed, it keeps your name on the top of my mind!
  • Don’t do anything you have to apologize for – on set, in an audition, or at our office!

What I liked best about the class was that I got to spend the hour getting to know 10 talent, that I may not have known very well. The more I know about our talent, the better I can represent them. And… in this business you have to constantly work on the business and the craft. You are never done learning.

New Faces

 Events  Comments Off on New Faces
Apr 112012
 

This spring has been a whirlwind of events, interviews, auditions and new talent. We have been fortunate enough to have attended the Twin Cities Actors Expo and the Twin Cities Unified Theatre Auditions in March. Both events were jammed packed with great new talent, fun conversations and wonderful information!

As a result of both events, the Talent Poole talent roster is now jammed packed with NEW FACES! Take a peek at some of the great new talent that we now represent. We are proud these actors have chosen Talent Poole as their agency.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars next year for both events!

Twin Cities Unified Theatre Auditions:  March 2013 – http://tcuta.climb.org

Twin Cities Actors Expo: March 30, 2013 – http://www.twincitiesactorexpo.com/

 

Dive on in!

 Our Personal Touch  Comments Off on Dive on in!
Apr 042012
 

Hi Talent Poolers!

Welcome to our BLOG!

Geanette and Suzanne are starting this blog to chronicle our daily lives at Talent Poole and to give you an insight into the production world. We will be giving tips and tricks into the trade and sharing stories that can help you all get your bearings in this industry.

We love our business and want to share our experiences with you. We hope you enjoy our tales!