Happy New Year from Casting Frontier!

Now that the holiday feasting is over, and we’re all thinking of New Year’s resolutions, we hope 2012 will open many doors in your acting career, and bring about many auditions, bookings, and surprises.

Speaking of surprises, I’ll bet you can recall many times you were struck by actors who suddenly displayed a certain skill much like the proverbial magician pulling a rabbit out a hat. When X-Men’s Hugh Jackman started to sing and dance at the Oscars, when Natalie Portman gave an interview in Hebrew, and when Meryl Streep sang in Mama Mia, we were forced to reevaluate our perceptions of these individuals.

You, as well, are full of potential to cultivate your abilities to benefit yourself both as an actor and as a person. Is there something you’ve always wanted to do, but for one reason or another, haven’t gotten around to it? Have you always wanted to learn to tap dance, play tennis, or learn Spanish but it seemed like such a daunting task you gave up before you ever began? Well, consider the advice of Google’s Matt Cutts, who encourages us all to try something new for 30 days. When you make small, sustainable changes, you can get yourself out of a rut, feel your confidence grow, beef up your resume, and for the rest of your life, claim the victory of having learned that skill or accomplished that goal.

Click here to watch Matt Cutts’ inspirational 6-minute talk which is a sure-fire way to start your new year off right–and increase your chances of being cast in roles requiring specific skills!

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