10 Tips for How to Get Noticed in Acting

By Tiara Ogabang

Tips to getting noticed in acting

There are many talented actors in the world. This does not mean that they all get work. If they do, it is usually a low-paying part. Most of the time, actors are being discovered at auditions.

Being an actor does not mean being a talentless non-person who does not know how to act. It means you are a person who can bring a story to life through your voice and your facial expression. This is something that everyone can do.

So, if you are ready to find out how to get noticed in acting, we have compiled a list of tips and tricks. By following these tips, you are on the path to landing a part that will move you.

Let’s get started.

1. Learn the basics

You need to know the basics of acting in order to land a role. Once you know that you can do it, then you are ready to begin your journey. But, it is vital that you first learn the basics of acting in order to get noticed.

This does not mean you should not learn something new. On the contrary, it means you should learn the basics first. This way, you can reach the level where you can do other things.

2. Find what you love and stick with it

Whether you’re interested in theater or film there may be a specific niche that you cling to. You may gravitate towards horror rather than drama, comedy rather than action.

It’s a good idea to find what you’re passionate about and what you’re talented in and stick with it!

3. Find out who’s in the casting

Find out who’s in the casting. This is important because casting directors usually cast actors for new roles based on someone they saw on a casting couch. Or, actors’ talent.

That’s why it is important that you meet the casting director and find out how they saw you. Talk to them about how they thought you acted. Ask them what they saw in you.

This will help you gauge your potential in the acting world.

4. Don’t mumble

Don’t mumble

Learn your lines well. This is important because the casting director will notice it. So, speak clearly, forcefully and with passion.

Mumbling will make you look incompetent and weak.

5. Talk to casting directors and find work that fits your needs

Many people think it is easy to get work as an actor. Well, it is actually quite the opposite.

It is easier to find the work to play the strange doctor or FBI Agent that is an unlikely choice. That is because the casting directors are constantly chasing people that fit their pre-made profiles. In a perfect world we would all have people to bounce off of when we are making a decision like that.

That is not the case in the real world. You need to use the system that is in place to find work.

Most people use the same websites to find work for the same reasons. You need to take advantage of the ways that other people are not taking advantage of. These are the internet.

6. Don’t come off as a desperate person

How many auditions have you been to and found the people in them to be not so impressed?

No need to come off like a lost puppy who won’t take no for an answer.

7. Go to the parties and network

It is very important to go to parties, maybe once a week, but don’t sweat it if you don’t get noticed right away.

Take the slow route and make connections that really last!

But if you are there, then there is a chance to be noticed.

Even if you are not famous, you can meet actors or actors’, agents.

8. Make friends with agents

Why should I get the actors to promote my indie film?

It may seem simple and it seems an obvious way to get noticed, but we don’t know many people that have managed to get big parts in television and movies without doing this.

If you want to be a serious actor, you need to have your agent on speed dial.

You may be tempted to claim you don’t need an agent, but you’re lying. It’s not your agent that gets you out of acting class; it’s his and her contacts.

9. Use public relations and manage your PR

Public relations is not a marketing technique. It’s an acting technique.

Every actor and actress should have a publicist or managing partner in their corner who can manage publicity and marketing for you.

Also, keep an eye on how other actors and actresses are using their PR teams. What PR strategies have they used to get noticed?

10. See how the casting director reacts

You can often get attention by seeing the casting director’s reaction to you.

If they perk up when they see you, they’ll often respond to you or ask you a question.

You want to be perceived as an actor, not an actor-to-be.

Even if you don’t get hired for the part, it could help make the casting director recall your name for future auditions.