What Is The Most Generous Assumption You Can Make?

Hey there, hero!

We audition all the time. We audition on-mic, we audition on-camera.

And the experience of those auditions can be deflating. When things don’t go well, we can ascribe any number of reasons why it just didn’t work out.

And that can lead to serial disappointment, depression, anger…even leaving the business in cynical disgust.

I’d like to suggest a question that might make things go a lot smoother for you: “What is the most respectful interpretation, or the most generous assumption I can make?”

Hope this helps!



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  1. I think that you’re a wonderfully positive ball of energy in a sometimes negative world. I’ve been trying to get away from thinking the worst about auditions I’ve done for years, and I’m getting better at it, but it still needs work on my part. Thanks for the additional guidance.

    I also think that your voice sounds a bit tired. Get some rest and baby your throat. Remember, your livelihood rests on two very thin pieces of vibrating flesh.

  2. The best thing is to not make these things about me, personally, at all. It’s very likely that it’s not. And doing that takes my ego out of the picture altogether. A much better place to be.