The 7 Best TED Talks You Need To See

Do you need a little motivation in your life or just feeling stuck? Check out this list of TED Talks you need to see! I personally watch TED talks while I do my fasted morning cardio, not only does it help the time go by faster but I end up feeling so motivated that I have a great day!

Brené Brown – The power of vulnerability

Amy Cuddy – Your body language may shapes who you are

Monica Lewinsky– The Price Of Shame

James Veitch – This is what happens when you reply to spam email

Simon Sinek – How great leaders inspire action

Jackson Katz- Violence and Silence

Mel Robbins– Stop Screwing Your Self Over

Do you watch TED Talks? Comment below and tell me some of your favorites that I need to watch!

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Top New Mexico Casting Directors and Agents Panel

So many actors ask what the acting market is like in New Mexico. It is no secret that New Mexico’s film industry is booming! New Mexico offers 25% to 30% tax credit for films and TV shows. Due to this new great tax credit productions are flocking to New Mexico to film their project and this means huge opportunities to actors!

I run the Arizona casting office but Faith Hibbs- Clark CSA runs the casting office in New Mexico. I was lucky enough to go to the New Mexico Film and Media Conference 2017! Faith spoke on the top casting director and talent agents panel. This was an hour an half seminar and there so was SO much information.

Be sure to check out the full video to get some amazing information!

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3 Networking Tips for Industry Events

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Networking events can be a great source for new connections and generate jobs, but if you aren’t that great at networking you may end up dreading these events or may not even go. Here are 3 VERY easy tips to follow when going to a networking event. As always these tips work best when you continue to use them and practice over time till your a pro at networking.

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  1. Have a goal of what you want to accomplish. Don’t just go to event and not have a plan. Social media has made this easier than ever with Facebook events. You can see who is attending the event. Granted they might not actually make it but at least it gives you an idea of who is going and target certain people you would like to meet. Side note- I hate when people say they are going to an event but have no real intention of attending. So don’t be that person! 🙂
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Jason Isaak – Board Member of Arizona Production Association

2 . Listen to what they are saying, people love talking about themselves. Try and take an interested in the person outside of their job title. I always remember people who ask me about my hobbies. It makes the other person feel more at ease and that they are not just a means to an end to the other person.

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Sophia Good Faith Casting Spring Intern 2016

3. Know when to leave the conversation. Don’t linger! No one likes the awkwardness of someone who doesn’t know when to leave. Be aware of your surroundings and if you can see other people are also trying to talk to the same person then say thank you, get their business card and walk away. A great way to end a conversation is to ask if you can get a photo together. This is also perfect because then you can tag them later on social media. When you tag them later try to reference back to something they said in your conversation (that way it shows you were REALLY listening to them). This can be a great way to follow up with the person in a way that will make you stand out.

With these 3 simple tips you will become a master networker! So don’t dread networking parties, remember to just be yourself, have fun and follow these tips.

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3 Tips to Stay on Track for you New Years Resolution

Thanks for watching my first Vlog of 2016 , hope you liked it 🙂

Here is some more information on a few points I mentioned in the video

 

Lauren Mcbride of Holisticallyfit.com

As I mentioned in the video she is a great nutritionist! If some of your new years goals have to do with fitness check her out! She has great E books, and you can follow her on Periscope for tips about nutrition!

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Finally to help stay on track get a planner! Being able to write down and track your goals will help you in the long run to achieving those 2016 goals!

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I hope this Vlog will help you stay on track for 2016!

XoXo- Bella Hibbs

3 Tips To Impress the Casting Director

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Professionalism is Key!

Many people forget this is a business. You have to treat acting/modeling as a business or you won’t get very far. Learn everything you can about this industry and reading this blog is already a great start! By learning about the market you can find out who is who and make sure you are being seen by the right people. As always have a business card handy to make connections with fellow colleagues.

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 Be Prepared! 

Come to an audition with all your tools. Always have an extra copy of your headshot and resume, you never know when someone will want your calling card. Be memorized, you wouldn’t come to set not memorized so don’t come to audition without be 100% prepared. Being on time to an audition is a plus but on that note don’t come super early.

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A “Thank You” Goes a Long Way!

Casting Directors/associates work very hard! Especially at Good Faith Casting we hand pick everyone who comes into our castings. We work very hard with each actor to get their best performance on tape. Recently an actor (who we booked in a national campaign) said that she was taught not to give a thank you gift to casting directors. I was shocked! Everyone loves to be thanked for their hard work. Of course, gifts are not required or expected but a nice thank-you is always appreciated. We love helping actor/models succeed in their career.

 Hope these 3 effortless tips launch you into a successful direction in your acting/modeling career. Leave a comment below on how you impress the casting team when you audition 🙂

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XoXo- Bella Hibbs

Don’t Just Think it, Ink It!

Last Christmas my best friend Stephanie gave me a book called “Where Will You Be In 5 Years from today”. It was perfect for me because I am always looking forward and how can i grow at a leader. One of the chapters was about goal setting. How we all will mentally set goals for our self but never truly follow up with them. The book instructed you to write down goals that you want to have happen in 1 year or less.  Here are some things I wrote down

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Those are just a few of the things I wrote down and I can honestly say that I can cross some off my list.  I did lose weight! I tired new things like indoor rock climbing and underground cave hiking! I even graduated from Scottsdale Community College with an Associate in Hospitality degree. I didn’t buy an condo yet but I did find an amazing new apartment. Out of all my goals number 5, was a challenge. I didn’t know where to start or how to make this happen.

In April I was contacted my Nancy Neff, the Executive Director, Institutional Advancement and Community Engagement at Scottsdale Community College. She asked if they could do a story featuring  my sister Jordan and I’s experience at SCC and how our education has helped to launch our next chapters in our lives. 

Over the next few months Jordan and I did phone interviews and photo shoots at Scottsdale Community College. For some reason it still never crossed my mind that Jordan and I would be on the cover of the magazine. I thought they were just doing a little article about us. Well the magazine came out and we were BOTH on the cover and a 2 page spread about us! 

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I still cannot believe I am on a cover of a magazine! I feel so blessed and this only encourages me to continue making goals and crossing them off my list.   


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Under Armour Casting

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As most of you know I work at Good Faith Casting here in the valley of the sun. This past week we have been very busy with lots of castings and upcoming projects. Yesterday we did a web video casting for Under Armour.  It was truly a long hard day of work 😉

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If only I could have given everyone an audition!

All day long I got to audition good looking male models, who took their shirts off and flexed! Wow I’m not sure how I managed through the day 😉 Instead of me trying to explain my day, take a look at a few photo’s.

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Jay Jordan Model/Actor with Deborah Maddox Agency
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Mark Grossman Model/Actor with Ford Robert Black Agency
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Ricardo Padilla Model/Actor with The Agency Arizona

Castings like these make me love my job even more! Not sure how that is even possible because I already love working with such amazing people from the agents and clients to even the actors. What can I say, I must be a people person 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend

XoXo- Bella Hibbs