How To Handle Criticism Like A Pro | Acting Resource Guru
As actors we have to deal with criticism… pretty much all the time.
Whether it be notes in class, negative press, or even a hateful Facebook comment, there will likely be a time in your career that someone has something negative to say about you or your work.
Recently, a prominent member in an actor Facebook group voiced their negative opinion of my No More Taft-Hartleys For Low Budget New Media Projects video from last week. Now, though this member did it rather aggressively (even suggesting that I should be shot 😳  #yikes), I still wanted to react graciously, so this topic really hits close to home for me.
No matter what type of criticism it is, you always want to respect yourself and others. So this week I’m sharing five tips you can use to respond calmly and with grace, and still feel confident in yourself and about your work.


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Thanks for watching! And remember, if you respond with respect and honesty, you can feel great about the fact that you took the high road! (And if you ever give criticism, especially online, always share it kindly, because no one needs that negative energy in their life.)
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Do you have a juicy question you want me to cover in a future episode of GuruTips for Actors? I’ll be answering YOUR questions every few weeks, so be sure to send them in to questions@workshopguru.com!

#HatersGonnaHate #ButYouDontHaveTo

xo,
Ajarae Coleman | Workshop Guru

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Ajarae is an actress and entrepreneur living in Los Angeles. She founded Workshop Guru in 2012, which expanded into Acting Resource Guru in 2017, to help actors save time and money on classes and workshops, and give them a powerful voice by publishing anonymous actor reviews of acting schools, casting directors, talent agencies and management companies. You can see Ajarae on shows like ABC’s SCANDAL, REVENGE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, and THE CATCH, CBS’s THE McCARTHYS, 2 BROKE GIRLS, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES, TNT’s PERCEPTION, I'M SORRY on TruTV, and more. She raised over $17,000 and co-created an action comedy television show called SMACK Unit, currently has national commercials running, and has cultivated rewarding relationships with her agents and manager.

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