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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Ajarae Coleman | Workshop Guru

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Ajarae Coleman is a working actress living in Los Angeles. You can see her 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 Netflix, and more. Ajarae founded Acting Resource Guru (ARG) in 2012 to give actors practical steps to book more work and take ownership of their careers. In 2020, Ajarae launched The Table, an exclusive online membership for actors who crave an artistic life that goes beyond just booking gigs. They are ready to make a greater impact, which looks like building communities of collaborators, creating their own opportunities, and developing residual income streams. Ajarae believes that actors play a huge role in bringing forth a reality where every being on the planet is safe and valued, and The Table empowers actors to claim their seat. Join the Interest List at to be notified when the doors open for new members.



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