How To Network Effectively At Hollywood Industry Events (with guest Kym Jackson!) | Workshop Guru
Happy Tuesday Actors! We’re back once again with Kym Jackson, actress and writer of The Hollywood Survival Guide, an incredible resource of everything actors in LA need to know.

Last week we explained exactly how to clear out your clear and improve your focus, both mentally AND physically. Now that you’re focused and ready to go, what’s next? And the answer today: Networking.

Networking is VITAL… but it’s also a skill to be learned. Watch the full video below and learn tips that you can use to make that next industry party the easiest one yet! (Hint: it involves the food table)

Did you catch last week’s episode of GuruTips with Kym Jackson? Click here to catch up.

We’re also giving away a free copy of The Hollywood Survival Guide to our commenters! Last week we had so many comments, we ended up choosing two winners! Congrats Cat C and Alyssa B! Check your email for details.

Now it’s YOUR turn. Enter to win a FREE copy of this amazing book by first subscribing to our YouTube Channel, and then commenting on the blog below with how you plan to implement Kym’s tips in your own life this week.

And I know that you have lots of questions, so I want to make it easy for you to get them answered. Do you have a burning question that you want me to answer in Guru Tips For Actors? Email us your questions and we’ll address it in a future #GuruTips episode!

BRB I’ll be at the food table!

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.


  1. As a foodie who finds herself by the catering most of the time at events, I can’t agree more! I’ve definitely made connections there- it’s something we all share in common and can easily start a conversation about, plus who doesn’t love a girl that can eat?!

  2. I love this video! Kym is so right. Networking connects you to people, so just relax and bring your personality to the event. Even if you are nervous, bring that too. It could turn out to CONNECT you to another person–the whole point of the event. I plan to implement the idea of simply SHOWING UP as me, no matter what. Thanks Ajarae (lovely name) and Kym!!


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