Perform better by following these acting tips that have been used by timeless actors. Audiences have seen the emotional power of acting from stage plays, motion pictures and shows on the television. Emotions can be easily twisted by an excellent actor; an excellent actor can mimic real-life scenarios with ease. Acting tips will improve the memory, naturalness, emotions and overall acting of actors.
- Memorize scripts. Read assigned scripts repeatedly until they are memorized, and memorize the scripts of co-stars. Memorizing the scripts of the act will help with reaction time, understanding the reasons of the lines and prevent forgetting.
- Breathe in and out deeply to prevent stage fright. Inhale deeply or ten seconds, then exhale for 20 seconds. Practicing breathing exercises before acting and auditioning will prevent stage fright and clear the mind.
- Listen actively and act natural. Do not speak lines quickly, with an unnatural tone and avoid reading lines delayed. Actors wants to give an impression of living in the moment; the character has no knowledge of a script, so the conversation is at the spur of the moment. The conversation will sound natural if acting tips are followed.
- Ignore commas on the script. Some actors pause between lines when they see a comma. Read the script flowingly, and ignore commas. Ignoring commas will make the conversation come out naturally, and the actor will not be burdened with awkward frequent pauses.
- Do not pause after delivering a funny line. One of the worst mistakes in comedy acting is pausing after delivering a funny line. The pause is often followed by an embarrassing silence by the audience. Read the comedy script without vocal exaggeration and pauses.
- Repeat a mantra. Some of the greatest actors repeat a mantra on scene to intensify emotions and build intensity for the scene. For example, during a fighting scene an actor will repeat "I hate you, I hate you" in his head.
- Watch your body. Avoiding unnecessary body gestures is one of the most important acting tips. Do not lifts arms, make obscene facial gestures or walk around unless the script requires it. Body gestures will distract audience from the words of the script.