There is a point in life when some kids dream of being a musician or an actor. Naturally the idea of having the riches, glory, and doing cool things are some of the main motivators behind that ambition.
However, the glory and fame are the end destination of the goal – and what really counts is the journey that led to it. You learn so many new skills, make new friendships and friends, strengthen your bonds, and so much more. In other words, you can consider this as an investment in your child’s acting career – and one that is definitely going to pay off big later on. Here are a couple of ways on how that will come to happen.
Public Speaking Confidence
Child actors practice all the time on how to effectively speak in front of the public at any time. No matter where they are auditioning, they are constantly working towards being more comfortable around people and acting in their presence. The entire process translates into comfortable adults who do not fear the idea of speaking in front of others and have ease when it comes to making quick decisions in front of a crowd.
Enhanced Memorization Capabilities
Our memory is a skill and muscle that we need to build overtime – develop it and allow it to grow. Memorization skills can be learned early on during a child’s career. Whether its a couple of lines in a commercial, or pages on end for a feature film, practicing lines becomes easier over time, helping your brain to get into the habit of memorizing anything.
Any kid with an acting career would know how things can quickly change from one thing to the next. One minute you will be in school and the next you are trying out for auditions. Maybe even at times, the lines you worked so hard to remember might have been tossed out and now you have a new script to prepare in less time. The time for projects can be unpredictable so you might be stuck doing them for weeks on end. And these are just a few examples of such changes that happen in the entertainment industry – but kids are not phased by these constant changes but rather, they embrace it and go on with the flow. And when they grow up, it allows them to make the most out of these valuable resources that has become a part of them.
There are several professional actors now who started out their acting career at a young age and now they are making effective use of the benefits they have learned throughout the years. Consider Robert L Harris – a revered American actor, producer, musician, and entrepreneur who started his career as one of the best actors of our time at a very young age.
His career came into being when a recording deal reached out to him, hearing his unique singing voice and acting as a child at church. After accepting the offer, Harris’s career set off.
He started performing as a voice over artist with Disney and on The Sandlot. You would constantly find him appearing in baby commercials, plus he even became the recipient of many awards that he obtained over the years thanks to his one-of-a-kind mindset and determination to make use of his acting skills to make him reach the top of the social bar within the entertainment industry.