"Quite simply, the Biz of Show changed the course of my career. Or kick started it, frankly. I was stuck in a place in my life where I possessed the ability, the drive, and the training - but not a clue as to how to put it all together. What was wrong? I was too busy comparing my ability and my type and my path to others’, instead of embracing my uniqueness and learning how to forge my own journey. Through tried and tested research, homework, reflection, and accountability, MelRob and the Biz of Show teaches how to blend a savvy entrepreneurial spirit and a discovery of self into a unique set of tools that WORK. You WILL get callbacks. You WILL book. I went from a complete standstill in my career to working and negotiating my own contracts non stop for the last three years! I’m also applying what I learned in Biz of Show to my transition into tv and film."
"I have worked in and around the NY area for ...... a good while! I had done pretty well and had reached a career plateau. I took a course with thebizofshow and put the ideas and discoveries into practice and I was amazed! I started booking and was fortunate to be in the right place with the right stuff at the right time and booked a recurring role on a TV series. I showed up! I brought the goods! I did my job! I am not a newbie, but boy did I learn a lot! I keep the notes from my classes and I look back at them often! And it is sometimes a silent Kick In The Derriere!!!!! It is as though the Coach is on my shoulder giving me that "look" and saying, "Really?"."
"The Biz of Show is a useful tool for anyone in any phase of their performing arts career. For myself, I came to Melissa as a 25-year professional suffering from A severe case of "big fish / small pond" syndrome. As a character actor, I had found plenty of contracts, but little financial stability and none of the security and representation that Union membership affords. The program not only reminded me of the self-value that is lost when one is scraping for gigs, but to always remember that one's work is neither a measure of oneself, nor a measure of success. Within my first year, I've gotten my card, as well as three really nice gigs on Principal contracts.”
“The Biz Of Show started what was a huge mindset shift in how I approached my acting career. I learned that I am able to marry the emotional and the pragmatic, so as to better prepare myself to not only audition, but also book meaningful work, and perform to my highest capabilities.”
"Any success I have had this last year is due to all of the work we did with Biz of Show back in 2012/2013 when I originally did the program. From finding my type, to making specific choices for each role I could potentially go out for, the work we did helped me set up my career before I was ready to launch full-time. It was mindset and technical work that helped me come out a confident and prepared actor in audition room after audition room."
"I decided to do The Biz of Show because I wanted to be sure that I was doing everything I could as a performer with no representation. This course reaffirmed a lot of the things I was doing, but also gave me a lot of work to improve on. I’ve always been one to make the most out of the information I’m given and I was given A LOT of helpful information about how to type myself, how to prepare for calls, how to handle offers,and how to have confidence in the work I’ve done. The MOST important information that I took from this course was finding a way to balance my life outside the art. For so long my life was WORK WORK WORK. The Biz of Show taught ME that my personal life is just as important to my art and my goals."
"I learned I didn’t have to have anxiety every time I go on an audition."
"MelRob and the awesome team of staff and fellow students at Biz of Show offer an unparalleled support network. While a student, I learned tools that helped me focus and specify my audition game and my career goals, and helped lay out a path with actionable steps to achieve those goals. MelRob helped me demystify and normalize an otherwise mysterious and (at times) frightening industry. What's perhaps the most amazing is that these tools I was given are tools that I still use as a graduate of Biz of Show, and they are tools that helped me book the job I'm currently working!"