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Created as a primer for the beginning actor, To Be or Wanna Be takes you on a journey that reveals the path to becoming a successful actor, as well as how to avoid the pitfalls of the starving artist. Beginning with the simple, yet important distinctions of how to take control of your career, and through personal anecdotes of how he discovered them, Sean Pratt guides you toward the more complex and powerful concepts that will make all the difference in your future success as an actor.

Covering topics such as finding the right day job, networking, becoming the CEO of “Your Career Inc.”, and marketing to the right niche, each idea is accompanied with a “How-To” section and additional resources that will propel you forward on the road to success in your acting career.

©2012 Sean Pratt (P)2012 Tantor

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essential reading

An excellent advice that condenses a lot of insights from a wide range of fields into actionable advice for a specific lifestyle. Perfectly narrated, even the Italian.

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  • Pearl Hewitt
  • 22-02-13

A Must-Listen For Any Performer/Actor/Singer

This book is filled with so much common-sense and vital practical advice that any aspiring performer should listen to it if they want to start their careers on the right track. Sean Pratt is easy to listen to and I had a sense of him sitting chatting with me instead of him reading aloud. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I as a voice-actor and my actor-in-training son will most definitely benefit from listening to Sean's wise words. Thank you Sean.

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  • Leslie Howard
  • 23-07-17

I learned a lot!

This was interesting and educational. I felt strong in some areas, and in the ones where I have more to learn, I felt that very practical advice was presented. I'm excited to learn more from this excellent coach.

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  • lyric
  • 19-02-17

Content is well thought out!

Excellent exercise audiobook with heaps of ideas to act on. I look at this as a workbook that will be useful today or in 5 years. Thanks for all the recommended listening in this primer Sean! Quality of audio well paced, a bit fast for listing books to find but easily solved by hitting pause. Have a notebook handy and be ready to write like crazy ;)

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  • Audio Gal
  • 14-01-17

I'll be listening again...and again..

Chock full of real and relevant steps to improve as an actor, and a business person. Definitely looking forward to listening again. I'm sure I'll learn something new with each lusten.
Love the tips that help avoid becoming a starving artist. Excellent performance by Sean Pratt.

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  • J. Lilly
  • 21-09-21

Great insight for any vocation!

This is the rare case where an award-winning narrator is narrating his own book … about narration! And, there is SO much more good advice with regards to self-image, personal value, branding, market research … aspiring voice actors simply must consume this knowledge in audio or written form.

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  • Bill Hill
  • 21-12-20

Not to be missed

I had heard this book recommended many times before getting around to listening to it. I wish I had paid attention before!
Now to find a print copy for easy reference!

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  • Makana
  • 05-03-20

Great Listen

I loved this book. My only additional comment is that I wish it was longer!

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  • Petrea Burchard
  • 29-07-19

Worth listening again and again

This is an inspiring book, with both concrete and ethereal ideas for taking your business to the next level. I’ll listen to it again and again.

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  • Melissa Benson
  • 14-05-19

A practical guide for an impractical career

To Be or Wanna Be is a business/ art /and life primer filled with sage advice and practical measures to achieve any goals in life. The emphasis is on how these methods apply to a career in entertainment. I love the step by step approach and the idea that a series of small actions will get you to where you want TO BE.

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  • Phil Shreck
  • 05-08-18

Succinct and actionable advice

The author's commitment to life as an artist and performer aren't at question here - the life of an artist seems to have chosen him. This books, then, sets out to explain how Sean went on to achieve a balance in life where he could be a happy and successful actor, and not a frustrated, starving artist.

Sean masterfully weaves in his own personal story with clear guidance and recommendations. It's a fascinating read even for those not aspiring to be successful performers, though if you are looking for guidance, I would start with this book.