People Like Me: Actor's Guide to Facebook Pages
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People Like Me: Actor's Guide to Facebook Pages

Make a strong first impression. Network like a boss.
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Created by Spurgeon Perkins
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create an impressive Facebook page
  • Avoid embarrassing posts
  • Boost booking odds with casting directors
  • Network without being annoying
  • Secure your page to protect your reputation
  • Pick the best photos and videos
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Requirements
  • You should have a personal Facebook profile in order to create a Like Page
  • You should be able to use a Mac or PC at a beginner level
  • English as a primary language
Description

Wanna know a secret? It's no longer about the number of likes your Facebook page has as an actor, but the impression you leave on someone after they engage with your page. 

If you feel like you're not booking enough, I bet it has something to do with your digital presence (or lack of one). I really believe my Facebook page has helped increase my odds of booking because it's easy for people to learn more about me. 

However, most of you just aren't sure what to post based on the convos I've had, so I created this course.

You have chosen an industry that thrives on networking, so make sure you have this number one networking tool pieced together correctly. Networking also includes making a good impression on anyone who just simply looks at your page.

Remember, most people do not want to add an actor as a friend, but rather like their page.

Casting directors, agents, and directors might not click like on your page, but they will look at it. What will they say about you?

You can create a stronger online presence, starting with your (free) Facebook Page--you do have one right? You must format it correctly, though, but where do you start?! 

This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to build a professional Actor Facebook Page to show off your personality, make a strong first impression, and correctly grow your network--all of which may increase your odds of booking the job.

Currently donating $1 for every $7 in sales to help fund housing for victims of human trafficking. Get the update by visiting the Mission tab on my personal site linked in my instructor bio.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who identifies as an actor for either theatre or film
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
01:08:51
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INTRO: Get the Most Bang for Your Buck
2 Lectures 03:21

Get important tips and guidelines for the course

Preview 02:43

Take the first steps for setting up your Page

Create A Page First Steps
00:38

Let's see if you're ready to roll

CONCLUSION Section 1
3 questions
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HOME PAGE: Make a Strong First Impression
5 Lectures 25:27

Learn default photo best practices and three pictures to avoid

3 Tips for the Best Default Photo
02:56

Learn how to label your Page

Page Category Craziness
00:45

Make that banner photo rock!

Preview 05:38

Learn how to use my favorite photo editing tool. PS-they host their own tutorials for easy learning!

Banner Photo Editing
04:41

Don't ignore this valuable resource

The Blue Button
11:27

Is your Home page ready?

CONCLUSION Section 2
4 questions
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ABOUT: What People Should and Shouldn't Know
3 Lectures 08:31

Let's keep that Personal Interests section fun vs boring

Interests or Mission Statement?
02:21

Please tell me you haven't listed all of your personal info

Smart Contact Info
00:26

Learn how to show off your personality without going overboard

More Info But Not Too Much Story
05:44

What's your About section all about?

CONCLUSION Section 3
3 questions
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Vids & Pics: More Than Demo Clips and Headshots
3 Lectures 13:24

Add these for increased engagement

3 Must Have Playlists
06:20

Learn to organize those Albums for easier navigating

Albums Are Your Friend
05:30

Networking, networking, networking!

Tag-A-Biz: Networking Gold
01:34

What's your media IQ?

CONCLUSION Section 4
3 questions
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POSTS: Do's and Don'ts
2 Lectures 07:15

Feel confident with these posting rules

Preview 03:50

How to avoid being that guy

3 Posting Faux Pas
03:25

Posting Do's and Don'ts

CONCLUSION Section 5
2 questions
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SETTINGS: Make or Break Your Page
4 Lectures 09:30

Get your Facebook house in order ASAP

5 Settings to Change Right Now
03:24

Expand your networking ability

Go Setup This Feature
02:16

Imagine having no control over your posts.

3 Security Measures to Take ASAP
03:34

Question for you...

CONCLUSION Section 6
00:16
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CONCLUSION: You Did It! Now What?
1 Lecture 01:31

Make sure you're doing it right

3 Things To Do Next
01:31
About the Instructor
Spurgeon Perkins
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SAG Eligible actress in a Right-To-Work world

Spurgeon's mission? Helping fellow actors get healthy--physically and digitally. 

After signing with JTA Talent Agency in 2016, Spurgeon booked with popular brands such as Audi, Pepsi, Hoover, and Bank of America. 

She currently studies with Lon Bumgarner and Marilyn Carter at the Film Actors' Studio Charlotte.

You can see her in the feature film A Fish Tale later this year, with Robert Carradine.

Spurgeon and her husband recently sold their 10 acre farm to cash in on their completely remodeled DIY house flip, even though it was hard to say goodbye to their honeybees. They are currently debating whether or not to create a course on DIY house flipping.

Once she had more time on her hands, Spurgeon started the free closed Facebook group Healthy Fit Actors to help busy actors take care of themselves on a budget because "our bodies are our instruments." 

She tried to network with her fellow actors on Facebook further, and realized most of her peers did not have active Facebook pages. After discussing the issue with multiple actors, they all said the same thing: "I'm just not sure what to post."

Thus began Spurgeon's Udemy career. 

If you want to learn more about Spurgeon, click her name at the top of this bio to find links to her social media pages.