Do you feel like you’d work even more if the right industry people knew you? Then, learn insider strategies to effective networking and book TV/film on your own from actress Jona Xiao (recent projects include SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING, BEING MARY JANE, GIFTED). She’ll share insider tips that have helped her and other actors accelerate their careers.
*How to approach “networking” in a fresh and genuine way to book more work while making new industry friends
*Creative Ways Our Students have Generated a TON of INCREDIBLE auditions & bookings
*PROVEN approach for generating auditions for LARGER roles even when your credits are smaller
Duration: <60 minutes
Location: Online, wherever you are
What Actors Are Saying About This Training:
“I’ve been to multiple seminars over 10+ years in NYC and LA, and this is the best “business of acting” seminar I’ve ever attended!” -Nami Paix, GREY’S ANATOMY, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, NCIS: LOS ANGELES
“This seminar was so informative and gave me another perspective; the way to reach people and decision makers that can change my career path.” -Gerardo Davila, PRISON BREAK, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, DALLAS
“I have always found myself to be good at forging relationships, but her workshop added insightful techniques and/or strategies towards creating more growth. ‘Allow your network to always see you as not just relevant, but remembered!’ – Brett Zimmerman, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, MILLION DOLLAR ARM
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NOTE: This training was formerly titled NETWORK LIKE A PRO: 3 Insider Strategies, so the content is very similar.
Check Out What YOU Can Accomplish with Career ACTivate!
Booked Series Regular on Major TV Series
It’s been the best investment I’ve made in my career, even better than drama school…I just booked a new series as series regular (each episode has a $6 million budget) that I’ll be attached to for four seasons given the show goes on for that along. My career is about to explode…Do you really want to look back when you are 80 or 90 years old and think to yourself, “Why didn’t I do that when I had the opportunity?” Because life’s short, you only get one life…Live your dreams and go for it! You are the only one holding yourself back.
Generating Major Auditions On My Own
Before I joined the Career ACTivate Elite Coaching program, I hadn’t had an audition, a union theatrical audition, in probably over a year. Now that I’ve learned ninja strategies, [in just a month of being in the program] I’ve auditioned for network series regular roles for pilots and huge hit network shows and I just really feel in control of my career. It’s really, really exciting and it’s very powerful for me. My reps are just like, ‘Oh, you got another audition! Have you heard of this show?’ You know, and I’m like, ‘Yeah, I know. I got myself that audition. Can you just pass the information on to me?’ They’re happy. They’re excited. They love actors that take their careers into their own hands.
Choice of Reps & Priceless Relationships
My career is YEARS ahead of where it would be because of Career ACTivate! If you are serious about making a long lasting career as an actor, Career ACTivate is more than worth it!
First of all, I’d like to say that I have worked in commercial casting & have worked for theatrical producers in NYC. I am not some “young” uninformed actor and I have still learned SO MUCH about the business and how to get ahead. Within 3 months of working with my coach, I signed with a great commercial agent and within 3 more months I was offered representation by 3 different management companies and got to choose who I wanted to sign with! I also know my brand, have an awesome website, have great commercial & theatrical headshots, a strong reel that I’m proud of, have created real relationships with TOP casting directors and producers, and have an amazing group of supportive actor friends. The year long program teaches you everything you need to know! They teach how to network (and you lose the icky feeling that word usually brings up), how to pitch yourself for roles, how to get an agent/manager, how to up-level if you already have reps, how to build your relationship w/ your current reps & casting offices….They also teach you TONS of insider tips/tactics and also ways to use technology to support you – info that my non-acting corporate world friends have been blown away by! The information I’ve received and the relationships I’ve cultivated is truly priceless to me.
Whole World Changed
Since taking Career ACTivate’s class 2 weeks ago, my whole world has changed…I’ve cultivated a relationship with a major Hollywood director who has agreed to discuss a potential role for me, a network showrunner helped book me for a large role in an ABC show. I’m playing principal roles in two films with estimated budgets of between $5-$15 million…And I’m only telling a third of the myriad opportunities that have become available. Thank you Jona for giving the tools to build a wonderful life and have a compelling future.
More Results in a Few WEEKS than in 9 Years!
I’ve been in LA for 9 years and after working with Jona, I finally got my first theatrical agent and manager. I wish I worked with her sooner! Jona gives you simple and effective techniques to securing meetings that I never thought of before. I feel further along now in my career after working with Jona for a few short weeks than I have the whole 9 years I’ve been here. I recommend her to all my friends and will continue to take her courses! Not only is she extremely knowledgeable and creative, she’s the sweetest!
Always Learning New & Helpful Info
With an MBA and years of corporate experience, you would think I should have thought of these materials a long time ago. This program is proof positive that you can always learn something new and helpful.
3-5 Auditions/Week + Agents Fighting Over Me
I’d be completely lost here navigating the trenches without Jona’s guidance. I started with was next to nothing, and Jona helped me craft myself and my marketing into a dynamite package that is getting notice. I have had agents fighting over me now and averaging 3-5 auditions per week… and that’s a good place to be 🙂
New Tactics for Veteran Actors
Jona brought me into the 21st century. Her insight into the current market helped me narrow my focus which was all over the place. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Jona to anyone who needs help with the business side of show.
Amazing Team of Reps!
Following her blueprint, I signed with New Wave Entertainment, signed with a highly respected commercial agency, signed with a Southeast agent, AND I shot a pilot and a movie.
Multiple Bookings After Signing with New Agents!
Just signed with Media Artists Group today. All in all, the 20 questions that Jona suggested I go through really helped me to position myself to them…and they offered me representation during my meeting. (Within a few weeks of him signing, he booked a commercial + multiple day booking on MTV’s hit show TEEN WOLF)
The most powerful part of the networking program was] the knowledge and sheer NUMBER of resources and options that we were given in order to proceed with meeting people.
Clear Roadmap to Success
I really didn’t know what to expect from my first meeting with Jona even though I had heard that she really knows how to get an acting career on the right track. Well folks that was an understatement, Jona is doing her true calling and you can feel that passion when you work with her. She loves helping actors get to the next level in their careers and more, I would recommend her to any actor that needs a clear road map to success!
3 TV Bookings WITHOUT An Agent
Jona has been an absolute blessing in my career! This year has been the best year yet!! With NO theatrical agent, I’ve booked an ABC show, supporting role in a Lifetime movie, and a guest star role in an A&E comedy series! I’ve also got countless auditions, call backs and 5 avails! I have used her techniques and they are life changing! Try and see for yourself!
8+ Agent Meetings & BIG Auditions On Her Own
Since working with Jona, I’ve had over 8 meetings with agents and managers, 4 HUGE guest star/recurring role auditions (without an agent/manager and very little credits), 2 major motion picture auditions, not to mention how in control of my career I feel!
3 Career Changing Meetings
I’ve procured 3 meetings so far. One with a big producer/writer/show creator, one with a casting director, and one with a series regular actress. Jona’s method gives you the tools and the motivation to go beyond what you think you can achieve!!!
Wealth of Insight Found NO WHERE Else
I found Jona’s program to be very motivational, informative and actionable. Jona will teach you strategies and tools that will open up doors and opportunities, but more then anything you will gain from this program the confidence and motivation to fight for the roles you want and are right for.
Following foolproof tactics and tried and tested successful scripts for pitching and cover letter is very empowering and you will also learn little tricks on how to track what you’ve sent gaining feedback even if you did not get a response. In the webinar, she goes over successful pitches and strategies that are proven to work and then analyzes what made them work and how you can apply and translate that to your pitch.
You will learn ways to know about projects before they hit the breakdowns. With the fast past of casting from the moment they hit the breakdowns this would be extremely powerful.
It’s the combination of the qualities of a motivational speaker with the wealth of insight about the industry that makes this a real 5 star program in my opinion.
Results Within DAYS
I’ve gotten more RESULTS working with Jona in a VERY short period of time than all my years working with other business of acting coaches. Jona is the best out there! She’s practical, highly intelligent, honest and fun to work with. A few days after my class with Jona, I used her strategies to pitch myself for a feature film starring an A-list actor. I ended up going to producers for the role. Working with Jona has shown me what control I really have. For that I’m very grateful.
Screen Test for SONY PICTURES & Many Bookings!
I booked 2 commercials, several more films, AND screen tested for a lead in a SONY PICTURES film! This was all without representation. You can do all this for yourself! Jona teaches you how.
Getting Through the Door
Jona has so many unique and effective strategies that actors can use to get themselves in the door with great agencies. I feel much more confident about the way I market myself in this industry now that I have taken her class.
Working with Jona has been an exceptional experience. She has given me great tools on how to market myself in this industry…she guided me step-by-step on how to go about getting what I want out of my career by avoiding the mistakes most actors make and helping me to stand out over the rest.
Power Networker in a Matter of HOURS
Jona Xiao’s power networking workshop is a beacon for any actor adrift in the Sea of Sameness or trapped in an Ocean of Inertia. She will navigate you to becoming a Hollywood power networker in a matter of hours.
Network Series Regulars
Jona is professional, enthusiastic, and easy to work with. Her consultation on social media was integral for enhancing my son’s (ALBERT TSAI) fan following. Albert stars in ABC’s comedy TROPHY WIFE.
Ninja Moves to Move to the Next Level
As a seasoned actress with numerous credits and many years under my belt, I thought I had heard it all but Jona’s fresh, energetic and knowledgeable presentation shed light on some new Ninja moves I will be implementing immediately to ACTivate my career to the next level!!
Jona’s program is a game changer! I mean it. I thought I had the business side of acting pretty organized…not even close. Jona showed me so many ways I can present myself to an agent or manager and really made me feel like I have alot more to offer. She taught me to be creative in my pursuit of representation and to show my unique self to them when I communicate. I can’t thank her enough for her help! (got multiple offers from agents)
One of the most IMPACTFUL Actions
Meeting with Jona was one of the most impactful things I’ve done for my career. She brought clarity, confidence and professionalism to the way I market myself. I will continue to recommend her to my friends & colleagues for guidance and fresh ideas.
Networking My Ass Off
5 weeks in LA results = networking my ass off, landing an agent, dinner with 2 producers (produced MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING and the movie with Halle Berry & Oliver Martinez), and filming in Beverly Hills.
Programs are GOLD
Within a month of taking Career ACTivate’s virtual program, I had 8 auditions and 2 callbacks for pilots and a feature film with major casting directors. Career ACTivate’s classes are worth their weight in gold.
This has been a complete life changing experience. I booked 3 jobs, been to several commercial auditions, met with top executive producer Jonathan Dana and also president of Robert Downey Jr.’s production company.
Contacts With VP of MAJOR Network, Auditions and Bookings Using Templates
I’ve been emailing with the writer of HOUSE, with the assistant to one of the heads of Universal and she is setting me up with a meeting with the head of casting for their features. I’ve been emailing with one of the VP’s of USA Network, a ton of directors, a ton of casting directors, I’ve gotten auditions and bookings just from her templates.
Building Relationships With Top Industry People
I’ve [started building relationships] with industry people such as JJ Perry, Lars von Trier, and had a two-hour coffee meeting with a top commercial agent.
Watched My Career Continue To Grow With These Tools
Jona’s advice and expertise are invaluable. I watched my career and the attention to my work continue to grow as I implement the tools she has given me. More auditions. More bookings. Jona truly is a marketing machine!
4 Agent Meetings in ONE WEEK
Using Jona’s tools that were provided in her workshop gave me the ability to write a clear, concise, and RELEVANT email to agencies when looking for new representation. I was able to secure four meetings in one week and will be DECIDING who is the best fit for me within the next few days! Thanks for putting the power back into my hands Jona!!
Networking is EASY
I used to cringe when I heard the word networking. Now I see how easy it really is and even better, what it is I have to offer. I am already proactive, I know see how easily it can be with bigger results.
Blind Spots Revealed and Insights Received After 25 Years In The Business
I really enjoyed working with Jona. As an actor who has been working for 25 years in the business, I found it very helpful to have insights and see some blind spots I had missed that Jona enlightened me to. It was well worth the time I spent with her.
Genious! Insightful Info On How to Book Jobs
Jona is a genious! She gave me the most insightful information on how to book jobs and present yourself to casting directors and agents with a clear marketing vision. Recently Jona’s creative strategy helped me book NEW GIRL. Jona is the most passionate, encouraging, and talented actor’s advocate, who will give every minute of her time to your exact needs and help you to realize your dreams.
4 Meetings with Agents
I currently have 4 meetings with agents, which is exciting because this is my first time…I feel empowered and that anything is possible.
15+ Major Auditions Without an Agent
I just moved to LA two months ago, and since doing this course, I’ve gotten myself 15 auditions, including Fox film and producer’s callback for a major CBS film,and networking a few times a week now…all this while being non-union and with no agent, something people told me was ‘impossible’.
Realized Who I Was And What Work I Want And How To Market
Getting very specific about what it is that I WANT, and who I am as a person and what I have to offer. She helped me specify all that with who I’m targeting, the shows I would like to be on, the marketing material that I’m going to be used to get noticed.
Broke My Fear of Success, Booked 5 Projects In 6 Weeks
In the past 6 weeks I blocked 5 projects and off one of them, I blocked a feature that is shoting in Spring… I’ve used one of the tools we went over in the mentality class and got rid of my fear of success…. that has literally helped me book everything after that.
Newfound Courage and Empowerment Released My Fear
With the newfound courage I gained from Jona’s empowerment, I was able to release my fear and reach and and speak to 3 incredibly prestigious agents, a very well-known and well-respected writer/director, and a powerhouse producer. It was very nerve-wracking at first, but when I reached out to the first person I already felt at ease. Each call became easier. They’re people too!
Reinforced My Positive Beliefs And Made Me Laser Focused
I had reassurance in my subliminal, positive belief. I had an idea of balance from a 3rd person perspective. She [Jona] really understands where you’re going with your thoughts. She was super mature, intuitive, empathetic, and relateable.
2 Straight Bookings
Because of the knowledge and techniques that I learned in Jona’s workshop, I was able to completely re-think how I went about getting acting jobs. Through my new approach, I was able to connect with a director who had several significant projects in the works…and I was offered a role in both of his upcoming projects and will be filming in Italy for one of them! No audition!!! I’m a believer of Jona’s techniques.
Life Changing With No Limits
Today was life changing. I am no longer limited by what I considered personality weakness.
Most Productive Career Choice
Signing on to Jona’s programs is the most productive choice I’ve made for my career in a long time. The information and resources are gold, but the community is just as special and helpful in deciphering this crazy business and keeping positive forward momentum.
Innovative Strategies Based on Firsthand Experience
Jona shares innovative strategies for actors based on her firsthand experience in the industry, and is always looking for ways to add more value. These are both extremely important qualities to look for when you are choosing a coach.
Staying on Top of the Changes in the Industry
After 20+ years in the industry, I thought I had it all figured out and that things were just “harder” now than they used to be. After taking Career ACTivate’s class, I realized that the industry has changed so much and all I needed was to be shown the ropes! There are so many tips and tools that have already made me feel like I can take back control of my career. This is really valuable information! I’m working on finding new representation now in fresh ways that make me excited as opposed to anxious. Thank you for sharing this with us…we need it!
Virtual Programs are the BEST!
Jona’s virtual programs are the best in the industry. Those programs were more career changing for me than any in-person coaching or class I have attended. Jona shares some of the best ideas that I’ve ever heard about networking and reaching out. She changed my mind completely about what networking was in a matter of minutes. If you’re impatient and want ideas and action plans that make changes right away, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second about purchasing these programs. They will save you thousands of dollars in classes and will shave off years of wasted time, effort, and money. Jona will guide you through audio and video lessons and then you’ll be given a series of action steps to take to achieve your specific goals. Jona created a system where you’ll be able to download a PDF of the main action points explained in the lesson and be able to implement them right away. You’ll have a system to rely on to stay on track until your goals are achieved. You won’t feel alone or that you’re left with just a bunch of concepts in your head after you’re done with a class as most coaches in L.A. do. This is not a one time quick fix but a long term plan to get you where you need to be.
Eye Opening for Veteran Actor
In the short 90 minutes [free workshop], I saw at least 3 areas where I could shift what I’m doing & how I’m thinking to get better results.
The networking course helped me get a few letters for my O-1 Visa application!
It’s The Insider System: Get the Perfect Agent/Manager For You] a very good course and the energy is wonderful. Jona’s classes help you to FOCUS!
20+ Meeting Requests from Agents & Managers
Using Jona’s innovative and cutting-edge tools, I have over 20+ requests for meetings from agents and managers that I truly wanted to work with (ex. Gersh, Paradigm, Innovative Artists, etc.), with ZERO IMDb credits. We generated a target list and creatively packaged my submission to stand out amongst the rest.
Creating Own Success
Jona is the most inspirational teacher I have worked with! She not only builds your confidence up, but gives you the tools and strategies to take your career into your own hands and create success!!
Control Over Career
Am I super excited to feel as though I have some control over the course of my career? YES!!! Wish I was doing this 10 years ago, but better now then never. Jona’s teaching is invaluable.
Basically Jona’s approach is a no-nonsense, kickass, inspiration, catapult you into the actual business of acting as opposed to some artistic, arbitrary, abstract concept that’s out there. I found it very substantial, as in I know what my next steps are to materialize my dreams.
Inspiration Found Here Got My Career Back On Track
I can’t thank Jona enough. A few months ago i was at a low point,emotionally, in my career. After much success, nothing was happening. I didn’t realize I had mentally blocked myself from continuing to succeed. Jona gave me new tools, ideas and resources to help me out of the hole I unknowingly dug myself into. She truly cares about every actor who seeks her advice. My career is back on track, all I needed was little something “inspirational”.
Paradigm Shift Helped Let Go Of The Past
Jona is a very caring and supportive NLP practitioner. She made me feel very comfortable sharing my concerns, fears and beliefs. Her energy is so positive and she helped me to see a lot of things from a different perspective…We worked on an abuse experience I had. In the beginning I felt in such a dark place. But after Jona and I worked on it the memory of it was still there but it had a whole different energy…She has made a big influence. I recommend her to anybody who wants to make big shifts but needs a helping hand. And above all she is funny and taught me to see things with humour.
Conquered My Fear Of Networking
I’ve always had this fear of networking, and Jona took us through some exercises and I was able to get to the core of something that happened so long ago… it’s the most exhilarating experience I’ve ever had in my life. She really nailed out of me my fear of networking…She really gave me the confidence to contact the people that I’ve contacted. I would never have even fathomed to reach out to these people…I was so surprised at how willing to help they were
Broken Down, Built Up and Ready For Life
Jona has broken me down in a good way and is building me back up in an amazing way. I am ready to let go of my fears and dive into the success and excitement that life holds for me.
After taking the agent program, I now have many new and effective ways of getting theatrical representation. Before I was unsure exactly how to target getting an agent but I am now 100% confident I have the right tools. There are so many actors in LA that you need to stand out to even get an agent. It doesn’t matter how much talent you have if you don’t have the business tools to back it up, and Jona shows you those tools!
3 Offers From Agents
I’ve had tons of meetings with agents, I’ve got 3 offers from different agents.
3 Prestigious Agents
With the newfound courage , I was able to release my fear and reach and and speak to 3 incredibly prestigious agents.
6 Agent Meetings
I met with Osbrink, Louis & Beale, Daniel Hoff, Diverse, Bobby Ball, Buchwald, and Brass Artists, and Jona’s guidance helped me navigate the LA market
Met With Casting Director of Huge Show!
Jona’s strategies are solid. Her heart is always in the right place, telling us how to work in this business with good hearts, without fear of turning into the hardened LA stereotypes we’ve heard about (and seen). That makes things so much lighter on the mind and heart, and thus so much easier to stand excited and charge forward in our career, armed with the best strategies and tactics!
Met With Casting Director of Huge Show!
“I contacted the casting director of a HUGE show that’s airing right now and we are going to meet and have a discussion this week.”
Contact With Creator of Huge Network Show
“I got in touch with the creator of a Disney show.”
Created Connections Without Using Anyone
I have created connections without feeling like I am just asking for a favor. This is a big step for me because I hate to bother people. No one talks about the importance of networking and shows you how to be the best at it like Jona!
I learned quick, easy, and best of all, FREE ways to effectively network in a pro-active way to further my acting career.
From Confusion to Clarity
The process of finding an agent can be very confusing, However, Jona has broken it down into very manageable steps. Her tools and techniques – including written templates – clarify the process and have helped me understand which agents are right for me and how best to contact them. My confidence about getting an agent has definitely increased after this course.
Got Representation For The First Time
Since working on Jona’s program, I have attained both Commercial and Theatrical representation for the first time ever. And, most importantly- I have the confidence to know if this (for some reason) doesn’t work out- HOW to get another Agent. Not to sound like a pessimist, but it’s always great to have this skillset as an Actor! It definitely gives you confidence to pick the right reps.
Great Life Experiences
Not only have I gotten auditions and meeting, but I finally have my career in my own hands. I’ve been able to have some really great life experiences and, through networking, made some amazing friends. Thanks Jona!
Hesitant At First…
When I had to make the decision of buying an online program – which I don’t normally do – I was thinking: well, worst case scenario there’s the money-back guarantee, I can my money back and it will be fine. But this program not only attended my expectation but really taught me a lot about what do with my career – besides “mastering” the knowledge of how to get an agent. Thanks Jona!
THIS program, about finding and approaching representation is invaluable. The detail and ingenuity that Jona uses to outfox any obstacles, both real and self-created, are utterly necessary. Thank you Jona.
Met And Had Dinner With an Executive Producer Of TV And Film
“Last week I met the executive producer of Bridesmaids, The Sixth Sense, etc. and then had dinner with him.”
Gave Me The Power To Network With Industry Pros
“I’ve been emailing with SOPHIA COPPOLA which is crazy! I also had a phone call with the producer of BREAKING BAD”
Great, great, great! Contacted one director / producer of multi feature films and TV shows and he was very helpful.
Offered Representation On The Spot From Headshots
Using Jona’s headshot tips, I got amazing headshots that an agent came across, who say, “I like your headshots. Do you want an agent?” and offered me representation on the spot.
Overwhelmed With TOO MANY Auditions
I just finished Jona’s 7 week Power Networking program. At the end of the program, I launched my *very specific* outreach program. I was so happy to receive numerous auditions…Trust me, there is no fluff in this program. It WILL bring results, so be ready to go, once you start it! It works no matter what market you are in!
I highly recommend Jona’s program because she talks my language. She is walking her talk and is a fellow actress so she really communicates and understands the ins and outs of the industry. She is extremely passionate about helping actors succeed and it shows with the knowledge she shares. As a result, I booked a pilot, have a meeting with a manager that was on my target list, and I feel a lot bolder in my approach. Thanks Jona!
This class saves you so much time and money in the long run!
Signed With Two Agents
I now have 2 agents!
Signed With TalentWorks!
Now I’m signed with TalentWorks!
Simple, Yet Effective Tools
I’ve been in the business a long time and I’ve always felt like I’ve been on the verge of something but can never quite make it across the threshold. This program is building my confidence into believing I can break out of the average actor mold and make more than my standard $5,000 a year. The tools are simple yet effective and they really help me realize what I’ve been doing right and what I’ve been doing totally wrong.
Taking this type of class is great if you are in a rut, or need to find the motivation to reach out to find representation again. You’ll learn some stealthy tips to track your efforts, and keep yourself on task. It can be hard to market yourself but the tips you’ll learn here will help.
Templates To Modify To STAND OUT
She really gives you really good written and oral templates to use, it really helps you stand out and separate yourself from the rest of the people. Because she’s telling you what, specifically, you need to know to be able to tell them, ‘Hey this is me, I’m awesome, check me out.’
Unlocking The Mystery
Jona’s program gave me the keys to unlocking the mystery of getting an agent. As well as her first hand experience, she generously shares her knowledge of the industry, giving me the confidence for taking the necessary action steps towards getting an agent.
Booked Three Projects & Met With Major Executive Producer
I met with a top LA Manager all the way out in South Africa and after meeting with her have been offered representation! She has excellent relations with casting on many of the shows I really want to work on and has been submitting me via self-tapes. Also, I didn’t even know there were marketing tools beyond the headshot and resume and thanks to Jona’s course, I know exactly what different marketing tools I need in order to wow the agents. I also have better relations with my theatrical agent in Cape Town as I know how to ask her how I can make her job easier and book more.
Booked Three Projects & Met With Major Executive Producer
This has been a complete life changing experience. I booked 3 jobs, been to several commercial auditions, met with top executive producer Jonathan Dana and also president of Robert Downey Jr.’s production company.