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Life-Changing Tips For Improving Your Memory

As an actor you need an exceptional memory. You’ll need to remember your lines. In fact, its nearly an impossible task You need to be able to recall line after line, under pressure! There are plenty of memory tricks to memorize your lines. The key of course is practice. Without practice, you’ll be hard pressed to memorize anything. But surely there are better ways than just practice?

Can You Improve Your Memory Using Brain Supplements?

Recently, I’ve been experimenting with something called nootropics. Nootropics is a difficult word to describe smart drugs. These smart drugs enhance our brain power. Specifically, they can enhance our ability to recall information. So can these drugs (which are legal by the way) help us remember things like lines in a play? I decided to test a smart dug out. This smart drug is called OptiMind. I first came across it reading this OptiMind review. Needless to say I was excited, but wanted to really test it out and get some facts before writing this blog post.

OptiMind isn’t for everyone. Some brain supplements concentrate more on caffeine to give you a short term boost in brain power. For example, in this Lumonol review, you’ll see another brain supplement. This is different to OptiMind, but gives similar results. It will increase brain power, and specifically boost your memory. Lumonol specifically is said to improve creativity, which of course is great for an artist. Personally, I experiment as much as I can. Any competitive edge sounds good to me.

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Can You Really Improve Your Memory?

Why Lumonol?

So let’s take a look at whether Lumonol actually helped me memorize anything faster and easier. I also want to see how it might help you focus and learn new things much faster.

Lumonol is a relatively new product made by Avanse Nutraceuticals. Lumonol is a nootropic, which is a stimulant that has the benefit of calming the mind and making you more focused so that you can think more clearly and remember things more easily. Adderal is a well-known nootropic. The results with Lumonol are similar.


The specific ingredients are Guarana, Picamilon, Hordenine, Vitamin B12, Noopept, Ginkgo Biloba, Citicoline, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Panax Ginseng, L-Tyrosine, and Phosphatidylserine.

What does it do?

First, the anxiolytic properties calm you by reducing nervousness so that you can deal with stressors and stay focused. It does this by preventing free radicals and improving oxygen flow to the brain to give more mental clarity and improve your mood.

It also increases the blood flow to the portions of the brain that control memory, focus, and motivation. This alerts the neurotransmitters to fire more signals per second and results in a more effective use of the brain so that it helps with learning and remembering things.

How Does It Help Learning and Memory?

  • First, it affects the brain receptors AMPA and NMDA that are responsible for learning.
  • Secondly, it increases the Nerve Growth Factor and the Brain Neurotropic Factor. These help with maintenance of neurons in the brain.
  • Lastly, it increases acetylcholine, neurotransmitters that help us to learn and retain that learned information.


Lumonol was first used for patients with conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease and was shown to benefit them by slowing the advance of the disease. Researchers suspected that this could also be used in those with such conditions to give the same benefits and, in fact, it has been shown to increase the cognitive ability of people without significant cognitive dysfunction.


  • It helps with focus so that you can get more done.
  • It calms anxiety so that you can focus on the tasks at hand.
  • It has few side effects and those are mild.It comes with a money back guarantee.
  • While many supplements contain quite a bit of caffeine, this product increases blood flow gradually.


  • It is a bit pricey.
  • It is only available online.

How To Use Lumonol

It is recommended that you start out with one capsule in the morning to assess your body’s response and check for any potential side effects. Continue to do this for a day or two, and increase to two capsules, then continue on that dose. Also, you can take this supplement with a meal if you desire, but it is best not to take Lumonol too close to bedtime since it may cause some difficulty with falling asleep. For the best results and tolerance, it is recommended to take it using a 90-day cycle on it and 15-30 days off .

What Do Users Think?

While nootropics may cause side effects such as headaches, GI tract problems, fatigue, or insomnia, these are rare and are mild when they do occur. So far, few Lumonol users have reported having any of these symptoms. There is sometimes an aftertaste similar to that of coffee. The reviews have been glowing, with reports of increased concentration, improved memory, better mood, and more energy, all as promised in the advertisements.


Will this make you into a better actor or actress? Maybe! But regardless of whether it does or not, I think it’s worth a try! Of course, consult with your doctor before taking any supplements if you have any concerns.

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Learn From A Professional – Kevin Spacey Teaches Acting

I always think you need to find the best person, and then learn all you can from them. The problem is that most acting teachers are people who didn’t make it as actors. So they are definitely not the best. Well, now you can learn from the best. I came across an advertisement promoting a MasterClass with Kevin Spacey.

Why Learn From A Star?

House of Card is one of my favorite TV shows, and Kevin Spacey does not need an introduction. We know him from things like The Usual Suspects and American Beauty. We all know he is a fantastic actor, and learning from a two-time Academy Award winner is something very special.

The MasterClass costs only $90 and it will give you his approach to acting in an exlusive five hour online class. If you learned just one skill, get one new idea, learn one practical technique; wouldn’t it be worth it.

The same website also has a course with Dustin Hoffman if you prefer him more, or want twice the amount of acting experience and wisdom.

Here’s a great summary of the course by the teacher himself!

Should You Try It?

Whether you go and sign up doesn’t matter to me. I don’t get paid for endorsing these courses. I just wanted to share with you the importance of continuously learning new skills and techniques. I also honestly believe there is no one better to learn from, than people that have done it. People that are successful leave clues, and you can learn from their experience, learn from the mistakes, and find short cuts to get to where they are.

Watching a five-hour class is clearly not going to guarantee you become a legendary actor just like Kevin Spacey. Of course not. But it certainly will improve your chances of getting that next part, doing well in that next audition and learning those skills you just have to know to succeed in the theater world.

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How To Become An Actor With No Experience (Video Tutorial)

In this video you’ll learn the fastest ways to become an actor, even if you have no experience. For those looking for shortcuts and easy ways, you will be very disappointed. Acting is not easy. You’ll have to earn your reputation, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any tips or faster ways to the top.

Keep learning, keep doing, and whatever happens, make sure you keep on going. Go after your dreams, or live a life with zero fulfillment.

Share your thoughts and ideas of this video in the comment section below. Did it motivate you? Did it discourage you from pursuing your acting dreams?

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My Top Five Tips For Aspiring Theater Actors

Just like an author, you need to read. My favorite quote from Stephen King, is if you want to be an author, then read lots. The next step is to write lots. The same applies to acting. Go watch as many theatre plays as you possibly can. Read as many plays as you can find. Go audition to every play you would like to be in. Just be active.

The key is not to be sitting on the sidelines and dreaming of being a superstar. Instead go out there and do everything you can.


So to summarize, the three top tips are:

1. Go watch every play out there
2. Read as many plays as you can get your hands on
3. Go audition and get some actual practice!

The fourth tip is something almost no one else does. Go meet as many people in the industry as possible. Get advice, make friends, and make contacts. This will help you find out about auditions you may never hear of otherwise. It will get you thinking like these poeple do. You’ll also make contacts that can get you parts. The advice alone is worth the effort. Don’t make your own way, leverage other people.

4. Go talk to people

Now, the most difficult for tip number 5.

5. Develop new skills

Go learn something new. It might be accent training, it might be learning a new language. I don’t really care what it is, but go do something new and add it to your repertoire. The more skills you have, the more valuable you become. Find out what kind of skills you need for your dream role. Do you need to be able to sing, then go take singing lessons. Do you need to be able to dance? Well, go take a local dance class. It’s simple stuff. But most people just won’t do it. It’s either just laziness or fear stopping them, but after reading this post, you should be inspired to go out and do something new!

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite tip is, and what you’ll be doing to improve your chances of getting that part you always dreamed off getting.

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