1. Create a non-verbal moment before the lines start. Before the first line is spoken create a response to the moment before. This will draw the viewer in before the speaking even starts.
2. Craft before you memorize. Knowing more about your character, what they want and why they say what they say will make memorization easier.
3. Introduce yourself in your slate – don’t announce or present yourself but think about how you would introduce yourself at a dinner party. Keep it warm and friendly.
4. Be in response to your scene partner. Remember you are being seen even when you are not talking.
5. Keep your eyeline close to the camera. However, don’t look directly into the lens. If you talk to more than one character, use sticky notes to mark your eyeline.