Your verbal resume is just as important as your written resume or press kit and can make an even bigger impression than your acting resume that’s on paper. Speaking clearly and using the correct range in your voice and not mumbling or talking to fast are extremely important to present a solid spoken introduction.
If you cannot succeed in a a introduction you may lose the casting directors attention before you even get to perform your monologue. When making your spoken introduction make it short and sweet. You are not there to announce and explain your life story. You are there to introduce yourself and give the director a general impression of your character.
Its okay to say something funny, people love clever entertainment in the right doses, and its memorable. Be very selective about what you say and say it when you feel its right. Using these tools you should now feel more confident in presenting a professional verbal resume for your next audition.