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Actor Travis Demetri Talks Starting in the Industry, Branding Yourself and More

How did you get your start in the industry?

Well, I started acting back in high school in Orlando. Then I moved back New York to train at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

You are seen covering events. Who have you interviewed who have inspired you the most and why?

I have spoken to several people. So it’s hard to just pick one person. However, I get inspired by ‘then and now’ stories. Meaning, ‘back then I was living this kind of life and now I’m living this way.’ kind of stories. That gets me motivated to step up my game and get this bag.

You are also an actor. Did you always want to be an actor?

I have always wanted to be an actor. It’s weird because growing up I never liked to do school Christmas shows or anything on stage but I was always acting a fool at home. So when I was in high school I decided to just say f*ck it and take a drama class. That’s how I actually starting acting, back in high school. I just gained more confidence in myself.

Are you working on any projects coming up?

Right now, I just wrapped Steel River in ATL with Signal23tv (which is on YouTube, Vimeo, and Roku), and I have a commercial on-air. Other than that, I just have my hands in different things with film projects, hosting, and working with a few brands.

In your expert opinion, what are three ways to brand yourself?

1. Show off your best assets on all social media. If you’re going to be on social media, use it to the highest potential. Use it to show off your talent. What is it that you’re good at and just show it off. However, not in a braggadocious way.

2. Attend events relevant to your world. Be around the people who share the same interest as you. You can gain a lot of connections by attending events. Not all events. It doesn’t make sense for a boxer to be at Comic-Con. You have to be strategic.

3. Be authentic and connect. As long as you’re being genuine with what you believe in and the message you’re trying to project into the world, someone is going to relate to you. You can’t build a brand without no connection.

What can we look forward to from Travis Demetri?

I like to move in silence. I do have some film work that will be coming out soon that I’m kind of nervous about. I’m always nervous when something comes out because I want people to like it and I always try to out do myself. It will definitely show a different side of me.

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