How to Get on Game Shows

Do you want to be the next Ken Jennings and take away $3 million dollars in game show winnings? Who wouldn’t? Contrary to what you may think, you don’t have to be a trivia buff, or a super-hyper, over-zealous contestant to be cast on a game show. With a few simple tips and a good audition, you could be well on your way to being the next game show great.

When applying for a game show, the most important skill you need is to know yourself. Are you good with numbers? If the answer is no, perhaps you don’t want to make a wager against the banker on Deal or No Deal. Perhaps you are the kind of person that can belt out the lyrics to any tune from any era-your game would be Don’t Forget the Lyrics. Perhaps you are thinking, “I don’t really have any ‘game show’ skills.” Then maybe you should try for a show where the only requirement is to have “lady luck” on your side.

Make yourself known. Casting agents are looking for someone interesting. Perhaps you have an interesting or heart-warming story that audiences can relate to, or feel connected with you and want to “cheer you on.” Perhaps you have a fun bubbly personality that will get even the most timid host excited. Knowing how and when to turn on the charms could mean big bucks in your game show winnings.

Don’t limit yourself to one show. Some shows only need one contestant a week, where others are looking for 10-20. Apply for all the shows you think you have a shot at, you never know if you could be the next “Millionaire!”

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