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Actor Matthew Del Negro (The Sopranos, The West Wing, Scandal) describes his career as being told "No" for a living. Here, he gets up close and personal with top-shelf folks from all walks of life about the 10,000 "No" s they've had to endure and struggles they've had to overcome on their journey to where they are today. Inspiring, raw, honest and funny, this podcast will help you see that the people you think have "got it made" put their pants on one leg at a time, just like you.
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10,000 NOs Matthew Del Negro

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    • 4.9 • 204 Ratings

Actor Matthew Del Negro (The Sopranos, The West Wing, Scandal) describes his career as being told "No" for a living. Here, he gets up close and personal with top-shelf folks from all walks of life about the 10,000 "No" s they've had to endure and struggles they've had to overcome on their journey to where they are today. Inspiring, raw, honest and funny, this podcast will help you see that the people you think have "got it made" put their pants on one leg at a time, just like you.
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    What Are Talent Agents Looking for in an Actor?

    What Are Talent Agents Looking for in an Actor?

    In this excerpt, from one of our monthly VIP Live Zoom calls with the 10,000 NOs Insiders Community, Talent Agent Marion Campbell or Buchwald LA cuts straight to what young actors need to hear: what does it take to not just attract the right agent, but to help them help you? Who you are "has to be reflected on your headshot, and that has to be reflected in your demo tape... whatever it is that you're selling. So I get frustrated when an actor doesn't know what they are... I'm not going to be able to help them." If you're on the hunt for an agent, or looking for better representation, this is a MUST-LISTEN episode.
    Monday Morsels are the short-form companion to our Friday Interviews of 10,000 NOs... brief riffs on the show's central topics & themes as food for thought to chew on throughout your week.
    It is not the critic who counts. If you’ve been knocked down... get up, dust yourself off, and get back in the arena. If you want to give back, share this with someone who could use it and leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen, so more people find this show and benefit from these conversations.
    If you dig the show, CLICK HERE to learn how you can make this experience 3D by joining our 10,000 NOs Insiders Community: access to a members-only Facebook group, intimate, weekly Live video calls with Matt, including monthly drop-ins with some of his badass past-guests & VIP friends and more.
     
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    • 8 min
    You Have More Power Than You Realize

    You Have More Power Than You Realize

    In this excerpt, from one of our weekly Live Zoom calls with the 10,000 NOs Insiders Community, we discuss the fine line between being respectful of others while also asserting one's own will and personality. We talk about it amidst the backdrop of being a guest star on a TV show, but it applies to any situation in life: figure out the dynamics of the room, work together with others to add value, but don't diminish yourself in the process.
    Monday Morsels are the short-form companion to our Friday Interviews of 10,000 NOs... brief riffs on the show's central topics & themes as food for thought to chew on throughout your week.
    It is not the critic who counts. If you’ve been knocked down... get up, dust yourself off, and get back in the arena. If you want to give back, share this with someone who could use it and leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen, so more people find this show and benefit from these conversations.
    If you dig the show, CLICK HERE to learn how you can make this experience 3D by joining our 10,000 NOs Insiders Community: access to a members-only Facebook group, intimate, weekly Live video calls with Matt, including monthly drop-ins with some of his badass past-guests & VIP friends and more.
     
    SHOW LINKS:
    10,000 NOs: THE BOOK
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    • 8 min
    Don't Grip It Too Tight

    Don't Grip It Too Tight

    In this excerpt, from one of our weekly Live Zoom calls with the 10,000 NOs Insiders Community, we discuss the fact that, sometimes, just being is enough. Instead of worrying, and pushing, trying to convince everyone that we are one way or another (both as a character and in life), we can just live with the thought that we are enough. And many times, to our pleasant surprise, that ends up being way more than enough.
    Monday Morsels are the short-form companion to our Friday Interviews of 10,000 NOs... brief riffs on the show's central topics & themes as food for thought to chew on throughout your week.
    It is not the critic who counts. If you’ve been knocked down... get up, dust yourself off, and get back in the arena. If you want to give back, share this with someone who could use it and leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen, so more people find this show and benefit from these conversations.
    If you dig the show, CLICK HERE to learn how you can make this experience 3D by joining our 10,000 NOs Insiders Community: access to a members-only Facebook group, intimate, weekly Live video calls with Matt, including monthly drop-ins with some of his badass past-guests & VIP friends and more.
     
    SHOW LINKS:
    10,000 NOs: THE BOOK
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    • 6 min
    There is No ONE WAY to Do It

    There is No ONE WAY to Do It

    In this excerpt from one of our weekly Live Zoom calls with the 10,000 NOs Insiders Community, our monthly VIP, Xavier Dean, shares some very specific branding and marketing knowledge that he used to go from homeless to owning a 7-figure real estate company, a branding company, and boasting an Instagram platform with 1.3M followers. He has taken what he learned in business and applied it to his newfound acting career which has far exceeded my expectations from when I met him. But underneath all of the mechanics is a simple philosophy he believes, exemplified through this quote, "Well, before we just help you create a brand, you need to tell us, how does the world perceive you? Because we can work around the brand on how you think the world perceives you but you need to go out there and ask random people, 'When you think about me, what're the first few things you think of?' Because that is ultimately your story, and that's how you start working your brand."
    Monday Morsels are the short-form companion to our Friday Interviews of 10,000 NOs... brief riffs on the show's central topics & themes as food for thought to chew on throughout your week.
    It is not the critic who counts. If you’ve been knocked down... get up, dust yourself off, and get back in the arena. If you want to give back, share this with someone who could use it and leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen, so more people find this show and benefit from these conversations.
    If you dig the show, CLICK HERE to learn how you can make this experience 3D by joining our 10,000 NOs Insiders Community: access to a members-only Facebook group, intimate, weekly Live video calls with Matt, including monthly drop-ins with some of his badass past-guests & VIP friends and more.
     
    SHOW LINKS:
    10,000 NOs: THE BOOK
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    • 6 min
    Talent Agent on How to Make a Great Self Tape Audition

    Talent Agent on How to Make a Great Self Tape Audition

    In this excerpt, from one of our weekly Live Zoom calls with the 10,000 NOs Insiders Community, our monthly VIP, Buchwald Talent Agent Marion Campbell and I, talk about the art of the self-tape. She said some clients have nailed it. And then there are some clients that just can't figure it out. And they don't know how to do it correctly. Rather than describe it, I'll leave you this quote from Marion which sums up the kind of gold this episode is full of, "so many clients have said to me over and over again, I make all these self tapes and then I don't hear anything back and they go into the either. And, yeah, I think that a lot of that is happening. But I think a lot of the tapes go into the ether because the casting director is looking at them and they're like, 'I just can't show this to my producers.' And then they delete it and they're on to the next."
    Monday Morsels are the short-form companion to our Friday Interviews of 10,000 NOs... brief riffs on the show's central topics & themes as food for thought to chew on throughout your week.
    It is not the critic who counts. If you’ve been knocked down... get up, dust yourself off, and get back in the arena. If you want to give back, share this with someone who could use it and leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen, so more people find this show and benefit from these conversations.
    If you dig the show, CLICK HERE to learn how you can make this experience 3D by joining our 10,000 NOs Insiders Community: access to a members-only Facebook group, intimate, weekly Live video calls with Matt, including monthly drop-ins with some of his badass past-guests & VIP friends and more.
     
    SHOW LINKS:
    10,000 NOs: THE BOOK
    SUBSCRIBE TO OUR (WEEKLY) NEWSLETTER
    FOLLOW MATT ON SOCIAL
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    • 8 min
    If You Don't Show Up for the Audition You're Never Going to Get the Gig

    If You Don't Show Up for the Audition You're Never Going to Get the Gig

    In this excerpt, from one of our weekly Live Zoom calls with the 10,000 NOs Insiders Community, we discuss the fact that, while we all (hopefully) aim to do our best work all the time, sometimes just showing up is your best that day. If we allow ourselves to skip training sessions, or anything in our life that we've prioritized, it can be a slippery slope. Sometimes just the act of not being completely absent is enough to get you in motion to the point where, eventually, inspiration kicks in. And if it doesn't, at least that day wasn't a total deficit. It may not have been glorious, but you can still chalk it up as a day that you won the battle of perseverance, and build on it the next day. If you don't show up for the audition, you're never going to get the gig.
    Monday Morsels are the short-form companion to our Friday Interviews of 10,000 NOs... brief riffs on the show's central topics & themes as food for thought to chew on throughout your week.
    It is not the critic who counts. If you’ve been knocked down... get up, dust yourself off, and get back in the arena. If you want to give back, share this with someone who could use it and leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen, so more people find this show and benefit from these conversations.
    If you dig the show, CLICK HERE to learn how you can make this experience 3D by joining our 10,000 NOs Insiders Community: access to a members-only Facebook group, intimate, weekly Live video calls with Matt, including monthly drop-ins with some of his badass past-guests & VIP friends and more.
     
    SHOW LINKS:
    10,000 NOs: THE BOOK
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    FOLLOW MATT ON SOCIAL
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    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
204 Ratings

204 Ratings

WXifaras ,

Mr. Del Negro is Clear & Concise

The podcast 10,000 No’s may be one of the best podcasts out there. Although most of his guests have an art background, this podcast (and his book by the same name) is for anyone who’s had to face doubt, obstacles, rejection, etc. attempting to reach their goals.

I listen to many podcasts, and I find myself always coming back to 10,000 No’s.I’ve been in the acting business for about 13 years. I’ve been a principal actor in television as well as feature films, and I can tell you that what Matt talks about in his podcast hits home.He has a wide variety of guests, that are experienced in their field. Each one has a story to tell, interesting stories, and most importantly, none of their journeys was without obstacles.

I highly recommend 10,000 No’s; both the podcast and the book. Time well spent.

MAC🏈 ,

The quintessential actors actor!

Matt Del Negro’s 10,000 No’s is subject matter that comes from the mind and heart of someone who exemplifies the essence of a true actor , viewed through the lens of how the journey and business really work. However, the sage advice that come from his book & podcasts applies not only to just aspiring actors, but life in general for those seeking ways to self improve and manage challenges. A must read and even better listen when you hear it in the voice of Matt Del Negro himself!

Bravo MDN!
🙏🏻❤️💪🏻

Tom Paolino ,

Powerful and Resonant

Matty is a skilled and effective interviewer and his guests and their stories are transforming. I listen to one episode each day, and have been doing so for weeks now. Thank you for your service, Matty!

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