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The Relationship Roadmap

The
Relationship
Roadmap

Proven 6-Step System To
Get Connected &
Get Known

You are one monster connection away
from your biggest breakthrough.

The Relationship Roadmap

The
Relationship
Roadmap

The most comprehensive 6-week live virtual course to
revolutionize how you build relationships and book work.

The most comprehensive
6-week live virtual course to
revolutionize how you build relationships and book work.

By THE END OF THIS COURSE,
YOU WILL HAVE…

  • A clear plan to connect in a genuine and impactful way so you stand out from all the other actors trying to slide into that producer’s DMs 🤢
  • A plan to capitalize on every meeting whether they’re planned or they happen by chance. That way, you can follow through with sincerity and professionalism that’s irresistible.
  • A personalized list of the best events to attend so you can easily meet the right people
  • 8 ways to turn professional acquaintances into raving fans
  • An irresistible “Tell Me About Yourself” response that inspires others to invest in your success
  • A contact management system to follow-up easily and stay “top of mind” so you get called in more often
  • Clarity about how you can create a ton of value for everyone you meet so you never have to worry that people will assume you’re just using them
  • Complete clarity about how to decline romantic advances without burning any bridges 

…and MUCH MORE!

Your network is your net worth:

The Quality of Your Industry Relationships Determines The Quality of Your Career

How different would things be if the RIGHT industry people knew and liked you?

This powerful virtual course will arm you with the strategy and mentality to make connections and forge real relationships with the decision makers. Finally! You can open the doors to countless incredible opportunities to land more auditions, book more work, and get on the short list!

Imagine no longer jumping through countless hoops just to get an audition? Wouldn’t life be easier with people on the project championing you?

Most actors rely solely on their reps to generate auditions. But imagine how much easier it is to get you in the room when you have a personal connection with someone on the project? #agentsdream!

WARNING! This is not some stiff or calculated networking strategy. Most actors waste tons of money on workshops or they cold-call and cross their fingers. 

So, you can stop feeling desperate or vying for the attention of casting directors, producers, directors, and other industry professionals.

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Truth:

People like to work with people they know, like, and trust. And your #1 job is to become THAT person… the actor on everybody’s short list. The one who books work without even auditioning.

WELCOME TO

THE RELATIONSHIP ROADMAP

Your complete A-Z roadmap for
getting known by industry professionals

THE
RELATIONSHIP
ROADMAP

Your complete A-Z roadmap for
getting known by industry professionals

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Step 1: Turning 1 Connection Into 30 More

Learn to grow your network exponentiallyto get more meetings and direct offers.

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Step 2: The Value Amplifier

8 Ways to Add Value so you are attracting industry pros to you and strengthening your relationship with them

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Step 3: The Trent Crimm Approach for Navigating Awkward Questions

Feel relaxed and confident talking to anyone.  Imagine always knowing how to respond to questions such as:

  • So…tell me about yourself.
  • What do you do?
  • What have I seen you in?
  • What have you been up to lately?
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Step 4: Making imPOSSIBLE Connections

Learn the strategies of cold outreach to befriend anyone in the world without being a creepy stalker

  • The 5 Cs of Cold Outreach that pack a punch
  • 15 ways to get (almost) ANYONE’s contact info
  • How to phone a (future) friend – with scripts & templates
  • Success tips for reaching out via email, social media, and even video introduction!
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Step 5: Making imPOSSIBLE Connections IN-PERSON

  • How to get in front of the decision makers that want to hire you…if they only knew you!
  • Create your custom list of industry events to attend and how to make the most out of your face-to-face time with new connections 
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Step 6: The Ultimate Follow-Up Formula

Learn the secret to turning mere acquaintances into raving fans.

Building a strong network can feel hard.
But you’re not alone.

I’M HERE TO GUIDE YOU STEP-BY-STEP
THROUGH THE PROCESS.

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Immediate Access!

LIVE Q&A Coaching Zooms will be:

WEDNESDAYS

3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1

3:30 PM Pacific/6:30 PM Eastern

THURSDAYS

3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2

10:00 AM Pacific/1:00 PM Eastern

HERE’S WHAT YOU GET WITH THE COURSE:

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6 Weeks of Video Learning

Learn at your own pace through easy-to-absorb video modules and step-by-step Action Guides that help you implement every part of The Relationship Roadmap. After your Early Access, new content drops every Friday for 5 weeks beginning March 29, 2024.

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HomePLAY Assignments

Weekly HomePLAY assignments so you can make consistent progress each week to build meaningful connections.

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6 LIVE Q&A Coaching Sessions

We’ll work through your questions via Zoom. You’ll gain incredible insight through the questions and Coaching you’ll see and experience in these jam-packed sessions. Each session lasts approximately 60-90 minutes.

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12 LIVE Q&A Coaching Sessions

We’ll work through your questions via Zoom. You’ll gain incredible insight through the questions and Coaching you’ll see and experience in these twice-weekly jam-packed sessions. Each session lasts approximately 60-90 minutes.

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LIFETIME Course Access

LIFETIME access to the course so you can revisit it anytime you want to up-level your reps again.

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24/7 Community Feedback

24/7 peer support through our private Facebook community to connect with your peers, get feedback, see great student examples, and receive guidance  & accountability.

Plus These Bonuses!

Plus
These
Bonuses!

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My Feedback on
Your Irresistible
“Tell Me About Yourself” Statement*

($250 VALUE)

I’ll give you my blunt feedback on your draft and may suggest certain edits to make it even more impactful.

 

*This particular Action-Taker Bonus is available ONLY IF you enroll before the end of this Workshop.

 

Deadline to submit your “Tell Me About Yourself” Response for review is April 1, 2025.

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How To Keep Things Professional

(When Someone Is Romantically Interested)

Mini Course

($50 VALUE)

  • Learn how to relay your professional boundaries through context, communication, and body language. Now you don’t have to worry about burning a bridge.
  • PLUS if you ARE romantically interested, we’ll show you how to make a move without being a creep.
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Super HOT!
Cold Outreach Templates

($100 VALUE)

  • Phone & written scripts and templates to help you ask for a meeting or just make a connection without sounding like you have zero clue what you’re doing.
  • You’ll learn by examples of other actors who’ve landed big meetings so you can add your own personality without starting from scratch.
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Industry Connections Tracker

($100 VALUE)

Easy digital management system to help you track your connections for easy recall in just the right moment.

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Personalized Career Analysis Session

($100 VALUE)

60-Minute Private Personalized Career Analysis with a Career ACTivate Expert Consultant

  • Get clarity on your goals
  • Assess personal challenges
  • Discover new opportunities 
  • Leave with a 4 page career roadmap assessment
  • Get clarity on your goals
  • Assess personal challenges
  • Discover new opportunities 
  • Leave with a 4 page career roadmap assessment

What you can accomplish with
The Relationship Roadmap?

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Always Working

“After 28 years in the business and learning one little piece at a time what not to do, I went through this course. Wow! I am amazed at how much it taught me and I now have the keys to taking control of getting my next gig and not counting on luck. I would be at every seminar except for the fact that now I am always working. Thank you!!!”

~ Tom Proctor

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY,
12 YEARS A SLAVE, RUNAWAYS, & 100+ TV shows and films

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Overwhelmed with TOO MANY Auditions

“At the end of the course, I launched my *very specific* outreach plan. I was so happy to receive numerous auditions…Trust me, there is no fluff in this course. It WILL bring results, so be ready to go, once you start it! It works no matter what market you are in!”

~ Zinnia Lane

NASHVILLE, DROP DEAD DIVA

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Will Save You Thousands of Dollars

“Jona’s virtual courses are the best in the industry…more career changing for me than any in-person coaching or class I have attended. Jona shares some of the best ideas that I’ve ever heard about networking and reaching out. She changed my mind completely about what networking was in a matter of minutes. If you’re impatient and want ideas and action plans that make changes right away, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second about purchasing these courses. They will save you thousands of dollars in classes and will shave off years of wasted time, effort, and money.”

~ Artur Zai Barrera

SHOOTER, 68 WHISKEY, NCIS

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My Whole World Changed

Since taking Career ACTivate’s class 2 weeks ago, my whole world has changed…I’ve cultivated a relationship with a major Hollywood director who has agreed to discuss a potential role for me, a network showrunner helped book me for a large role in an ABC show. I’m playing principal roles in two films with estimated budgets of between $5-$15 million…And I’m only telling a third of the myriad opportunities that have become available. Thank you Jona for giving the tools to build a wonderful life and have a compelling future.”

~ Dré Michael Chaney

BETTER THINGS, S.W.A.T.

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Incredible Resources

The most powerful part of the networking course was] the knowledge and sheer NUMBER of resources and options that we were given in order to proceed with meeting people.”

~ Ryan Carnes

300+ Hours of TV including NCIS & GENERAL HOSPITAL

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My Dream Came True!

I’ve been emailing with Sophia Coppola, which is crazy! I also had a phone call with the producer of Breaking Bad.”

~ Melina Hayum

She actually got to work with Sofia!

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Managers Were Eager To Meet With Me

I went to a manager showcase and used my ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ 4 different managers gave me their emails and asked me to send them my materials!”

~ Veronica Wylie

THE OFFER, 9-1-1: LONE STAR, S.W.A.T.

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Life-Changing

This has been a complete life changing experience. I booked 3 jobs, been to several commercial auditions, met with top executive producer Jonathan Dana and also president of Robert Downey Jr.’s production company.”

~ Zack Sayenko

STRANGER THINGS, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

What you can accomplish with
The Relationship Roadmap?

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Always Working

“After 28 years in the business and learning one little piece at a time what not to do, I went through this course. Wow! I am amazed at how much it taught me and I now have the keys to taking control of getting my next gig and not counting on luck. I would be at every seminar except for the fact that now I am always working. Thank you!!!”

~ Tom Proctor

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY,
12 YEARS A SLAVE, RUNAWAYS, & 100+ TV shows and films

The Relationship Roadmap LIVE FAB PayPal

Overwhelmed with TOO MANY Auditions

“At the end of the course, I launched my *very specific* outreach plan. I was so happy to receive numerous auditions…Trust me, there is no fluff in this course. It WILL bring results, so be ready to go, once you start it! It works no matter what market you are in!”

~ Zinnia Lane

NASHVILLE, DROP DEAD DIVA

The Relationship Roadmap LIVE FAB PayPal

Will Save You Thousands of Dollars

“Jona’s virtual courses are the best in the industry…more career changing for me than any in-person coaching or class I have attended. Jona shares some of the best ideas that I’ve ever heard about networking and reaching out. She changed my mind completely about what networking was in a matter of minutes. If you’re impatient and want ideas and action plans that make changes right away, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second about purchasing these courses. They will save you thousands of dollars in classes and will shave off years of wasted time, effort, and money.”

~ Artur Zai Barrera

SHOOTER, 68 WHISKEY, NCIS

The Relationship Roadmap LIVE FAB PayPal

My Whole World Changed

Since taking Career ACTivate’s class 2 weeks ago, my whole world has changed…I’ve cultivated a relationship with a major Hollywood director who has agreed to discuss a potential role for me, a network showrunner helped book me for a large role in an ABC show. I’m playing principal roles in two films with estimated budgets of between $5-$15 million…And I’m only telling a third of the myriad opportunities that have become available. Thank you Jona for giving the tools to build a wonderful life and have a compelling future.”

~ Dré Michael Chaney

BETTER THINGS, S.W.A.T.

The Relationship Roadmap LIVE FAB PayPal

Incredible Resources

The most powerful part of the networking course was] the knowledge and sheer NUMBER of resources and options that we were given in order to proceed with meeting people.”

~ Ryan Carnes

300+ Hours of TV including NCIS & GENERAL HOSPITAL

The Relationship Roadmap LIVE FAB PayPal

My Dream Came True!

I’ve been emailing with Sophia Coppola, which is crazy! I also had a phone call with the producer of Breaking Bad.”

~ Melina Hayum

She actually got to work with Sofia!

The Relationship Roadmap LIVE FAB PayPal

Managers Were Eager To Meet With Me

I went to a manager showcase and used my ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ 4 different managers gave me their emails and asked me to send them my materials!”

~ Veronica Wylie

THE OFFER, 9-1-1: LONE STAR, S.W.A.T.

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Life-Changing

This has been a complete life changing experience. I booked 3 jobs, been to several commercial auditions, met with top executive producer Jonathan Dana and also president of Robert Downey Jr.’s production company.”

~ Zack Sayenko

STRANGER THINGS, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

About your teacher

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Jona Xiao

Actress,
Emmy Nominating Committee Member,
Recurring Speaker for SAG-AFTRA,
and CEO of Career ACTivate

Actress, Emmy Nominating Committee Member, Recurring Speaker for SAG-AFTRA, and CEO of Career ACTivate

I’ve made so many mistakes along my acting journey. I spent so much money on workshops but rarely ever got called in. I was working so HARD but not seeing the results I felt I deserved.

I know exactly how exhausting it feels to work so hard as an actor, only to be disappointed by the lack of auditions you are getting. And when the auditions are coming, it oftentimes feels like they already know who they want for the role.

Since working on the business side of the industry, I’ve learned exactly what it takes to build your network and do it in a way that’s authentic for you. And incredible career breakthroughs happen as a result of becoming known by the right people. I love feeling like my career is really in my OWN hands because of the tools and strategies I’m empowered with. I’ve booked so many amazing projects as a result of relationships I’ve built. The direct offers I’ve gotten have almost all been through relationships I had built.

I’m passionate about helping you along your journey because I believe TV shows and films transform the world and the more artists I support, the more good I’m doing the world.

YOUR ALTERNATIVES

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1. Fly Solo

Piece together a hodgepodge of strategies you pick up by listening to podcasts or free stuff online. Sure, you will learn a few new things and you may even see results. But how well has piecing stuff together worked for you in the past? It took me 8+ years of trial and error PLUS working on the business side of show business to learn these effective strategies.
The Relationship Roadmap contains your A-Z system to grow your network of people who trust you and WANT to give you opportunities. I’ve eliminated all the guesswork for you and these strategies have WORKED for hundreds of actors. You can finally ignore all the conflicting advice and bright shiny object strategies you’ve been hit with up until now.
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2). Wait Until The “Right Time”

You could tell yourself you’re not ready yet and keep hiding…It’s so easy to let your fear hold you back, convincing you that you’re not ready to really get known in this industry.
This is your invitation to take new action. You deserve it. You don’t have to figure this out on your own through trial and error. Your reputation is too important for that.
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3). Pay For A Bunch of Casting Director Workshops

And cross your fingers that the person you meet is in it for more than just the paycheck.

Get Started Now!

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Normally $975, your price now:

$597

Choose a payment plan that’s right for you:

1st Payment Today,
2nd Payment 21 days from Today

This is a comprehensive A-Z course that focuses on helping you get known by the right people. Guaranteed.
 
If you don’t LOVE what you’re learning in just the first WEEK of the course, email support@careeractivate.com with the reason for the refund request by March 28, 2024 at 4:00 PM Pacific/7:00PM Eastern and request your FULL refund.

That means there’s absolutely no risk to you!

Just explore the Week 1 Course Content and if you’re not happy you’ll be out nothing. There’s absolutely no reason not to add these powerful strategies to accelerate your acting career. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain.

There are so many casting directors, producers, directors
out there waiting to meet you. Let’s make that happen.

Let’s do this.

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Got questions?

We’ve got Answers for ya…

1. Can you guarantee that I’ll get direct bookings within the next couple of months?
We both know that I can’t promise that. It’s up to you to implement what you learn inside The Relationship Roadmap. But I can promise you that this course thoroughly guides you through what our students and I have done to start amazing friendships with industry professionals. So, if you do the work, I am confident you will see results.

2. I’m nervous that I won’t have time to implement. How much work are we talking about here?
Most of the students who have gone through this course and built great relationships have gone through this process while working a lot or having a very busy schedule. The real question is, do you really want this? Plan to spend a couple hours each week on the course and you’ll be good to go.

3. I don’t have many credits and my materials aren’t polished yet. Should I hold off on taking this class?
Let me ask you…when is it too early to make a friend? The Relationship Roadmap is designed to help you forge genuine relationships. If you don’t have a reel, that’s not a problem AT ALL, because you aren’t just trying to promote yourself as an actor to your new connections.

Also, I’ll guide you through how to put together really unique marketing materials. No reel? No problem! I’ll show you a VERY easy workaround if you don’t currently have a reel you love.

WHAT WOULD HAVING AN AMAZING
NETWORK MEAN TO YOU?

WHAT WOULD HAVING AN AMAZING NETWORK MEAN TO YOU?

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“Finally auditioning regularly for TV and film.”

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“More DIRECT bookings WITHOUT even having to audition.”

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“Feeling like you have a strong community of people who support you and are invested in your success.”

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“I can finally be a WORKING actor!”

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