voiceover

Early morning. Shower. Coffee. Social Media. Instagram: Wow. Look at the incredible new mic she just bought! Facebook: No way! I can’t believe he booked that spot I auditioned for. LinkedIn: Are you kidding me? She’s doing 4 more spots at that studio today? Twitter: What? How did he manage to get on that agent’s roster .

A few days ago, I asked the members of the Voice-Over Friends group on Facebook to share some tips on improving our voiceover businesses. There were loads of really valuable responses, and I included them in a recent post called 30+ Ways to Strengthen Your Voiceover Business. One entry was added to the group a .

Yeah, I know. Based on the timing of this post, it probably seems like a "Let's Do Things Better in 2012" post, or worse yet, a glorified list of New Year's resolutions. It isn't. It's more of a checklist of things we should be doing regularly, or a reminder of things we aren't doing enough .

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more generous, thoughtful and considerate group of people than the many voiceover artists I consider my friends. If you need any convincing, look no further than the Prime Time Voices for Children project, headed up by super VO talent Joe Cipriano, featuring a stellar recording of the classic 'Twas .

*Let's be clear. There. Is. No. Guarantee. You can be sure, however, that there will always be people who will try to convince you that they know all the secrets. And of course, for the low, low price of just $(fill in a number with at least one comma here), they will teach you everything .

After talking to just a few professional voiceover talents, or reading about the paths their careers have taken, it quickly becomes obvious that there is no single track to follow to guarantee success in the field. Truth be told, there is no guarantee of success in voiceover. (And anyone who tells you otherwise – especially .

Attention Voiceover Talent: I'm very  disappointed, once again, to see a self-professed voiceover "guru" taking advantage of newcomers to the industry. How? By charging exorbitant prices for information that's readily available, often for free, from knowledgeable, generous, professional voiceover talent. By simplifying the information they share to the point that it's nearly useless. By promising .

A recent article from Backstage.com about carving out and maintaining a voiceover career presents one of the most honest and sobering views of the industry that I've read in a long time. This excerpt from the article should be required reading for anyone working in (or considering working in) the industry. The last line of .

In the last few weeks, I've been getting lots of calls and emails from fellow voice over talent, asking me about the merits of FaffCon. I was lucky enough to attend both FaffCon1 and FaffCon2, and I'm a big believer in the concept (more on this later) behind the UNconference. With registration now open for FaffCon3, set .

A studio owner (we'll call him Rick) for whom I've done bit of voice over work called me the other day with what seemed like a common question. He wanted to know if I would be willing to audition for a gig. See, his client was considering voiceover talent for their next campaign, and Rick .