Eyes on the (Voiceover) Prize

, ,

Voiceover talent with laser-like focus increase their chances of success.

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???

Well that didn’t […]

Think Backwards for Voiceover Success

, ,

Voiceover Legend Bob Bergen

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 Read more

30+ Ways to Strengthen Your Voiceover Business

, , ,

Voiceover Talent Solutions

Your Career Improvement To-Do List:

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 […]

Using Their (Voiceover) Powers for Good

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 the Night Before […]

4 Words That Guarantee Voiceover Success!!!*

, ,

Voiceover Talent can earn "easy" money?

*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 they know, and […]

50+ Vital Business Resources for Voiceover Talent

, ,

Voiceover Talent Success

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 if they’re selling […]

Voiceover Talent Beware

, , ,

Attention Voiceover Talent:

I’m very  disappointed, once again, to see a self-professed voiceover “guru” taking advantage of newcomers to the industry. How?

The New Reality of Voiceover

, ,

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) […]

Twitter is not a Megaphone

, ,

Twitter Wordle from voice over talent Doug Turkel

Very few books about Social Media are written as authentically and as earnestly as UnMarketing by Scott Stratten. Scott’s smart as a whip, snarky as can be (in a good way – have you ever looked forward to reading footnotes before?) I’ve been a big fan of Scott’s since reading his book […]

The Mecca of Microphones?

,

The best mic is…

The best mic is…

The work we do as voiceover actors simply wouldn’t be possible without microphones. And unfortunately, there’s no easy answer to the question “Which is the best microphone for my voice?” There are just too many variables to consider and too many voices. Which is exactly why the “best microphone” debate is likely to flare up […]

campaigns