Reality check, with a question: Do you find it more difficult than you’d thought it would be to get, and keep getting, work as a voice talent in 2015? I’m not one to wax poetic about the past. Change is, at best, exciting; at the very least, it’s inevitable. And certainly the voiceover business has […]
Getting Your "VOJO" Back: Breaking Though When Inertia Hits
Hi, my name is Randye and I’ve lost my VOJO. (If you haven’t had your caffeine yet this morning and can’t guess, I will define VOJO for you: Voice Over plus Mojo/motivation. Got it? Now go to Starbucks, already). We all need VOJO, and we need to reignite it now and again – or daily. […]
Voiceovers… and The Lure of "Normal"
When I was 17 years old, I made a vow that I would never work a Monday-Friday 9-to-5 job. It made sense at the time. I’d just finished ten weeks doing just that in Manhattan, the summer before college, to earn tuition money. It had seemed like a great opportunity, assisting in the publicity department […]
Memories…The Way We (Voice Talents) Were
Listen, oh newbies, and you shall hear of the way things were for the (…um…) voiceketeer… (ooh! reserving that domain name right now!) Whether you’re just starting your career as a voice talent, or have been at it for a few years, you’ve probably heard from some more seasoned talents that “the voiceover ?business has […]
Fascination: A Voice Talent Necessity
When you hear an ad on the radio, do you change the station, or do you listen and evaluate? Believable or fake? Interesting use of technique? The talent’s voice quality, emotional choice, use or pitch? Unusual accent or character? If you listen actively, and – even better – if you then imitate what you heard […]
Your Voice Over Business: Why Keep Investing?
You must invest in your voice over business to keep it alive, to help it grow, to help you grow – as artist, businessperson, a skilled talent in all the forms that this ever-changing business requires. Voice Over Virtual is a great investment.
Voice-Over Envy: Stop the Madness!
I truly am happy for your success. Really. But, sometimes, the old green-eyed monster rears up, and its name is Voice-Over Envy. The antidote? Abundance Mentality.
Ask, Show Up, Follow Up: Old-Fashioned Marketing Still Works
Take a look at your last ten voice-over jobs – or, if you are just starting out, think about another business venture you had that was successful, or even your solid friendships. You may find that the “secret” to that success is as simple as ASF: Ask Show Up Follow Up Sales experts talk frequently […]
Your Voice Over Business: got a Plan?
Want more Voice-Over success in 2013? Join the club. So do you have a plan, or a Plan with a capital P? The difference is in the HOW and the when – and activation energy.
Radio to VO: Not the Kiss of Death!
Hide your radio background to be a Voice Talent! It ain’t necessarily so! Seven things we learn from years in radio that actually make us better voice talents.