I’m about to teach Edge Studio‘s “What Now?” Webinar, designed for students who have just completed their voiceover demo and now want to know -well – “what now?” The first thing I remind them is that they’ve been working all along on the next step: deciding where, and how, to look for the right clients […]
Voiceover, Voice Talent, Voice Acting
VoiceOver and Your Life: it all adds up
Voice Acting: everything we do (for work or otherwise) goes into our personalities, and can be used to interpret copy through the filter that is, well, us.
Social Media and the Voice Talent
OK, time to cave. Really! Just recorded a job for a client who might have forgotten about me if not for my newsletter updates. My audiobook producer found me on Twitter. I have clients overseas who learned about me on LinkedIn. Tomorrow night I will teach a marketing tele-class for Edge Studio for beginners on […]
Audiobook Narration: When the Voice Talent is also the Author
Weird. That’s all I can say.? Sure, we voice talents are getting increasingly used to wearing many hats: director, producer, editor, voiceover artist, and sometimes grammarian (if the script needs a little, um, help) – not to mention blogger, marketing guru, social media student. Still, this is a new experience for me. I am narrating […]
Investigate Voice Over: the first step
Tomorrow night I teach another session for Edge Studio called “Investigate Voice Over.” We call it the “IVO” – and it’s taught frequently in our New York main studio, our CT and DC studios, in Los Angeles, and also via teleclass. If you’ve ever wondered about the true path to VoiceOver success, I can’t recommend […]
"You have such a nice voice!": the 5 layers needed for voice-over
When I teach “Investigate Voice-Over” classes for Edge Studio – either in the CT or NYC studio, on a telecall/webinar, in Continuing Education sessions or at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting – I usually begin by asking students what brought them to the class. If I had, say, a dollar for every answer that began, […]
Voiceover and Social Networking: Online or in person?
wow, remember live people? Here’s an eye-opening article from PC World that provides a reality check re social media. Right now I’m working facebook, twitter, and the voiceover boards, since my first session today isn’t until 2 pm. Yep, 80% of the VO business is spent marketing (well, that’s one statistic I heard) – so […]
Why Reading Pretty is not Enough
My VO Peep Alan Sklar (a generous and talented voice actor) called my attention to this blogpost by the renowned audiobook narration guru Paul Alan Ruben. Paul?s blog for audio book narrators is here. Audio Book Narrators Blog. Paul has lots of insightful and true comments here about the need for directors in audiobook narration, […]
Voiceover and Social Media – Why Not?
Trying Thumbtack today, thanks to my pal CourVO – will keep you posted! Always good to have your services listed. Voiceover jobs come from all sorts of leads, in person, on the phone, online. Keep your skills sharp, your marketing constant, your desire to help others create a “sound first impression” in front. By the […]
The Voiceover Community…Faffcon and more
Increasingly, my voiceover work is done from home – and so many others in this business (and others, I know) are finding the same trend affecting them. Very cool to send files to India (what’s the time difference again?), but also so nice to work in my own back yard – which in this case […]