As a podcast host (and voiceover actor), I listen to – and edit – a lot of voices. Here are the five biggest turn-offs for podcast producers and listeners. The good news? You can fix these! Work at it, and you’ll know how to be a better podcast guest – and get invited back again. […]
Randye Kaye. Female Voice talent
First lesson you learn while narrating non-fiction:
You may tend to become an instant expert on whatever topic you’re immersed in while recording. Sooo annoying, I know. But we can’t help it! There are 4 more lessons too !
There are a lot of surprises for aspiring voice talents who cross my path either as a student via Edge Studio, or just at, say, a party. You know, the ones with “such a nice voice” who need to read Dave Courvoisier’s book ( or any of the other amazing resources I blogged about a […]
For mental and physical health, make room for actual physical contact with other real live humans – and the world outside our sound-dampened spaces. Conferences like Faffcamp, and/or get outside and play!
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 […]
When I created my Voice-Over website with the amazing folks at Artist Upgrade, we wrestled with the age-old question (well, for voice talents, anyway): “Just” a Voice Talent, or? More? I opted for the latter. Yes, I am a full-time voice talent. My VO clients are my highest work priority. If you book me, the […]
Maybe that used to be the way, in the “olden days” of voice-over, which now means, maybe, a few months ago. Things are changing fast, and will continue to. Still, a great agent (which means a good match for you, and your skills), can help you get access to opportunities you might never have seen […]
Our water heater died last week. Sniff. Not only that, it was kinda leaking everywhere. After two days of hoping my husband’s efforts with the wet-vac would buy us some time (ha!), I knew I had to call in an expert. So what to do? Audition plumbers? Post a project and consider dozens of prospective […]
Randye Kaye reviews “Vocal Booth on Tracks.” I now have my own recording “room” – and, even better, I can whisk its “walls” aside whenever I need to.
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.