Tag Archive: voice over

Tell Everyone You Know

April 15, 2024 11:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts
At Voice Coaches, we talk a lot about telling “everyone you know” about being a voice actor. There are a few typical responses we tend to get, like, “Well, I’m not a professional voice actor yet, so when I am, I will tell people.” Well, if no one knows you are one, you may never… View Article

Voice Over in “How To” Videos

April 8, 2024 11:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts
“How-to” videos can become a crucial element in delivering informative content across various platforms. We’ve all been scrolling over various aforementioned platforms (much to our friends’ and spouses’ discontent as they grumble, “Dinner is getting cold.”) Throughout these extended scrolling sessions, we see videos “showing” us how to do something, use something, with a “voice-over”… View Article

How Avoiding a Scam turned into an Opportunity

April 1, 2024 10:43 am Published by Leave your thoughts
An interesting thing happened to me the other day, well, two things actually. The first was “‘not so good’ interesting,” and the second was “‘pretty great’ interesting.” The first thing was being contacted by a voice-over hirer about a potential voice-over job. I know it sounds wonderful, but this email inquiry screamed “scam!” I am… View Article

Connecting: A Twofold Approach

March 19, 2024 9:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts
In the nuanced realm of voice acting, the act of connecting means more than mere vocal execution—it is a twofold strategy. First, it’s important to connect with projects for which you are the right voice, and that speak to the right audience. Secondly, it’s about connecting to the script itself. To start, let’s discuss connecting… View Article

The “Corporate” in Corporate Narration

February 26, 2024 3:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
 When I talk about different genres of voiceover work with beginners, sometimes, while uttering the word “corporate” as I discuss corporate narration, a look takes over their face that is similar to the way one looks when they taste or smell something slightly foul. “Corporate Narration,” they say, “Won’t that be dry and stuffy?” or… View Article

What is a Voice Over PSA?

February 12, 2024 10:26 am Published by Leave your thoughts
First of all, let’s talk about what a PSA is. PSA stands for Public Service Announcement. Now, who exactly is qualified to make these, you may ask? The government? A not-for-profit organization? Well, really, anyone can. Typically though, Public Service Announcements are produced and broadcast with the intent to inform the public about issues of… View Article
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New Year! What’s Next?

January 5, 2024 9:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts
Every time the year comes to a close, a tiny seedling of a list begins to grow in my mind… that quickly becomes a wild plant that is taking over my kitchen, threatening to bust through windows in its reach for the sun. Can anyone relate? And there isn’t just one list right? There are… View Article
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Working with Copy as a Radio DJ

December 15, 2023 2:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
As a radio DJ, I often read pre-written scripts or advertisements on air. It’s essential to deliver these messages in a way that keeps my audience engaged and ensures the timing is perfect. So, how do you self-direct as a radio DJ and handle commercial copy like a pro? Sometimes, I encounter scripts that could… View Article
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How Improv can Help You Play

November 17, 2023 4:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
When I first started learning about voice over, many…ahem..many moons ago, I had just finished studying theatre at a conservatory in New York City. I had a lot of acting tools, but little experience in acting — onstage or behind the mic.  I loved comedy and would go see shows at Upright Citizen’s Brigade, a… View Article