The Top 10 Most Common Voiceover Demo Mistakes to Avoid

There are a variety of elements that go into creating a truly competitive, successful voiceover demo. And there are a few flat out deal killers. The following are the top 10 you definitely want to avoid. 1. Writing your own copy. Talent … [Read more...]

How To Know You’re a Pro VO

  To be considered among the best of the best should be the goal of every voiceover and actor. Yet, there’s no real litmus test to determine when, and if, you’re a pro, but there are factors that determine your professional fitness. Frankly, … [Read more...]

How Coachable Are You?

  Here’s a question you need to honestly ask yourself: How coachable are you? It’s fair to assume you’re about as coachable as you are ‘direct-able’. If you can’t be directed, it unlikely you’ll play well with others either. And acting, … [Read more...]

The Best Acting is Empathy

Acting is empathy. The best performances are achieved by having a deep, sometimes innate, acceptance and understanding of the unique realities of the individual role, character, story, personae, or voice. Empathy defines the human elements specific … [Read more...]

Is Auditioning a Numbers Game?

How many auditions do you imagine it takes to land a single voiceover job? Five? Ten? Twenty? There must be an average. There is, but it’s likely to be a great deal more than you might think. You build your professional reputation as a voice talent … [Read more...]

5 Reasons You Didn’t Book That Last Audition

  You practiced, practiced, practiced… but still, no Carnegie Hall! So, what happened? Well, a number of things could be in play, or entirely absent from your audition, as the case may be. Here are 5 reasons you probably didn’t book that last … [Read more...]

The Internet is a 19-Year-Old Boy

  We expect an awful lot from the Internet. We rely on it for numerous tasks to keep our businesses working every day, to help us do our homework, to keep us in the loop on what’s happening in the world, to run errands for us, and to take out … [Read more...]

What To Do When You’re Under The Weather UPDATE

  As a voice talent, as an actor, maintaining your health can be a real challenge, especially when a variety of stronger than average cold and flu strains are circulating. We’re all susceptible to catching something that can put your voice and … [Read more...]

Is the Sky Falling, Or Did Voices Just Acquire Voicebank?

The sky isn’t falling just yet, Chicken Lil’. I’m referring, of course, to Voices.com acquiring Voicebank.net. If you’re new to voiceover, or not current with how we generally procure work as voice talent, Voices.com (VDC) is one of the more … [Read more...]

Why Aren’t I Getting Much Direction When I Audition?

The entertainment industry as a whole is riddled of contradictions and dualities. For instance, it may come as something of a surprise, but regardless of whether you’re auditioning for on-camera or voiceover, you’re not likely to get much direction … [Read more...]