Why You Need To Lead With a Commercial Demo as a Voice-over

  There are no absolutes in voiceover, or in acting as a profession, but there are most certainly a number of elements you should consider if you’re considering pursuing voiceover as a profession. Training is a given, and understanding who … [Read more...]

What I Did on My Summer Vacation (That Dramatically Propelled My Career Forward)

Every summer it’s the same thing: balancing downtime with being productive. If you get a chance to cut loose, by all means, take full advantage. When you consider what you’re honestly gaining by allowing yourself to enjoy your summer vacation … [Read more...]

Do You Have a Workable Performance Approach?

What do you do when you first approach a script? Think about it. What’s going through your head? Are you thinking, “How should I say this?” Or maybe it’s, “I have no idea what they want from me. I wish I had some direction.” Do you find yourself … [Read more...]

Is More Less in Voiceover?

There’s a fair amount about being a voice talent that requires LESS of you. Yep, you heard that right. For instance, are you a voice actor with more than four voiceover demos? If you are, you’re probably relying almost solely on Pay-to-Play … [Read more...]

How to Get the Most Out of Down Time

My father used to say, “I don’t know why you have a color television set. You never watch anything in color!” Which has simultaneously been a source of humor and ridicule in my family. Yet, who do the little dears rely on to entertainment them every … [Read more...]

The Importance of Challenging Your Comfort Zone

Acting is very much like playing poker. If you intend to play, if you hope to win, you need to play your hand well, and you need to risk. Yet, far too many talent kill a perfectly wonderful opportunities to create by second-guessing what little … [Read more...]

How to Overcome the Sophomore Slump

The ‘Sophomore Slump’ is legendary for all manner of talent and business. But, as actors, as voice talent, weathering the all-too-common Sophomore Slump determines whether you will go on to have a career at all. If you'd been blessed with dumb … [Read more...]

How to Dramatically Improve Your Booking Rate as a Voice-over

There’s a great deal about being a professional voice talent that’s completely out of your hands, such as the personal whims and random considerations of the director, producer, casting director, agent, client or their various assistants that might … [Read more...]

TWO Approaches to Pursuing Voiceover

If you’re new to voiceover, or returning to the field after an absence, you may discover there are essentially two dominant approaches: The Actors’ Track, and… Radio & Broadcast Culture (as I refer to it) While each approach has its … [Read more...]

The 4 Key Elements to Determining Type

Conventional wisdom teaches us that mastering all manner of performance styles and offering the widest possible range of characters are how to be read as versatile. And while that’s certainly true, the fact remains that the most consistent direction … [Read more...]