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...]

What to Charge as a Voiceover

Probably the greatest learning curve to overcome in this or any business, besides consistently delivering your very best performance, is determining your rate. However, assuming you’ll lose the client if you don’t lowball your rate to sub-basement … [Read more...]

Can Talent Be Taught?

I’m often asked, “What are the odds of ‘making it’ in voiceover?” The truth be told you can have all the talent in the world, but it’ll die on the vine without drive and momentum. How and where you promote yourself matters. Certainly, passion and … [Read more...]

Mastering The Art Of Being Yourself

As an actor, you’re most often asked to just be yourself. Come to think of it, this could be said of all manner of business, just maybe more so as an actor. Those casting are most interested in you being you. In fact, you’re expected to be the most … [Read more...]

The Unexpected Benefits of Mastering Commercial Work

Photo Source: YouTube For decades now, legions of actors have emerged from assorted acting schools across the country harboring a deep aversion to pursuing and accepting commercial work. If you scratch the surface a bit you’ll probably find this … [Read more...]

How to Survive a “Snow Day”

  After living in Los Angeles for a number of years, I’m somewhat in awe of those who have never lived through a bona-fide “snow day”. Even now just thinking about shoveling snow makes my shoulder ache. It’s taken years for me to thaw out. I’m … [Read more...]

To Trust Your Instincts
You Have to Use Them

  What are the odds of ‘making it’ in voiceover? Let’s assume you have a work ethic that won’t quit, and everyone says you have a remarkable voice. That’s as good a place to begin as any. However, you can have all the talent in the … [Read more...]