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...]

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...]