Procrastinate Tomorrow

What’s it take to go the distance in this business? Certainly there’s no single answer, but perhaps there’s four: pursue, persist, prepare, and promote. These four elements are vital to succeeding at anything, let alone establishing your small … [Read more...]

If It’s Meant To Be

There’s a common misconception in our culture that states if a road proves too difficult then maybe “it wasn’t meant to be.” Instead, I think the opposite might actually be true. If you are on the right path, then you’re likely to face far more … [Read more...]

Should You Change Your Name?

As a coach and casting director I’m often asked, “Do you think I should change my name?” almost as often as I’m asked, “What do you think of my voice?” Listen, I get it. We don’t become actors because we want to “be ourselves.” Never mind that the … [Read more...]

6 Things You Need To Know When Meeting With A Talent Agent

Much like a really good first date, sitting down with a new agent can be simultaneously exciting and nerve-wracking. Granted your date may appear stunning and very discriminating, and you may feel flat-out privileged to be out with them, but you want … [Read more...]

The Best Time To Get An Agent

Pursuing representation can be a tricky thing. After all, not every hat fits every head. You want a talent agent that services the aspect of the industry you intend to work in, such as commercial, voiceover, Theatrical (film and television), … [Read more...]

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 you’ve … [Read more...]

Why Momentum Matters To Your Career

I’ve observed a rather unexpected, unusual thing over the years with a great many of our SOUND ADVICE voiceover demo production clients. Considering we spend a great deal of time and attention getting to know the strengths and assets of each … [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...]

What Makes You Versatile

As actors we’re generally expected to be versatile enough to play everything. Or at least that’s the general consensus regarding acting as a profession, and not simply from actors and their coaches. Of course, precious few have the wherewithal to … [Read more...]

How To Avoid The Biggest Mistake Voice Talent Make

Like most small business owners just starting out, budding voice talent tend to severely undervalue themselves out of sheer desperation, and for fear they may “lose the job”. For instance, “I’d love to voice your documentary… for FREE!” Insert … [Read more...]