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...]

How To Weather The Current ‘Show Hole’ We’re In

Remember when rainy summer afternoons either meant building forts in the basement, or going to the movies? Remember the movies? Whatever happened to them? Amazing stories that Siskel and Ebert would bicker over as to which one was better “crafted” … [Read more...]

What No One Will Tell You About Becoming A Voice Over Talent

Let’s suppose you’ve just received your newly produced voiceover demos. Wonderful! After months of preparation and hard work, you now have your well-produced voiceover demos ready to go. You’ll probably listen to them about 80 times in the first … [Read more...]

How To Eliminate Tech Anxiety For Voice Actors

If you’re like most actors, you’re more talent than techie. And when it comes to voiceover, that can pose a problem, especially since so many auditions and gigs are done from home today. Rest easy. There’s hope. First of all, just because someone … [Read more...]

How to Know When to Update Your Voice Over Demo

Beyond your sparkling personality, dulcet vocal tones, and unlimited imagination—your voice over demo is the most important tool you have to secure work in this business. It’s the vehicle you’ll benefit from most to drive your career… provided it’s … [Read more...]

Promote or Perish: How To Become A Professional Voice-over Talent

There’s really no point in having a demo if no one knows you have one. Out of sight, out of mind. Promotion allows you to take matters into your own hands. Without it—all your hard work could be for nothing. Think about it: you wouldn't walk … [Read more...]

Grow Your Small Business as a Professional Voiceover Talent

Let’s assume you’re after what we’re after: to work steadily as a professional talent, earning a decent living while scratching your aesthetic itch. It can be done, you know. People do it every day. Voiceover is a start-up business, just like any … [Read more...]

How to ‘Book Out’

Summer is calling. We’re moments away from family reunions, vacations, and long weekends. So, here’s a bit of advice that will keep you in good graces with your talent agents and potential clients: if you know the dates you won’t be available for … [Read more...]

A Good Problem To Have

The entertainment industry doesn’t have a monopoly on problems, but we certainly have more than our share. To add to this, scores of ‘would-be’ professional actors and voice overs, with scads of potential and talent, routinely overwhelm themselves … [Read more...]