Think Backwards for Voiceover Success

  A few days ago, I asked the members of the Voice-Over Friends group on Facebook to share some tips on improving our voiceover businesses. There were loads of really valuable responses, and I included them in a recent post called 30+ Ways to Strengthen Your Voiceover Business. One entry was added to the group […]

Using Their (Voiceover) Powers for Good

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more generous, thoughtful and considerate group of people than the many voiceover artists I consider my friends. If you need any convincing, look no further than the Prime Time Voices for Children project, headed up by super VO talent Joe Cipriano, featuring a stellar recording of the classic ‘Twas […]

50+ Vital Business Resources for Voiceover Talent

After talking to just a few professional voiceover talents, or reading about the paths their careers have taken, it quickly becomes obvious that there is no single track to follow to guarantee success in the field. Truth be told, there is no guarantee of success in voiceover. (And anyone who tells you otherwise – especially […]

The New Reality of Voiceover

A recent article from Backstage.com about carving out and maintaining a voiceover career presents one of the most honest and sobering views of the industry that I’ve read in a long time. This excerpt from the article should be required reading for anyone working in (or considering working in) the industry. The last line of […]

Offended by an Audition?

A studio owner (we’ll call him Rick) for whom I’ve done bit of voice over work called me the other day with what seemed like a common question. He wanted to know if I would be willing to audition for a gig. See, his client was considering voiceover talent for their next campaign, and Rick […]

The iPad 2 in the Voiceover Booth

Tired of wasting reams of paper and having just made the move to turn UNnouncer Central into a paperless environment by adding an iPad 2 to the mix, I’ve been on the hunt for a hands-free way to mount the iPad in my voiceover booth. As it turns out, there are lot of options for […]

Voice Over Mastermind Groups (Part 2)

Part 1 of this post gave you some background regarding voice over Mastermind Groups and how they can be helpful for voiceover talent. Now we’ll get down to the nuts and bolts: Getting Started How many members will your group have? Four to eight seems to be the most common size. With too many members, […]

Voice Over Mastermind Groups (part 1)

As I write this, a soft breeze is rustling the palm fronds, and a small pod of dolphins repeatedly breaks the surface of Blackwater Sound with their dorsal fins. The solitude of this beautiful spot on the bay side of Key Largo has become a favorite weekend escape for my family and me. At the […]