This morning, I had a wonderful visit at a local high school where I spoke to a broadcast technology class about voice overs, showed them around the site and also took some questions about the industry.
Have you ever given some of your time to share about voice overs with the public?
Comment with your experiences!
Giving Back to Your Community
Last year, I spoke at Clarke Road Secondary School in Brent Bissell’s Broadcast Technology class (I blogged about my visit to Clarke Road Secondary here) and this morning, was pleased to return for an encore and talk to more students about voice overs, voice acting and the industry itself.
While there, the students engaged in the morning announcements via live telecast in their production studio, a feed that is piped throughout the school and into each classroom at 9:30 a.m. for approximately 5 minutes, reporting on school news, sports, and much more.
After their newscast, it was then that the discussion turned to voice overs and we ran through the site, answering questions along the way about getting started in voice overs for about 50 minutes.
My stay lasted only 1.5 hours but it was very satisfying to see the class in action and also to join in the conversation they’d already been having about Voices.com. I hope to return next semester and speak to the new class, even take a turn around some scripts if they are so inclined!
Ideas On How You Can Give Back
Here are just a few off the top of my head to get you started:
1. Reading children’s books at a local library
2. Visiting a high school broadcast technology class
3. Taking on an intern or apprentice for a brief period of time at your studio
Have You Done Anything Similar to Give Back to Your Community?
Looking forward to hearing your story!