Join Voice Over Expert David Bourgeois in his lecture “We Predict Election Winner!”. Through David’s podcast, you’ll discover that no matter who is in power at the government level, as a freelance voice over professional, you will always be the master and commander of your own voice over career.
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Voice Over Expert David Bourgeois
President and Creative Director
David Bourgeois has worked in professional music and audio production for more than 25 years. Compositions and audio post-production for film, television, advertising and multi-media are all part of David’s resume. As the CEO of White Lake Music & Post, David produces music, audio and voice over content for clients including Discovery Networks, TLC, HGTV and the WE Network as well as numerous other regional and local clients. David recently completed the original music score for The Last Round, an independent feature starring former X Files Smoking Man William B. Davis.
Since 1990, David has been active in developing training methods in effective communication through conversational reading. His effort was initially aimed at helping clients get better performances from their Voice Actors in the studio. David’s methods soon became the model for Voice Coaches’ individualized training process.
Today, David and his team provide training to aspiring Voice Actors and communication professionals across the country.
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Julie-Ann Dean: Welcome to Voiceover Experts brought to you by Voices.com, the number one voiceover marketplace. Voiceover Experts brings you tips, pearls of wisdom and techniques from top instructors, authors and performers in the field of voiceover. Join us each week to discover tricks of the trade that will help you to develop your craft and prosper as a career voiceover talent. It’s never been easier to learn, perform, and succeed from the privacy of your own home and your own pace. This is truly an education you won’t find anywhere else.
This week, Voices.com is pleased to present David Bourgeois.
David Bourgeois: Greetings everyone. My name is David Bourgeois and I’m the President and Creative Director with Voice Coaches. I’m excited that Stephanie and the folks of Voices.com have invited me back to do another Voiceover Experts podcast.
This time around, Stephanie had actually e-mailed me about a recent blog I posted on our website, Voicecoaches.com. If you didn’t have the chance to look at it, I’ll make sure I keep it up as the top story in our blog for the next week or so. But to save you a little bit of time, I’ll actually read it. The blog title was an attention grabber. The title was, “We Predict Election Winner”. And keep in mind, I posted this originally on October 8th. Not just prior to the elections in the United States but also prior to the recent elections in Canada. Here’s how it read.
“I am an American and a small business owner. I don’t know about any of you but I am always impressed with the men and women who are willing to run for President regardless of how either candidate does. if you are pursuing voiceover work professionally, you are the winner. Why? Because instead of sitting back and complaining or worrying about the economy, you’re taking an active role in your financial future. Instead of relying solely on your current employer or former employer’s pension to afford you a comfortable lifestyle, you are working to control that on your terms. You know far too many people are content to sit on the sidelines when it comes on the things that they really want to do in life. From the time you make a decision to achieve something, you are putting yourself in a winning position. Remember, regardless of whether you think you can do something or think you can’t do something, you will probably be right.”
So anyway, that ended up being a pretty popular blog and I wanted to take just a couple of minutes to explain the point I was trying to make. I think as we all have become aware of fluctuation in the economy recently, those of us out there who are inclined to reach out just a little bit beyond the norm and pursue something like voice acting really begin to stand out. That’s because those people who pursue the things that they want to do are playing an active role in determining their success.
As a matter of fact, as soon as you begin to control your own financial destiny, I think you’ll find that you’re a lot less concerned about the “doom and gloom” financial information that’s all over the news. And for those of you with the right voice and a mindset to be successful, there has never been a better time to pursue professional voice acting. Our field continues to grow particularly in audiobooks, gaming, audio web content, and cable television. And with everyday that goes by, it seems that clients are embracing a broader and broader range of professional voices.
As a professional voice actor or aspiring voice actors, use every resource you have at your disposal. Voices.com is obviously a tremendous place to begin. In fact, I feel so strongly about their services that every single voice coaches client becomes a client of Voices.com but at the same, don’t ignore opportunities in and around your own community. Keep a pulse of what’s going on, changes in business leadership and within public service organizations. Reach out to these people and get them your demo.
And one other thing and this is very important in an era of web-based voice actor marketing. Always keep in mind that long-term continued success does not just come down to your demo. Always keep in mind that voice acting is a profession and those who hire you will do so with the expectation that you can deliver material in the same quality and delivery range represented on your demo. Job knowledge and skill development are important components in building long-term continued success.
In my opinion, desire first, education second, demo third then enjoy what you do, stick with it and go out there and control your own destiny. I want to thank everyone at Voices.com for letting me speak with you today. I absolutely invite you to check out the blog that I mentioned today at Voicecoaches.com.
Once again, I’m David Bourgeois with Voice Coaches providing evaluation, one-on-one training and demo development to voice actors across the United States and Canada. I hope everyone has a safe and profitable fall.
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