I Am Enough : Be Empowered and Banish Fear


    Join Voice Over Expert Nancy Wolfson in her lecture “I am Enough”. Find out how training and self-discovery will help you to realize that you are enough. Be empowered and banish that fear voice that holds you back! Get some game on, be true to your sound and remain authentic to achieve success.

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    Transcript of I Am Enough : Be Empowered and Banish Fear

    [Opening Music]
    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 Nancy Wolfson.
    Nancy Wolfson: Today’s way of (attacking announcer) and it has to do with attacking that fear voice from the back of your head that had been saying you’re not good enough. And that maybe there’s somebody who’s found that’s nicer than yours or whatever.
    I have to credit my friend, Richard with helping bring this to so many people. You know, it’s this whole notion of “I’m enough”. Training and good course of study really helps you feel this if you can’t pretend your way into it because sometimes really diligent people really need to feel like they’ve earned being enough and so not only is there substance in the course of study but really diligent people oftentimes feel that they’re only enough when they’ve really done their homework and they’re not comfortable being fakers.
    So it is on going to a proper course of study and accomplishing that, sometimes empowers people who really respect academic pursuits to credit themselves with feeling like they’re enough. But I would if I could tell your fear voice could get out of there because you are enough. It’s more than a pep talk. Although, you know, as long as you’re in a state or a process of acting here, anyway, I mean, whether you’re acting as a narrator or as the person on the spot, you might have well pretend to act as if you feel confident. That man couldn’t hurt but it’s more than just a pep talk. It’s actually also logical and it comes back to branding.
    You see, if you change your branding to be as cool as you think somebody else sounds, that insecurity bleeds through. But also, what if they would have liked your true sound? You know, what a missed opportunity that would have been. It’s you and you have to be the one who can do you the best. Nobody else can bring your styling, your sound to the party as well as you can.
    So why move the target? You have to stay authentic and when you’re being authentic, you have to pretend to feel confident about that without worrying that you’re not enough or that somebody else’s sound or style might be more interesting than yours and you’ve done your homework, you’ve deconstructed the copy, you’ve asked yourself the questions that you know you need to ask yourself in the flow chart of deconstructing the script.
    Get some game on and bring some confidence to the party.
    Julie-Ann Dean: To learn more about the special guest featured in this Voices.com podcast, visit the Voiceover Experts show notes at Podcasts.Voices.com/VoiceoverExperts. Remember to stay subscribed.
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    [Closing Music]

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    Your Instructor this week:

    Voice Over Expert Nancy Wolfson
    Nancy WolfsonNancy Wolfson
    Based in Los Angeles, CA Nancy Wolfson is a private voice over consultant and freelance casting director for commercials, animation, narration, and audio books. She writes, produces, and directs demos for her clients and has been the leading coach in the top market(s) over a decade. Her coursework has been accredited at the university level in private and group classes throughout North America and Europe. For over 15 years, she has worked with beginners, working pros, and celebrities as a producer and talent agent.
    This podcast is a mini excerpt from Nancy and Anna’s Break Into Voice Overs series of MP3s featuring Nancy Wolfson.

    Student Testimonial For this Lesson

    We often hear the words, “Be yourself.”
    That is sometimes the most difficult thing to do.
    In your ACTING FOR ADVERTISING pt. 3 Teleseminar, you talked about this concept in a way I’d never heard before.
    When Nancy asked the question, “What if the REAL you is what the client actually would have wanted… and you were trying to be something else? You’d have missed that opportunity.” You’ve got to realize that ‘I am enough.'”
    WOW. I think about this every time I hit record.
    During those two to three minutes of the teleseminar, I was tearing up.
    Don’t know if you had anyone specific in mind, but you may as well have been just speaking to me.
    That seminar woke ME up again.

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    1. Nancy, Thank you!
      What you put forth is so true, and both the easiest and the hardest thing to do, and something I work toward continually. I find that it has gotten easier over time, yet still there are times when I think the client “wants” a certain type of read or certain type of “voice” and I need to remind myself that perhaps it is just “me” they want! It is harder in an auditioning situation than when a job has already been booked, but it is a good thing to keep in mind, even in an audition, that being myself allows the client to really choose better, either way. If I am not the right one for that job, then at least I have given them a glimpse of who I am, and maybe I’ll be right for another job with them in the future. Thanks again for the wonderful reminder!
      Jill Goldman


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