Tips and Tricks

Voice Over Experts #194 – Branding as a Voice Actor

Branding yourself as a voice actor is easier said than done. attempting to appeal to any and all voice acting roles - and trying...

Voice Over Experts #193 – Voice Over Misconceptions

  Attaining success in voice over requires work. No matter if you’re just getting started or if you’ve been in the voice over industry for...

Tips for Online Auditioning Success (examples included!)

  Wonder what it takes to nail an audition? How do casting directors know that you've got your mind and heart in a role? Acclaimed...

Tips For Creating the Perfect Commercial Demo

Ready to create the perfect commercial demo? Coach and voice actor Becky Shrimpton guides listeners through the key points to branding and constructing a...

5 Mistakes You Might Be Making That Lose You Voice-Over Jobs

Is your booking to audition ratio lower than you want it to be? Gary Terzza shares five common mistakes that voice talent make when...

Understanding The Role of Vowels and Consonants in Speech

How do vowels and consonants shape the way you speak? Knowing about placement makes an enormous difference to how your words come across. Lynn...

How To Make Your Voice Sound Older or Younger

Do you know how to sound older or younger than you are? In this podcast, Cristina Milizia talks about how to increase - and...

Voiceover Auditions: Audio Gourmet vs. Fast Food

Whatever dialect you perform, the best acting is universal and truthful. Paula Cavanaugh Carter, Dialect Coach and Linguistic Anthropologist, shares how acting trumps accent....

Microphone Technique: A Secret Weapon

How's your mic technique? Frank Piazza of APVoices shares Information about the different ways you can benefit from microphone technique. Performance examples by male...

How To Personalize Commercial Copy and Sound More Believable

Do you know how to make commercial copy conversational? Bruce Kronenberg of Abacus Entertainment shares what it takes to sound natural while communicating effectively...

How to Get What You’re Worth: Creating A Reliable Income Doing Voice Over

Do you still struggle to make a reliable income doing voice work, despite having a steady flow of clients? Voice talent and teacher, David...

Being Conversational in Narration and eLearning

Does voice-over for eLearning and narration need to be boring? Voice-over coach and talent, Julie Williams, shares how you can make reads for applications...

Accent Reduction and the Standard American Accent

Do you have a regional American accent? Sharon Feingold, the founder of Babel Consultants, discusses an emerging trend in communications called accent reduction. Accent...

Finding Your Unique Voice

How can you stand out amongst other people with your specific style of voice? Kabir Singh invites you to dig a little deeper, to...

Auditioning Dos and Don’ts: Knowing What You Can Control

With so many different factors at play, it's crucial that voice artists focus on what they can control in order to make the most...

Using Gesture, Imitation and Sound Effects To Get Into Character

How are you using gesture, imitation and sound effects to create believable characters and performances? Sunday Muse shares how being mindful of physical gestures...

3 Demo & Auditioning Tips For Booking More Work

Are you booking as much as you could be? Jerry Buckner encourages you to hone your acting skills, explore your voice and work on...

Tips For Auditioning From Your Home Studio

Has auditioning from a home studio saved your voice-over career? Voice artist Lisa Brandt shares tips that will help you to send in great...

3 Quick Post-Production Tips To Get Better Sound

Are your audition MP3s rich and robust? Tom Knight shares that taking a little extra time tweaking your audio before submitting your audition can...

How To Master Voice Accents

Did you know that you can grow your market potential by altering your voice accent? Toby Ricketts, a British-born voice-over talent who moved to...

Improv in the Moment

Improv is part of a word that represents a skill that oftentimes makes actors uneasy. Whether you're on stage or in front of a...

10 Tips For Successfully Getting Started on Voices.com

What can you do to improve your odds of booking work at Voices.com? William Dougan shares 10 tips from his own experience covering a...

How to Become a More Versatile Voice Actor

Are you looking for ways to become more valuable to your clients? Jamie Hill shares a number of tips and observations that can help...

How to Sound Like Famous Stars

Have you ever heard of a soundalike? The ability to sound like Hollywood celebrities, politicians and public figures is greatly in demand. Rodney Saulsberry...

5-Minute Workout for Developing Your Voice and Articulation

Are you in the habit of warming up before auditioning and recording? Tommy Griffiths leads you through a 5-minute workout that will quickly strengthen...

It’s What You Say and How You Say It

What do people expect of a voice actor? Joe Loesch believes that voice actors need to interpret the script and convey its meaning while...

Developmental Tips For Aspiring Voice Talent

People listening on the other end of the speaker are taking in your every word. Make them count! James Minter, of Buckeye Media Services...

Giving Your Clients a 5-Star Customer Service Experience

Clients come in all shapes and sizes. It's easy to be professional with great clients, but what do you do with clients who are...

Using The Proximity Effect For More Intimate Recordings

Ever wanted to make your voice sound deeper? How about giving it a more intimate, up-to-close-and-personal feel. Try the proximity effect. Amazingly, this requires...

Auditioning as if You’ve Already Booked the Job

Regardless of where or how you're auditioning, performance is what it's all about. David Kaplan, one of the top producers on Voices.com, encourages you...

How to Interpret Punctuation in a Voice-Over Script

While not all scripts are perfectly punctuated, those that are act as a roadmap for voice actors and allow for moderation of pace, rhythm...

Sincerity, Smile, and Physicality

Do you want to learn how to make your performance sound more authentic? Are you looking to improve your technique? Many casting directors and...

Confused? You Were Probably Paying Attention

In his VoiceWorld Toronto Keynote Presentation, Patrick Fraley will lecture, demonstrate and drag volunteers up on the stage to address voice over skills techniques,...

Ten Ways to Place Your Character Voices

Ever wondered what voice coaches mean by placement? Listen as Elley-Ray Hennessy guides you through ten different vocal placements complete with demonstrations that you...

Tips For Those Exploring Voice Acting

Have you dreamed of doing voice work? Voice-over performer and coach Mike Kirby explains how technology and the business of voice-over have changed over...

Formula for Creating Evocative, Unique and Developed Characters

How do you come up with a character? Do you skim the surface or dig a little deeper? Pat Fraley teaches how you can...

What To Do With Ad Copy

What should do you with advertising copy? Is it inviolable or can you make little changes here and there if they better suit your...

Creating Sustainable Characters

Are you able to sustain the characters you create? Do remember how to get to the place where each voice came from? Elley-Ray Hennessy...

Naming MP3 Audition Files Properly

Has the way you named an MP3 audition file ever lost you the job? Voice actor and voice-over coach Deb Munro shares from the...

4 Things You Do Naturally With Your Voice That Shape A Brilliant Read

Do you know the basics of voice acting? Breathing life into the written word takes both talent and a conscious effort on your part...

Getting Used To Your Own Voice By Listening To Yourself Objectively

Voice acting in today's day and age is not so much about the voice but what you can do with that voice. This is...

Understanding Voiceover Jargon and Buzz Words

How can you tell what clients want in a read? Oftentimes, producers will include tags or "buzz words" to describe what they are looking...

Clarifying a Character Voice

Ever wondered what it takes to really craft a character? In this educational podcast, Pat Fraley shows you how to adjust the sound of...

Building Your Voiceover “House”

Is your voice over career built strongly and with care? Marc Cashman shares insight on how to go about building your voiceover "house" to...

Social Networking Tips From Terry Daniel and Dave Courvoisier

How can social networking benefit your business? The entertaining Terry Daniel and Dave Courvoisier discuss how social media and the use of online social...

Keep Your Eyes on the Copy!

Do you ever take your eyes off the copy? You're invited to be a fly on the wall during one of Nancy Wolfson's private...

Jump Start The New Year With Tips From Bobbin Beam

Are you ready for the new year? Bobbin Beam shares ideas for making plans and preparations that will jump start your new year in...

How Sincerity, Smiling and Movement Affects Voice Over Performances

Marc Cashman reveals three things that underlay all convincing voice acting: sincerity, smile and physicality. Learn more about how being sincere (truly!), smiling and...

Improving Your Improv

Ever wondered what kind of a role improv plays in voice acting? Being able to think on your feet will be required of you...

Vocal Shape-shifting with Pat Fraley

Ever heard of "Vocal shape-shifting"? Pat Fraley shares some tips on how to bring the uniqueness of you out in a variety of reads...

12 Skills You Should Hone as a Voice Over Talent

Voice over instructor and performer Marc Cashman identifies "12 Voice Over Skill Sets" that will help you to refine your current skills and develop...

I Am A Sound Effect

As a voice over performer, is it possible to consider yourself an overpaid, glorified sound effect? Join voice over expert Pat Fraley and learn...

10 Voice Over Tips for 2010

Professional voice talent JC Haze shares "10 Voice Over Tips for 2010" that he learned from Maura Tighe, a casting agent and teacher based...

Men VS Women: Making the Ugly Face to Get the Perfect Voice

Join Voice Over Expert Debbie Munro in her lecture, "Men VS Women: Making the Ugly Face." Debbie reasons that women could be booking more...

Secrets of an Agent Man: Tips on Getting Representation

Join Voice Over Expert Roger King in his lecture, "Tips on Getting Representation." Roger shares a number of immediately applicable tips that will keep...

Mirror Mirror – Being True to Yourself as a Voice Talent

Join Voice Over Expert Anthony Reece in his lecture, "Mirror Mirror - Being True to Yourself as a Voice Talent." As a voice over...

Accents and Dialects: Accuracy VS Authenticity

Join Voice Over Expert Pat Fraley in his podcast, "Accuracy VS Authenticity." There is a marked and important difference between an accent that is...

Improving Your Delivery of Printed Texts

Join Voice Over Expert Bettye Zoller in her podcast, "Improving Your Delivery of Printed Texts." Bettye expresses the importance of using your voice with...

Practicing Your Craft

Join Voice Over Expert Marc Cashman in his podcast, "Practicing." Learn what it means to practice and why it is important to practice well....

Helping Hispanic Talent Speak Unaccented English

Join Voice Over Expert Phyllis K. Day in her podcast lecture, "Helping Hispanic Talent Speak Unaccented English". Phyllis gives us a taste of her...

Adjusting Interpretation to Book your Brand

Join Voice Over Experts Nancy Wolfson in her lecture "Adjusting Interpretation to Book your Brand". Kara Edwards poses a question on a live call...

Pro Tools and Other Multi-track Recording Programs

Join Voice Over Experts Dan Lenard and George Whittam as they discuss "Pro Tools and other Multi-track recording programs". Discover different recording software programs...

Voice Over Improvisation Skills

Join Voice Over Expert Pat Fraley in his lesson on "Voice Over Improvisation Skills". Improv is spontaneous writing, and for voice talent, it's spontaneous...

Deb Munro’s Voice Acting Lesson With Elaine Clark

Join Voice Over Expert Debbie Munro as she invites you into a lesson from Voice One's Elaine Clark, author of "There's Money Where Your...

The Critical Compound: Character Voice, Acting, and Accents

Join Voice Over Expert and award-winning teacher, Pat Fraley, in his lecture, "The Critical Compound".  Pat explains how the three performance elements, which are...

Coloring Our Words

Join Voice Over Expert Marc Cashman in his podcast "Coloring Our Words", a liberating exercise in reaching your voice over potential. Discover how the...

Voice Over Stinkaholic

Join Voice Over Expert Phyllis K. Day in her podcast lecture, "Voice Over Stinkaholic". With permission, Phyllis introduces you to one of her students and shows you how she helped him to progress from recording the worst voice over audition that she has ever heard into a confident, more sonorous voice talent who has since landed a national spot.

Microphone Technique for Voice Actors

Join Voice Over Expert Melody Jones in her debut lecture "Microphone Technique for Voice Actors" from her series "Voiceovers are NOT about your Voice,...

Givens About the Voiceover Coaching Industry

Join Voice Over Expert Don Morrow in his podcast "Givens About the Voiceover Coaching Industry".  Don Morrow, mentor and voiceover legend, shares a number...

Doing Voice Over for Free

Join Voice Over Expert Pat Fraley in his podcast "Doing Voice Over for Free". Pat's 10 minute lesson highlights the personal and promotional value of creating voice over messages, sketches, songs, and parody spots for free.

Voice-Over Therapy

Join Voice Over Expert Peter Rofé in his lecture "Voice-Over Therapy". Peter shares tips for interacting with agents and communicating your objectives confidently. It's a hard business... don't second-guess yourself! Also, discover a number of intangible factors that may advance your voice-over career.

9 Tips For Yielding a Bumper Crop of Voice Overs in 2009

Join Voice Over Expert and beloved coach Pat Fraley in his New Year's 2009 podcast "9 Tips For Yielding a Bumper Crop of Voice Overs in 2009". Enter the bunkhouse and sit in on this witty conversation that includes a variety of ideas that will both inspire and inform, and most importantly, help to prepare you for what 2009 has in store for voice over talent.

Get The Point! A Lesson in Interpreting Punctuation

Join Voice Over Expert Marc Cashman in his lecture "Get The Point : A Lesson in Interpreting Punctuation". Marc shows you many different ways...

Referral Marketing Tips for Voice Actors

Join Voice Over Expert J.S. Gilbert in his lecture, "Referral Marketing Tips for Voice Actors". J.S. discusses the importance of referral marketing and how some strategic planning can prepare you for success, both in the realm of business and artistry. Learn how to get business referrals from people you already know, develop an elevator pitch and get in touch with your prospects.

Let’s Talk Promos : Be A Voice Over Olympian

Join Voice Over Expert David Alden in debut his lecture "Let's Talk Promos Be A Voice Over Olympian". Listen to this revealing episode and be initiated into the highly lucrative and exciting world of promo voice overs as shared by someone who has coached top promo talents including notable voices such as Joe Cipriano, George Del Hoyo, Beau Weaver, Ben Patrick Johnson and the late Don LaFontaine.

Giving Depth to Words

Join Voice Over Expert Marc Cashman in his podcast "Giving Depth to Words". Many voice actors deliver their words with awesome articulation and precise...

5 Tips for Getting Voice Over Work

Join Voice Over Expert Gary Terzza in his lecture "5 Tips for Getting Voice Over Work". Go over a checklist with Gary that will...

5 Areas of Active Listening

Join Voice Over Expert Marc Cashman as he teaches you about "5 Areas of Active Listening". A critical skill to hone, listening can help...

The Layers of Your Voice

Join Voice Over Expert Phyllis K. Day as she takes you on a journey through "The Layers of Your Voice". There is more that...

Finding and Developing Character Voices

Join Voice Over Expert Anthony Reece as he introduces you to "Finding and Developing Character Voices". Anthony goes over the subtleties of finding inspiration for characters, developing unique voices and places an emphasis on quality, not quantity, when it comes to being successful in this competitive niche.

Debating the Signature Voice

Join Voice Over Expert Cynthia Songé in her lecture "Debating the Signature Voice." Your personality is a passport to individuality -- the individuality that...

Voice Matching and Imitating Voices

Join Voice Over Expert Pat Fraley as he teaches you about "Voice Matching", which is a fancy phrase for "Mimicking Money". Pat shares his knowledge on how to match voices with famous celebrities closest to your own voice type. Examples referenced are Tim Allen and Jon Voight.

Core Talents of Voice Over Artists

Join Voice Over Expert Bernard Shaw as he shares the "Core Talents that People Need to Possess as Voice Over Artists". Bernard hints that...

Recording Studio Etiquette

Join Voice Over Expert Marc Graue as he discusses "Recording Studio Etiquette" (it's very important!). Not only will you be able to learn these protocols without the embarrassment of fumbling, the recording engineers and studio staff will also be impressed by your professionalism and confidence during the session.

Finding Voice Over Inspiration in Supermarkets

Join Voice Over Expert Bettye Zoller as she explores the subtleties of honing an individual's acting or voice acting craft by being attentive and observant in the most universal of people watching places on earth, the local supermarket or grocery store.

Accents and Dialects

Join Voice Over Expert Pat Fraley as he guides you through "Accents and Dialects". Discover what it means to truly adopt an accent that is consistent as well as researched and internalize key elements that create believable interpretations and characterizations.

The Characters In My Pocket

Join Voice Over Expert Penny Abshire as she introduces you to "The Characters in My Pocket". Discover how to create your own set of core characters that are used as a basis for developing new characters on the fly when an agent or casting director comes to call; an invaluable skill that all voice actors should develop.

Acting In The White Spaces

Join Voice Over Expert Elaine Clark as she lectures on "Acting In The White Spaces". The script is the roadmap for the actor to navigate. Learn how read the words and act in the white spaces that connect the words, sentences and paragraphs to tell a cohesive story to connect with your audience.

Sounding Clean While Speaking Naturally

Join Voice Over Expert Deborah Sale Butler as she teaches you about "Sounding Clean While Speaking Naturally". Deborah enlightens us on how to become aware of your speech, discover how it affects your voice over career, and learn how to acquire a range of speech skills.

Tips and Tricks for Auditioning

Join Voice Over Expert Debbie Munro as she explores "Tips and Tricks for Auditioning". Debbie encourages you to use each audition as an opportunity and to have fun while you practice.

Coloring Words

Join Voice Over Expert Julie Williams of Voice-overs.com as she explores "Coloring Words". By learning how to color your words you'll be able to authentically sell a product or service with your voice.

Finding The Music in Copy

Join Voice Over Expert Marc Cashman of Cashman Commercials as he discusses "Finding The Music in Copy". By taking a musical approach to copy you'll have a better understanding of the music hidden in scripts.

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