Connect To The Script

"You need to better connect to the script". I heard those words SO many times in my early days in voiceover. You see, I came from radio. And back then radio was about a) your personality, b) the sound of your voice, c) the sound of your voice, d) the...

Be Careful on Social Media

It's a given. You must be careful on social media if you are an active poster and promote your voiceover services on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, and others. Certain topics are definitely charged topics. For example, this week's Presidential debate was...well...less than presidential. There is no denying that...

Emphasizing THE Wrong Words

Have you ever seen copy that has words capitalized or bolded? You are supposed to hammer those words with gusto because the client/agency decided they are important. So, look at this line of copy: “How would YOU like BIG savings; PLUS save over a thousand bucks AND get a car...

The Half-Voice

If you have never heard of the voiceover term "the half-voice", it goes by other names - active hush, quiet-voice, chest-voice, and others. In the VO world, half voice is a hushed or chest-voice that is softer but retains intent.  It is not a whisper, but it is a unique...

Handling Rejection

Handling rejection is one of the toughest parts of being a voice actor. You can get over an old girlfriend, but can you recover when you are rejected for a commercial, especially when in your mind, the audition was award-winning?  Rejection is part of the game You are going to...