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...

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...

Quick Voiceover Tip: It’s Not About Your Voice

Quick Voiceover Tip: It's Not About Your Voice. I know that seems counterintuitive. We are talking about voice over. Where the only thing being presented is...well, your voice. No good looks. No fancy camera tricks. Just your voice and a microphone. Remember the old-school announcers. "We'll be back after these...