I was a little shocked a few weeks ago when coaching a relative newcomer to the voiceover industry (working part-time for 18 months). I discovered they marketed themselves as a voice over coach. When I expressed my surprise, they said, “Oh, but I only coach the real newcomers. You know, people who … [Read more...] about How Much of an Expert is Your Voice Over Coach?
As the barriers to entry in the voiceover field lowered and the global thirst for content exploded, the need for voice over coaching increased as well. You may find a myriad of voice over coaches offering you a leg up in the industry, myself included. How do you know which one to pick? What should … [Read more...] about 7 Top Tips for Finding Great Voice Over Coaching
What is pacing? Basically, it is the speed at which you talk or at which you unfold a story. But like everything in acting and voice over, there is more to it than that. It’s not just the speed, but the energy as well. It’s the ebb and flow of time between your thoughts and the listeners. The … [Read more...] about Pacing – What It Means in Voice Over and How You Can Unlock Its Magic
Your voice is singular. Like a fingerprint, it’s unique - a vital link between your mind and your body. The way you use it, through pitch, tone, rhythm, and cadence indicates your mood, ideas, desires, and confidence level. And from your voice alone, people make assumptions about you, some good and … [Read more...] about Key Voice Exercises that will Make You Sound Better
How High is your Sound Emotional Quotient? Sounds, like smells, stir memories and evoke emotions. Peeping pond frogs, fireworks, summer cicadas, thunderstorms, and rain falling on a lake, the trigger of a coffee machine gurgling that last bit of liquid signaling that it’s ready in seconds. These … [Read more...] about How High is your Sound Emotional Quotient?
How to Get the Most Out of Group Voice Over Classes With the whole world moving online in the span of two months, remote is the new normal. We’re zooming, jumping on GoToMeeting and GoogleHangouts. We’re also taking this time to up our education and skills, or taking classes online. If you’re in … [Read more...] about How to Get the Most Out of Group Voice Over Classes