READ RATE WORKSHOP
Read Rate Workshop
3 hour online one-on-one course
Intensive workshop includes:
- Craft exercises guaranteed to shrink your read rate
- A method to analyze scripts on the fly
- A year long daily planner to improve your flow, performance and booking rate
$450 Per 3 hour course
Want to narrate Smarter, Faster, with Fewer Mistakes? This practical craft workshop for voice artists at Intermediate level and up, was first presented at an international voiceover conference and received rave reviews. Offered as a 3 hour online one-on-one course ($450), top level VO narrator Kim Handysides shares useful techniques to master your cold read, so you can take less time to delivery long form narration.
You’ll learning how to eliminate false starts and hesitations, breeze through acronyms and dense vocabulary and bring scripts to life with your own unique spin. Less time recording also means time and money saved in editing.
Do the Math
Let’s say you book an hour of eLearning and charge your client $1200 for the finished hour. If your read rate is 3:1, it will take you 3 hours to narrate and 6-7 hours to edit those 3 hours. That means you spend 10 hours to produce that one hour of finished product, and you will be working at a rate of $120 an hour. Not bad. But it can be better.
For the same job, with a read rate of 1.2 hours of raw to 1 hour finished, it not only takes less time to read, but it also takes less time to edit. 1.2 hours plus 2 to 2.8 (to keep this math simple) to edit and it now took you 4 hours to produce an hour instead of 10 hours. You are now working at $300 an hour. Nice!
Those extra 6 hours can be filled with more time to audition and narrate, or time to market or improve your craft or hit the gym. Sub out your editing to a good editor and your time/money profit increases further.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
From the first phone call I had with Kim, I knew she was the perfect e-learning coach for me. She immediately put me at ease with her down to earth personality. Through her coaching sessions, she was able to tap into characteristics I never thought I had. She honed in on how to bring a tedious script to life. She was encouraging (even when I messed up royally). She helped broaden my skills as a voice talent. And, we had lots of fun working together. I give Kim Handysides “5 Stars” as a coach and all around terrific lady. Thanks, Kim.
I had such a great experience working with Kim Handysides! She is a great coach. She offers amazing advice and guidance while in studio. She really made me comfortable during the session which allowed me to express who I really am as a voice actor. I will definitely work with her in the future for further coaching on different projects. Thank you for all your help!
Kim Handysides is a fantastic coach. I worked with her in four to five sessions and was able to gain the knowledge to book some amazing gigs!
I had the pleasure of working with Kim on one of my very challenging projects. Kim is excellent at what she does and her professionalism is exemplary. She is very responsive and one can depend on her to get the job done! As a narrator she understands what the customer needs, as a result her work is flawless. It was a wonderful experience working with her and I am positive that she will be an asset to any team that she is a part of. I wish her all the very best and hope to work with her in the future.
I have worked with Kim on dozens of eLearning modules in the medical and scientific spheres over the past few years, and each time am impressed by her care and attention to detail, her deep knowledge of the subject area, and the high quality of her recordings. Kim obviously works very hard to stay on the leading edge of her craft, and I enthusiastically recommend her talents to my colleagues for their own projects. I look forward to working with her again in the future!
Kim is awesome. Great sound, super fast and very easy to work with!
Kim was great – she met our deadline and give us exactly the right mix of Medical and Educational voice we were looking for. She was also very responsive to my questions! Wonderful to work with – quality work in a very timely manner.
Quick delivery, fast communication and very good results. Happy client!
Kim was just awesome to deal with. Anytime again. Great job, love your work
Kim is a total pro. Great instincts, great at taking direction. Very impressed with her nuanced performance. Looking forward to working together again!
Kim was professional, fast, and has a great voice! Gave us everything we needed. Highly recommended!
Kim is a consummate professional. We called into her studio with the client, and she was generously accommodating of our arriving late to the meeting. Plus, she has a great voice! We’ll be working with her again for sure.
Kim did a wonderful job on this project. She has a fantastic range and creative insight.
Great time working with Kim. She has a great voice and is very professional. All the process was very easy and the result was great. Looking forward to working again with her in the future.
Kim was incredibly helpful and supportive of my project. She adjusted based on feedback and was very interactive in the process. I highly recommend Kim!
Excellent job. Quick. Professional. Responsive to revision requests. LOVE her voice. Kim was able to match appropriate tone, energy and pacing to my project. I’m very happy!
Fantastic! Very patient with our client And a wonderful read!
Kim is amazing to work with. She’s super fast at getting takes to us and we have used her multiple years in a row on a specific project. Would definitely use her again.
Great job, Kim. Very quick response and client was very satisfied. Followed direction perfectly. Would use you again. Many thanks!
Thank you Kim, for working with us on making this spot what it is – without your voice it would have been lost. Thank you!!
Kim’s work reflects her versatility and talent. She’s able to represent a wide variety of tones, delivering a high quality content in a short time. Besides being an exceptional voice artist, Kim is caring and proactive, presenting not only the best results, but also personality to the tasks she performs.
Couldn’t be more pleased to meet such artist. ♥
Kim did an outstanding job with your project and I would highly recommend her. A wonderful human quality and a consummate professional!
Kim is EXCELLENT at her craft. She recorded two variations of the script, each of which had a different tonality and energy. She was very easy to work with, and went a step beyond to get me the VO within 12 hours, so that my production schedule didn’t get slowed down. Kim is 100% perfect. She is a highly capable professional with many, many voices. She is easily directed to get exactly what you are looking for. Book Kim!
Excellent Work, did the voice as described and in a very timely manner. I would definitely work with Kim again.
Kim did awesome! Extremely prompt, excellent recording quality, and MOST importantly she really understood the nuance of the boring ordinary sales training video, and used her skill to bring this character to life. GREAT acting skills and instincts! A+++
Kim did great work on a short deadline. Very professional. I would highly recommend her.
Great working with Kim for our explainer video. Very easy to work with and provided revisions quickly. Recommended.
Quick, sharp audition, great communication, and a stellar final project. Will happily work with Kim again any time.
Great tone and professional delivery. Perfect for our B2B productions. I’m glad to have found Kim. Reliable, fast and terrific customer service.
It was great working with Kim, she turned around the project on time and nailed every take. My client couldn’t be happier!
Kim’s VO was exactly what we were looking for. She was very flexible and able to turn the file over very quickly. She even completed last minute edits for us within hours! She was fantastic to work with. Thank you, Kim!!
Our first time working together but not our last. She’s so good at what she does there were literally no revisions from me or my client and that is a rarity.
Kim is a true professional through-and-through – her voice lends superb value to the scripts that she reads – nailed it first shot out of the gate. Thanks so much Kim!
Quick, easy to work with, with a great read. Our new animated explainer video sounds great thanks to Kim!
Kim was a pleasure to work with, provided quick turnaround and delivered top quality. As a producer, that’s all I ask for. Would enjoy working with her again!
A true professional. Amazing work, quick turnaround time. Voice was a perfect fit for our needs and the image we would like to project. Would definitely reach out to her again, highly recommended for any work.
Takeaways from this intensive workshop include:
– Craft exercises guaranteed to shrink your read rate (your ratio of mistakes to no mistakes)
– A method to analyze scripts on the fly
– A Daily Planner to improve not only your flow, but your performance and booking rate too.
Craft is such a huge element of an actor’s preparation and knowing what to do when and for how long can be daunting. So, Kim put together a weekly planner to carry the exercises learned in this workshop forward for a year after your one-on-one work with her.