A-Z of Voiceover Revisited
Here’s my new updated A-Z
A- analyse your copy before beginning to record. There’s a time for rip and read, but it’s really best if I know where I’m headed and where my transitions are.
B- baseline. I have a baseline in terms of investments/fees that I require for any given job. I’m open to negotiation, of course, but if the offer is quite a bit less than the baseline, I use the “delete” button or refer the talent seeker to another source.
C- courage. If you’re not making the progress that you want to in your have the courage to ask for professional help to see where improvement is needed, and follow the advice received. A little coaching can go a long way.
D- diction. Get some tutoring if you need to. Tongue twisters are great. There are even apps for that!
E- effort. Put love and your best effort into every transaction.
F- friends. i love my online friends and the offline ones too. We don’t have to go it alone.
G- gratitude. every day is a blessing!
H- happy. stay happy. if a home recording session gets you tied in knots – take a break and raise your mood, then give it another go. works for me (most of the time).
I- interest. keep interested in many things. i never know what subjects i’ll be asked to voice. so it pays to learn to pick up the big picture of a subject quickly.
J- joy. even a small project can be a blessing. so be joyous.
K- kind. be kind to everyone, even voice seekers who offer ridiculous sums of money which we have to turn .
L – life. put life into reads. let it reflect our own individual personality.
M – money. it’s a very good thing. keep on top if monies due to you. Set fees according to your needs and goals.
N – Not a problem! Within reason, be willing to go the extra mile for your clients.
O- Optimise – get the optimum quality that you can out of your sound system. Get the optimum out of your website too. Google SEO for more info.
P – Perfect …edit your recordings to the best level of perfection that you can manage.
Q- Respond quickly to audition requests and client or prospective client queries.
R – Relax. when times are slow keep a determined but relaxed attitude. It’ll get better eventually. Multiple streams of income help life go a lot more smoothly!
S- Smile. Peeps can hear it in your recording, and a colleague advises that it’s good for clear “s” sounds.
T – Train. Always keep training, learning and sharpening your VO skills.
U – Keep your contact details up to date.
V- Voice. Keep your voice in good shape with exercises, practice and warm ups.
W – website that’s mobile device friendly. move with the times!
X- Xtra. Voiceover Extra run by John Florian, is a fabby site with great and helpful articles by industry experts.
Y – You Tube is great source of inspiration with lots of interesting voiceover interviews, tutorials and other good stuff. There’s a lot of nonsense there too so discriminate!
Z – Zest. Enjoy your voiceover career, enjoy your life with Zest!
P.s. Artsy craftsy all the way, that’s me! http://facebook.com/BeadedDelightsByStef
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