How to deal with picky voice over clients

How to deal with picky voice over clients

Most of your voice over sessions will go smoothly. Your clients will be pleasant, friendly and easy to deal with.

But every once in a while you’ll get a cranky client, someone who’s extremely picky and hard to please. The client sounds impatient and cold. You do take after take and you just can’t seem to get it right.

For some people this can be very frustrating. You might feel your blood pressure rising, your face getting hot. Your teeth clench. Your heart pounds. You can barely control your voice and you might even say something you’ll really regret later on.

Or you may have the opposite reaction. You feel yourself getting smaller and smaller. You blush with humiliation. “They hate me, ” you think. You feel faint. Your voice becomes thin and soft.

In situations like this, you must keep your cool and avoid the temptation to speak your mind.

But what do you do? How do get through the session and satisfy the client?

Never fear! I’ve been there and seen it all and I’ll share my helpful advice this week.

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After you watch the video, I want to know your thoughts. Was this helpful? Write to me in the comments box. I want to learn what’s on your mind so I can support you and share your best practices.

To your voice over success,

Susan Berkley,
Founder, The Great Voice Company


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5 Responses to How to deal with picky voice over clients

  1. Thanks….I wish I had access to this info when I had to deal with a difficult client 3 months ago. In the future I will use more tact and patience.
    Again thanks;


  2. Agreed…to a point. It’s one thing to get through a session or two with folks you don’t get along with. However, most of us got into this business because, well…we wanted to run our OWN business. If you don’t like a client, and you can afford to it, I say fire them and move on. Life’s too short.

    • But be careful and always be polite and business like. This market is small and you don’t want to shoot yourself in the foot and give yourself a bad reputation.

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