The little Voice Over “tweak” that changes everything

The little Voice Over “tweak” that changes everything

What goes through your head when you turn on the mic?

Many voice over beginners approach the craft by listening to the sound of their voice, trying to direct themselves as they perform.

This, unfortunately, is a recipe for disaster and could be the reason why your career is stalled and you haven’t been booking as much as you’d like.

In fact, I often tell my students to work without headphones so they are not tempted to listen to themselves as they act the script.

(If you have to wear headphones in the studio to hear the director, I suggest listening through one hear only)

Fortunately, there’s a simple mindset tweak that will get you on track and keep you there so you’ll never be accused of sounding like an announcer when you perform
I teach it to you in this week’s Inside Voiceover so you can try it in your very next audition or practice session.

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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

9 Responses to The little Voice Over “tweak” that changes everything

  1. Hi Susan,

    so,finally i answer you,
    i think your videos are helpful,but i am going through a deep crisis..professional..personal….
    as a voiceover talent i am doing..zero…
    not in Italy,my country and nothong ..in a..home studio..because i think..that the sound of the cars..from the road..or of the rain…when..it is bad wather..would be..recorded.

    so, no self esteem,stopped..in general,i am living the sorrow for waht happened to my beloved cat….so..if you want to says somth..you are welcome.

    thanks for your videos.

  2. It took me a moment to understand what you were explaining, it makes sense, I remember from an audio conference call i listened in on a few years ago, you visualize speaking to a friend or spouse as if they were right with you rather than listening to my “announcer voice”.

  3. Great advice Susan! I finally took off the headphones and it was like someone took the handcuffs off. I am set free to reach the person I am talking to and not worry about things like “Oh, my voice just trailed off” or “My tone was too low”, etc.

    Hope you’re having a great summer!
    Stephen

  4. Great approach Susan. Voice over isn’t only about having a beautiful sounding voice. It’s heart and soul. It’s feeling natural and speak natural. To get into that lines of your VO part and make them remember you for good.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Such terrific advice! Too many times I try to “smoothe” as I read and now I know I should just feel it instead. Thanks!

  6. Hi Susan, I find my imagination is linked to “feeling my voice” where it comes from and where it’s going….matching those two things together with the scripts’ intent sometimes takes a take or three. This is great information especially for us newbies.

    Always enjoy your blogs.

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