Are you making this BIG voice over mistake?

Are you making this BIG voice over mistake?

This week we’re going to take a hard look at a mindset issue that could be affecting your voice over success. I’m going to be a little blunt here so I hope you don’t mind.

So here’s the question:

When you approach potential voice buyers are you acting like a peer or (inadvertently) like a pest?

I’ll give you a quick example. My friend, the award winning audiobook narrator Alan Sklar, is the consummate peer. He has voiced over 200 audiobooks, as well as thousands of other voice overs. Whenever he gets an audio book assignment he calls the publisher and, if the writer is still alive, he asks permission to contact them.

Before he records a single word, he interviews the author to get salient, behind-the-scenes information about the characters and the author’s vision for the book.

Now that’s thinking like a partner, a true peer. As a result, his career is thriving.

On the other hand, inadvertent pests are perpetually struggling to get things off the ground.

I’m sure you’d never intentionally pester someone, but there could be some subtle pesky head trash that’s affecting the way you think of yourself as a voice talent and inadvertently undermining your success.

In this week’s Inside Voice Over Video training video blog I explore Pest or Peer. Take a look and I think you’ll come away with some key distinctions that will really empower your voice over career.

Watch It Here Now

After you watch the video, I want to know your thoughts. Was this helpful?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments box. I want to read about what’s on your mind so I can support you.

To your voice over success,

Susan Berkley,
Founder, The Great Voice Company

P.S. HURRY! Our next Voice Over Bootcamp Recording Studio Immersion Experience in NYC June 18-20 is almost sold out. Get details here https://www.greatvoice.com/voice-over-events or call 800-333-8108.

Here are some comments from people who attended our April Bootcamp:

Real Coaching, Real Direction

“Susan’s program is phenomenal! Real coaching, real direction, and showing you how to stretch your natural gift of voice over. More importantly, sharing the mindset and what it takes to build the business. Thank you Susan and GVC!” Eddie Martinez, Manlius NY

Awesome People and Support

“The support received at the Boot camp was second to none! Susan and Adriana took all of their experience, wrapped it up into a fun and understandable package and gifted it to us! After working with them, I have the confidence to move forward and take the steps necessary to own my own life. I can’t say Thank you enough for what they provided me!” Julianne Thornton, Warwick, RI

An Action-Packed Blueprint!

“I found the Voice Over Immersion over this past weekend a remarkable, action packed blueprint for marketing my Voice Over business and deepening my understanding of the creative work for voice talent. As an actor, I was humbled by the process and inspired by the growth. The entire Great Voice Company team each brought a vital piece to imparting these gems!” Beth Kucharczyk, Garden City, NY

       

7 Responses to Are you making this BIG voice over mistake?

  1. Yes I agree, fabulous words of wisdom. Peers respect each other which to me implies a level of maturity in recognizing we can truly benefit from each other to bring forth the best work. I particularly like the stories or examples that you give…real life circumstances. And the tag line….peer or pest is great too….funny and to the point!

  2. Fantastic blog! As usual Susan, you provide extremely pertinent information for the benefit of the seasoned voice actor as well as the “newbie”, such as myself. Thank you for sharing your valuable incites, helpful hints, dos’ and don’ts, etc. I look forward to your next exciting video. Regards,
    Marilyn

  3. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INFORMATION. I WAS WONDERING, DO YOU EVER FIND WORK FOR POTENTIAL CLIENTS? I HAVE WORKED IN RADIO, PRODUCED SPECIAL PROGRAMMMING AND VARIOUS INDUSTRIALS FOR OVER 25 YEARS.
    I AM LOOKING FOR FREELANCE VOICE OVER WORK.

    THANK YOU.

    • Hi Angel,
      Sounds like you have some great experience!
      We are not a casting or talent agency so we don’t provide work. But I do have some excellent training programs on how to market your services. Give us a call at 800-333-8108 talent@greatvoice.com. Thanks for writing
      Susan

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