This drives voice buyers c-r-a-z-y

This drives voice buyers c-r-a-z-y

Just starting your voice over career?

Good. You’ll want to print this email and look at it often as you grow your business.

Voice buyers tell me the #1 thing that frustrates them the most is when voice talent sound like announcers.

And they’re right. People tune you out and wallets slam shut if you sound like you’re talking at them rather than to them.

It’s the difference between a radio jock and an accomplished voice actor who knows how to make their voice practically disappear, leaving you with nothing but vivid images and a burning desire for the product.

This is your “money voice” and developing it takes a little practice but it’s not as difficult as it seems.

In today’s Inside Voice Over Video Training Blog I’ve got 3 easy ways for you to sound more conversational in your voice over work to get that nasty announcer sound out of your voice.

Watch this week’s short training video Here Now

After you watch the video be sure to leave a comment. I always love to hear from you so I can support you as you grow your voice over career.

To your voice over success,

Susan Berkley,
Founder, The Great Voice Company

PS. New training! How To Be A Successful Video Game Voice Talent. Join me and my special guest Christopher Robin Miller, voice of Pokemon’s Professor Layton, Thursday December 7, 8 pm ET, for this special master class for voice over beginners and pro’s. Details here:

7 Responses to This drives voice buyers c-r-a-z-y

  1. Hello Susan,
    Always look forward to your weekly VO pointers.
    Unfortunately I have not landed my first gig yet and it has been just over 3 years since the boot camp. Most of my struggles have been my full time job and not being able to provide time for my VO work outside of cold calling which has not amounted to anything. Would it be possible if you can provide further material on how to get started on marketing yourself?
    Thanks again! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  2. Look forward to your video blog with the tips. This one is great! I had heard about talking to a friend, but not adding their participation in your head as part of the “conversation.” I also heard that, for some, it might be a good idea to have a picture of your friend to deliver your voice-over. The thought about adding entry dialog before your actual script is awesome!!!! That is one thing that really makes it sound conversational.
    Happy Holidays,
    Robert Virden

  3. Susan,

    Fundamentals, fundamentals! You are the Queen of keeping us on point. Just recently I was having trouble putting life into the scripts. I thought to myself, “What happened”? You taught us this two years ago and somehow I had wandered away from it. What a very timely reminder. As always, I wish you ad your staff all the best.


  4. It’s been a couple years since my since my fab bootcamp…and things are rolling! I listen to all your great tips Susan…and this one is spot on, as usual.
    The best is the “mumble-in…” or as I call it, my ” pre-talk”. It really gets your head into the fact you’re talking to that one good friend, and that their responses help to mold your voicing.
    Great stuff.
    Brad Hyland

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