Voiceover Do you have what it takes

Voiceover Do you have what it takes

I am currently mentoring a group of voice over beginners. They’re great folks– positive, enthusiastic and I love them to pieces.

But most of them are making a big (and potentially expensive) mistake.

What is it?

They are doing the wrong things first.

Like loading up on studio gear and building elaborate home studios before they’ve even learned how to properly interpret a piece of copy.

Heck, most of them don’t even have a demo yet!

Look, I know how easy and fun it can be to whip out a credit card and buy a shiny new piece of gear. And I recommend that all beginners purchase a basic USB mic to practice and build their skills.

But keep it simple. Don’t put the cart before the horse and build a super studio before you’ve got the performance basics down pat.

Here’s what I think is going on.

I think many voice over beginners load up on (and hide behind) their professional equipment to avoid dealing with a much deeper issue…

An insecurity about their talent.

In this week’s Inside Voice Over video training blog, join me as I do a deep dive into a question that might be nagging at you.

How do I know if I have what it takes to do this? How do I know I’m not just wasting my time?
I think you’ll be surprised, and hopefully relieved, by what I have to say.

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


P.S. Perfect for voice over beginners: my Great Voice Challenge master class starts TONIGHT Thurs. Jan 18. Discover how to get started in voice over step-by-step and you’ll be eligible to win a training and demo package worth $2,200! Details at www.greatvoicechallenge.com, 800-333-8108 talent@greatvoice.com. Can’t make it live? It’ll all be recorded for learning at your convenience.

4 Responses to Voiceover Do you have what it takes

  1. Susan I liked watching this video. It gives good view of the whole scope of VO work. I hope to make this my career and look forward to working with you and your group to make this happen. Thank you
    Robert Dondero
    (from Moonachie NJ near Hackensack)

    • Glad I was helpful Robert. Since we are right down the street in Englewood Cliffs, our Bootcamp would be a great place to start. Next one is March 24-26. Call us at 201 541 8595 for details. SUsan

  2. YES!!! Susan, the blog nailed it fr me because I have not had any encouragement except to be told that I have. a “nice voice”. I hear all about the business, the marketing, the equipment, where to find customers, etc, etc. I need to know FIRST, do I have the product!!

    Thanks again, Susan!

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