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How to Become a More Versatile Voice Actor

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Are you looking for ways to become more valuable to your clients? Jamie Hill shares a number of tips and observations that can help make your offerings as a professional voice talent superior to other service providers. Be attentive, be courteous and be relatable! If you're trying to go from part-time voice acting to a full-time career as a voice over artist, Jamie shares what steps to take and encourages you to go for it.

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Guidance for Radio Talent on How to Book Voice-Over Jobs

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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What happens when you have way too much "radio" in your sound? You have to get back to the basics! If you came from broadcast, this podcast is for you. Professional voice over talent and veteran radio broadcaster, Mike Vincent, shares his formula for success as a voice artist using the QUINN method.

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How to Sound Like Famous Stars

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Have you ever heard of a soundalike? The ability to sound like Hollywood celebrities, politicians and public figures is greatly in demand. Rodney Saulsberry introduces the concept of finding the right key to speak in when imitating celebrated personalities by demonstrating his own abilities as a soundalike for Morgan Freeman, US President Barack Obama and James Brown. Learn how to use your voice as a soundalike to increase your opportunities for voice-over work in this fun and exciting area of voice acting.

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Choosing a Voice Over Coach

By Lin Parkin

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Finding the right voice-over coach to work with can be challenging. There are many coaches out there, but how do you know if you'll actually benefit from their training programs? How qualified are they to provide coaching? How can you tell which ones are fly-by-night and which are legit? Professional voice talent and voice-over coach, Karen DeBoer, demystifies what you should consider before hiring a voice-over coach in this episode of Voice Over Experts.

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7 Steps to Becoming A VO-preneur

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Without a proper foundation, you'll find yourself going from one gig to another without any particular direction. David Tyler encourages you to build a professional support team, trademark your business name, setup a business banking account, a business phone line, website, develop branding and more. Use David's tips to help you establish yourself and promote your voice in the global marketplace.

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5-Minute Workout for Developing Your Voice and Articulation

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Are you in the habit of warming up before auditioning and recording? Tommy Griffiths leads you through a 5-minute workout that will quickly strengthen your voice, improve your breathing and pronunciation. You'll start with some basic stretches, working your facial muscles and progress from there. As Tommy says, you can do this 5-minute workout anywhere. Just be sure you are somewhere you can look ridiculous!

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It's What You Say and How You Say It

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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What do people expect of a voice actor? Joe Loesch believes that voice actors need to interpret the script and convey its meaning while matching it to the voice of the character they're playing. Can you personally relate to the script or product? If not that's okay. You can act! Learn how to develop a character that you feel comfortable with that can relate while discovering reading styles, techniques and best practices.

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Recording and Producing Your First Audiobook

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Have you ever recorded an audiobook before? Producer Paul Fegan shares his experience working with a narrator on their first audiobook at Bitsixteen, Fegan's professional recording studio in Dublin, Ireland. Learn about what worked and also what Paul would have done differently! This is a must listen for anyone who wants to narrate or produce audiobooks.

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Developmental Tips For Aspiring Voice Talent

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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People listening on the other end of the speaker are taking in your every word. Make them count! James Minter, of Buckeye Media Services realizes that a voice actor's role as storyteller in the theatre of the mind is paramount. In this podcast, James draws attention to the granularity a voice talent needs to consider in the business of voice over from character development, script interpretation, understanding your audience, reading aloud and more.

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Giving Your Clients a 5-Star Customer Service Experience

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Clients come in all shapes and sizes. It's easy to be professional with great clients, but what do you do with clients who are a little more challenging to work with? How you handle a client's request matters. Learn how to give your clients a 5-star customer service experience in this Voice Over Experts podcast from J. Michael Collins.

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