Most of us aren't naturals when it comes to public speaking: it's a skill that takes practice, and a nudge in the right direction is always helpful. When it comes to audio branding, no other sound can compare with the power of the human voice to reach out to and create an emotional bond with our listening audience. These podcasts feature interviews with a number of professional voice coaches, directors, and producers who offer their insights on the voice industry and practical advice on everything from breathing exercises and vocal training to finding and effectively using your own voice.
There’s a lot to discover when it comes to voiceover, something I've learned firsthand throughout my journey as a voice artist. These episodes offer a glimpse behind the scenes of the voiceover industry, featuring interviews with voice coaches and casting directors that focus on everything from the changes the pandemic’s brought to the industry to the expanding role of voiceover in our everyday lives.
We also talk about public speaking, how important it can be for just about any business, and suggestions on how to become a more effective speaker. Public speaking isn’t something most of us like to think about: studies have shown that glossophobia, fear of public speaking, affects three out of four people on some level. These episodes provide a wealth of practical advice from professional speakers and voice coaches to help you overcome that natural fear, from lowering stress and learning your voice’s natural pitch to the value of storytelling and tips on projecting your voice.
Voiceover and public speaking form two of the pillars of audio branding, whether through traditional commercials and narration, or audio-first apps and interfaces, or just speaking effectively and delivering your message to consumers. The podcasts here offer a closer look at the voice industry and the art of public speaking and offer guidance on creating just the right voice for your brand.
Internet Voice Coach is a new service for voice actors that gives tips and advice about various aspects of the industry. They also provide podcasts, personal feedback, downloads of helpful stuff for your business and your practice, they can work with you on auditions, there’s a forum, and a lot more. Whether you’re just starting out […]
If you’re really serious about becoming a voice talent, you really really need to treat this as a business – not a hobby. Freshbooks can help you do that by presenting your invoices to your clients in a professional manner and allowing you to track outstanding invoices, keep track of expenses and a whole lot more. Personally, I LOVE Freshbooks, […]
George Whittam is a genius when it comes to fixing recording issues for voice talent. If you’re just getting into voice overs and you don’t know what equipment to buy, he’s the guy to ask. He has several options available from a super simple beginner’s set up, to a pro’s dream. And if you already have […]
Edge Studio is a great marketing resource for voice overs. They have a ton of great resources for voice over training, too!. Visit their answer series for common questions and answers if you’re intending on becoming a voice over artist. You might also find their directory for suggesting links particularly useful.
If you’re just getting started in voice overs, or you’re a seasoned pro and want to improve your craft (it’s a never-ending process, after all), one of the best places to visit is VoiceActing.com. There’s tons of resources on their website, but one of the best things you can do for your career is to pick […]