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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Teaching, Training and Taking Care of Your Voice

Being a voiceover artist doesn’t necessarily mean what many assume it does.  There are definite perks to having a job that will often allow you to work remotely, and even from the comfort of your own home.  But, this isn’t a profession that you easily slip into to start earning a decent wage.  It takes time, dedication, and, perhaps most importantly, it requires persistence.  You never master this craft and that means that you must keep going out in search of new clients.  You must continue to market yourself to ensure that the future is brighter than today.  And, you must continue to train in order to hone your craft.  For many this means taking regular classes or working with voice coaches. 

Private Coaches One of the more popular methods of improving as a voiceover artist is to hire the services of a reputable voice coach.  These professionals have the knowledge and experience that can help you as you dial in your voice to make yourself as appealing as possible to casting directors and potential clients.  Learn some tricks of the trade, more about caring for your voice, and exercises that can help to better ensure a great recording every time. Maintain your sense of humor throughout.

Tried and True Schools Although most will tell you that there aren’t college degrees in voice acting, the truth is that there are many recognized schools that offer classes and courses that can benefit you greatly on your path to becoming a professional voiceover talent.

Improv and Stage Acting Your voiceover education doesn’t have to be that literal, however.  Many find that they make great strides simply by racking up their hours of practice.  While time in the recording booth will count toward this, you should also consider stepping out of that comfort zone.  Consider trying out for a community play, taking an improv class, or volunteering to help with a local children’s theater program. Or the Library For the Blind. All of that time performing will prove beneficial in your career.

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