Setting expectations and goals ahead of a new year is an amazing way of ensuring your dreams come true. For many of us, this is the time for reflection of past mistakes and future prospects. But in reality, making resolutions can be done at any time of the year. It can be on your wedding anniversary, on your birthday or when starting your career as a voice actor like I did in Nashville, TN. Here are some suggestions to start off your voice acting career on a path to success in the new year.
Book More Voiceover Jobs
If your goal is to increase the number of voiceover bookings in coming years, you are not alone. There are thousands of voiceover actors hoping to do the same thing. To increase these bookings, you must be hands-on during the entire process. For instance, ensure that you audition as frequently as possible. However, audition only for the jobs that are suitable for your voice and not every offer that lands in your inbox. By auditioning only for jobs that are relevant to your voiceover style the probability of landing those jobs goes up.
Diversify Your Voiceover Language Skills
Even with professional voiceover actors with careers spanning several years in voice acting, there is always a new skill to add to your portfolio. Doing more auditions can greatly improve some of the skills already have and help you develop a new language or accent. If picking up a new language or accent are part of your wish-list this year, there is a way you can add them to your skills list. One way is engaging the services of a voiceover coach. Learning an accent or language in voice acting is a great way to expand your career opportunities.
Venture into a New Area in Voice Acting
If you've always had the desire to venture into a new specialization within voice acting, maybe this is the time to get started. Being open to new challenges is one of the successful strategies for voiceover actors everywhere. It appears that many voice actors are looking to test the waters of a new VO field. So when you're ready, get your new demos together to promote your expanded skills.