The podcast world is worth exploring as a voice-over actor. Podcasts cover a wide range of topics and many have huge followings. Not only are there many job opportunities in the podcast world, but you may also decide to have your podcast to talk about a topic and let your voice be heard regularly.
Take Time to Engage
Take the time to listen to podcasts. Listening will give you some ideas about how to start a podcast as well as the other jobs that podcasts bring. Just like working on your voice over craft, it is important to do some research on the job opportunities so that you are prepared for auditioning and know what to focus on.
It also will give you some ideas and styles that you may want to adapt to your own podcast. Are you teaching? Or perhaps doing interviews with those in the industry? Or maybe a storytime podcast reading for kids and showing off your character voices and skills.
Podcast Job Opportunities
Podcast voices connect directly with a listening audience. It is what voice over actors have refined and built a career around. So, it is only natural that a podcaster wants a professional to help them get the audience engaged.
Specifically, podcasts will hire a voice-over actor for the intro and outro. The podcast intro is the show’s opening that introduces the show and the host. It sets the mood and tone of the entire show. Which is why many podcasters will hire a voice-over actor. It adds a layer of professionalism and sophistication.
The podcast outro is the closing that ties the podcast all together and leaves the audience with a tag line. In many outro’s there is a call to action asking them to listen or share the podcast with friends. Again, having a voice-over actor makes the podcast sound like it is a full production instead of maybe someone in their bedroom chatting into a mic.
Use a Podcast for Your Brand
As a voice-over actor, you may already have a great recording set up at your home, so you already have that going for you as well as the knowledge of editing audio files. You have the experience and a podcast is a perfect way to talk and share your voice.
Find Your Niche
Finding your niche n the podcast world is much like finding your vocal style. Know exactly what your topic will entail having an interesting and engaging podcast series. If your voice has range think of how to incorporate that into your podcast to market yourself and your diversity.
Many Voice Over Actors Are Podcasters
Many voice over actors are delving into the podcast world both as voices for others but also as having their podcast. It can be used as a calling card and put into a demo reel. Voice over actors understand that by using their voices they can make a subject interesting and fascinating which is why they are highly desired and what makes their podcasts interesting. Whether you are looking for another work avenue or a creative project, podcasting has a lot of opportunities available.