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Sorry to rain on your VO parade

Recently, voice actor Paul Strikwerda created a very eye-opening video about the realities of becoming a professional voice actor. It’s worth checking out (and now you, too, can finally hear how to correctly pronounce his last name! 😉 ) Remember: being a voice actor really is about loving the job. It certainly ISN’T a get-rich-quick profession. But if you love [Continue Reading…]

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7 Steps To Building A Better Brand

On January 4, the good people over at VoiceOverXtra will start the new year with “7 Steps To Building A Better Brand” – an info-packed webinar led by voice over expert, Bettye Zoller. In this webinar, Betty will detail how to analyze your current brand marketing, offer effective marketing techniques, and show you how to keep your brand consistent everywhere [Continue Reading…]

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Don’t think of a blue elephant

I just love Paul Strikwerda’s blog, Double Dutch. Pretty much anything he posts is worth reading (and rereading), and his latest post is no different: Is your freelance career fueled by fear?

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Volunteering your voice

In two previous posts (one titled Wanna become a voice-over actor? and the other titled I really hate to scare you but…) I threw down two challenges to aspiring voice actors; challenges that are meant to get VO beginners into the habit of acting like, well… actors. Working on the two challenges is all fine and dandy if you like [Continue Reading…]

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I really hate to scare you but…

Even though Halloween has passed and all the stores are already running in full Christmas mode, I decided that I’d like to give you just one last scare — and it’s a biggie. This scare is for all of the people who are interested in becoming voice over actors. It’s especially for those who think that being a voice over [Continue Reading…]

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VO beginners: Where is your focus?

If you’re a beginner to voice acting, then you might think that there is a tremendous amount of work and practice that needs to be done before you can even get your budding career off the ground. And you’d be right — there IS a lot. So much so that the mountain of work might appear to block out the [Continue Reading…]

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The Art of Voice Acting – NEW Fourth Edition!

The Art of Voice Acting – NEW Fourth Edition! James R. Alberger’s classic book on voice acting just got better! This all-new fourth edition is packed with information ranging from voice exercises and copy samples, solid business advice, guidance on preparing demos, and lots more! Even the CD comes with more audio than the previous third edition (more tips on [Continue Reading…]

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Voice acting: What’s your favorite genre?

For many voice-over actors, having a career in voice acting is one of the most enjoyable ways to make a living. I mean, with so many genres to choose from, who could ever get bored? But honestly, some genres are more fun than others. It all depends on what gets you excited and your own personal level of “yeah, I [Continue Reading…]

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You can do cartoon voices, too!

There are a lot of books on how to do voice overs — and I’ve read quite a few of them. So it’s a rare pleasure when I have the chance to sit down and read a book that falls outside of the norm in a very good way. And that book is You Can Do Cartoon Voices, Too! by [Continue Reading…]

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Thanks John Florian of Voice Over Xtra!

I’m always extremely grateful when my writing gets recognized by others in the voice over community. And today is another day of gratitude and celebration. Once again John Florian of Voice Over Xtra has reprinted one of the posts here at VAN. Thank you so much for your support! 😀 You can check out the article here: Breaking Into Voice-Over: [Continue Reading…]

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