Sounding Natural in Voice-Over

Sounding natural is by far the most desired style in voice-over today. Yet, surprisingly, it can be the most challenging delivery to achieve, especially in front of a microphone. I still chuckle sometimes, listening to a recording of myself, after “trying” to sound natural – even with the amount of experience I have in this … Read more

Don’t Let Them Forget You

In the voice-over world, we’re constantly moving from project to project, client to client. This often makes work exciting and interesting, a far cry from the typical 9-5 corporate gig. And yet, the ebb and flow can be frustrating, especially if you’re used to a steady influx of work.  One of the must-have tools that … Read more

4 Tips for Nailing a VO Audition

You may have a slick demo, an awesome website, and a few friends willing to write fake testimonials for you, but if you really want to be a successful VO artist, you need to become an audition master. Doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie chasing your first gig, or an industry veteran with a resume … Read more

Identifying Your Goals for Voice-Over Success

What experiences do you want to have as a voice actor?  What is your “reach for the stars” goal?  Go ahead. Dream big. There are no limits.  Do you dream of being the announcer for the Academy Awards?  Do you dream of winning an Audie Award for your narration of an audiobook?  Do you dream … Read more

7 Key Questions For Voiceover Beginners

Guy Michaels, with 20 years in corporate voiceover and as director of Voiceover Kickstart, gives very frank and practical advice to anyone considering a voiceover career. 1. HOW DO I BREAK INTO VOICEOVER? For a break-in to occur suggests that something, in this case the Voiceover Industry, is locked.  It is not. If by ‘break … Read more

How do you become a voiceover artist?

These days of people re-assessing their work life has lead to more people than ever contacting me with this question “I’d like to be a voiceover artist, how do I set myself up as a voiceover and get work?” I do find myself giving pretty similar replies to these questions so thought it was about … Read more

How do I become a Voiceover Artist?

These days of people re-assessing their work life has lead to more people than ever contacting me with this question “I’d like to be a voiceover artist, how do I set myself up as a voiceover and get work?” I do find myself giving pretty similar replies to these questions so thought it was about … Read more

What exactly do voiceovers do?

The day always starts with a tea or coffee What do voiceovers do? One thing that strikes me, is how often when I tell people what I do for a living “I work as a professional voiceover”, I am faced with a blank stare and an ‘oh right…so what does that actually mean then? What … Read more