This week’s podcast episode is the final part of our Voiceover Guide. We cover such wide-ranging subjects as voiceover conferences, anxiety and motivation, branding and marketing, and the business and legal practices successful voice actors employ.
What will attending a voiceover conference do for your career? How can you perform your best at an audition when you suffer from anxiety? What is the difference between branding and marketing? What does a Madison Avenue advertising executive look for when choosing a voice talent? And how should you structure your business affairs?
Podcast guests this week include voiceover conference directors Gerrald Griffith (VO Atlanta) and Dave Courvoisier (WOVO Con), psychologist Dr. Chloe Carmichael, author, voice actor and comedian Anna Vocino, marketing and advertising gurus Celia Siegel and Doug Melville, and business savvy brainboxes Tom Dheere and Robert Sciglimpaglia.
Today’s episode of the VO School Podcast is part two of a master voiceover advice guide. I’ve selected the most awesome highlights and important tidbits of information for the new or working voice actor, covering voiceover coaching in episode 5 and VO demos in episode 6. We discuss networking (on and offline) in episode 7, and find out how you can get your first voiceover job in episode 9.
With the help of nine industry professionals who are all experts in their fields, we get to the truth of these oft-misunderstood subjects.
Joining me this week are voiceover coaches Anne Ganguzza and MaryLynn Wissner, demo producers J. Michael Collins and Terry Daniel, networking gurus Tim Friedlander, Jay Preston, and Brad Venable, and business savvy VO entrepreneurs Rachael Naylor and Armin Hierstetter.
It’s the tenth episode of the VO School Podcast and this week I wanted to do something a little different so we’re taking a look at the psychology of the voice actor!
How does one deal with disappointment, rejection, and self-doubt? What techniques can you use to combat performance anxiety? How do you deal with a person bringing negativity into a session? We also explore tactics to help you get into character, perform at your best in the audition room and recording studio, and how to unwind after a difficult session.
I’m thrilled to have been joined by two fantastic guests. Dr. Chloe Carmichael holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from Long Island University and her Manhattan-based private practice focuses on stress management, relationship issues, self-esteem, and coaching. She’s worked one-on-one with many stars from stage and screen and contributes to media outlets such as The Huffington Post, Fox News, Cosmopolitan, the New York Post, US News, Refinery29, and Forbes.
Anna Vocino is a voice actor, stand up comedian, and food writer. Her voice credits include promo campaigns for ABC, Nickelodeon, Fox Sports, Cartoon Network, and the Tennis Channel, plus hundreds of TV and radio spots for clients like Subaru, Bud Light, Best Buy, Toys R Us, Target, FedEx, Legoland, and McDonald’s. She can also be heard on TV in “The Office,” “Celebrity Death Match,” “The Young & The Restless,” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” as well as “a bajillion video games".
This week on the VO School Podcast, we’re talking technology! More specifically, what you need to set up your own home studio for voiceover.
What is the first and most important consideration? Do you have to spend a lot of money to get professional results? Do you have to be a tech expert? And what common mistakes can you avoid? We also share some insider tips to optimize your recorded sound without having to spend any money at all.
Joining me this week are Amanda Rose Smith, audio engineer and producer from New York City, and Tim Tippets, voice talent, audio expert, and educator from Chicago. Embrace your inner sound geek and join us for a chat about all things audio!
This week’s episode of the VO School Podcast is devoted to the voice actor. If episode one was an outward look at the industry as a whole, episode two is looking inward and exploring the skills and personal traits needed to become successful in this industry.
What are the skills a voice actor needs to compete? Does success require certain character traits? And can these be learned or are they innate?
We also explore some of the biggest hurdles a new talent must overcome.
Joining me this week is Jodi Krangle, a highly sought after Canadian voice actor whose credits span the globe over the course of a ten-year career. Also joining me is Jim Kennelly, a 30-year veteran of the voiceover industry. He is the owner and executive producer of Lotas Productions, a full-service voiceover studio in Manhattan. Jim is co-founder of Realtime casting and is a respected forward thinker and voice talent advocate.
Blog and show notes for the VO School Podcast - produced by Jamie Muffett.