Awareness of our profession is at an all-time high, and there’s certainly never been more high-quality VO information available to voice talents (at every level) than there is now. Yet stubborn myths persist!
Of course, you’re not harboring any VO misconceptions…or are you? Jeff Hixon, founder and CEO of Voicebank.net and Voiceregistry.com, sets the record straight in a recent Backstage.com article, and closes by sharing a dozen success tips.
A note about those tips–you might be tempted to give them a quick glance and dismiss them as being too basic. I submit that Jeff has not only aptly outlined how to get started, but the steps for adding new genres to your repertoire, or just getting better in general. After all, the voice over business is actually pretty simple…it’s just not easy.
It’s an odd thing, this business–isn’t it? Even if we were to all follow the exact same VO career recipe, some of us would get a creamy soup, some a chunky stew, and still others (unfortunately) a thin, gray gruel. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
In the meantime, read Jeff’s article here: Myths, Mistakes, and Making It in Voiceover