As you are thinking about your voice over business in 2020, I want to put something in your mind ...
I believe that planning for the future can have such a massive impact on your business that if you’re not planning for success, meaning that you’re not taking it seriously to plan out each day to get to where you want to go, you’re going to lose out in 2020.
I’ve always had issues with planning and working with to-do lists. They can be taxing, and it’s often hard to narrow down the exact things that you need to accomplish.
In voice over, we run across all sorts of challenging things like technical work, marketing, or dealing with customers or working with the website, etc.
The key to planning is taking all those things that we have to do and create systems and processes so that we can make it easier for us and increase success through efficiency.
In this video, I talk about systems, tips, and tricks on how you can plan for voiceover...
When I first started in voice-over, I had the most challenging time with my breath.
Because I didn’t know what I was doing, I tried to breathe in places that were very awkward and not normal speech. It took me so long to edit out breath’s and I got confused about where they should go and how they should sound.
So then I adopted a no breath strategy where I would remove all of the breaths.
But as I went along, I realize that that sounded very unnatural as well. So I went to a strategy of leaving all the breaths in. What happened there was that the breaths were so loud that that didn’t work either.
As I went through this whole process over a couple of years, I realized that the problem was not my editing but my actual breathing during my voiceovers.
So I created a strategy on how to breathe better during my speaking. In this video, I talk about four different steps you can use to build up your stamina and correct any breathing problems you may have.
Simple 3-step Voice-over Marketing Plan (Email, 20 online sites/1 P2P, and social engagement)
1. Don’t make things over complicated with your marketing plan (Use this 3 step formula)
2. Consistency is everything.
3. The content was king, but engagement has taken over.
*Number 1 - Get set up with 20 online casting sites; Freelance, P2P sites (Fully complete your profiles. Do not leave anything undone.)
*Number 2 - Social Engagement - Pick two social platforms, Twitter and Instagram, and engage, qualify, contact)
*Number 3 - Cold email - Mailshake, Social Leads, Monthly Newsletter (1 tip, 1 article summary, one offer)
Finding good scripts is hard, especially ones that give us the “real-life” practice we need to grow as voice actors.
However, do not lose hope, I have put together three tips and tricks you can use to get good scripts to practice voice acting like a rock star (If rock stars practiced voice acting, that is).
A quick note: Whenever you practice, make the most of it and spend a little extra time creating a process that you will follow from beginning to end.
Think of a golfer. Every time they step up to the ball, they have their ritual to bring them to that perfect moment of relaxation, remembrance, and creation. The same goes for us. Start to create a process where you get a script (copy), and you read, research, find your voice, deliver, analyze, modify, edit, master, format, and send off.
This is my method, but you can create your own. Practicing voice acting this way is called "targeted practice."
** Three tips and...
I am so thrilled what is coming up in A VO's JOURNEY. As you might have seen, there have been some major changes to the community.
I made an announcement that I have been waiting to make for 3 years ...
I AM GOING FULL TIME AS A VOICE OVER ACTOR!!!
It is so incredible to think of the journey that has taken me to this point and the journey we have been on together.
Because of the monumental decision, it hit me that I should really stop and think about what was the main factor that got me to this point ... what was the one thing that I would tell someone if they asked?
HOW DID YOU DO IT? HOW DID YOU GO FULL TIME?
The only answer I could honestly say is ... ACTING! 100%
Acting has been the cornerstone of what I have put all my eggs into. It wasn't the gear when I started out, in fact, all the gear I have now was purchased in the last 6 months based on my voice acting success.
It wasn't the marketing or fancy copy, or this and that.
Plain and simple, it was my skill in acting that led...
A Guide for the Beginning Voice Over Artist
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Hello and welcome to episode one of a VOs Journey.
My name is Anthony Pica and I am your host, and we're going to get this thing kicked off for the first episode.
I'm going to be talking about what I plan on doing with the show and hopefully I can offer a lot of help to a lot of voice over artists.
The point of this show is to give all of the advice that I have to help VO's make it from beginning to end, to a place where they can become full time artists.
The hope is that by this time next year, two years, five years down the road, you'll be able to go full time at this. So that is the goal and that is the point of this podcast.
So I want to start off telling you a little bit about myself.
I've been acting, teaching and doing voice...