I’m guessing you’ve taken your fair share of scene study classes, dance classes, voice lessons, Shakespeare training--- the list goes on--- at this point in your career.
You may be thinking... “I feel like I should have enough training by now! Can’t I just do the actual work?!”
The good news is that if you’ve received any vocal training (singing, breathing, etc.) it will likely serve you as a foundation in your voiceover work.
You’ve made it to the third week of #VoiceoverCamp- a summer-long #AskAnExpert event w/ Amy Russ, from ActorWebs and yours truly. If you missed our last video, 3 Steps to Take to Take Now to Start Your Voiceover Career, check it out here.
This week we answer the question ... “Is a voiceover class necessary?"
Let’s dive in!
So what do you think? Are your dreams of having a VO career actually starting to sound like a reality?
Just remember… research, research, RESEARCH!
Thinking you need a little extra boost before starting a class? I’ve got your back! Grab your complimentary copy of the VO Starter Kit now!
Do you want to have a career in VO, but aren't quite sure where to begin?
Not sure you can add a new branch of acting while balancing a busy schedule?
Then you're in the right place...
You’ve made it to the second video of Voiceover Camp - a summer-long #AskAnExpert series with Amy Russ of Actor-Webs. If you missed our first video, check it out here.
In this video, we'll dive into 3 easy steps that take no longer than 10 minutes for you to pursue daily..
It gets better...You can conduct these steps on your commute to work, in the shower, even scrolling through your social media in the morning!
Have I caught your attention, yet?
Check out this week's episode of Voiceover Camp and learn these 3 easy steps!
What do you think? Easy, right?!
Ready. Set. Practice.
Why not start here?! Scroll right on up to the beginning of this blog and try reading it out loud like you were talking to a friend. Then to a kiddo. Maybe to a group of co-workers! Go, Go, Go!
And, as always, if you are feeling EXTRA inspired, please grab your complimentary copy of the VO Starter Kit now!
As a performer, body language is absolutely one of your greatest tools to communicate with your audience, right? But what if you only had your voice to express a story?
Enter the major fears that come with a career in voice over. "How do I know if my voice is good enough?" "Isn't it super competitive?" "Where do I even begin?"
DON’T PANIC! I had to overcome the same fears and I’m ready to pass on What You Need to Know Before Starting a Voiceover Career.
This week kicks off Voiceover Camp - a summer-long #AskAnExpert series with Amy Russ of Actor-Webs. She, maybe like you, was curious about the transition I made from one form of acting to working in voiceover. Together, we break down what you should expect before starting a career in voice over, the technique and training that comes with the career, and the big differences in auditioning for a voice over role as opposed to other auditioning opportunities.
SPOILER: What I really wanted to express to Amy was how much voice over has completely changed the course of my acting career. If you approach it with the right mindset & training, it can be the most lucrative and fun branch of your acting career, too!!
So what do you think?
Ready to dive into the world of voiceover?
Let’s do it together!
If you're feeling EXTRA inspired, grab my VO Starter Kit below!
"Don't treat your acting like a hobby and be mad when it doesn't turn into a career."
Actress and audiobook narrator, Callie Beaulieu shared this quote with me during our chat about Power Group this week. It was a thought from her acting teacher, and it eventually led her to the #GlobalActor Power Group where she has worked to own new business skills and becoming savvy in relationship building in order to book more work and feel awesome about both her acting career & personal life.
We get into the benefits of Long-Term coaching in the Power Group!
Check it out!
Are you getting seen for every project you KNOW you're right for?
If no, why not?
Do you know how to represent yourself (submit, pitch & negotiate) with confidence?
Ready to begin working with your dream agent or manager?
Do you HAVE an agent or manager but still feel yourself wanting more in regards to the state of your career?
Let me help-- I LOVE working with actors like you so you'll feel empowered to:
I'll share the formula which I've used (to a so far 100% success rate) to help actors add a new agent or manager to their team.
But don't just take my word for it, check out Katie's success!
If you're looking for similar success in gaining representation and cultivating strong ties with your reps, I'd love to invite you to join us in the #GlobalActor Power Groups this summer!
Find full details here!
And feel free to schedule a quick chat with me if you have any questions :)
But ACT FAST as ENROLLMENT closes on Sunday, July 8th or as soon as groups are full!
Sick of waiting tables, temping or working some other non-acting related day job that leaves you feeling exhausted and unfulfilled?
What if there was an acting gig that could provide you consistent work AND flexibility?
Well, there is!
With several national & regional commercials under my belt as well as over 70 audiobooks, I can honestly say voiceover and audiobook narration has changed my life.
And I'm not the only one!
As one Power Group Session comes to a close and another is opening, I thought it'd be the perfect time to sit down with a few actors who've benefited from the program and get their take on how the Power Group works.
First up is Tom Richardson! He fills us in on his journey to landing and narrating his first audiobook!
This summer, I'd love to help you find similar success! :)
Now through July 5th, enrollment is open for the summer Power Groups!
Find the full details here and if you'd like to be sure the program will be the right fit, schedule a quick call with me ASAP. But be sure to ACT NOW, as there are only 5 spots left!
So, your life's dream was to move to NYC... or LA and "Make It" as an actor...
You got to said city and gave it as good of a shot as you could... but it wasn't enough... for whatever reason you've found yourself back in your hometown when you swore to yourself you'd never go back.
Actor Nightmare, right?
While, it might seem like complete surrender at first, moving back home does not necessarily have to signal the end of your acting career.
In today's video- with Ava Gaudet of #TipsOfTheTrade -- we get real-- we've actually both been here before, and are pumped to share some tangible tips that we discovered along the way.
Check it out!
Be sure to pick up your free gift: The Global Actor GPS here!
This is the third of 3 videos Ava & I shot together. Be sure to check out our previous videos "How to be a Working Actor from Anywhere" and "How to Break Down Big Career Goals" here!
And be sure to leave any thoughts or questions in the comments below :)
As mentioned in the video, you'll want to pick up your free gift: The Global Actor GPS here!
This is the second of 3 videos Ava & I shot together. Be sure to check out our first one "How to be a Working Actor from Anywhere" here! And be sure to join us next week when we discuss "How to Survive a Move Back Home.
Is the expense of living in a major market like NYC or LA causing more stress in your life than progress in your career?
What if you didn't actually have to live in one of these two cities in order to be a working actor?
Well... contrary to popular belief, you don't actually HAVE to live in NYC or LA to make all your money from acting, and in fact, you may be able to get the work you've been seeking in a smaller community.
Curious to learn more?
In this week's video, hosted by Ava Gaudet, (Bwy: RENT TV: NCIS, Ugly Betty), we discuss the origin story of The Global Actor and explore a few key steps you can take right now to move forward in your acting career, no matter where you are currently living.
Check it out!
Click here to get your hands on your free copy of The Global Actor GPS!
And then, in the comments below, let us know where you live and how you are or are NOT making it work in that community. Would love to know! We're here to support :)
Networking. You either love it or hate it. Am I right?
Have you ever felt awkward or nervous at an industry event? Has it kept you from connecting and meeting new people? You are not alone, my friend.
But what if your approach to networking was related to your acting technique? Specifically, let’s think of good networking as being an amazing listener and rather than being so worried about what to say, you just react to what’s happening in the moment.
The following may seem obvious for some, but if you’re not currently focused on consistently building fabulous relationships in the industry, be sure to start here.
We all want to be heard.
Rather than worrying about your elevator pitch or making sure folks know your website URL, let your next interaction be all about the other person. Whether you’re meeting a fellow actor, director, or writer for the first time, remember that they’re also humans and therefore want to be loved, accepted, and heard.
Read the full article, published on Backstage April 10, 2018 here.
Want some help?
I've created a Networking Challenge just for you to have more fun and success at your next opening, mixer or other industry event. Check it out here!
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