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Voiceover Teacher Learns from Student

“Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers.” – Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah I get so much joy out of learning from my voice over students.   Whether it’s a “break …

Owning Your Voice

As a voice over artist I will be the first to say that talking is hard. There is so much you have to be careful with like pronunciations and pauses. Naturally we all get nervous when people listen to us talk outside of a conversation. Everyone has their own tricks to help them get through speeches and voice overs. So …

Make Room for Gratitude

On the weekends I often find myself escaping the city to our little abode in Northwest Connecticut. There is nothing better then being out in nature, near water and letting the frenetic energy of the city dissolve for a few days. Lately, I’ve been taking the train as I find myself in Friday afternoon VO sessions. The train is quite …

Successful Voice Over Tricks While on Vacation

When I first moved to New York I never wanted to leave for a vacation. New York was a vacation in itself. There was so much to get lost in and exciting events to go to. Besides the fun, there was also work to grab quickly. What if I missed an opportunity for a big national network commercial audition or …

To Direct or Not to Direct Your VO Talent

The age old talent question at the time of recording. When it comes to my work, I love to record in my home studio. The studio is my playground where I can bring all words to life. Sometimes a client will request to direct me, but I usually fly solo. One of the biggest red flags I see is when …

The New Voice Over Model for a Curious Mind

Now, more than ever before it’s easier to get into the voice over industry. I am not talking about dabbling in voice-overs, but actually making a career out of it. You see there has been this shift allowing for a new VO model to exist. Find out how the VO model use to be. It was 2000; a year before …

The Best of the Old Voice Over Model

Now close your eyes and think back to the 90’s when you purchased music at the mall. Do you remember picking through CDs, cassettes and records? Remember when you could scan barcodes and listen to just an excerpt of a song only in the store? Have I lost you? Am I completely dating myself? In the same way the music industry …

A Love Letter to the Challenged Copywriter

To All Copywriters Far and Wide, A letter to say “thank you!” To appreciate all of the hard work and tireless hours you spend in writing words that connect, alliterate and convey a deeper meaning off the screen into audience’s hearts. Everyone can think of a scene from an advertisement that reminds the viewer of a special time and place …

5 Surprising Lessons to Improve Your Teaching

I can still hardly believe I get paid to play. My passion for this job started with creating voice-overs, but my fondness for coaching and teaching voice-over workshops has increased exponentially. As I have grown in these experiences I hope that my students have noticed the development of their skills. The inspiration and collaboration that happens when teaching is fascinating. …

Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

Heading back to your hometown can be stressful. All those fraught memories and family dynamics and classmates who never left and still cattily give you the side-eye as you drive down Main Street … depending on who’s still there and why you’re returning, homecoming can be a recipe for migraines and shoulder-knots. But I recently found out that going home—if …