I was surprised at a recent interaction that I had with a fellow voice actor. They asked me why I loved the craft so much. My answer was that I love providing the highest level of customer service to my clients. They raised their eyebrows and had a baffled look on their face. “What’s that got to do with voice acting?” they asked. I smiled and told them my story. Ever since I was Paperboy at the age of 14, I understood how what I did affected other people. If I was late with t
All businesses should be doing everything they can to try and increase their client base and continue interaction with current clients. This is true for every business and applies even more so in the creative world. I know, I know, most of us really couldn’t give a shit about marketing when we first got into our creative industries. We want to spend all of our time being creative, making stuff that makes people go wow! This, in itself, should bring clients to our business – c
With a new year usually comes the outpouring of how everybody is going to do better this year. Go to the gym, concentrate on certain parts of their lives, increase their business revenue etc. etc. These are noble resolutions and I hope everybody succeeds in their new lifestyles choices, I truly do. I just can’t help thinking back to 2017 and what a monumental effect that it has had on my life and the great city that I now call home. Having worked in the rigors of the North Se
Our industry is fantastic. There is a huge amount of information out there for newcomers and people who are looking to improve their Voice Over business. There are some issues though. One of the biggest is that there are a lot of people out there who want to take your money in return for a promise of a 6 figure voice over career. Hence the reason for my slightly misleading and more than somewhat sarcastic title!
A lot of the info out there is also very generic and doesn’t qu
I was trying to figure out what my next blog was going to be about when I saw a video post today that gave me a little inspiration. It was by a very well-known International voiceoverist who was giving advice to new talent and there was reference to a conversation that I had had with him early in my training. It got me thinking that there are so many people out there who want to give new talent advice, some for free and some who charge a considerable amount. It is a daunting
So what makes me stand out in this huge behemoth industry that we call voice over? I'd like to think that I bring a huge amount of "life" to every project I am involved in. What does "life" mean I hear you say? Well, I like to think I've done a lot in the more than 40 years I have been on this blue and green spinning sphere! Let me explain. I have had so many jobs! Deep breath - I've been a paperboy, shelf filler, fruit and veg seller, Nightclub DJ, microwave meal maker, ro
The title say’s don’t give up but it obviously depends on your situation. Do you love recording voice overs? When you go into your booth does a huge smile come over your face? Are you always excitedly looking forward to your next audition? When you dream about the future does it include you running your own successful voice over business? Do all the “no’s” make you more determined to get a “YES!”. If you answer no to any of these questions (and there are more I did not list)