By Stephanie Ciccarelli
April 15, 2008
What does it take to get work in the voice over business?
It certainly takes more than a voice, a computer and a microphone.
Discover the three basic elements that you need to build your success upon and learn how you can set yourself apart from other voice actors in this increasingly competitive field of work.
I received a question from someone getting started in voice over this morning that inspired me to write a new article about the keys to success in voice acting biz.
How do you get voice over work?
It's an easy and attainable task if you have all your ducks lined up in a row. You'll also need to be proactive, have passion, and be persistent.
To succeed in pro voice over you need to have three basic elements working for you:
You need to be able to act! Having a pretty voice, a big voice, or a "great" voice is not going to get you further than the compliments you receive from those around you.
2. Business Skills
Voice over is a business and needs to be treated like one. This means you need to wear as many hats as it takes to own and operate your own business successfully.
3. Technical Skills
In this day and age you need to have technical skills and be able to meet all of the requirements expected of you. Audio engineering is an incredibly important aspect of this equation.
Those fundamentals paired with your demo, and a combination of great PR, good timing and the right opportunities and you've got yourself a foolproof method of getting work.
Being able to present yourself, communicate, pursue success and maintain relationships will set you apart as both a voice actor and businessperson.
If there's one piece of business advice you pass along to someone, what do you tell them?
Share your advice as a comment below!
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