By Stephanie Ciccarelli
December 13, 2009
Have you ever noticed that the growth of a goldfish is only limited by the size of its environment?
The dimensions and confines of a fishbowl greatly determine how large a goldfish can become.
Similarly, your potential to grow as a voice over artist is only limited by the boundaries and glass ceilings that you impose upon yourself.
What if you could enlarge your environment and allow for growth?
How To Avoid Being Just "Another Pretty Voice"
Many people who decide to pursue voice over are focused simply on their voice and fail to realize that what they are really getting into is a business comprising of more than just God-given vocal attributes and qualities.
Although the voice is a beautiful instrument, there is more to being a successful, thriving and well-balanced voice over artist than simply your voice. Only focusing on the voice puts limitations upon your ability to grow and hinders your ability to not only identify opportunities but also to create and capitalize on opportunities.
While there are many areas that a person can grow as a whole, and I acknowledge that not all are covered in this article, there are 3 key areas of growth for voice over talent which are:
à¹ Join local business groups such as a chamber of commerce or ad club
à¹ Align yourself with an association directly related to the audio industry
à¹ Build a support base of people around your business to help you grow
à¹ Read everything you can about the industry and keep in the loop
à¹ Take workshops with voice over instructors
à¹ Listen to educational podcasts to develop and refine your talent
à¹ Subscribe to blogs or newsletters to keep up on the latest voice acting trends
à¹ Join or start a voiceover workout group to connect with local talent and gain feedback
à¹ Learn something new each day to help you in your business
à¹ Build a home recording studio
à¹ Develop audio engineering techniques / production and post-production skills
à¹ Apply your knowledge by assisting others
What Have You Been Doing to Help Yourself Grow?
Looking forward to hearing from you!
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