By Stephanie Ciccarelli
March 5, 2010
Have you wondered what you are being called to as a professional voice over talent?
Did you know that your vocation to speak means more than just giving lip service to words?
Being who you are with the gifts you have, and living in this time, did not happen by chance.
Just as Mordecai said to Esther in Esther 4:14, you too are here for such a time as this.
What does it all mean? Find out in today's VOX Daily.
Does your destiny include using your voice professionally?
The messages that you read will be heard by audiences, whether large or small, for a purpose. Each message is interpreted by those listening, is used to influence, and will more than likely be acted upon.
When you step back and think about it, every word that passes through your mouth has a purpose, even if the words mean little if anything to you.
Let's get something straight right off the bat: You were born for such a time as this.
Secondly: You are in control of your choices and your actions.
Even though some people in this world send conflicting messages that tear others down, dishonor, promote evil things or blaspheme sacred beliefs, know with confidence that you were born for a time such as this and that you have a choice as to what you read when you're behind that microphone.
In Proverbs 18:21, the Bible states that the tongue has the power of life and death. Is your mouth a fountain of life or do the words you recite result in pain?
Your words have impact!
Choosing your words wisely, whether they are your words or relaying the words of a copy writer, is of the utmost importance to your life.
The dangers of reading questionable copy and upholding someone else's definition of what is acceptable ultimately spells trouble for those with integrity and for people of faith.
If someone is recording words they wish they weren't or is proclaiming falsehoods as truth for the sake of money, they need to put an end to it. There is too much at stake for the individual, for the people who love them, and for those who hear their words.
You may have heard that if you do what you love, the money will follow. As artists of the spoken word, using your voice to communicate effectively is what you love. Respecting words and understanding their power, especially the power of the spoken word, is your responsibility.
The voice over industry and its voice talent play a significant role in spreading messages of all kinds.
Our words are meant to give life, encourage and empower others. Why waste your breath on things that are geared to do otherwise?
If your goal is to help people, encourage and empower consider this verse:
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." Ephesians 4:29
We could all benefit from this generous reminder of how we ought to treat others and behave when speaking our minds. The message also directly applies to any words that may come from your mouths, including those that appear on the written or typed page.
Remembering that each message shared has a purpose that affects people tends to put things into perspective.
How are you using your voice to benefit and build up others according to their needs?
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Â©iStockphoto.com/Oleg PrikhodkoRelated Topics: Bible, Esther, For a Time Such As This, industry, integrity, SAG, service, tongue, voice acting, voiceovers, words
Join us for a free webinar on how localization can help expand the use of all your voice-over work for new markets, new services and reach new heights with your business!
Vox Daily offers a daily dose of voice acting news, articles, tutorials, interviews, intelligent conversation and business ideas for voice talent and voice actors.
Our feed & social options update you with special offers and news as it happens.