By Stephanie Ciccarelli
July 6, 2011
Voice talent and coach Terry Daniel recently had the opportunity to share some wisdom and practical knowledge on a television interview about entering the business of voice overs.
How do you explain what your job is, why it's important and how it impacts others?
Share your insight and tips in today's VOX Daily!
This morning, Terry Daniel was interviewed on Fox in the Twin Cities for about 6 minutes and given the opportunity to talk about the craft, how he got into the business and also about the tools of the trade that are enabling thousands upon thousands of voice over talent do business around the world from the privacy and convenience of their own homes.
Terry spoke about how the industry has changed and also gave the television hosts a sample of his talent (there are some good guffaws in there so you'll have to watch!).
Just like yesterday's post featuring Kara Edwards, Terry Daniel is another voice over professional who knows how to market himself well and as a result found himself in the limelight broadcast to millions of viewers. I'm glad that these segments get uploaded to the Internet so that we can all benefit from seeing them and also embed them to share with others!
Getting out in your community or even starting a podcast could serve as a first step for helping to raise awareness for what you do as a voiceover artist. Speaking at unconferences such as PodCamp, FaffCon and the like are also great opportunities in addition to becoming a member of an organization like Toastmasters.
You might also consider developing an elevator pitch should the opportunity present itself to appear on a radio or television program to talk about how got started in voiceovers (Jeffrey Kafer had one such opportunity). An elevator pitch typically lasts 60 seconds and tells your audience who you are, what you do and why what you do is relevant to other people. A number of years ago, we ran a contest at Voices.com for talent to present their 60 Second Pitches. You can hear award-winning pitches on a previous episode of VOX Talk to get some inspiration for how you might describe what you do when networking.
If you've got tips or would simply like to share about some of the opportunities you've taken advantage of to speak about voiceovers, feel free to post a comment in reply to this post.
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