A GREAT VOICE: IS THAT ALL YOU NEED TO BE A VOICE OVER ARTISTE?

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I was in a voice over training class recently, and we were asked to state the reason why we came for the course. Obviously to know if we had a purpose so that we’ll know when the purpose was fulfilled.

Out of about 18 participants, 13 people stated that, they have been hearing friends, family members and colleagues comment about what a great voice they have, so they want to just explore it and see how it can be more profitable.

Hmmm…

Not bad.

It got me thinking…’is having a great voice all that is required of to be a voice over artiste?’
Why not explore being an On-Air Personality or a Public Speaker or Singing or any other job that uses voice as instrument.

Or is it because there is the word ‘voice’ in voice overs? …just kidding.

Well, by the time we started digging our heels into the training, it became very clear that this profession is more than having a great voice.

Truth is, it is not even about the voice. Like Terri Apple put it in her book ‘Voiceovers: Everything you need to know about how to make money with your voice, the voice is just the icing on the cake and not the cake itself.
So you ask, what then is the cake?

It’s the amount of work you put in, it’s the practicing, it’s the exercises, it’s the experience, it’s the positive mentality towards the profession and life, it’s the attitude, its learning about the market itself….

All mixed together to form one fluffy sumptuous cake (Okay, I admit I like this cake angle).

One interesting thing about voice overs is that almost all voices can be used. Spiky, Velvety, Nasal or , they will always find a place. But if its not your talent, its not.

Some voices are born, some are made. But the ones that would really have a strong staying power in voiceovers are the ones that are both BORN and MADE.

Find Your Voice.

2 Comments

  1. Maximus says:

    U were obviously paying attention in your classes. Keep it up!

  2. Sannynep says:

    Make a more new posts please 🙂
    ___
    Sanny

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