How choose the right Voiceover coach!
It’s amazing on how much misinformation permeates the air when it comes to voiceover training! Working as a voice actor for the past 25 years, I have learned how to spot a pro from a con! But many getting into the business cannot and many times end up with voice training from a poorly equipped talent that never should be teaching others the true art of voice acting. Several years ago I put together a checklist for those seeking a highly qualified voiceover coach. This list is intended to be utilized by seekers wanting to be sure the person your speaking with meets or exceeds your expectations. My thought is, if you are not making it in “VO” and are not recognized in the industry as a working voiceover talent being represented by top tear agencies, or being featured on nothing more then your local station, then this person in my opinion should not be teaching you how to make it in the highly competitive world of voiceover. Here is that checklist! Pass it along and best of luck. Keith Alan 57th Street Media www.57thstreetmedia.com
How to choose a voiceover coach!
#1 how long have you been doing professional Voice-overs?
#2 what radio/TV Campaigns have I heard you on?
#3 when did you become a Voice-over coach?
#4 why should I utilize your services?
#5 what professional references could you provide other than a radio station?
#6 what’s your success rate? Please explain!
#7 how do you decide, if I am suited for the business?
#8 what connections can you offer, agencies, agents, etc.
#9 Will I be an expert after your coaching? Answer...Should be NO!!! It takes time, experience to hold that title. But after getting a gig and many more you’re on your way.
#10 Where is your studio? Many have home studios, some good, some well… make sure you ask them what they use to produce with and if they themselves are the demo producers? Many use others to do this, who are they?
I truly hope this gets’ plenty of buzz among the Voice-over Universe and beyond!