The Voice Skills that Pay The Bills

The great thing about working online is being able to call yourself, ‘My Own Voice Over Business’. It feels great! You are the boss! You make the rules! So…treat your employee (you) with all the professionalism you expect of yourself, and from others. Start to go over the skills needed for your ‘online’ business. You, as your online voice over talent business, must think about things that a voice talent usually had arranged for them by agents, casting directors, managers, or studios:

  1. Sound engineering skills
  2. Computer skills – basic and advanced
  3. Communication/writing/people skills
  4. Business/entrepreneurial skills – Thinking big leading to big results
  5. Voice over copy reading skills – Being your own director

Granted, numbers 3, 4, and 5, were always required for this industry. Now, they just have to be translated into an online environment that is more honest and transparent.

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1 Comment

  • fred patient

    July 1, 2013 at 4:43 pm Reply

    What a great series of articles Steven!! Extremely helpful. I am new to the industry and have just completed training with Such a Voice and am looking forward to my first audition although somewhat apprehensively!!

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