Read Instructions Then Follow Them

Read Instructions Then Follow Them

Have you ever built Ikea furniture? If you like jigsaw puzzles, then you probably think building Ikea furniture is the greatest thing ever. On the other hand, if you don’t like building jigsaw puzzles, well… you probably wish you knew someone who did. So you could hire them. The trick to building Ikea furniture is […]

Directed vs Directing

Directed vs Directing

I once helped someone renovate a bathroom. While I’ve got some skills in the plumbing department, I know my limits. When it came time to install the shower / tub unit, I was wise enough to reach out to a plumber. When he showed up, I let him take over. I wasn’t going to tell […]

Two Tools For Better Voice Overs

Two Tools For Better Voice Overs

Have you ever received a script from a client, read it over, and honestly thought to yourself that any number of a half dozen reads could potentially work? Maybe you’ve even done a few dry reads for yourself and thought none of them sounded bad! In a perfect world every script would come with completely […]

Script Tip: Timing Specifics

Script Tip: Timing Specifics

When I worked in radio I was the go-to guy when there was 42 seconds of copy that needed to be read in 30 seconds. It was the same at every station I ever worked for. When it comes to radio and TV spots, the timing is firm. You’ve got :15, :30, or :60 seconds […]

Defining “Upbeat” For Voice Over Auditions

Defining “Upbeat” For Voice Over Auditions

Upbeat. It appears in directions almost as frequently as “conversational”, “non-salesy” and “non-announcer.” But have you ever really thought about what upbeat actually means?

Why Am I Not Receiving Quality Auditions For My Project – Part 2

Why Am I Not Receiving Quality Auditions For My Project – Part 2

* This is the second post of a two part series for Voice Seekers on how to get better auditions for your projects. If you’d like to read Part 1 click here. * Yesterday I shared five reasons why you’re not getting more auditions, or better quality auditions for your voice over project postings. Today […]