IT’S OKAY TO PLAY – ESPECIALLY IN VOICE OVERS

There’s a manifesto titled, “Everything I learned about life, I learned in kindergarten.” Having a five year old, I can confirm it: that age is the best age to not only learn about life, but also voice-overs! I mean, doing voice-overs is about being paid to play. What better teacher than a five year old? Check out what I learned… …

My “Go to Tips” for Vocal Maintenance.

Are your pipes healthy? So many of you ask of the question, is there a way to keep my voice strong & healthy? What tricks help me avoid getting sick? Here’s my answer. Unless you live in a bubble and are never exposed to germs you will eventually be under the weather. However, I do believe there are some things …

Mark Your Calendars for the Twin Cities Actor Expo

TWIN CITIES ACTOR EXPO Being from the Midwest originally, I like to escape the Big Apple for a bit and head home for the annual Actor Expo in the Twin Cities. Held in Hopkins, Minnesota, the event is for both novices (those new to the entertainment industry) as well as seasoned actors (actors with representation, who’ve been through auditions, and …

Here are 10 ways I deal with vague feedback

If someone told you “I’d like you to sound a bit warmer” – what would you do? Run in place? Imagine a pile of down comforters? Relax all the muscles in your face? If you want to become a full time voiceover artist, a huge part of your job will be responding to just this type of vague feedback. Here’s …

5 steps to finding a great coach

What’s that saying? Some girls go through men like they go through socks – daily? Well, you can’t say that about me and men, but you could certainly say that about me and voiceover coaches. New York City is absolutely filled with voiceover coaches – some great, some, um, not. But I want you to learn from my mistakes! So, …

Finding my voice through voice overs

I’d like to tell you that my path to becoming a fulltime voiceover artist was easy and direct and filled with sweet, smaller jobs that slowly, slowly lead to the big, national jobs I’ve booked. But that would be a lie. In fact, my path to voiceover work started with me dropping out of college after my sophomore year. With …

How to get Started as a Voiceover Artist

When I tell people that I’m a fulltime voiceover artist, the response is usually one of three things. “Have I heard you in anything that I’d know?” “Will you do a voice for me!???!” “How do you get started as a voiceover artist?” To which I respond: “Yes! Like this ad for Publix or this ad for HGTV! “Ummm, I’m …

How important is pronunciation when you’re a voiceover artist?

Well, think about how you feel when someone mispronounces your name. Now think about how you feel when you sweetly correct them … and they mispronounce it. Again. Now take that feeling, multiply it by five, and imagine that you’re a company exec who has paid someone thousands of dollars to say your company’s name. And they keep mispronouncing it. …