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Live Directed Sessions: 3 Free Ways to Do Them

Live Directed Sessions: 3 Free Ways to Do Them

It’s becoming more and more common for clients to request talent with “live directed session” capabilities. This means that instead of getting a script, recording the project, and sending the files off to the client, they instead will be listening in while you record and will be “virtually” in the booth with you. Fortunately, the internet and advances in technology have made it increasingly easier to set these sorts of sessions up, and you can even do so with some free options. Let’s dig in to a little more detail about live sessions, and then look at 3 free options to set them up - A Phone Call, Skype, and Source Connect NOW, along with the pros and cons of each. There are also some handy step-by-step guides along with screenshots included in the resource package, which you can download at the bottom the post.

Productivity and the Voice-Over Talent: Applying Common Productivity Techniques to your VO Business

Productivity and the Voice-Over Talent: Applying Common Productivity Techniques to your VO Business

As a professional voice-over talent, you are an entrepreneur and a business person. As such, it is essential that you are efficient with both your time and energy in order to maximize results for your business.  Let's take a look at some popular productivity techniques utilized by entrepreneurs and professionals in all industries, and explore some methods we can use to apply them specifically to our business as a voice-over talent.

Follow ups: Why, When, and How

Follow ups: Why, When, and How

Reaching out to new prospects as part of your marketing efforts as a voice-over talent, whether through auditions, emails, phone calls, or some other method is a crucial part of growing your client base. But following up with these leads and clients is almost as crucial as making that initial contact, and it's importance is often overlooked.

In this post, we'll look at different situations where follow ups are warranted, as well as how and when to do so. 

The VO Annual Checkup: What to Review to Keep your Business Running Smoothly

The VO Annual Checkup: What to Review to Keep your Business Running Smoothly

Just like you go to see your doctor every year for an annual checkup to ensure your health is in top form, there are certain aspects of your VO business that you need to review every year as well to keep things running smoothly.

Using an Expander/Gate to Reduce Background Noise in your Recordings

Professional audio quality in a voice-over dictates that it should sound clean, clear, and most importantly - free of background noise.

But for most freelance VO Talent working out of a home studio, the environment they record in may not provide such audio quality right off the bat. While you should always address issues with your audio quality at the source, there are some steps you can take to further reduce background noise in your audio during the editing and post-production stage.

My VO Story and What You Can Expect From This Blog

My VO Story and What You Can Expect From This Blog

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If you're reading this post, then chances are you're planning to become, or already are a working voice-over talent. If so, you're in the right place! Let me tell you a little about how I got my start as a VO Talent and how I hope to help others along their VO Journey through this Blog.