STEPS TO BECOME A PRO VO TALENT
From A to B or bean to sprout, here are the first STEPS AND GOALS to GET STARTED IN VOICEOVER. Use this list to launch your journey, and you'll know if you want to pursue VO further.
1. Find an Introductory CLASS or a reputable beginner COACH:
The Goal: Learn basic skills & tools; Get honest feedback & evaluation; Gather information about your next steps; Create a personal plan.
2. After a few coaching sessions ASK yourself:
+ Do I enjoy being on mic?
+ Am I able to take the basic direction given at this early stage?
+ Am I excited at the thought of practicing outside of coaching sessions?
The Goal: If “YES” then taking the next steps [outlined below] is a good idea. If “NO,” it’s okay! Voiceover isn’t going anywhere; you can always come back to it OR you realize that it’s just not what you expected.
3. Set-up your HOME STUDIO:
The Goal: To find the voiceover actor in you! Practice, experiment, play…GET COMFORTABLE WITH THE MIC. A “professional” home recording studio is not the goal of this step.
4. PRACTICE and EDITING:
The Goal: The ability to edit audio files and convert them to .mp3 audio files.
5. Sign up for ACTING CLASSES:
The Goal: Remember, the name of this industry is voiceover ACTING and learning to act is necessary.
6. Take STOCK. It’s truth time:
The Goal: Understanding that this is a competitive business, so you have to feel motivated and find joy in the full picture, separate from thinking of it at this stage as just a future income.
Before we get into expanded goals, get a first listen from GSiVO!
No home studio needed. Whether you have a mic or just the record button on your phone, we will listen.
This is an opportunity to get an honest, initial reaction to your voice acting potential. Not a YES or NO. It’s a here’s what we’re hearing.
Gathering information and sharing is what GSiVO is all about.
The QUICK ASSESSMENT is a peek through that window into your next steps - one of the many tools that will help build your VO career.