How To Audition On Voices.Com Here are some tips on how to audition on Voices.com. Related Posts:The Voices of June ForayEditing with Adobe Audition 3.0Recording Studio EtiquettePutting Your Eggs In More Than One BasketVoice Over Auditioning Techniques Terry Daniel2009-10-20T17:16:13-06:00 29 Comments Andi Arndt October 20 at 7:09 pm Terry, This is a prime example of why I LOVE the VO community. Friendly, generous, smart, to-the-point, inclusive…this is information that I can definitely put to good use, especially the 3-take suggestion. Thank you so much! Andi Glad Faith Klassen October 20 at 7:34 pm Thanks for posting this, Terry. It’s always great to see other VO talent promoting voices.com I’m another huge fan. Kudos to Stephanie and David! Paul Hernandez October 21 at 11:32 am Thanks again Terry. You are just chock full of great tips. Thank you for sharing. You da man! Paul Hernandez Jeff Briggs October 21 at 1:57 pm Great stuff! This is the kind of ‘down to the nitty gritty’ content that we beginner/intermediate VOs are looking for. Thanks for this. It’s really no surprise how well the site works. I came across your podcast the other day and heard the one with David Ciccarelli. Now there’s a smart dude! Kurt Glave ( Kurtzilla ) October 21 at 6:48 pm Terry, that is awesome. Thanks for posting it and keep up the great work. Kurt Glave The next Don Lafontaine ? Paulo Eduardo October 22 at 4:06 pm Thanks for the great article you wrote!!! Christina Fadala October 22 at 5:04 pm Terry, Thanks. I agree with what’s been said so far. It’s helpful to hear your comments about auditioning no matter how many others have already done so. I wasn’t bothering to reply if there were more than 50 people but you definitely changed my mind. Chris sandy hall October 29 at 11:57 am Never had good luck on voices.com. too many newbies undercutting their rates..too much time on auditions that 100’s are also auditioning for. More of a site for new people not vets..I get many auditions and gigs by simply marketing myself and have been quite successful. good luck with voices.com I have found it a waste of money and time. Terry Daniel October 29 at 12:03 pm Hi Sandy! Thank you for your comments. Some have good luck on Voices.com and some don’t. The reason I did this video, is to show people what has worked for me. I never used to get anything until I tried this method of auditioning. Best of luck! Terry Daniel Randy Aven November 3 at 11:16 am Very generous of you to give this kind of valuable information! Thank you, Terry! Joseph Eric December 9 at 1:08 am Hey Terry Great listening to you …besides the valuable info of how to…. Well lets see if i can blend in with you guys. Thank you voices.com will be a member as soon as i finish my demo. Lawrence E. O'Neal June 11 at 8:28 am As a beginner I apreciate any and all advise especially coming from a vet like you. Great advise and thanks for the info. Amy June 22 at 5:54 pm Hi Terry, Thank you so much for all the wonderful info. I’ve found that there are two types of successful people in this business: those that have the “This is MY playground, and you don’t deserve to be here, newbie” attitude, and those like you who are very generous and informative. I am grateful to have found this site and people like you who are willing to share inspiration and tips for success. Thank you, Amy Terry Daniel June 22 at 6:05 pm Hi Amy, It is my absolute pleasure! Thank you for the warm comments. That was truly a nice thing to say! Cheers, Terry Daniel Charles September 29 at 1:18 pm Terry, Grreat advice on multiple takes, do you slate the takes or just let them run? In terms of fees, I usually tell them while rates are negotiable, my usual fee for a project of this kind is…wonder of wonders it’s 2/3 of what their project budget is! I audition almost everything except the really low budgets..Thanks for the visit to Voices.com…do you use VOPlanet or Voices123?I am beginning to wonder about V123 as they seem to have a sorta fixed system in terms of who gets what. Maybe I spent too much time in Vegas but I know about a game in the front for suckers and a game in the back…having your stuff comes in reminds me of the old radio days the short conversations @ shiftchange or the longer “whattyagonna do” which always helped. That is a part of the game I sorely miss, tho not having to change a mic all the time or the cigs and bubble gum in weird places I still can live without Best and thanks again Charles Terry Daniel September 29 at 2:15 pm Hey Charles, The pay-to-play membership sites are hot and cold for all of us. Some have great success on one while others have better access on the other. I also inform the client that my rates are negotiable. I never slate but I do provide multiple takes, which is always more effective that just one. Thanks Charles! Chalay Chandler November 10 at 8:41 pm Thanks for the information.. Being new to the pay to play sites, it’s always good to get tips from others who have been on it for a while. I wasn’t doing more than one take on the demo’s that I sent out, but I’m going to start doing that. Great info.. Chalay Tony Reeves January 31 at 5:33 am Voice 123 has at least got the total number of auditions down from the original ‘cattle market’ to manageable and sensible levels, often in the 25 range. If you have 100-130 auditions on Voices.com, all now with Terry’s suggestion of 3 takes each, I wonder if this really is a smart move – hard to imagine anyone listening to effectively 300 plus auditions…. Terry Daniel January 31 at 8:10 am Hi Tony, Thanks for the comment. This method does work! It’s also important to get your auditions in as quickly as possible. Most clients won’t listen to 300 auditions but they DO like variety in the audition. You get one crack at this so why not give them more than one take? You have nothing to lose and I have had clients tell me how much they appreciate the fact that I over-delivered for them on the audition. Steve Stephens May 22 at 7:26 pm Interesting module – always appreciate the time you put in. Terry, are you now solely earning a living with voiceovers? And if you are, how many years did it take you to get to that point. As someone considering entering the fray, it would be helpful to know what the learning curve might be. I understand that it always is up to how much time your willing to put in and if your teachable or not, but if you had the “voice” and the new guy accepted all your direction, how long might be a reasonable time frame to get up to speed? David Mancos October 23 at 5:50 am Thanks so much for putting this up. I’m a member of voices.com and would not have thought of sending three takes or letting the client know rates are negotiable. I believe this is going to help tremendously. Thanks so much again for the great advice. Cheers: David Debby Barnes January 4 at 7:46 am Terry, You are a VO CHARM! What you’ve offered here was not only insightful and helpful, it was also selfless and profitable. It fell on ears that needed to hear! HUGE THANKS. Appreciating You, Debby Barnes Talking Joe April 24 at 8:12 am I am a new member to Voices.com and this advice was on time! Thanks Terry! Stir up a Conversation! JW Rucker Jr. (Talking Joe) Terry Daniel April 24 at 8:23 am You’re welcome, Talking Joe! :-) Norbert, The Caribbean Voice June 23 at 3:13 pm Terry, there is a school of thought that says, the client only listens to maybe the first 10 – 15 seconds of each persons audition and move on to the next unless they hear what they were looking for, especially when they have a lot to go through. If I’m doing several (3) takes with different types of reading and they hear the ‘wrong’ take first, won’t that hurt me more than help me? Carol Knizek May 4 at 10:51 am Hi Terry Thank You so much for your Awesome info! I do have A yearly membership on Voices.com and I defiantly Agree with you, they have the best support, and job Postings, and I love the staff! I have been in the wonderful of voice over for about 18 months. I just recently Landed Regional commercials, through Voices! Terry Thanks for the tip of doing 3 different takes, and all of your a Fantastic info!! Wish you the very best!! Many Blessings Carol Dave Bartscher June 15 at 2:03 pm Great post and even though I wasn’t sure if what I was doing was correct, I find that I pretty much submitted exactly as you recommend. Good to know! Thanks, Dave Jessica May 30 at 8:33 pm Hi Terry, I have a question about auditions. Should you submit auditions with just your voice or should you add music and sound effects and everything else? I just want to do this the best way possible. Thanks for the information provided. Terry Daniel June 1 at 7:59 am Hi Jessica, Thank you for writing. Always submit just your voice unless the client has requested background music. Do 2-3 takes of a partial script. This will provide ample variety. :-) Comments are closed.