We all procrastinate. It’s a part of life but there is always something we can do about it. I have enjoyed a fruitful voiceover career. I am looking forward to doing it for the rest of my life but ever since I spoke at Voice 2010 in Los Angeles, I have wanted to pursue public speaking on the side. 2012 is the year where I plan on being more aggressive with that dream. No more excuses. No more, “I’m just too busy to do it this year.” You are NEVER too busy to start something you are passionate about.
I get calls and emails from people all the time who are looking to get into voiceovers. I love these inquiries because I learn something different from each person. It’s exciting to learn what drives them or what made them pick up the phone or write the email in the first place. It’s that first step that takes a lot of courage. The ones who are determined and have a plan are the ones I love working with.
We all need to work together to conquer our fears and start taking action. This isn’t just a blog for voiceover artists. It’s a message for those who have wanted to try photography, music, marketing or whatever! Put your finger on the pulse of what makes you happy and go for it. We’re not getting any younger! A couple of fine clichés there but it’s true! Phrases like, “maybe next year or maybe when I have a little more free time” are killers! When thoughts like this enter your mind, tell whoever is sitting or standing next to you to smack you. Lol!
The fact of the matter is that you will never begin as long as you allow circumstances to dictate your starting point. You must begin at once. Take action and change your life. You cannot succeed if you never start. Learn what steps you need to take to make it happen. You don’t need to launch at light speed. Put together a plan of attack to reach your goals and begin the journey.
“Put one foot in front of the other and soon you’ll be walking out the door!” Did I really just quote the Winter Warlock from “Santa Claus in Coming to Town?” You bet I did!
I beleive if you really want to full fill your dream’s
, u can full filll anything…..Querer Es Poder
I live in Maryland, and I find it challeging to find work in this DMV area. However, I won’t allow location to stop me, especially since everything is digital now. I just need advice on where and how to begin a career doing voice overs? To no avail, I have searched craigslist, and local papers. Please help!
Hi Keenya! Thank you for your comment. I can send you some information on coaching/demo production. You can also become a member of Voice Over Club by going to http://www.voiceoverclub.com/join-now. 3-day trial for just $1!
How do I start?!!!!
Amen! Thank you for the kick in the pants (metaphorically speaking). “Put your finger on the pulse of what makes you happy and go for it.” Now that’s quotable!
What do I need to get started with voice overs, equipment-wise? Any recommendations as to brands? Keep in mind that I am starting out with very little cash.
Thank you for your comments. You’ll need coaching and a professional demo. Unfortunately, very little cash won’t get you very far but you could try out our members area for three days for $1. There are a ton of training modules on script delivery, recording, marketing and more. Just go to http://www.voiceoverclub.com/join-now
A tidbit that you may deem useful….
If your local area has a Community television station (most areas do), then most likely they have a Radio broadcast dept. that will allow you to volunteer some time during the week, and in exchange – produce a starter demo CD for FREE. There are two CC’s in my area (Grand Rapids, MI) and both offer this for artists wanting to get into professional voice-overs. Their equipment is usually SOA (state of the art) too. Check them out.
Pretty sweet :)
Thanks for your comments, Leanette. It may sound like a good idea but this isn’t the way to do a voiceover demo. A demo needs to be produced by a professional voiceover coach and after a series of coaching sessions. Community television stations are not staffed with professional voiceover coaches.