That's a wrap on the Spring 2024 series of The Voiceover Speaker Series!

What is the Voiceover Speaker Series?

When will the next one launch?

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How does it work?

The Voiceover Speaker Series, or "VOSS" for short, is a free 4-day virtual event that brings together experts from various parts of the voiceover industry to lend their insight, advice and give nuggets of gold to help you navigate through your own VO career.

Here's a rundown of what you can expect:

  • 3 new interviews are released each day over the course of 4 days
  • Many speakers will have a bonus gift for you just for attending!
  • Interviews are available for¬†48 hours¬†after¬†they're¬†released
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Season 1 Recap

April 2024

Day #1

Tina Morasco

Head of Casting at Sound & Fury, VO Coach & Voice Talent

Highlights of this interview include:

  • Her¬†process, as a casting director, of¬†whittling down auditions¬†to the final short-list
  • How many¬†of the short-listed auditions¬†the client will actually hear
  • How to¬†make your audition¬†grab her attention¬†from the very first word
  • She highlights her¬†4-step process¬†for¬†how to approach an audition¬†to draw out an authentic read and serve the script
  • Tips¬†to keep in mind¬†when submitting auditions
  • Insight into¬†everything that happens¬†before a voice actor get that audition¬†in¬†their inbox

Tracy Lindley

Voice Actor & LinkedIn Expert

 Highlights of this interview include:

  • Approaching rejection
  • Building a 6-figure business¬†(while juggling mom-life!)
  • Why LinkedIn is¬†the¬†best¬†way to grow your client base
  • Tips on¬†perfecting¬†your LinkedIn presence
  • The¬†3 foundational elements¬†she has built her business off of
  • The¬†winning mindset¬†to approach potential clients with to achieve more success
  • AND¬†an exclusive,¬†you-heard-it-here-first¬†announcement!¬†

Carrie Olsen

Voice Actor, Coach, Course Creator

Highlights of this interview include:

  • Crafting a¬†voiceover¬†legacy¬†(what that means and what it looks like)
  • Why elearning, while not always seen as the most glamorous genre of¬†voiceover, has¬†huge¬†income potential
  • She explains¬†just¬†how much¬†elearning¬†work is out there¬†and how integrated into all of our lives it really is, which we may not even realize!
  • Marketing tips¬†and how to stand out¬†when reaching out¬†to elearning companies
  • Insights & advice¬†for¬†both new¬†voice talent¬†&¬†working¬†voice actors¬†
  • We also touch base on the topic of¬†AI voices

Day #2

Everett Oliver

International Voice Acting Director

Highlights of this interview include:

  • A VERY¬†current look at the state¬†of the animation¬†side of the¬†industry¬†
  • What¬†NY vs LA specialize¬†in within the animation genre
  • How important having an agent or manager is¬†in this side of the business
  • How to¬†get a casting director‚Äôs attention¬†(whether you have an agent or not)
  • Current trends¬†in animation¬†voice¬†acting styles
  • Career tips¬†for animation¬†voice¬†actors
  • The¬†importance of networking¬†(even for the introverts!)
  • Tips for both newer¬†and¬†more established¬†talent

Paul Schmidt

Creator of VOPro.pro and the VO Freedom Master Plan

 Highlights of this interview include:

  • Important¬†career lessons¬†learned¬†(and some the hard way!)
  • The true¬†power of marketing
  • How essential¬†mindset¬†is in finding success in this business
  • Redefining our¬†relationship with "sales"
  • Tips to¬†conquer mindset issues
  • Mistakes¬†he sees people making¬†when approaching marketing¬†their business

Armin Hierstetter

CEO, bodalgo.com

Highlights of this interview include:

  • If you‚Äôre a talent on the online casting site, bodalgo (or planning to join), this interview is a¬†must-watch!
  • What makes bodalgo stand out¬†against other online casting sites
  • How it‚Äôs¬†expanding, which will ultimately bring in more clients (aka¬†more¬†voiceover¬†opportunities!)
  • How job¬†postings are vetted¬†before they even go live
  • How your audition is¬†displayed to the client
  • Insight on how the site works to¬†help you navigate it¬†
  • Tips on how to¬†get ahead of the competition
  • Misconceptions¬†that¬†even pro talent¬†may have about their auditions¬†

Day #3

David Tobak

COO, Global Voice Acting Academy

Highlights of this interview include:

  • What it means to¬†run a business¬†with¬†abundance,¬†integrity, and¬†authority
  • Why both the¬†trajectory¬†and¬†approach in the¬†voiceover¬†industry¬†is¬†different from the¬†‚Äúreal world‚ÄĚ/ more traditional industries
  • The¬†origins of the¬†GVAA rate guide
  • How¬†rapidly the digital broadcast landscape has changed¬†over¬†the past few years and how it's changing¬†how¬†voice¬†actors¬†should be charging¬†for usage
  • We talk about the¬†upgrades happening to the GVAA¬†to better serve the¬†voiceover¬†community

Emma O'Neill

Voice Actor, Career Coach

 Highlights of this interview include:

  • Hearing about the¬†pivotal moments¬†that¬†boosted her career
  • Just¬†how powerful¬†voiceover¬†conferences are¬†in progressing your career
  • Different ways that she, as a¬†6-figure earner, finds work
  • How she¬†approaches copy/ a script
  • She explains the¬†power of the ‚Äúmumble read‚Ä̬†(and explains what that is!)
  • How, despite many people thinking¬†winning¬†awards¬†don‚Äôt really mean anything, they have been¬†exponential¬†in her career success
  • She discusses the¬†different career levels¬†in¬†the¬†voiceover¬†industry¬†
  • Then we get into the nitty gritty of¬†working in the US as a foreigner, including the process of¬†getting an¬†ITIN and a Visa¬†(this portion lasts until¬†30:35)

Kim Handysides

Voice Actor, Coach, Director & Demo Producer

Highlights of this interview include:

  • We get a glimpse into how one of the¬†top¬†2% of earners¬†in the¬†voiceover¬†industry¬†approaches her career
  • Foundational elements¬†of the acting side of¬†voice¬†acting
  • Biggest threats¬†to the¬†voiceover¬†industry
  • Tips on¬†how to approach¬†your¬†voiceover¬†craft
  • Insight on¬†how and when to incorporate a team¬†into your business

Day #4

J. Michael Collins

Voice Actor, Demo Producer, Coach, Producer, Casting Pro

Highlights of this interview include:

  • We¬†get JMC‚Äôs take¬†on the¬†much-talked-about¬†VO Atlanta online casting panel¬†appearance by the¬†new CEO of¬†voices.com¬†
  • Then we dig into¬†all-things-political¬†voiceover!
  • We get insight into just how much the political genre of voice acting¬†has¬†exploded over the years
  • He explains¬†why political voiceover is likely¬†the¬†most AI-proof genre¬†in the voiceover industry
  • As one of the¬†least-saturated genres in voiceover¬†(for reasons we discuss in the interview), there‚Äôs a¬†TON of opportunity out there
  • We get into the¬†cold-hard stats¬†of just how little voice actors are pursuing the political genre
  • How the¬†voiceover style¬†in political ads is¬†expanding and evolving
  • 2020 vs 2024¬†political ads
  • He breaks down how the¬†payment structure works¬†for voicing political ads
  • How to find work¬†in political voiceover¬†

George Whittam

Owner of George The Tech, Performer Friendly Techs

 Highlights of this interview include:

  • Top picks¬†for audio software¬†plugins
  • State of advancement of audio tech¬†to treat noise issues
  • What he thinks makes an¬†‚Äúacceptable‚ÄĚ noise floor
  • Simple tips for troubleshooting¬†sound issues (hint: it could be as simple as replacing the cable!)
  • We go through the¬†top 10 things¬†people NEED to know before starting in voiceover (some working pros could do to hear these too!)

Mandy Fisher

Voice Actor, Coach, Course Creator

Highlights of this interview include:

  • How she¬†got into looping
  • She breaks down all the ways that she¬†finds jobs
  • Insights into¬†why people from social media usually hire her¬†for jobs
  • As someone who is creeping up on¬†20,000 followers on TikTok, we delve into¬†how she got started¬†and¬†how it grew¬†from there
  • We hear what she found was the¬†big switch that shifted her follower trajectory
  • Tips on¬†how to grow your own following
  • The¬†low-down on¬†whether hashtags¬†and¬†time of day¬†(for posting content) really actually matter anymore
  • She talks about a¬†new TikTok creator tool¬†and her honest thoughts on it‚Äôs usefulness¬†
  • We go through her¬†step-by-step process of approaching recording an audition¬†and get some of her suggested tips
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Your Host

Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Dervla Trainor is a voiceover actor, producer, and the founder of the VO Kickstart Program, the V.O. North voiceover conference, and the Voiceover Speaker Series.

Our Experts

From the the Spring 2024 series

J. Michael Collins

Voice Actor, Demo Producer, Coach, Producer, Casting Pro

Mandy Fisher

Voice Actor & Coach

 

 

Kim Handysides

Voice Actor, Coach, Director & Demo Producer

 

Armin Hierstetter

CEO, bodalgo.com

 

 

Tracy Lindley

Voice Actor & LinkedIn Expert

 

Tina Morasco

Head of Casting at Sound & Fury, VO Coach & Voice Actor

Emma O'Neill

Voice Actor & Mentor

 

Everett Oliver

International Voice Acting Director

 

Carrie Olsen

Voice Actor & Coach

 

 

Paul Schmidt

Creator vopro.pro & The VO Freedom Masterplan

 

David Toback

COO, Global Voice Acting Academy

 

George Whittam

Owner, George the Tech, Performer-Friendly Techs

 

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