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VO Coaching Conundrums

Apparently, a lot of people want to coach voice acting these days. But why?…and who? When does a voice talent become a voice coach…and where are the rules & regs? A few observations within…

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Qualified to be a VO Coach?

The estimate that only 5% of voice actors are truly supporting themselves and their families with strictly voiceover work is probably close to correct. (remember, 47.93% of all numbers quoted online are made-up). Whatever the number (almost impossible to discern), it’s disappointingly low.  The...

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Lookin’ For a Reason To Come To Vegas?

Lookin’ For a Reason To Come To Vegas?

...like you really needed one, right? Well, September 10th-11th is apparently a very popular VO weekend in Las Vegas. Two coveted voice acting coaches will be here for weekend workshops. #1.  Pat Fraley Pat is hands-down one of the top VO coaches...he could do this on his own, but he is relying on...

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Too Many Coaches, Not Enough Mentors

Too Many Coaches, Not Enough Mentors

The estimate that only 5% of voice actors are truly supporting themselves and their families with strictly voiceover work is probably correct. (remember, 47.93% of all numbers quoted online are made-up).Whatever the number (almost impossible to discern), it's disappointingly low.  The "haves" are...

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Pudding

Pudding

What's the old saying?  "Fool me once, shame on you...fool me twice, shame on me".This has been a week of discovery, admonition, and contrition.  Tuesday, I came down hard on what I believed to be a certain sector of the coaching marketplace that takes unfair advantage of voiceover neophytes....

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Optimizing Your Remote Coaching Session

Optimizing Your Remote Coaching Session

The email came from Malden, Missouri.  Deep in the "bootheel" of the Show-Me state.A budding voice actor had just finished reading my book, and was taking seriously my admonition to get good coaching before going much further down the road to VO success.Not that it's backwater, but Malden is 150...

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Predatory Coaches and Demo Mills

Predatory Coaches and Demo Mills

Yin/Yang Right there are two incendiary terms.  They don't always go hand in hand, but they rarely tell a positive story.  Oddly enough, not everyone agrees on who is or who is NOT a predatory coach.  Nor do some coaches SEE themselves as "predatory"...so there is plenty of gray on this issue. A...

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LA is Nice This Time of Year…

LA is Nice This Time of Year…

....and so is the opportunity to sit in on a worthwhile VO workshop this weekend. Why worthwhile?  'Cause it's being organized by Bill DeWees!  For quite some time, now, Bill has been working quietly behind the voice-over scenes as a real force in the business.  Just search his name on YouTube,...

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