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10 Voice Over Twitter Feeds You'd Be Crazy Not To Follow

10 Voice Over Twitter Feeds You'd Be Crazy Not To Follow | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
These 10 voice over Twitter feeds are must-follows. You really would be crazy not to follow them.
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If you want to keep your finger firmly on the VO pulse...
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Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: 5 Common Mistakes Made By Voice Over Beginners

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Taking Care of Your Voice by Voices.com - Listen to music

Tips for taking care of your voice
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If you give presentations or do any sort of public speaking you may find this short podcast helpful…
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Voice Over Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Voice Over Mistakes And How To Avoid Them | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
Where and how you place emphasis in voice over is so important but how do you work out which words get the love? There's more to it than just reading words.
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Prepare before you record. Connect with the script...identify key messages...
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How much can you say in 6 words? A tool for practice. | Edge Studio

How much can you say in 6 words? A tool for practice. | Edge Studio | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
Have you ever read a 6-word story? This literary genre, which has gained popularity in the past few years, is attributed to Ernest Hemingway for having written: For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.
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We all need to practice, practice, practice! Here's a great way to stretch yourself and have some fun…
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What is the Best Microphone for Recording Voice Over?

What is the Best Microphone for Recording Voice Over? | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
What's the best microphone for Voice Overs? I needed a new microphone to record a voice over for a recent project and set about trying to find out what the best microphone to get would be. As with ...
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Always best to roadtest mics yourself, but there's loads of useful info here…
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Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Royalties or Flat Fee? What's Best for Voice Overs?

Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Royalties or Flat Fee? What's Best for Voice Overs? | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
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If you offer audiobook narration services you may pick up some useful tips here...
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Friday Voiceover Tip: Solve your Background Noise Problems - The Piehole UK Voiceover Blog

Friday Voiceover Tip: Solve your Background Noise Problems - The Piehole UK Voiceover Blog | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
Friday Voiceover Tip: Solve your Background Noise Problems
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Some helpful tips here, but do as much as possible to minimise the need for sound adjustment in post production - good mic technique & acoustic treatment of the recording space are essential...
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Is Your Attitude Killing Your Voice Over Career -

Is Your Attitude Killing Your Voice Over Career - | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, there is a great supply of quality voice talent available online today. The opportunities are endless, yet only a small supply of voice talents carve out a full-time career.
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This is a subjective industry. Be OK with that. Focus on paddling your own canoe with confidence & commitment...
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Voiceover – A Friend or Foe? -

Voiceover – A Friend or Foe? - | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
Voiceovers may have one or more “stories” to tell about a producer, an engineer, a director, a studio manager or even about a client, but on the flip side, they may have the same amount of stories to tell about you.
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It takes much more than just a great voice to get the job done...
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The Quickest Way to Break into Voice Acting

The Quickest Way to Break into Voice Acting | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
It’s not going to be a quick process, but this week Rudy Gaskins and Joan Baker break down breaking into the voiceover industry in the quickest and simplest way possible.
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If you want to be in VO for the long haul, build a.career with solid foundations...
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Rob Marley Voiceover

Rob Marley Voiceover | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
Why just setting a goal is not enough
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Setting goals is important, but you have to know how you're going to get there…you might have to tweak the plan along the way, but that's okay, so long as you keep focused…
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Your Voice. Your Life.

Your Voice. Your Life. | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
Most of us wouldn't be able to make a living without the use of our voice. Then why are we not taking good care of it? Is it ignorance or carelessness?
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Look after your voice...don't just take it for granted...
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How To Make Yourself Known and Available To The Work As A Voice-over -

How To Make Yourself Known and Available To The Work As A Voice-over - | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
There’s really is no point in having a demo if no one knows you have one. Therefore it stands to
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VO is typically about 90% marketing and 10% gigs...
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Buying a Microphone? 5 Rules You Should Know!

Buying a Microphone? 5 Rules You Should Know! | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
Christmas is right around the corner! That said, are you hoping to receive a microphone or to build out your collection this coming year? Guest blogger Tommy Griffiths shares his thoughts on what you need to know before buying...
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To know what's right for you, you need to test them out… Great advice here to get started…
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Friday Voiceover Tip: How Self-Confident Are You? | The Piehole UK Voiceover BlogThe Piehole UK Voiceover Blog

Friday Voiceover Tip: How Self-Confident Are You? | The Piehole UK Voiceover BlogThe Piehole UK Voiceover Blog | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
How Self-Confident Are You?
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Self confidence is key in most areas of life...including building & maintaining a successful VO career...
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Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Who Needs a Voice Over Coach? How To Get Training For Free!

Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Who Needs a Voice Over Coach? How To Get Training For Free! | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
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I think it's important to have people around you who you can trust to give honest feedback, encouragement and moral support...that doesn't necessarily have to be a formal coaching arrangement... So long as you're self motivated enough to keep pushing forward…
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The Secret to Sustained Success

The Secret to Sustained Success | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
Many freelancers live from project to project, and go from day to day. How can you have a long-lasting career when you don't look ahead?
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It takes time...& a lot of hard graft...build solid foundations and be patient...
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5 Reasons Why People Tell Me They Quit Voice Overs -

5 Reasons Why People Tell Me They Quit Voice Overs - | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
In almost any profession there is usually a set schedule for when people retire, but voice overs is different. You can leave the industry, recharge your own love for the business, and come back again.
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There's a lot of common sense in this article. Worth reading if you would like to avoid the pitfalls...
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Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Is Your Amateurism Preventing You From Getting Voice Over Work?

Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Is Your Amateurism Preventing You From Getting Voice Over Work? | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
Are you acting like a novice?
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Voice Actors – EMBRACE YOUR INSANITY! -

Voice Actors – EMBRACE YOUR INSANITY! - | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
When I started my career as an on-air personality in the 90’s. I had a hard time with working in four white walls, a microphone and myself. I felt like I was in a padded cell.
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Read out loud every day... experiment with your voice and breathing and have as much fun as you can doing it!!
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How To Build Your Cold Reading Skills -

How To Build Your Cold Reading Skills - | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
One of the greatest assets you can develop as an actor is to become a strong cold reader. This skill requires attention and practice.
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Read out loud every day - The more varied the better… Even cereal packets! Experiment with tone, pace, style, accents - make it fun…
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Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: How On Earth Do You Get A Voice Over Agent?

How On Earth Do You Get A Voice Over Agent?
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Don't pin all your hopes on agents, but having one or more in your marketing arsenal is definitely a good way to go...
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The Language of Voice Over -

The Language of Voice Over - | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
Techniques for creating great voice over reads! Voiceover scripts are strange beasts.
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Prepare properly… Before recording, take time to understand the script…
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5 Steps for Creating Original Character Voices

5 Steps for Creating Original Character Voices | For VO Newbies & Pros | Scoop.it
Building a repertoire of great character voices does not need to be as difficult as it sounds. You can start today with these simple steps!
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Character voiceovers can be a lot of fun. The magic doesn't just happen though...practice, listen, practice...
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