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Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Voice Over Training Live from the Studio

Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Voice Over Training Live from the Studio | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
Eavesdrop on a live voice over coaching session.
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How to Sound Conversational in Voice Overs

A conversational delivery is what many voice over clients are looking for. But what's the best way to achieve this style? I look at some simple technique
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Want to sound more conversational in voice overs? This video may help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLhyYwvHT00
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How to describe your own voice

It can be one of the trickiest, but essential,…

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How to describe your own voice

It can be one of the trickiest, but essential, parts of your voice over development. Learning to use accurate and… - Gary Terzza - Google+
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In voice overs it is important to describe your voice accurately and positively so potential clients know what they are getting. 

But how?

This infographic provides some suggestions and perhaps some adjectives you would want to avoid!

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Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Should You Alter A Bad Voice Over Script?

Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Should You Alter A Bad Voice Over Script? | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
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How To Earn £1k Doing Voice Overs (Even If You're A Complete Beginner)

How To Earn £1k Doing Voice Overs (Even If You're A Complete Beginner) | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
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How can newcomers to voiceovers earn money? Is it possible to earn 1k? In this article I explore the route to the VO market.
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Reducing voice over breaths using Audacity

Here is a quick and simple way to subtly reduce the sound of prominent breaths when you are doing voice overs in Audacity.
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Concerned about loud breathing noises in your voice over recordings? Here's how to ease their impact.

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Does Changing Your Name Help or Harm your Voice Overs?

Does Changing Your Name Help or Harm your Voice Overs? | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
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Can changing your name really help your voice over career? I take a look in this blog.

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Why You Need a Voice-Over Business Plan (and how to write one)

Why You Need a Voice-Over Business Plan (and how to write one) | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
I am a fan of the TV show Dragons' Den; I love the spectacle of the gladiatorial arena as those entrepreneurs seek financial sustenance for their startups under intense scrutiny from wealthy business people. A pitch can be going brilliantly well and then suddenly....wham, Deborah Meaden shoots one of those dreaded accountancy-type questions:  "what's your gross margin?"[bumbling response] "er, oh just a minute it's £200k I think""I want a percentage" snaps Deborah. "Do you actually know what gross margin is?"And so begins the squirm
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How on earth do you write a business plan for voice overs? I provide a useful framework to help you create your own plan which will help you develop a better structure for your voice over business.

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A Voice Over Novice CAN Compete With The Pros

A Voice Over Novice CAN Compete With The Pros | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
How can someone starting out in voice overs  compete with an experienced voice actor?The answer is.... you can'tYou could not not possibly compete with someone who's got  5, 10 or 20 years of experience. How could you if you are just beginning?The playing field is far from level.The established voice actors know far, far more than you do about the business. They are well versed in bringing a script to life intuitively, because they have done it for so long, and have a wealth of experience behind them.But surprisingly the rookie has some important advantages.The shock of the new
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Just how difficult is it for a beginner to compete with experienced voice actors? I take a look in this article.

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Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: A Voice Over Journey: Ten Years of Lessons to be Learnt

Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: A Voice Over Journey: Ten Years of Lessons to be Learnt | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
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I'm celebrating 10 years of voice over coaching. Here's a little insight into that journey. 

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Adding Energy to a Voice Over

Adding Energy to a Voice Over | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
Sometimes a voice over script calls for enthusiasm, which can be intimidating. In this voice acting lesson, learn how to add energy into any vocal performance!
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Does your voice sound flat when you are hear it played back?  Here are some tips on getting that energy in your performance.

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Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Warning! Voice Overs Can Damage Your Health

Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Warning! Voice Overs Can Damage Your Health | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
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A tale of fear, procrastination and disappointment. Why embarking on the voice over path is not straightforward.

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'Frozen' Actress Paid Just $926.20 for Her Voice Over Work -- Fair or Unfair? | Daily Actor

'Frozen' Actress Paid Just $926.20 for Her Voice Over Work -- Fair or Unfair? | Daily Actor | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
Frozen might have made $1.27 billion at the worldwide box office and millions more in merchandise and home video sales, but not everyone involved with the fifth highest-grossing film of all time ended up raking in the dough.
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Should a movie grossing millions pay the voice actors more?
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Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: 7 Ways to Tell If You Are Ready for Voice Overs

Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: 7 Ways to Tell If You Are Ready for Voice Overs | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
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How do you know you are suitable for voice over work? In this post I highlight 7 signs that will tell you.
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Why Chocolate is Not Suitable for Your Voice Over Showreel

Why Chocolate is Not Suitable for Your Voice Over Showreel | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
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If you are planning your next voice-reel, here's why you should not include a chocolate commercial.
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Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: 10 Effective Ways To Find Voice Over Work

Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: 10 Effective Ways To Find Voice Over Work | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
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Here are 10 Practical Steps To Securing Voice Over Work 
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Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Voice Over Competition: Let's Look At The Numbers

Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Voice Over Competition: Let's Look At The Numbers | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
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Here's how to find out how many voice actors you are competing against for VO work.
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Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: No Experience? You Can STILL Get Voice Over Work

Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: No Experience? You Can STILL Get Voice Over Work | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
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Put off voice over work because you have ono experience? This article may change your mind

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The Power of the Pause in Voice Overs

Want to improve your voice overs? Just a short pause here and there can make a big difference. In this video I explain how to use pauses correctly to enhance...
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in voice overs, a short pause can go a long way. In this video I explore how to use a tiny interruption to make a high difference to your delivery.

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Disaster Strikes: Why Your Voice Over Career Is Vulnerable & How To Protect It.

Disaster Strikes: Why Your Voice Over Career Is Vulnerable & How To Protect It. | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
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Your voice over work is at risk. In this blog I explore how best to identify and cope with the existential threats that could damage your VO business.

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Who Needs a Voice Over Coach? How To Get Training For Free!

Who Needs a Voice Over Coach? How To Get Training For Free! | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
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Can you really find free #voiceover coaching? I say you can and in this article I look at how breaking into the industry does not have to cost the earth.

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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? | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
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Can you earn a princely sum with #voiceover royalties? Learn the truth here http://www.vomasterclass.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/royalties-or-flat-fee-whats-best-for.html

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Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Resistance Is Useless: Why Embracing Change is Essential for Voice Over Success

Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Resistance Is Useless: Why Embracing Change is Essential for Voice Over Success | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
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You can't avoid change and in voice overs it goes with the territory. Here's how to cope.

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How On Earth Do You Get A Voice Over Agent?

How On Earth Do You Get A Voice Over Agent? | Voice Over Training, Advice and Useful Bits | Scoop.it
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It sounds like a good goal to have, but what steps can you take to secure professional representation in voice overs?

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Mouth Click Mania in Voice Over

Mouth clicks. Lipsmacks. Teeth taps. Nasal Click - in the quiet near anechoic world of voiceovers, these can pose a big problem – especially as compression and processing will make them even louder.


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Chewing gum is good for me (before, not during the voice over session, of course!)

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Personally I find drinking water with lemon & eating apples works well for me...