On Monday I shared a list of 5 Things I Learned At VoiceWorld Toronto. The learning didn’t stop there, though. I have a couple pages of notes that I took during all the different sessions on the weekend.
I know a lot of you wanted to be there, but couldn’t. So please, continue to live the conference through me. Here’s 5 more things I learned!
5 MORE Things I Learned At VoiceWorld
1) Don’t become complacent: When things are going well in your voice over career it’s easy to settle into a groove. Here’s the thing, if you become too comfortable or complacent there are other voice actors waiting to come in and steal your clients! Never stop learning. Never stop training. Work hard. This tip courtesy of David Goldberg of @EdgeStudio
2) You don’t need a $1000 mic: When shopping for a mic many want to buy the most expensive one they can afford. But that’s not necessarily what you need. Especially if you’re recording space isn’t done right. A good quality condenser mic in the $300 range is likely all you need. This tip courtesy of Dan Lenard (Home Studio Master)
3) Never read a typo: To be honest, you’d think this would be common sense. Evidently it’s not! If you’re recording an audition and there’s an error in the script, correct it! Don’t just read the script as it’s written. This tip courtesy of Pat Fraley (Man of 4000 voices)
4) Prioritize your time and the jobs you audition for: One train of thought is that you should audition for every possible job you can get a script for and eventually the law of averages will play into your favour. The other mindset is, basically, work smarter not harder. Only audition for the jobs that fit your voice and your chosen niche(s). This tip courtesy of @StephCiccarelli ofVoices.com
5) It’s not all about you: Sometimes it’s easy to get so wrapped up in your business and earning a living that you forget how much your clients actually matter. Always remember to care about your clients first! Ask them about them. Be interested in them. Build relationships with them. This tip courtesy of @DavidCiccarelli of Voices.com