At my last unofficial count, there are roughly 437,812 voice over groups on the various social networks including – but not limited to – Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.
Within these 437,812 (unscientific count) voice over groups, I’d estimate that approximately 92.7% of the participants consider themselves to be experts. Each one, just as happy as the next to point out everything you’re doing wrong in your voice over business. They’re less giving with helpful advice.
Everyone Is An Expert… Or Are They?
Many of these people, based on my observations, are well meaning enough, though few, it seems, have achieved any level of success in their own business. This, of course, seems to result in bitter rants more than useful or practical advice.
Don’t get me wrong, there are people in some of these groups absolutely willing to help and more than qualified. However, it can be a challenge to find them in the group. There are also some groups that are absolutely better than others when it comes to seeking and finding advice.
Where Are You Getting Your Voice Over Advice?
Read any book on success and you’ll find one theme repeated over and over and over and over again.
You’ll become like the five people you spend the most time with.
Who are you spending time with? Or, in other words, where are you getting your advice from?
I’ve got a list of people that I turn to when I need advice, help, or to bounce ideas off of. All those people are successful, intelligent, and wise. They stretch me. They make me better. Most importantly, they’ll tell me what I need to hear. Not what I want to hear!
Getting started in this voice over game isn’t easy. It’s also not impossible.
If you’re going to look for answers to your questions, just make sure you’re getting it from people who are achieving at a level beyond you. The level you’re moving towards. This is how you’ll grow.
Those people – in my expert opinion 😉 – are not the ones dispensing bitter diatribes in online groups and forums.