Common mistakes early in a voice over career
People who do not properly investigate voice over often make more than one of these mistakes:
- Pursuing a genre they are not suited for.
- Pursuing a genre that is a relatively small niche and hard to break into.
- Pursuing a genre that isn't commercial.
- Not knowing what a "genre" is.
- Poor business practices.
- Business and promotional practices not suited to the industry.
- Turning off casting personnel with their first demo.
- Recording a demo that impresses no one.
- Making mistakes that brand them as an amateur.
- Failure to learn about and pursue valuable opportunities.
- Inability to take and/or respond constructively to direction.
- Failure to maximize their performance potential.
- Failure to correct speech impediments or accent.
- Thinking there is only one "right way" to do something.
- Thinking they don’t need a voice over class.
- Missed opportunities to network with other talent.
- Inability to learn from voice over peers.
- Thought they had to join a union. Or failed to join when they should have.
- Expecting an unrealistic level of income.
- Charging too little.
- Wasting money on charlatans.
- Trying to be everything to everybody.
- Purchasing home studio equipment inappropriate for them.
- Taking another voice over class which is inappropriate for them.
- Failure to satisfy the needs of VO clients.
- Quitting simply because they got frustrated.
This is why we offer this voice over class.