Take a journey with Rich Palmer as he navigates the road to a professional voice talent career.  Whether you are curious about the journey or you are a VO talent starting out, you may find that the bumps, potholes, & heavy curves are worth the trip.

What Do You Do?

You’re at a network function and someone looks at your business name on your nametag. It says, “VO” or “voiceover.” They look at you quizically and ask, “What do you do?” How do you answer that? Do you break down all of the things a voice actor does? Do you give your brand statement? Are you thinking about their business and how you can serve them before you answer?

Rich explores this challenge and also talks about some of his activities over the past few weeks. Rich would love to hear your thoughts on this show. Or your responses to the questions he asks during the narrative. Be a guest on the show! Use the contact form to submit your interest.

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Get Your Plan Together

So you’ve decided to become a voiceover artist. Much like Rich, you might like the process of recording and producing audio. Perhaps you enjoy telling stories and narrating audiobooks. Maybe you’re excited about the opportunity to work for yourself. Well, there it is. To work for one’s self implies that one has a business. If it’s a business, then it needs a plan.

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Rich talks briefly about some ways to organize your thoughts and your activities, how to determine the value of the plan, and of course, he nudges you toward finding out what drives you. What is your WHY? Why do you do what you do?

Links discussed:

The Ivy Lee Method for organization and planning

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The Elusive Noise Floor

Rich moved his studio and learned that his small space isn’t necessarily quieter than the larger room. Also he asks listeners about their thoughts on the recent acquisition of Voice123 by Backstage.

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The Voiceover Journey Begins

Rich Palmer begins his journey on the Road to VO giving a bit of background about himself, the purpose of the show, and a brief overview of a book he is reading by Celia Siegel called Voiceover Achiever – Build Your VO Career. Change Your Life.

This show is decidedly produced for those who have an interest in what it takes to establish a career as a voice artist. For those already involved in the business, it can help to re-establish the value of some of the foundations. Guests on the show will be persons that have value to share — either as a mentor or expert in the field — or as VO novices sharing their experiences alongside Rich on the journey.

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