#1 Voice Over Sleep Aid

f.lux   Yes, the #1 sleep aid for screen junkies like us voice over talent rhymes with a naughty word used in the third person. And no, it is not the flux capacitor found in “Back to the Future.” How many gigawatts was that again, Doc?   The psychological benefits of sleep are plenty   -> Focus – Sleep allows … Read More

Four Steps for Building Momentum in Your Voice Over Career

In sports, momentum shifts can occur once, twice, or many times throughout the course of a game. In my favorite sport, baseball, a momentum shift can happen in an instant. Both teams are tied throughout most of the game, and in one inning, two players quickly get on base. With one swing, a player drives in three runs with a … Read More

Three Reasons Why You Need Voice Over In Your Marketing

[soundcloud id=’69190403′] Don’t want to read? Listen to this voice over blog by clicking play above or watch this blog in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7GHBHKL8_s 1. Customers Become Familiar with Your Brand According to a study by the Department of Psychology at Washington University, adults are more likely to remember words when spoken by a familiar voice (Yonan and Sommers, 2000). … Read More

Know Your Nose

Let’s do a quick mental exercise. Don’t worry! It’s very easy.   Imagine that you’re driving to your local Redbox to pick up a movie. Things are as normal as ever. The weather is starting to heat up so you roll down your windows to get some fresh air. As always, you’re a completely attentive and mindful driver, making sure … Read More

How to Get Picked

  Have you ever purchased a rare, one of a kind cardboard cutout of Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) from Liar Liar?   Have you ever read The Hunger Games books or seen the movie just because it seemed like everyone else had?   You probably said no to the first question, and if you said yes, please share the picture! … Read More

How “Grit” Can Help You Succeed

  [soundcloud id=’39898489′] In 2010, the St. Louis Park, Minnesota-born Coen brothers released a movie called “True Grit.” The female protagonist, Mattie Ross, will do anything to find her father’s murderer. Despite almost dying multiple times, having to stick up for herself against dangerous and evil men, and facing the harshness of the elements in the wilderness, she does not … Read More

Voice Over – Like Movie Trailers?

Since diving into the field of voice over acting, people have been asking me a lot of questions about what voice actors really do. I don’t blame them. Before I really started researching the field, I thought of voice actors as the people who did things like commercials on TV and radio, character voices in cartoons, and movie trailers. While … Read More

Is It Too Early to Follow Your Dream?

If there’s one thing I learned from college it’s this: it is SO easy to procrastinate. 10 page paper due in a week? Perfect, that means I’ve got 6.75 days to do whatever I want.     Now that I’ve graduated, procrastination can play an even bigger, more serious role. Specifically, a lot of people my age are saying the … Read More