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Part of honoring your voice in this industry is making sure that you're taking care to hold yourself to the highest standards you can. That may mean taking care of yourself and finding a way to make sure you always represent yourself as professionally as possible.


Honor yourself, and honor your voice

So today I want to talk to you about honoring your voice. So there are a lot of components to think about when I say to you that I want you to honor your voice, and I want you to think about investing in ways that you can honor your voice. And produce the very best product for your clients.

What does that entail? That entails, first of all, proper coaching of your voice so that you can do voiceover. You can honor the copy and your voice. Make those words come alive. Make those words appear to be authentic and real and believable quality.

For your voice quality coaching sometimes it's more than just voiceover coaching. It could be improv coaching, that is wonderful to get yourself into the scene into a conversational section of the copy or into a scene that can help you react differently and give it your own unique, spin. Voiceover coaching, improv, coaching, acting, coaching, so that it can help you set those scenes and be in those. And then when your voice reflects those scenes, it can give you the very unique perspective and unique spin that makes those casting directors go for your voice and want to hire you.

Oh, also singing want to make sure I, I, I hit up the singing population here. Even if you don't like the way you sound when you sing. Getting singing coaching, or having a coach, a vocal coach in that area can really help you learn how to sing and help you put your voice in different placements in your head and make it sound different wherever that voice is coming from. So the voice can come from your chest. The voice can come from. You know this part of your face. It can come from up here everywhere that you place, your voice is going to give you a different and a unique sound. So singing, coaching as well.

In addition to the coaching for vocal coaching for your voice also honor your voice with equipment that can really help to bring that voice to life. And that means you might have to make an investment in equipment that's a little bit better than, you know, the mic on your phone. Even though the mic on the iPhone is not bad, it's not quite going to give you the quality of audio that is going to be required by your clients. Make sure that you're investing in a good microphone.

Make sure you're investing in a good audio interface and you don't have to spend a whole ton of money to get quality, broadcast-quality sound out of your equipment. Not, everybody has to start off with a, you know, a thousand dollar microphone, and sometimes you may not even appreciate it in the beginning. Just get yourself quality equipment that can really help your voice stand out.

And also, almost, even more than the equipment. I want you to think about your recording environment. Making the best recording environment that you can is going to be paramount in achieving the best or getting the best out of the microphone that you can get for your voice. Think about your space. What is your space doing for your voice? You don't want to be in a room full of walls that your voice can bounce off of. You want to give yourself some protection, give yourself some absorption and that again doesn't have to be an expensive option for you. I want you to put a little time and thought and strategize how you're going to make your recording space work well for you and honor that voice of yours.

I want you to honor your voice by believing in yourself and believing that you can do that. You can make this in the industry. If you put forth the effort and you get the coaching and you're wanting to respect and honor your voice so that it can make a difference. I truly believe that if those are true in your heart, you will be able to honor your voice and use it effectively and also make a living doing so.

Thanks for reading!

Keep on rocking your business like a #VOBOSS

About Anne:

Anne Ganguzza is a professional voice actor and award-winning director and producer who works with students to develop their voiceover and business skills - including voice over Coaching and Genre-based Demo Production. She specializes in conversational Commercial & Narration styles, including Corporate, eLearning, Technology, and On-Hold Messaging. Located in Orange County, California, Anne offers private coaching and mentoring services to students via ipDTL and Zoom.



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