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The newest trend in voiceover performance? It's all about YOU!

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Casting agents and directors are really looking for your specific personality and your uniqueness when it comes to casting voiceover. Are you bringing that special something to your reads? Anne talks about how to make sure YOU shine through.


Embrace Your Uniqueness: The Secret Sauce to Voiceover Success

Are you a voice actor looking to stand out in the increasingly competitive world of voiceovers? With the rise of synthetic voices, it's more crucial than ever for voice actors to hone their acting skills and bring their unique style to the table. In this blog post, we'll explore valuable insights and trends from VO Atlanta 2023, where industry professionals emphasized the importance of embracing your individuality and making every performance truly your own.

The Power of Authenticity

At VO Atlanta 2023, guest directors and professionals emphasized the importance of adding your personal spin to each character, regardless of the genre. By doing so, you can impress casting directors, agents, and clients who are looking for that special something that sets you apart. Embrace your uniqueness and start booking those auditions!

Conversational and Believable Performances

In today's voiceover landscape, the trend is increasingly moving towards conversational, authentic, and believable performances. Whether you're working on a commercial, corporate narration, or a character for an animation, it's vital to bring your authentic, believable, and conversational best to every audition and performance.

Tips for Bringing Your Unique Style

So, how can you infuse your unique style and personality into your performances? Here are some tips to help you bring your authentic, believable, and conversational best to every audition and performance:

1. Create a backstory for your character: If you're given specs or a history of the character, use that information to help shape your performance. If not, create your own backstory to help you understand and connect with the character on a deeper level.

2. Focus on the emotional connection: Remember that as humans, we connect with others on an emotional level. Make sure your performance taps into those emotions, even if the content seems boring or mundane.

3. Add your personal spin: Think about what makes you unique and how you can bring that to your performance. This could be your sense of humor, your voice tone, or your interpretation of a character.

4. Stay adaptable: Be prepared to tweak your performance based on feedback from casting directors, agents, and clients. If you can show that you're able to adapt and take direction, they'll be more likely to want to work with you.

In the ever-evolving world of voice acting, embracing your uniqueness and infusing your performances with authenticity is the key to success. By taking these tips onboard and applying them to your auditions and performances, you'll be well on your way to standing out in the voiceover world and booking more work. So, go ahead and unleash your individuality – your voiceover career will thank you for it!

Thanks for reading!

Keep on rocking your business like a #VOBOSS

About Anne Ganguzza

Recipient of multiple Voice Arts Awards for Outstanding Narration Demo - Anne Ganguzza is California-based Voice Over Coach and award-winning Director & Producer specializing in target-marketed voiceover Demo Production. Anne's production team creates SOVAS-nominated demos across several genres, including Commercial, Corporate Narration, and eLearning, and her VO BOSS podcast is the winner of SOVAS Outstanding Podcast in 2022.



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