UNDER THE #VO #CLIENT INDUSTRY RADAR
After all, you kinda have to be.
Success as a "new" voiceover artist is not enough to book gig after gig. You need persistence. Investing in yourself. Having an agent helps.Marketing.
me: MARKETING?!!Mentor: Yes.me: But I didn't study M-
Brand persistence is the mark- maybe even HALLmark- of the full-time voice artist.
Thirty years ago there were a handful of VO artists. Only a handful.Now ... sniff.. my idols are now my competition.Wait. No, not at all!
e.g. With a youthful characterization Richard Horvitz is in a class by himself.But then, I need connections. People I offer your services to. Who know I deliver.
But, then I remember that rejection is my sidekick.
The missed sure gig opportunity while I'm on another. S&**!
I'm not sure why I posted this. It's awesomesauce whenever a client gives an unknown a chance... and is pleasantly surprised by the characterization and range.
Marketing yourself, and knowing your signature brand- pays off dividends in ways just being talented #VO WON'T do.
Walt Disney needed Roy.The Brain needs Pinky.#CaptainUnderpants needs George Beard and Harold Hutchins.**
As VO we need to be skilled in BOTH.~
Feel free to add your comment below! Keep it constructive :)
**Now the narrator and voice actor of #CaptainUnderpants series of #audiobooks for @LearningAlly
To schedule me for a sample read or to hire me for a session, contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 530-383-2377!Are you a talent looking to lend your voice and time to a worthy cause? Contact Michael Kinsey at email@example.com or visit LearningAlly.orgThank you, Phil S, of @LilysTalent for working so hard to book me excellent gigs!
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