Author Archive | David H. Lawrence XVII

Talking Points When Networking

Hey, there!

Networking with other members of the voiceover community should come as naturally to you as breathing, whether the people you’re meeting are other VO talent, casting, writers, game designers, studio engineers or whatever.

I say “should.”

But for some of you, the lack of something brief yet potent to say to a stranger makes us stop dead in our tracks.

Here’s how to fix that. Continue Reading →

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The Most Important Facet Of Your Voice

Hey, there!

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times from prospective new clients: “I’ve always been told I do very funny voices.”

Which is great, when you’re entertaining kids or performing in talent shows or on open mic night at a comedy club.

But it’s hardly necessary or even a help when doing most kinds of voicework. There’s something far more important. Continue Reading →

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What To Write In An Audition Note

Hey, there!

My client Bill Sarkisian writes:

“David…you have a very short, 1 sentence reply you use for [audition submission notes for] all jobs, right? Something like, “Hi, This is David, I’m an actor, play scary guys on TV.” Would you do a tip on that? I want to make mine short and succinct as well.”

Happy to. Continue Reading →

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How to get up-to-date casting information

Hey, there!

I’ve seen a lot of VO artists and actors chasing their tails when it comes to keeping up with casting directors.

CDs move around a lot, because, like us, once they finish one job, it’s then their job to find another job. Which usually means a new show or commercial project, and a new office, which isn’t always announced.

And you want to find out.

And you don’t have the time, do you? Well, here’s how. Continue Reading →

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The One Big Advantage Of Webcast Classes

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A couple of months ago, one of my VO2GoGo student-clients was disappointed that he couldn’t reserve a Participant seat in one of the live VO2GoGo classes. Fact is, the class he wanted was sold out.

And when I suggested he jump in as a participant in the live webcast class I was teaching, he thought it was a lesser option.

But…all that changed when he realized one big advantage to taking the webcast class. Continue Reading →

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