4 More Secrets of VO

Hey, there!

I used to write for Backstage about VO (no time any more to do that).

You’ve honored me with a bunch of their Readers’ Choice Awards (plenty of time to do more of that).

So I get a warm feeling when I see an article about VO in Backstage.

And the one I just read, and want to share with you, is a short and sweet one.

Jewel Elizabeth took the time to interview Andy Roth, a VO casting director (and a former studio director at CESD) about what his 4 top secrets are about VO.

I’ll give you a preview – the first “secret” is…ready…Get in class.

Yep. And he’s absolutely right. If you want to get started with strong and potent information, get yourself into class.

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(Those VO2GoGo classes that Ann and Trev and I teach won those aforementioned awards, btw…)

Here’s the article:


Come back here, and below, tell me what you got when you read this article. I’d love to hear your takeaways.


6 Responses to 4 More Secrets of VO

  1. Jon Oak April 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    Will the new video classes that you are taping replace the current list of video classes? I’m curious if I should purchase now or hold off until the new classes are available and possible new video class discount plans?


    • David H. Lawrence XVII April 4, 2013 at 5:15 pm #


      I’m always looking to update the videos when needed, so you’ll have the latest information at the time you grab the videos. I’m not aware of any discount plans – the lessons are already priced pretty well for the information you get. There are email-driven lessons on the way, but that probably won’t take shape until the latter part of the year.

      Looking forward to hearing what you do and how it works for you!


  2. Kat Negrete April 5, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    Great article. I only disagree with the statement that “a demo is not necessary unless you have an agent.”
    I had great success without my agent, with only a good demo (produced of course by one Mr. David Lawrence).

  3. Rachel Cora June 7, 2014 at 7:56 am #

    This article is great.
    I have a strong reel and a great VO agent. I have been putting a ton of scripts on tape all year long and going to a few in-house voice castings…I haven’t booked yet and thought maybe it’s because my skills are slipping. I’ve taken Andy Roths class but it’s more for beginner beginners.
    are there any other teachers you would suggest in NYC?

  4. Paula Faye Leinweber March 13, 2017 at 8:16 am #

    Excellent article and advice! From my very limited experience I would agree wholeheartedly, especially about the training. Another thought about taking a class vs. one-on-one training is that you learn from each other while you learn from the instructor, which is also very valuable. And the relationships that develop are priceless! Thanks, David.

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