Comprehensive VO training/coaching, in just 2 steps.
It’s simple to learn voice over with VO2GoGo: first, watch the classes online, then second, discuss and participate in the live VO workout sessions.1
This Month’s Suggested Classes
Watch the classes that Pros are taking this month:
This Month’s Workout Dates and Locations
Workout in the city (or choose the live online version) most convenient for you each month – the workout sessions are all identical, so click on the one that best suits your needs:
5/17 9a PT
5/23 8p ET
5/25 9a CT
5/25 2p PT
5/30 2p PT
5/20 9a PT
5/19 5p PT
5/26 1p PT
(Dates and times are subject to change – bookmark this page for the most up-to-date information.)
Go from zero to hero with the full VO2GoGo curriculum.
The VO2GoGo curriculum is presented in a “zero-to-hero” fashion – as a suggested path (and you can take any class you like at any time if you’re a member of the Pro Complete program). You get the prerequisites at the beginning of the curriculum, VO skill-building and voiceover career management training throughout, building on previous classes and the most advanced work toward the end of your year. (Don’t worry if you miss anything – you can jump into classes at any time, and pick up the classes you missed.)
Module 1: Science + Commerce Basics (release month: January)
Module 2: Commercial Foundations (release month: February)
Module 3: Audiobooks I (release month: March)
Module 4: Audiobooks II (release month: April)
Module 5: Information Skills (release month: May)
Module 6: Management + Deeper Art (release month: June)
Module 7: Digital Commerce + Art (release month: July)
Module 8: You As Your Own Best Client (release month: August)
Module 9: Non-Broadcast Skills (release month: September)
Module 10: Demo Reel Mastery (release month: October)
Module 11: Controlling Your Message (release month: November)
Module 12: Review + Representation (release month: December)
Mastering Home VO Gear
It used to be that going to your VO agent’s office or to a studio somewhere in the city to audition for a VO job was an almost daily event. Not anymore: to be a successful VO artist, you must have excellent home and portable VO equipment. The good news? It can cost you less than $200 to get all you need.
The skills you’ll get:
– types of studio equipment, and what you really need to succeed
– why you don’t always need to soundproof a room
– the trick for making your hotel room absolutely quiet
– the amazing audition app you might already be carrying in your pocket
– and more
Microphones are the first physical tool you encounter when doing voiceover work, and they are essential to your success. Learning how to select, use and master different types of microphones you’ll use will smooth your career path in your own studio, or someone else’s. Find out what mics to covet, what mics to avoid, and how to master your chosen weapon.
Audacity, the free, open-source audio recording, editing and mastering software, has become the standard go-to software package for auditions and production work. Its light weight, its ease of use, and certainly, its price has VO artists flocking to use it. Learn how to make the most of Audacity’s features and benefits, and how to save time while doing better auditions.
In this first of two classes on the most common category of work, commercial copy occupies a special place in the rainbow of work you will encounter in your voiceover career. Especially here in the US, where broadcast television and radio is almost entirely advertiser supported, honing your performance skills in commercial copy is paramount.
In this second of two classes on the most common category of work, commercial copy occupies a special place in the rainbow of work you will encounter in your voiceover career. Especially here in the US, where broadcast television and radio is almost entirely advertiser supported, honing your performance skills in commercial copy is paramount.
The days of traveling to cattle calls for VO auditions are few and far between, leaving us all at home, by ourselves, to submit auditions and perform work in isolation and solitude. Learn the essentials of self-direction, the newest and most important skill the VO actor needs in the digital age.
From how the audiobook industry works, to the skills necessary to audition for and perform paid audiobook voiceover work, this class gives the student an unvarnished look at the strategies and tactics it takes to succeed in voicing fiction audiobooks, as well as practical work voicing samples of fiction audiobooks.
Performing well when narrating audiobooks is only one of the challenges to being a successful VO artist in that category. Using a fast and accurate method to record, edit and master that work for Audible’s ACX.com is an equally important and necessary skill set to have, freeing you to fully take advantage of this amazing site’s opportunities. In this first of two parts, we look specifically at prepping your recording session, and recording with high quality, and ease of editing.
Performing well when narrating audiobooks is only one of the challenges to being a successful VO artist in that category. Using a fast and accurate method to record, edit and master that work for Audible’s ACX.com is an equally important and necessary skill set to have, freeing you to fully take advantage of this amazing site’s opportunities. This second of 2 parts will show you how to edit and master the recordings you made in Part 1.
Fiction audiobooks may rule the available shelf space on Audible, Amazon and iTunes, but it’s far from the only category in which VO talent can thrive. From do-it-yourself books, self-help guides, and manuals to textbooks, history tomes and more, this category is filled with opportunity for the digital VO performer, as well as the traditional voiceover talent.
You don’t get days or even hours to work with VO scripts – you’re expected to turn around auditions, and head into the studio to perform, almost instantly. In this class, we’ll look at how to instantly size up a script, make character choices, and balance speed with excellence.
Like commercials, narration and IVR, the category of news and information products have a certain style and performance technique unique to the category. Traditional radio and television outlets have been joined by podcasts, satellite, cable, email blasts and other new connections, giving you an even greater opportunity to audition and land these lucrative jobs.
There are over 10 billion phones in the world – one and one-half for every man, woman and child on the planet. 70% are business phones, and all phones have some sort of voice mail or outbound messaging associated with them. Learn how, in the most profitable category of voicework in many portfolios, and the most plentiful of work categories, you’ll find a largely hidden market of work.
You certainly need to have terrific voicing skills to be a successful VO talent. But to compete effectively in today’s entrepreneurial marketplace, you also need to have well-honed customer relationship skills. This class teaches you the procedures you’ll need to handle VO projects, assets, revisions, billing and the care and feeding of your precious client base.
Elegantly handling documentary narration is part and parcel of the professional VO artist’s set of tools. From work on channels like Nat GEO, The History Channel and Style, to the networks like the BBC and FOX, to movie theater releases that cover the gamut from nature to historical biography, this category of voicework is rewarding, challenging, and ultimately, profitable.
This class will bring out the Betty Rubble and Maximus Prime in you. One of the most difficult categories of VO to crack, learn world-class techniques for voicing videogames, animation and anime production online and broadcast on TV and cable.
In this first of two classes on how to join, profile yourself, gain auditions and book work on Voice123.com, we look at the construction of Voice123, what it is and how it works, how to join as a member, how to fill out a formidable profile (even if you’re just getting started) and how to populate your demo portfolio.
In this second of two classes on how to join, profile yourself, gain auditions and book work on Voice123.com, we look what to do with audition notices, taking advantage of premium membership, working with voiceseekers, how to maximize your chances of getting the right audition for you and what to do when you book work.
The changing landscape of voiceover work has been affected deeply by the advent of the Internet. This class illustrates and explains that, not only has the Net changed how we market ourselves and acquire auditions and work, it has also spawned new types of voiceover product with performance requirements unique to the digital world.
Separate and apart from traditional documentary narration, there are several major categories of content-specific narration work that centers around large bodies of information: scientific, technical, legal, medical and so on. If your personal knowledge extends to any of these spaces, you’ll find yourself with yet another way to make a living as a VO performer.
Become agile with the markets you reach, tradition and brand spanking new. Who would have thought that IVR, or apps, or digital talking outdoor signage, or e-books would all be vibrant markets in which to sell your VO skills? Or that any one of those might end up being the largest category of income for many VO artists? Learn how in this vital class.
Hire your inner voice…and entrepeneur. Why wait for someone else to hire you? You’ve got a voice, and you’re already in charge of You, Inc, so put yourself to work, and collect all the profits. Create your own content, piggy back on events in the news, big movie releases and wake up every morning with money in the bank – from people buying your audio products.
In a world…where one VO talent…will survive and thrive. Movie trailers, TV promos, sizzle reels, web previews and other spotlight products can be found promoting every category of performance. And it’s not just the exclusive bastion of men any longer. Get both theoretical and practical work in the world of promos and trailers.
The business to business and training market is calling you. Training videos, website how-to’s, software installation, management and industrial process training are but a few of the products in this category, and the marketplace for these types of VO work span both union, non-union, domestic and international boundaries.
Lean on the storytelling skills you already possess to make your VO better. Reject the myths and embrace the truths about different performance modes, and learn how to take advantage of practical and technical nuance when acting, on mic or on camera. Discover, enhance and rely on the mutual muscles we all use as actors, no matter how we choose to display our talent.
Podcasting has grown immensely from the days of being a hobby for tech nerds – it now competes with mainstream media. Learn how podcasting came to exist, how to design your podcast based on your passions, expertise and your audience of one, what resources and gear you need to create podcast audio and how to lay out a roadmap to creating stellar podcast episodes every time you record.
Take what you learned in Part 1, and put it into use producing, publishing, promoting and profiting with your podcast. Learn how create a format and workflow for each episode, how to record, edit and master solo and group podcasts, how to choose a podcast platform, and use it to promote your episodes and a dozen different ways to monetize your podcast.
Do you know what to charge for your services? In one of the most requested classes ever created, you will be walked through the process of identifying the pricing for every type of voice over job you’ll face. Discover the simple formula that will assure you’re paid for your work according to industry and union norms.
Following the adage of “ready, shoot, aim” in adjusting and perfecting your approach to your career, this first of two classes leads you through an inventory of what equipment and software you have and how it’s tuned, your demo portfolio and how it’s deployed and how your performances have been, and can be even better.
Following the adage of “ready, shoot, aim” in adjusting and perfecting your approach to your career, this second of two classes leads you through an inventory of what areas to market your specific VO brand to, a scan of your current client base and how they can lead to more work and what promotion paths can lead to more work ahead.
One of the most sought after classes in the VO2GoGo curriculum, this class takes you through the process of finding an agency at the right point in your VO career development to represent you, what materials you need for that process, the best ways to approach agents, and what to do when you land that perfect representation.
Learn online, and explore/workout in person
Every month, there are five different workout sessions that you can choose from, all discussing the the online course material, and each offering a workout on-mic. Just choose the session that’s most convenient for you to attend.
So, no matter which live workout session you come to, you’ll watch the same great VO2GoGo classes online.
Need some help getting started?
Get location, cost and other information on the classes here, and here’s how to reserve your seat. Other workshops and appearances need to be booked via the organization sponsoring the event, and those details are on each event page.
If you are a VO2GoGo Pro, Pro Emeritus, ProPlus or Pro Complete member, reserve your seat above for any of these class days as a performing Participant on a first-come, first-served basis at no cost.
If you are not a Pro, all-day class intensives are $250 each, including access to that month’s classes. You can become a Pro here.