People from virtually all walks of life are entering voice acting for supplemental or retirement income, or even as a full time career. They’ve been told all their lives they have a pleasant voice, so why not make some money with it?
The voice acting profession is experiencing tremendous growth while at the same time embracing a broadening range of voices. Advances in technology and changes in the way information is presented continue to open new doors for
voice over artists.
On Thursday, February 26, Holt Public Schools Community Education, in conjunction with Voice Coaches, will present Getting Paid To Talk, a single-evening, realistic and entertaining introduction to the world of voice overs. Attendees will learn everything from the basics of getting started, working in the studio, effective demo production methods, and industry pros and cons, to where to look for opportunities in and around their community and how to land the job. They will also have the opportunity to record a mock commercial under the direction of a Voice Coaches producer.
Regardless of motivation, Getting Paid to Talk is a great first step for anyone curious about Voice Acting. Registration at least a week in advance is required to attend, and enrollment is limited to just 25 students. Register by calling 517-694-3411. Class fee is $25.
Some interesting voice over facts:
• Less than 10% of the voice acting jobs available are commercials.
• According to Forbes.com, the average voice actor earns $50,000 to $80,000 a year.
• In most cases, a person’s voice will portray the broadest voice age range well into adulthood.
• An increasing amount of voice over work is done outside of major markets.
• Many voice over artists do a portion of their work from home.
• Professional opportunities for voice actors are expanding dramatically.
Voice Coaches at voicecoaches.com provides industry-leading educational resources, training and professional development to individuals pursuing professional Voice Acting. We are an industry leader in voice over production, voice evaluation, one-on-one training, and demo development, providing services to clients across the United States, Canada and abroad.
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