Be Great Inside AND Outside the Booth
All the fun is inside the booth, but the real work is outside. You've got you be great at both. Inside the booth, we get to be creative and playful. Do our artistic thing. This is why we love VO. But outside the booth, the real work begins. Marketing, finance, training, ect. We didn't get into VO for these things but without them, you'll never get to do your thing inside the booth. You're an artist for sure, but you're also a business person. Trust me, I hate financial stuff particularly, but if I don't get good at it, I won't get paid. If you're getting into VO, you can't just ask yourself do I have the chops? Can I learn the craft? You also have to ask yourself, am I willing to do the things I don't want to do? Some things that I am very uncomfortable doing? Can I get comfortable or have the resources to get help?
We focus a great deal on our Voiceover coaching which includes script analysis, acting and vocal performance. But how many think about business coaching? Marketing, finance, and the rest. They're out there and you can learn a lot. I have invested in coaching from Marc Scott who specializes in Voiceover marketing coaching. There is also Cory Disssin if you like a more spicy approach. And there are many others. As I said, finance is my weakest area and I could use coaching. If you have some good recommendations, please leave them in the comments so others can also benefit. It's important to know your weaknesses and get help. The good news is, your super smart and can learn anything you put your mind to!
So continue to practice your craft and do your thing, but remember, when you step out of the booth, your work is not over. In fact, it's just beginning. Let us know your favorite coaches in the comments. Performance, acting, improv, business, marketing, booth sound, or whatever you have that has been valuable to you.