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Can I Become a Voice Over Talent?

on Jul 31, 2013 in Voice Overs | 27 comments

The ever growing entertainment industry has so far been complimented with a number of innovative skills involved in both radio and TV. One such creative process that has proven to be quite interesting and better yet effective, is a technique known as Voice Over. This is simply referred to someone reading a script – mostly for TV and radio commercials, narrations for promotional and instructional videos, audio books, or even acting in animations.

The question as to whether you can become a Voice Over Actor / Talent should no longer bother you. Take the memorable step in your acting career and be sure to experience an exciting new style that will earn you lots of cash.

How to Get Into Voice Overs

Get prepared for a rejection no matter how good you are. During the auditions, anything can happen depending on your performance or the listening judge. If rejected, get over it! Practice even harder by reading aloud – at times this helps to tape TV spots or radio spots to playback while at the same time mimic the Voice Over Talent. This will most definitely help you learn different styles of reading which would inn turn sharpen your skills.

It is best that you use your natural voice when starting out. Learn to express yourself as an actor, varying intonation, pacing, including how to breathe properly while reading scripts. Although projecting may sometimes be a good tool for theatrical works, it is mostly common for a Voice Over Actor to talk in a softer, evenly modulated, and a more conversational tone. Save the projections (loud talks) for hard-sell truck pull commercials.

A good voice coach is an added advantage in Voice Overs although you can do it on your own. If you have to look for one, make sure that he or she has proper references because you’ll need a trainer who not only understands but has good knowledge on what producers look for when it comes to Voice Over Talent.

Even if you are doing it on your own at first, ensure that you practice till you sound professionally good. You should always have in mind that this is a gradual process; it doesn’t matter whether you are a natural born Voice Over Talent or not. This certainly needs time. The more you practice, the more you build up the self confidence in you.

Make use of your PC / laptop / digital gadgets. These are enough for you to begin doing some basic voice recordings on your own. You’ll just be required to purchase a microphone which is designated to work with the sound card. Explore the audio recording applications and devices that come with most Macs and PCs nowadays. For a start, at this point in time you will just have to record and playback your voice during practice.

Not all people want to hear their first Voice Over recording because it appears to be different from what they are used to. This happens due to the way sound travel through the body, up to the ears. It will never be exact! So you better get used to that. You should instead concentrate on how to perfect your script reading and interpretation skills enough to make you the top Voice Over Talent.


  1. Think you


    May 4, 2014



    April 14, 2014

  3. I would love to sing and show my family that I can do anything and I am shy and I hope I can over come my shy ness please help me

    Giovanna Muneton

    April 12, 2014

  4. im very talented so im very sure im going to make it please let it happened since cece and rocky can do it


    March 29, 2014

  5. I am a 13 year old singer. I have been singing at talent shows for the past 3 years, I have been singing since i was 2 and I would like an agent. I would like to know if you could help me. I have been searching for agents, auditions, and applications for a really long time. I sing very well, and I also voice over a lot of animations and shows that I know pretty well. I am perfect for a voice over and a singer. Please consider me:) Thank you!!!

    Kira Scholtz

    March 20, 2014

  6. even though I’m 12 years old singing is my life I hope I don’t suck


    March 11, 2014

  7. i wish i can make it please god …….


    March 2, 2014

  8. I am better than you keanu lemon

    Tamia dupree

    February 25, 2014

  9. I love to sing I would singing every day in the bathroom when I am in school when I am in my room at home and even in the car I grew up singing with my mom


    January 29, 2014

  10. I am interested in acting; stage, commercials, extras, voice overs and what ever comes next. I have talent and experience. But this world is competitive and so full of talent, that it is difficult to find work and/or an agent or at least an agent who is not full of crap and has his hands in your pocket before you even make a dime. I need help and would like an agent or an acting gig. Thanks

    Linda Tillery

    January 12, 2014

  11. I always want to become sing and be on TV because I think I have what it takes I have really good voice and I want to so please help me with my dream


    January 2, 2014

  12. Just want to try voice overs never done this before just might make it:)


    December 29, 2013

  13. I started looking on the web because so many people told me that my son has something really hard to find and special and that he needs to be in TV I do agree with them now! I guess before I thought it was just me , you know… “A mom thing” lol. But I guess not . My son is 10 years old has a beautiful voice and he is a great actor!! Trust me!!!! He is…. When your son makes you cried over a history he told you about him and then later u find out is not true! Yeah you either feel not smart or he is even smarter with his acting!!! Lol yes that’s him . Let’s see what happens if is meant to be it will!!!
    A proud mon!

    Jessica Pico

    December 24, 2013

  14. It’s been my dream to be a actor and singer since I could talk I would sing and it was and is my favorite thing to do I have been on choirs and classes of singing I perform at school and at stores to earn money to pay for my karoke machine


    December 3, 2013

  15. Hi it’s Kendal welburn again I would like to audition for the Disney channel casting again i love Disney channel and to be in one of the shows it would be amazing and I can handle pressure well I love acting and I would love to do it thank you


    November 28, 2013

  16. Please can I be on liv and maddie it would be amazing and I am a good singer and actor


    November 27, 2013

  17. I know i got what it takes to be on television or the radio before i was in first grade


    November 26, 2013



    November 14, 2013

  19. I just need to talk louder and please reply back nobody wants me and need someone to take me to go on tv and I need a agent would you be able to find me one


    November 3, 2013

  20. My goal is to become a great singer all over the world !! I want to mâke this dream come true Im french


    October 29, 2013

  21. 🙂


    October 25, 2013

  22. I want do be a voice over person because I have the experience

    Rodney Hughes

    October 17, 2013

  23. Comment im like to be actress on tv show like disney schannel


    October 7, 2013

  24. I want to be a Voice Over Talent, Can anyone help me..

    Herbert Ubaldo

    September 29, 2013

  25. i would be great for the voice over because i have a very warm loving voice.

    kyrie swinburn

    September 28, 2013

  26. This is GREAT help for me, it’s been my DREAM to even audition for the X-Factor!!!! Now I know what to look at to find help!


    September 24, 2013

  27. i am perfect for this because i know how to do voice over alot mostly for animated sections like for toddlers and stuff

    keanu lemon

    September 21, 2013

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