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Attracting Voice-Over Clients & Minimizing Rejection (CAUTION: Crying In This Video!)

coaching Dec 14, 2023

Rejection can be a common and significant part of any voice-over life, especially when beginning your career. If it were a physical product we were selling, it would be much easier to handle a prospective customer passing on a purchase. However, it can feel devastating when we, as voice-over artists, are rejected for an audition or have little or no sales. If we reveal our true personalities and offer our authentic selves in our work, we feel personally rejected when turned down. Artists tend to feel things "louder" than others. I know that feeling well. In this video, I speak with voice-over artist Leah, who has recently been passed over for a project. We talk about how to handle the rejection. We also discuss how we can minimize its occurrence by improving the quality of our voice-over recordings and marketing ourselves to attract ideal clients with whom we can create artistic synergy.

What Is A Custom Preset And Why Do I Need One?

A custom processing preset for your voice-over is a series of plugins explicitly tuned for your voice, in your room, and on your microphone. If you want to compete in today's voice-over world, you must ensure that your demos and auditions are extraordinary. Voice-over artists at every experience level from all over the world are fighting to win work. However, if you don't have a professional sound, you will lose out to someone who does.

Custom voice-over processing presets can take your audio presentation quality to the level necessary to compete with the pros. Instead of taking it upon yourself to tweak the parameters like EQ, compression, DeEssing, and saturation to name a few, you can hire a professional voice-over audio engineer to create it for you. Once you have the custom preset on your system, you have "The Sound" every time you press the record button. The investment pays for itself with the money and time saved. Here are the top reasons why they are so popular:

  1. A custom processing preset lets you focus on your strengths, leaving more time for pitching your voice-over and less time stumbling with engineering.
  2. A custom processing preset gives you the confidence necessary to help you perform your best.
  3. A custom processing preset allows you to outshine the competition, win more auditions, and get more work.


Demo Your Custom Voice-Over Preset Sound Free!

Once you submit your voice for processing, you will be notified if your audio recording quality needs improvement or if it's ready for prime time. If your production quality needs improvement, you will be offered suggestions to help identify and resolve any issues before being asked to resubmit audio. On the other hand, if your audio recording quality is up to par, you will receive a sample of your custom-tuned processed sound to review for free. 

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