54 episodes

Kate McClanaghan and Jeff Finney discuss current trends and helpful techniques regarding the voice over industry, and also host interesting interviews with guests.

The Sound Advice Voice-Over Podcast voiceoverinfo.com

    • Arts
    • 4.4 • 28 Ratings

Kate McClanaghan and Jeff Finney discuss current trends and helpful techniques regarding the voice over industry, and also host interesting interviews with guests.

    Why Producing a “Makeshift” Demo of Your Voiceover Demo is a Professional Mistake

    Why Producing a “Makeshift” Demo of Your Voiceover Demo is a Professional Mistake

    Avoid one of the greatest mistakes budding voice talent make and why to give your voiceover career the best opportunity to achieve the greatest results. Here are a few key industry insights to improve your bottom line, elevate your brand, instill confidence, and expand your small business as a voice actor.

    • 8 min
    Do You Consider Yourself a VOICE ACTOR?

    Do You Consider Yourself a VOICE ACTOR?

    Listen to Actors’ SOUND ADVICE seasoned voiceover demo producer/ career coach, Kate McClanaghan offers expert guidance and insight into how to navigating your career as a voiceover. Regardless of your experience level, those auditioning, or most likely to hire you, will assume you’re a professional actor and expect you to know your job both in […]

    • 4 min
    Branding, Rebranding and Art Direction for Voice Actors

    Branding, Rebranding and Art Direction for Voice Actors

    You might be relieved to discover the best advertising… isn’t advertising at all. By that I mean the adage, “less is more” applies when it comes to art directing your graphics that will allow you to make your name known and associated with being a professional voice talent with taste and an elevated aesthetic.  Here […]

    • 10 min
    Why Self-Direction Matters

    Why Self-Direction Matters

    There was atimenot too long ago when it was commonplace to audition for voiceoversin frontof producers at ad agencies, in various recording studios, in front of castingdirectors, or at your local talent agencies where you’d be offered direction in real time.Obviously times have changed.Since the pandemic it’s safe to say pretty mucheveryaudition, on or off-camera, […]

    • 7 min
    The Most Common Mistakes to Avoid When Recording Your VO Auditions from Home, Part 1

    The Most Common Mistakes to Avoid When Recording Your VO Auditions from Home, Part 1

    The quality of your auditions when recording from home is as important as your performance. In fact, it’s never mattered more than it does today. Since COVID, production demands now require every voice talent to not only be well-trained and prepared to deliver their best at a moment’s notice, but we’re also assuming the quality of your […]

    • 11 min
    A Word About Soliciting Feedback (on Your VO Demos)

    A Word About Soliciting Feedback (on Your VO Demos)

    You may have asked for feedback in the past simply for a lack of anything else to say, and you hadn’t thought it through beyond this point. Or maybe you wanted praise for your remarkable vocal prowess. (It’s only human to require some form of acknowledgement that you’re on the right track.) Yet, if you’re […]

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Mary Ann's Voice ,

Great, great instruction, I wish more actual examples...

These are some of the most helpful podcasts for Voice Over I've found... so many of the podcasts introduce great topics, but they don't usually demonstrate the problem or demonstrate the improvement. So, give an example of muscle memory recordings followed by a more agile audition. Just my 2 cents.

tower888 ,

Disappointed

The latest episode really has me disappointed. It was supposed to be about how the voice over industry has changed since COVID, but it turned out to just be a very thinly-veiled sales pitch for their company’s services. While I understand using a podcast as a way to promote your business, the goal is to provide true value to your listeners and then associate the good will from providing that value with your business… Not writing a list of how the biz has changed, in which 95% of the changes are all about how people should buy your services. If you’re going to do that, just make it an episode about your services, rather than trying to disguise it as an episode about what’s changed since the pandemic

SD_Dad ,

The title's not just a pun

This is a superb source for all-too-rare common sense from a real pro in the voiceover business. McClanaghan applies the wisdom gained from her many successes, AND some painful lessons learned, from a truly epic voiceover career. Jeff Finney, whose background seems to include more of the technical end, also throws his expertise into the mix. This podcast ranges from quick tips on making a performance come alive, to the complex and rapidly-changing business of being a voice performer. My only quibble- it'd be awesome for this to be a 30 minute weekly cast, but it's pretty clear that these two are too busy doing voiceover to spend that much time in a podcast. Whether you've got concerns about your marketing, or are just trying to determine how to ready yourself for an audition, this is the only podcast you need.

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