Author Archives: William Williams

Why WHY Is the Most Important Word in Voice Over

The first WHY is inside you This is the first WHY you need to answer. Why do YOU want to do Voice Over? Do you like to communicate? Do you enjoy it when your listeners “get it”? Are there ideas that you … Continue reading

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Why I like Voice123.com for Voice Over Jobs

I’ve talked about my Three Legged Milking Stool voice over marketing strategy. One leg of that strategy is using Online Casting to begin marketing your talents. The two biggies in this “pay to play” universe are Voices.com and Voice123.com. You’ll … Continue reading

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What Is Microphone “Gain” in Voice Over Recording?

There’s a term that has moved from the domain of electrical engineers to the everyday world of the home voice over studio. Unfortunately the “techie” baggage the term brings with it confuses or even frightens many aspiring audio engineer/voice talents. … Continue reading

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Normalizing Voice Over – The Last Thing You Want to Do

When you’re recording voice over you want to use my “Goldilocks” theory of recording: Not to Hot or the sound will clip and distort.  And not too Cold or your voice will compete with the noise floor of the recording. … Continue reading

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Fluent Reading For Better Voice Over

I’ve been teaching voice overs for twenty years and every student begins with the same declaration: “I can talk and I can read, so I can do this”. One of the first things we discover is that half of these … Continue reading

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Does Singing Help with Voiceover?

People come to voice over from a variety of different backgrounds. Some come from the broadcasting world. They bring clear enunciation and solid reading skills. Others come out of on-camera or stage acting. They have and edge when it comes … Continue reading

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Here’s Why You Don’t Want Voice Over Jobs

What? Are you crazy? Of course I want jobs! Whaddayatalkinabout? Well, in most voice over jobs you work as a private contractor. So unlike in a job job, you may have several different employers each week.  And several different bosses. … Continue reading

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Create Winning Voice Overs with Your “Non-Verbal Toolkit”

There’s a myth about speech that has been around since the Egyptians invented hieroglyphics. And that myth is that somehow you can take all of speech and condense it down to written words on a piece of paper. Actually I … Continue reading

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Get On Track with William Williams Voice Over GPS™

Plan your voice over journey with my “no BS” free guide: William Williams Voice Over GPS™.  You’ll learn: Training-Why voice over is different than speech Coaching-How working one-on-one will benefit you Voice Over Demo-Make sure your demo pops Home Recording-Skills and equipment you need VO … Continue reading

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Promote Your Voice Overs with “The Milking Stool” Strategy

You’ve worked on your voice over performance skills and technique.  Yeah, you can always get better but you feel you’re competitive and can give the clients a read they’ll be proud to exhibit. Your voice has interesting variety and you have … Continue reading

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