Category Archives: Professionalism

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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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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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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Are You Missing These 6 “Musts” for a Pro Voice Over Demo?

Your demo is your calling card in the voice over world. It is used by you, casting services, agents and clients to evaluate and market your skills. With the availability of high quality recording equipment there is a tendency to … Continue reading

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Voice Over Home Recording Studio – What you really need

Yes you need the ability to record at home to be a voice over talent.  But if you’re just beginning, keep it simple.  Here are the four things you need to create broadcast quality recordings.  Any other tips? Let me … Continue reading

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Build It and They WON’T Come. 5 steps to Voice Over Promotion

We all remember the line from Field of Dreams.  Kevin Costner kept hearing a voice in his head that said “build it, he will come”.  If you’re interested in being a voice over artist you have to, indeed, build it. … Continue reading

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Think “I Can’t Afford a Voice Over Demo”? Well, Think Again!

I was talking to one of my students.  He had invested in taking my commercial class and showed good potential.  He had also purchased the bare equipment needed to record at home.  He sent me a MP3 of a test … Continue reading

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Annoying Quirks in Audacity and How to Fix Them for Voice Over Recording

To record voiceovers you need four things:  A computer, a microphone, headphones and a recording application.  You can get fancier if you want, but these four items will get you where you want to go.  I recommend Audacity as a effective … Continue reading

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