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Being lucky can mean anything from finding a penny on the ground to getting your dream voice over job. It is well said that “the best way to predict the future is to invent it”. In other words, you create your own luck every day.

We believe that auditioning is an art. For this reason, we are proud to be part of your voice over career and help you through this process. The whole point of Voice123 is for you to get your voice out there and help you write your own formula for success without relying on luck.

 Here are five powerful tips to make your own luck in Voice123.

  1. Optimize Your Voice123 Profile and audition for jobs that best match your profile: SmartCast works best when talents are selective. What do we mean when we say “selective”? Selective means submitting for projects that are a good match for your signature sound. There’s plenty of space to define your voice so make sure your profile is filled out properly. SmartCast uses the information you provide to match your profile to voice over jobs posted on Voice123. If your profile is incomplete or inaccurate, SmartCast won’t invite you to audition for the projects you want.  The more complete your profile, the better your results will be. We encourage you to regularly update your profile with your latest resume information.
  2. Use the remarks section wisely: You will see this section at the bottom of the audition form during the submission process. Use it to let the voice seeker know, very briefly, why you are the perfect voice for their project and what they are buying if they decide to hire you (your contact info, your redo policy, your turnaround time, your commitment to 100% client satisfaction, etc.) Keep this section short, polite, friendly and professional. In fact, there is a 1,000 character limit here, so keep that in mind.  Avoid repeating info that is already found on your profile and avoid sending the same phrase to every audition: You put a different effort on each audition and you feel identified with each project in a different way.
  3. Quality: When you audition for a project you are not only being judged by your talent, but also by your audio quality. Most buyers will expect you to record professional, high quality audio from your home studio. These are the factors that stand out when listening to your auditions so give yourself every advantage. We recommend coaching both for vocal technique and audio tech training. To be successful, this is absolutely essential!
  4. Never stop learning and growing: Success is where preparation and opportunity meet. If you’re prepared for an opportunity when it arrives on your Invitation Inbox, and you’re willing to audition for it, then success will be yours. Break out of your comfort zone and routines. There is always good in learning something new. It gives you perspectives to call on in your day-to-day life, it helps you adapt to new situations, it deepens your character and makes you more inspiring to others (extremely important in this industry where you will be the voice behind a company or project).
  5. Discipline: The one thing necessary to achieve any goal worth having. The freedom to make your own schedule, choose when to take time off and be your own boss comes with a big price tag called discipline. Consider it as an invisible magic, you can’t see, taste, or touch it, but its effects are remarkable. Develop your discipline muscle and become your strongest, most effective self.

 

My conclusion: getting voice over work is no luck, it’s hard work. I’d love to hear what you think. Let me know in the comments.

 

 

 

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