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  • 4 Tips to Focus Your Voiceover Career This Fall, Part 2

    Welcome to fall and Part 2 of our Fall Focus series. Here are four more tips to keep yourself on track this season.
    1. Focus. This month, focus on how to cope with cold readings. You almost never get the voiceover copy in advance of an audition, so you’ve got to be ready to sight read on the spot under pressure. Even if you get to your audition 10–15 minutes early to go over the copy, we casting directors often throw some new lines at you. We expect you to quickly read over and then deliver hirable, fantastic reads in a very short amount of time. If you have a question about how to pronounce the brand name, ask us! But if it’s a well-known word, please don’t embarrass yourself. Use Google, or a dictionary app that says the word for you, and figure it out by yourself. There’s nothing less appealing than an actor who does not know how to take the extra step to prepare. 
    2. Accumulate. Gather and accumulate your skills for cold reads. How? Start by reading aloud every day for at least 15 minutes. My sixth grade teacher, Ms. Donovan, encouraged us to read the dictionary every single day. We were required to keep a dictionary on our desks and every day we opened them to a random page. I still read

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