Voice Over Career Coaching and Building Your Business
Career coaching with Virginia can help you reach the next level in your voice acting journey. Whether you’re just curious about what a career in voiceover could look like or if you’re ready to turn your passion into a real, sustainable business, a little investment in finding your audience and mapping out a plan can go a long way. Save valuable time by learning from a working professional’s earned experience. Skip the trial and error, make the most of your resources, and most important, put your best voice forward with every audition and networking opportunity.
Coaching in Specialized Knowledge Will Speed up Your Voice Over Career
Your time is precious and your art needs to be heard! Work with Virginia and get the information and guidance you would spend years gathering on your own. Here are the main topics Virginia will cover, but depending on your unique situation, she can help with much more.
Industry standards and terminology. You may be new to the game, but you don’t have to look like it. Virginia will help you understand the latest industry standards and terminology so you can approach every opportunity from an informed and empowered position.
Equipment and mic technique. Building your first home studio or need to come up with a portable solution? Virginia will help you create the best recording setup for your needs and budget. She’ll also teach you the ins and outs of mic technique for the type of setup you have.
Casting opportunities. Having been through it all, Virginia will introduce you to the legitimate casting websites and teach you how to find opportunities that are worth your time.
Setting up your profiles. Beyond knowing where to look for casting opportunities, Virginia will show you the tips and tricks that get your profiles noticed.
Read styles. If you’re new to voiceover and aren’t familiar with the different styles of reads — commercials, explainer videos, narration, promo, etc. — Virginia can help. In addition to providing basic vocal coaching, she’ll recommend teachers and coaches from her personal network to help you get the specific training you need.
Basic audition technique. On top of being a potential job, every audition is an opportunity to make an impression. Once you’ve got a killer demo (or several, if you’re aiming to work in multiple categories) and start getting auditions, you’ll need to be ready to deliver the goods.
Branding and best practices. Being profitable doing voiceover requires more than just exceptional talent and having the inside knowledge on where to find work. Virginia will show you how to create your brand, make the most of your time and resources to grow your client network, and market yourself to keep the gigs coming.
Setting rates, negotiating, and how to invoice. An overlooked but crucial aspect of being part of the voiceover community is making sure your rates are consistent with industry standards. Not only will you earn more, but you’ll help the rest of us keep the bar high for talent and professionalism. Virginia will teach you how to approach setting rates and when to raise them, negotiating, and when to turn a job down. She’ll also help you with tedious aspects of the business, like how to invoice and what to do in the case of unresponsive clients.
Goals. Finally, what exactly do you want to achieve in your voiceover career? How long will it take, and what’s the cost of getting there? Virginia can help establish a path for you to follow, creating realistic goals, checkpoints, and timelines you can work against to transition to the kind of VO business you’ve dreamed of.
Ready to Work on Coaching With Virginia? Here’s How to Get Started
Email Virginia to schedule a 1 hour Zoom session where she’ll gather information about your experience and share her initial recommendations. Be ready with all your questions to make the most of your time.
As Virginia is a full-time voice artist, coaching generally takes place from 4-6PM PST, Monday through Friday. Occasionally exceptions may be made to accommodate different time zones or special circumstances. Sessions are payable via PayPal or Venmo.
We know sometimes, life happens. Please give 24 hours’ notice for a cancellation to receive a full refund. Individual sessions can be rescheduled no more than twice.