How do i get started in Voice Over/Voice Acting?

What’s the best way of getting started in anything? Well, the first step is to start! It might be one small step for you, but it’s one giant leap towards your dreams! Here are some great resources with more information:

Looking for more? Check this space and the blog, I’ll be updating both soon with more resources for you.

RECOMMENDED READING

Many people have asked me for recommendations on reading material, for those who want to get into voiceover, and those who want to grow as performers, and grow their careers. These are all books I’ve read, owned, and love! (It makes sense, Belle is my favorite Disney princess). Click on the photos to see more information about each book on Amazon, or check them out at your local bookstore.

*These are affiliate links, so by purchasing through them, you’ll be supporting me — thank you in advance!

FOR NEW VOICE ACTORS

VO 101 by Gabrielle Nistico

Voice-Over Voice Actor by Yuri Lowenthal & Tara Platt

THERE’S MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS by Elaine Clark

THE ART OF VOICE ACTING by James Alburger

V-OH! by Marc Cashman

FOR INTERMEDIATE AND WORKING VOICE ACTORS

THE VOICE OVER ACTOR’S HANDBOOK by John Burr

V-OH! by Marc Cashman

THERE’S MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS by Elaine Clark

FOR THE BUSINESS OF VOICE OVER

HOW TO SET UP & MAINTAIN A BETTER VOICEOVER BUSINESS by Gabrielle Nistico

MAKING MONEY IN YOUR PJ’S BY PAUL STRIKWERDA

THERE’S MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS

VOICEOVER ACHIEVER by CELIA SIEGEL

VOCAL CARE AND TECHNIQUES

FREEING THE NATURAL VOICE by KRISTIN LINKLATER

THE VOICE BOOK by Kate DeVore

THE ACTOR SPEAKS by Patsy Rodenburg

RECOMMENDED LISTENING

The VO BOSS podcast blends solid, actionable business advice with a dose of inspiration for today’s voiceover talent. Want to be a BOSS? Dream Big & Build Smart + have a TON OF FUN along the way…Each week, host Anne Ganguzza focuses in on a specific topic to help you grow your voiceover business.

You’re a Voice Actor. You’re an Entrepreneur. You’re a VOprenuer! Everyday VOpreneur is your guide through the business of voice over.

Voice Over Body Shop, or VOBS, is one of the voiceover industry’s most loved “how to do voice over” shows and the go-to VO resource for voice actors everywhere. From their Los Angeles studio, hosts George Whittam and Dan Lenard talk voice over tech, training, recording, and business.

LOOKING FOR COACHING?

If you’re ready to take the first steps in your voiceover career and are seeking out a coach to help you get started, I’m happy to make recommendations to you based on what you’re looking for, where you’re located, and any other information you’d like to send over. Send me a message and I’ll help bridge the gap.

maybe you’re looking for help with your marketing?

Looking to pump up your marketing on social media? Maybe you’re a bit overwhelmed with how to manage your time when it comes to your social posts, and don’t know how to manage it all? I’ve got a gift just for you!

If you’re already pretty-well established on social media and want to learn more about different ways you can market yourself, you’ll want to check this out. It’s got my top 3 secret apps that I use to bring in work, all from my phone!

Bonnie Marie Williams has been acting for over 20 years in the theatre & on stage, in television, film, and voiceover. Looking for that conversational, girl-next-door voice? Just call her Clark Kent. How about children’s voices, playing young girls and boys? Check and check. Narration, eLearning, commercial, audiobook, animation, explainer, on-hold, IVR — you name it, she does it. Her youthful, sincere, charming, quirky voice has hints of Emma Stone, Kristen Bell, Amy Poehler (mostly as Leslie Knope), and a dash of Scarlett Johansson. Maybe you’re looking for a male voice talent for your project? She’s got you covered, helping clients cast projects from a vast network of professional voice talent to call on. Like the super hero tagline says,
“Where there’s a Williams, there’s a way.”

Not to worry, noble citizen. You’re in good hands. She’s been doing this for years.