VO Mentoring

If you want the real skinny on recording voiceovers for a living (don’t worry robots aren’t taking our jobs yet!), look no further. I can help you find out more about the job, or I can help you boost your existing voice over business.

I have helped many friends build successful voice over businesses with sessions by phone or Skype on very specific topics.

These voice over mentoring sessions are designed to guide you in taking the next step in your voice over career, to elucidate a problem you are having pertaining to your voice over career, or to help you make an educated decision about whether investing in a voice-over business is right for you.

If you already have your foot in the door, and have voice-over samples, I can evaluate them with you, and give you a clear sense of what your next step should be. We can also talk about your voice over studio set up, or any questions you may have. All seems impossible and like a big mountain? Read this.

Consults are $150 for a 55 minute session. Once you have booked a session, you will receive an invoice with a link to pay by credit card. Your payment must be made at least 48 hours prior to your consult. Rescheduling is ok, no refund for cancellations. Book your consultation: femalevoiceovertalent (at) gmail (dot) com

Please note that Lili no longer offers free advice or referrals, you must book a consult to have Lili look/listen to any of your materials, or to answer any questions you may have.

Build your own successful voice over business by working with Lili Wexu. Voice over business coaching by phone or Skype.

Voice over business courses and coaching are available in person, via Skype, or the phone, internationally, in French, Spanish and English.

Hourly coaching for Voiceover Businesses

1-4 hours – Beginner to Intermediate

During this session we will talk about:

  • Various voiceover industries that may need your services.
  • Voiceover demos types.
  • Who is hiring you, what to expect from them, and what they expect from a professional voiceover talent like you.

During this session we will talk about how to make the most out of what YOU have to offer, as a unique individual. The voiceover market responds to very specific voice over traits and attributes, so we will try and connect what is needed on the market, with what you have to offer as a voiceover talent, in the most effective way. We will discuss: Who you are = where you fit in the voiceover industry? Words that describe you as a person (exercise). Words that describe your voice (exercise). Overview of your voice over materials or reading style (exercise). Identify VO demos that reflect your brand – create an appropriate selection (practice). *Identify VO demos that reflect your brand – professionally produced.

In this section, we will discuss what to spend money on, and what not to spend money on. The idea is to spend smart and to create a budget you can stay on. We will evaluate the costs of:

  • *Voiceover Gear/Studio.
  • *VO Website/hosting/domain.
  • *Listings/advertising/other marketing materials.
  • *Pay 2 play sites.
  • *Voiceover coaching, -when to get it.
  • *Professional voiceover demos.
  • *Emergencies (especially pertaining to gear or studio set up).

During this session, we will talk about:

  • *Suggested voiceover gear, and studio supplies.
  • *Suggested voiceover software for communication technologies (studio/studio sessions via Source Connect, IPDTL, ISDN, etc.) or to provide client-monitoring capabilities via Skype.
  • *Creating a comfortable voiceover work environment.
  • *Choosing the best location for your voiceover studio.
  • *Troubleshooting the voice over studio set up.
  • *Voiceover resources.

Once the studio is up and running, we will test it with a mock session.

During this session, we will talk about:

  • *Suggested voiceover software.
  • Industry standard voiceover audio recording/delivery specs.
  • VO lingo & general tech specs.
  • Quick and easy editing techniques, specifically for voiceovers.
  • Microphone technique.
  • Best practices for voiceover audio file delivery.
  • Voiceover warm ups.
  • VO prep for your session.

During this session, we will talk about how to create compelling voiceover demos by using previous auditions along with royalty free music on the web. We will also learn secret tricks to get the most out of them.

During this session, we will talk about getting your voice over business online and why it is so important to learn DIY skills for creating, managing, and optimizing your own voiceover website. Together, we can:

  • *Buy a good domain name for your voiceover site.
  • *Host your voiceover website on a safe hosting site.
  • Learn how to use WordPress to create your own voiceover website.
  • Learn about maintaining your voiceover site.
  • Get useful plugins for your site.
  • Creating content for your site.
  • Learn the basics of how Google works.
  • How to capitalize on where you are geographically.
  • Brief overview of other marketing tools (and other secret tricks).

Please plan on a few hours for this session if you wish for us to do t all together (between 2 and 4 hours).

During this session, we will talk about the various channels through which you may get work. We will talk about agents (various types), online outlets and sites, pay2play sites, and the importance of creating your own direct marketing campaigns.

We can:

    • Create emails together to help you reach out to people who may be interested in your work.
    • Create a list of industries/clients you can reach out to, based on your specific talents.
    • Create email/marketing templates to reach out to agents, producers and potential customers.
    • *Discuss various marketing strategies and how to make the most of them.

During this session, we will talk about how to bill your voiceover clients in order to be competitive, while maintaining value, as well as industry standards. We will:

      • Create a list of voiceover services from recording, to editing, to studio time, to styles of voice-overs and put a value on them.
      • Create an appropriate voice over rate sheet.
      • Go over best practices when billing voice over clients.

We will end by doing a client/talent billing role-play exercise.

During this session, we will talk about online resources, demo producers, engineers & coaches, and how and when to use them. We will also go over any unanswered questions you may have.

DISCLAIMER: Completion, or non completion of this program does not guarantee any voiceover employment in the voiceover industry, or otherwise.

PAYMENTS: Payments can be made prior to class, in order to secure your booking.