They say success leaves tracks.

That’s why I love reading biographies of luminaries in business and the arts.

(Just finished the biography of Dale Carnegie- “Self-help Messiah” and recommend it)

Rock guitarists spend hours learning the famous licks of Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.

And artists visit the great museums of the world to sketch the great masters.

In voice over, we always suggest that our students do something called “tape and ape,” recording and trying to imitate the work of top voice over artists.

This is one of the fastest and best ways to get the knack of voice over performance into your DNA.

Having voice over “chops” is a given if you want to enjoy success.

But I have also identified 5 other qualities that have more to do with work habits and character that can help ensure your success.

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After you watch the video, I want to know your thoughts. Was this helpful? Write to me in the comments box. I want to learn what’s on your mind so I can support you and share your best practices.

To your voice over success,

Susan Berkley,
Founder, The Great Voice Company

I’ve boiled the fundamentals of voice acting down to 4 easy steps and I’ll be personally teaching them to you (?) and a small handful of other smart voice over beginners in my Perfect Performance In Action telephone coaching program starting Tuesday night May 23. Go to for details or contact us at 800-333-8108 or This is going to fill fast so hurry!