This week we’re going to take a hard look at a mindset issue that could be affecting your voice over success. I’m going to be a little blunt here so I hope you don’t mind.

So here’s the question:

When you approach potential voice buyers are you acting like a peer or (inadvertently) like a pest?

I’ll give you a quick example.

My friend, the award winning audiobook narrator Alan Sklar, is the consummate peer. He has voiced over 200 audiobooks, as well as thousands of other voice overs.

Whenever he gets an audio book assignment he calls the publisher and, if the writer is still alive, he asks permission to contact them.

Before he records a single word, he interviews the author to get salient, behind-the-scenes information about the characters and the author’s vision for the book.

Now that’s thinking like a partner, a true peer.

As a result his career is thriving.

On the other hand inadvertent pests are perpetually struggling to get things off the ground.

They need constant encouragement, are somewhat desperate, always have a ‘sob story’ and can be difficult to work with.

I’m sure you’d never intentionally pester someone, but there could be some subtle pesky head trash that’s affecting the way you think of yourself and as a result, is inadvertently undermining your success.

In this week’s Inside Voice Over Video training video blog I explore this surprising secret to voice over success. Take a look and I think you’ll come away with some key distinctions that will really empower your voice over career.

Watch this week’s short training video Here Now

After you view the video leave me a comment. I love getting to know you and learning how I can help.

To your voice over success,

Susan Berkley,
Founder, The Great Voice Company


HURRY! My next Voice Over Accelerator Bootcamp is Dec. 2-4 at our studios in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Get details here: or or call 800-333-8108

Here are some comments from people who’ve attended:

Real Coaching, Real Direction
“Susan’s program is phenomenal! Real coaching, real direction, and showing you how to stretch your natural gift of voice over. More importantly, sharing the mindset and what it takes to build the business. Thank you Susan and GVC!” Eddie Martinez, Manlius NY

Awesome People and Support
“The support received at the Boot camp was second to none! Susan and Adriana took all of their experience, wrapped it up into a fun and understandable package and gifted it to us! After working with them, I have the confidence to move forward and take the steps necessary to own my own life. I can’t say Thank you enough for what they provided me!” Julianne Thornton, Warwick, RI

An Action-Packed Blueprint!
“I found the Voice Over Immersion over this past weekend a remarkable, action packed blueprint for marketing my Voice Over business and deepening my understanding of the creative work for voice talent. As an actor, I was humbled by the process and inspired by the growth. The entire Great Voice Company team each brought a vital piece to imparting these gems!” Beth Kucharczyk, Garden City, NY