Ever watch those TV talent shows?

Pretty irresistible, aren’t they.

I saw one last night where the entire family was in heavy metal rock band. Big sister shredded the guitar with her solos and pint-sized junior with braces on his teeth pounded out jackhammer bass lines as he ran around the stage.


Yes, America’s got talent and we’re not afraid to show it off.

So I understand if you’re feeling a little intimidated about your own voice over talent if you’re just starting out.

Will there be someone waiting in the wings to eat your lunch? Will you be wasting your time and money? Nobody wants to embarrass themselves like that.

Look, some people are just not cut out for voiceovers. I’m not cut out to be a research scientist, computer technician or championship volleyball player. When someone throws the ball to me, I duck!.

But in all my years of mentoring and training voice talent, I’ve seen some amazing success stories, people I thought would never make it but they did.

This week I have a question for you. Are you sitting on the fence regarding starting your voice over career because you don’t know if you have the talent for voice overs? You don’t want to embarrass yourself or waste your time, right? Well, I thought I’d take a few minutes today to address this issue because it’s on a lot of people’s mind. Look, some people are not cut out to do voice overs, just like I am not cut out to be a nuclear scientist or even a volleyball player, right? Somebody throws a ball at me and I duck. Sports is just not my thing. But if you feel in your heart that maybe you’re part of the voice tribe or this is something you’ve been wanting to do, you need to explore it. So let’s talk a little bit more about talent.

I’ve been training people now for over 30 years, and frankly I have met some people that I had doubts about who then proved me wrong. I have worked with people who stutter, who were able to control their stutter on the microphone, people who were hearing or visually disabled, people with severe physical disabilities who then went on to do this and become working voice talent. And I am honored and I am so humbled by their bravery, by their perseverance, by their courage. They made this happen because they wanted to do it.

So talent, look, it’s a gift developed in action. When I first started out in voice over, my talent was frankly pretty mediocre. But now today, people call me talented because I kept at it. I developed that spark, that seed that was within me to do something that I love to do, and now I am sharing with you. Talent is a gift developed in action and it fully flourishes when we share it with others, when you share that gift that you’ve been given with your future customers. That is a life worth living.

Your voice over talent is the subject of this week’s Inside Voiceover Video training blog. I think you’ll be surprised, and maybe even shocked, by what I have to say.

Click the link to watch the short video and when you’re done, be sure to leave a comment. I always love to hear from you.

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After you watch the video be sure to leave a comment. I always love to hear from you so I can support you as you grow your voice over career.

To your voice over success,

Susan Berkley
Founder, The Great Voice Company

P.S. When you’re ready, the first step is my VO Start Here program including a professional voice consultation with our talent advisor and my Perfect Performance on-line training.
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