Carrie Olsen, Author at Carrie Olsen Voiceover

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Coaching with Mary Lynn Wissner

Voice over Coaching with mary lynn wissner With Mary Lynn Wissner, you’ll learn how to adapt, apply and succeed with the ever-changing trends in advertising and production. You’ll gain the skill set and techniques tailored to your abilities, talent and range. Each talent is different and comes with a different set of skills, abilities and […]

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Coaching with Alyson Steel

Voice over Coaching with Alyson Steel Alyson is a graduate of NYC’s High School of Performing Arts (from the movie “Fame”). She received her B.A. from Queens College while doing recurring work on the soap opera “Another World” as well as on-camera commercials. Alyson decided to go back to school and earned her MFA in […]

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How to Do Voice Over Work Part-Time

How do I do voice over work part-time?  This is one of the questions I receive by email almost everyday. The folks asking this question either only want to do Voice over as a side-hustle or they want to dip their toes in the water to see if eventually going full time is a viable option. […]

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Ever wondered how to book consistent and repeat elearning voice over jobs? Carrie Olsen has developed a proven 5-step system to booking more elearning jobs.

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What microphone and equipment should I use?

It may surprise you that this in the Intermediate category. Equipment is really basic, right? You have to have equipment before you can even take step 1, right? Actually, that’s not the case at all. You only need to purchase equipment after you have been around the industry long enough to know you really want […]

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How to Win Voiceover Jobs

Voiceover is a performance-based profession, which tends to draw people who (surprise, surprise) like to perform. But the real surprise is that many people who are very talented at performing, can’t cut it in voiceover. This is because it takes more than being able to do voices well. Winning voice over jobs or getting premium […]

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Voiceover Communities and Forums

Voiceover Forums and Communities When you’re holed up in your closet recording, you can’t just walk down the hall and knock on your co-worker’s cubicle to ask a question. So you’ve got to find your own virtual water cooler to talk shop. You’ll get familiar with how the business of voice over works and what […]

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Are You “All In”?

You’re teetering on the fence. Wondering if this business can work for you. Maybe you’ve booked a voiceover job here and there, you loved it, and you just want to be able to do more. Or you’ve never booked a job, but you know this is something you can do. On the left side of the […]

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What to do on slow days

This past week wasn’t one of my booking-est. I feel fortunate that the first quarter of the year as a whole has been great. But in this business, there are inevitably slow days. And sometimes… slow weeks.Depending on where you are in your business, slow times will mean something different for you.If you’re just in […]

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Voiceover Stories: Diana Birdsall

One of the most common questions I get asked about voice over is How do I get started? It seems like there should be a simple answer like, “Buy a microphone and start auditioning.” But anyone who has pursued voice over for any length of time will tell you it’s not that simple. So why is […]

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Doing Voiceover When You’re Busy

#reallife confession: These past two weeks have been challenging. Work has been steady, and I’m so grateful! But sometimes the everyday things are enough to tip the scales on the stress-o-meter. And my scale hath been tipped. Probably the thing that’s had the biggest impact is that Ruby is teething. And she’s real serious about […]

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Voicever tools and resource guide

Get a free copy of my favorite tools and products in this resource guide. You’ll pick up gems that’ll help make your voiceover life easier. Click to Tweet Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. Which means that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through […]

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How to get started in voiceover

A few days ago, I was in my home studio, editing a voiceover project. It was a slow and easy day, when suddenly – my mom (and nanny) was rushing me to come downstairs! When I got to where she was, lo and behold – my little Ruby was right there… taking her first steps! […]

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A primer on voiceover demos

When should you make a demo? What is it for? Get the highlights on voiceover demos in this five-minute video. Click to Tweet    This video offers a very high-level view of demos. Namely when to record a demo and what to use it for. Here is a highlight of those highlights 🙂A demo is a […]

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Voice acting: Why it’s good to talk to yourself

Do you ever find yourself having both sides of a make believe conversation between you and… you? It would be really weird for anyone in any other profession to admit that they talk to themselves out loud and often. But fortunately, voice actors have a job where it’s not only acceptable to do that, it’s required! So if anyone ever […]

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How to win voiceover jobs part 2: Don’t overdo it

In Part 1 of the How to Win Voiceover Jobs series, we talked about how increasing your emotional intelligence helps you be a better voice actor. Today, we’re talking about the danger of overthinking and overdoing. Becoming a successful voice actor isn’t easy, but putting unnecessary extra time and energy into auditions doesn’t always result in more […]

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On joining the union

I’ll be honest. I haven’t booked the right kind of work for me to need join the union yet. I’m totally open to it, and I kind of hoped I would have gotten some crazy huge jobs that necessitated my joining by now, but that hasn’t happened. I’m still doing great in my career, though. […]

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What About the Non-commercial Stuff?

  When I first got into voiceover, all of my coaching sessions were focused on commercial reads. Come to think of it, the majority of them still are. Most of my demos are commercial demos, and my agents are mostly commercial agents. All of this training and effort I have put into commercial reads has been […]

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Working on, and not in the biz

Voiceover is an amazing industry! It has allowed me to reach so many goals in a really short amount of time. I’m able to work from home (or anywhere really), spend more time with my family, and do creative work that I love. But there is an aspect of working in VO that causes me […]

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