Blog – Carrie Olsen Voiceover

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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Your #VOWhy

What is your #VOWhy? Get clear on the things that keep you motivated to #workhard so you avoid the slumps (or at least get through them with grace!) Click to Tweet What is your #VOWhy? Well, what is a VOWhy in the first place? VO stands for voiceover and a #VOWhy is your reason for […]

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When to make your voiceover demo

Are you in the early stages of your #voiceover journey and thinking of having a demo made soon so you can get more bookings? Watch this video first before you do that! It might just save you from spending $$$ unnecessarily! Click to Tweet Have you made your voiceover demo yet? If you haven’t, when […]

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Voicever tools and resource guide

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 and make a purchase. Since it’s the season of giving, I’ve really been thinking of what extra special gift I could give you to help you in your […]

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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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How to win voiceover jobs, part 1: emotional intelligence

I’ve talked before about how listening is such an important trait for good voice actors to have. 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 […]

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Voiceover: Always Doing What You Love?

Is voiceover a dream job? I love doing voiceover. It’s my dream come true, my career match made in Heaven, the thing I would choose to do if I could do anything in the world. And at the very moment that I book an exciting new gig, or when I’m in the middle of a […]

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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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