More than just a voice: The real secret to voiceover success

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Our special guest is Dave Courvoisier, author of More Than Just a Voice – The Real Secret to Voiceover Success. More Than Just a Voice: The REAL Secret to Voiceover Success is like getting continuing education credits in voice-acting. A practicing journalist of 30+ years, Dave Courvoisier began researching the voice-over profession for his own enlightenment early in the last decade. Then he began blogging — sharing his findings with anyone who was interested. Apparently a lot of people were. Voted as one of the top VO Bloggers in 2011, Dave started getting a following of interested readers in the freelance business of voiceovers. After 2,500 blog articles, friends began urging Dave to publish a collection of his best blogs. More Than Just a Voice is that book. For those seeking answers about getting into the business, to others who needed a refresher on the latest techniques and trends, More Than Just a Voice is the perfect answer. It’s also some common sense advice in the face of rumors to the effect that voice-acting is a license to print money. After all, it’s just talking, right?

Voice-acting is a lot more than “just talking”, and this book proves that the VO hopeful needs to develop some good freelance business practices, get some coaching, and start practicing. In other words, one must do their homework. More Than Just a Voice is your first assignment.

Dave Courvoisier is the former nightly news anchor at the CBS-affiliated TV station in Las Vegas, NV: KLAS-TV. Before that, he anchored at the NBC station, bringing to 25 years his total time on the air in Las Vegas. He has garnered numerous local, state, regional and national awards for work with disadvantaged children through his weekly profile of adoptable children on the “Wednesday’s Child” program. Dave has also won several Television Arts and Academy awards (Emmys), and serves on the board of BoysTown NV. In the last decade, Dave has also become a freelance entrepreneur in the area of voice-acting; launching his own voice-acting business, recording for global clients in his private, professionally-equipped studio, and blogging for the voiceover community on “Voice-Acting in Vegas”. Dave has narrated over 40 audiobook titles, and is experience in medical/technical narrations, explainer videos, radio and TV commercials, as well as documentaries and corporate training videos. Dave quickly gravitated to the promise of Social Media for his marketing needs, and hosts a number of online VO community groups and forums on most popular social media networks. He has given numerous presentations on the subject of social media and voice-acting at several Voice Over conferences and unconferences, as well as webinars, seminars, and industry panels. Dave serves as the Exec. Vice President of World-Voices Organization, a voice talent industry trade organization, is a social media coach for Edge Studio, and was named one of the most influential VO bloggers of 2011.

Visit Dave Courvoisier’s website and blog at www.courvo.com

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