Boss Mindset – Do I Have What it Takes?

Do I Have What It Takes? The question asked more than any other by beginners. It’s time for a Boss Bomb as the ladies address this question and the mindset behind the question. Spoiler Alert… you are literally asking the wrong question! This episode is 100% for all the new and aspiring voiceover actors that are trying to figure out if they have what it takes to make it in voiceover in 2019. The BOSSES give you solid, actionable answers.



Takeaways

Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:

  1. People in the voiceover industry are not fortune-tellers.

  2. Only you can determine if you have what it takes to succeed in this business.

  3. Take the focus off of your voice and instead assess your ability to learn new skills.

  4. There are many companies that will take your money and capitalize on the question – do I have what it takes?

  5. Financial cushions are essential for anyone considering doing this for a living.

  6. Having a nice speaking voice is a very, very small part of success in voiceover.

  7. There’s so much more than just being in the booth and having an amazing voice.

  8. A lack of confidence or skill to pursue the other aspects of business will be a career killer.

  9. Having a passionate, motivated, & competitive personality is important in voiceover.

  10. Voice actors have bold, memorable personalities – which leads to a personal brand.

  11. People want to connect with you, so your voice is secondary to that.


Referenced in this Episode

Direct links to things we brought up ++

  1. Recorded on IpDTL

  2. Join the VO Peeps to learn more about the industry


Full Episode Transcript

>> Today’s voiceover talent is more than just a pretty voice.

>> Pretty voice.

>> Pretty voice.

>> Pretty voice.

>> Today’s voiceover talent has to be a BOSS.

>> BOSS.

>> A BOSS.

>> A BOSS.

>> Join us each week for business owner strategies and success with your hosts Anne Ganguzza and Gabrielle Nistico, along with some of the strongest voices in our industry.

>> Rock your business.

>> Rock your business.

>> Rock your business.

>> Like a BOSS.

>> Like a BOSS.

>> Rock your business like a BOSS.

>> Rock your business like a BOSS.

>> A VO BOSS.

>> A VO BOSS.

>> A VO BOSS.

Anne: Welcome, everybody, to the VO BOSS podcast. I’m your host, Anne Ganguzza, talking with my amazing VO Bosstie, Gabby Nistico. Hey Gabby.

Gabby: Hello.

Anne: Gabby, I know both you and I do a lot of phone consults for people that are interested in getting into the industry.

Gabby: Yes.

Anne: I just had one the other day, and I have to tell you, every time, if I had a nickel for the amount of times somebody said to me, ”how do I know I have what it takes?”

Gabby: “Can I do this?”

Anne: [laughs] Yes.

Gabby: “Will I make it?”

Anne: Yeah.

Gabby: “Am I going to be successful? How do I know that I can do this?”

Anne: “Can you tell me if I have what it takes?” I think we should talk about that.

Gabby: Yeah, let me get my crystal ball out and –

Anne: [laughs]

Gabby: – you know, get in touch with my inner Gypsy and sure thing, I will, I’ll consult the cards, and I’ll tell you if you can make – I don’t know!

Anne: [laughs]

Gabby: Look. Here’s my thing, right? So, so the sassy pants in me always wants to go, “I don’t know, can you make it? Can you do it? You tell me.”

Anne: Yeah.

Gabby: You ever do that? I mean ’cause that’s the truth, right?

Anne: A lot of times, yes, I want to say that. You know [laughs] I think, Gabby, outside of if you have an impediment where, you know, maybe, you know –

Gabby: Yeah.

Anne: – it’s hard to understand you, and even then, I would say, you’ve got a good shot, right, as long as people can understand what you’re saying.

Gabby: Yeah! I mean, short of that or like a really, really heavy foreign accent –

Anne: Yeah.

Gabby: – that would bar you from, from really not even doing this but just booking jobs in English –

Anne: Yeah.

Gabby: – you might have to just book in your –

Anne: Tongue.

Gabby: – native language.

Anne: Mm-hmm.