Business of VO – Auditions

Awe yeah – it’s time to talk Auditions. In this episode, the boss ladies not only let their Northeastern accents come out to play (hear all about voiceover AWE-ditions) but they’ll leave you awe-inspired with how they handle the auditioning process. Ready for this AWE-some episode? Hit play!


Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:

  1. Some people (even agents) say auditioning is your job as a voiceover actor.

  2. Auditioning doesn’t have to rule your day.

  3. You can and should prioritize your auditions based on who they come from.

  4. Sometimes voiceover auditions are abusive and ask too much of us or become too specific about delivery.

  5. You should not spend loads and loads of time preparing a single audition.

  6. Direct inquiries and bookings are a far more effective use of time than just blind auditioning with Pay to Play.

  7. Building relationships with clients cuts down on auditioning and gives you better stats.

  8. Auditions should not consume so much of your day that you are unable to run your business.

  9. Don’t sacrifice quality for quantity.

  10. You can designate specific times of the day to audition, making exceptions when necessary.

  11. If you can be submit 20 or more auditions at a time – that’s great as long as you are efficient.

  12. Editing skills are detail oriented. Precision only comes with thousands of practice hours.

  13. Auditions should be clean and presentable and free of mistakes – not over processed/complicated.

  14. Auditioning less and booking more is achieved with networking.

  15. Clients will book you directly if they are impressed with your website and what they see.

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Referenced in this Episode

Direct links to things we brought up ++

  1. Gabby tell us 5 Things to Never do in an Audition

  2. The Best Auditions have the best audio. Make sure your auditions are Audition Ready with VO Tech Guru Tim Tippets

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.




Anne: Welcome, everybody, to the VO BOSS podcast. I’m your host, Anne Ganguzza, along with my amazing bosstie-bestie, VO BOSS Gabby Nistico. Hey, Gabby.

Gabby: [laughs] Hi, Anne.

[both laugh]

Anne: Gabby, I –

Gabby: I love the way you intro me.

[both laugh]

Gabby: Makes me feel so good.

Anne: Because I love ya, I love ya.

Gabby: I love you too.

Anne: You know, Gabby, I was, I was – you always make fun of me, but I was late, a little bit late this morning because –

[both laugh]

Gabby: Because?

Anne: I had some auditions to finish.

Gabby: Oh, that’s important, yeah.

Anne: Yeah, I know, and it’s, but you know what? It made me start to think, there’s a lot of talk about auditioning and –

Gabby: Mm-hmm.

Anne: I want to know like, I audition for my agents, I audition for other jobs that come in, you know, through my email. Gabby, sometimes it feels like I’m auditioning all day, and some people I have heard say, you know, it’s your job. Auditioning is your job. So I think we should talk about auditioning. How much is too much, or how much do you do?

Gabby: Yes. Oh gosh. Yeah.