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Mythbusters Part 2 with Tom Dheere

In part 2 of our Mythbusters series, we delve deep into why investing in a professional demo producer and voice coach makes a significant difference in your VO success. We highlight the essence of genre proficiency, self-direction, and social media, and why it's a better choice to develop these skills with professional guidance rather than attempting to do it yourself. We also dive into the nitty-gritty of essential voiceover artist's tools, shedding light on the need for a quality home recording set-up and a good noise floor over splurging on an expensive microphone.


In this episode, we share essential tips to set you on the path to business success in the world of voiceover.


About Tom


Tom Dheere is the VO Strategist, a voiceover business & marketing consultant. As a voice actor with over 25 years of experience, he brings his wealth of voiceover knowledge to the table with his 1-one-1 voiceover strategy sessions, Diagnostic sessions, his Mentorship Program, and many public appearances.


Chapter Summaries

(0:00:01) - Using Social Media Effectively in Business

Tom discussed the importance of demonstrating humanity on social media, providing entertainment value, and shared a public service announcement for the Humane Society of America.


(0:07:28) - Hire a Demo Producer and Coach

Hiring a professional demo producer offers advantages such as genre proficiency, self-direction, and ism detection, making it wise to invest in these skills.


(0:20:39) - Websites and Equipment for Voiceover Artists

We discuss website evolution, home recording setup, microphone investment, noise floor, raw audio vs EQ/mastering.


Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:


1. Social media is crucial for showcasing your humanity, providing entertainment value, and forging genuine connections with your audience.

2. It's highly reccommended to hire a professional demo producer and coach to learn genre proficiency, self-direction, and market trends.

3. Your website serves as a platform for credibility, showcasing your brand, and facilitating business transactions.

4. It's not necessary to invest in expensive microphones; a good home recording setup and a decent noise floor are more important.

5. Voiceover artists should invest in professional expertise rather than trying to DIY voiceover demos.

6. A good website evolves over time and should reflect your brand and voiceover abilities.

7. Voiceover artists should start with a basic, functional microphone and upgrade as they progress in their career.

8. Voice seekers are not only evaluating your performance but also the quality of your home recording setup.

9. Authenticity, entertainment, and genuine connections on social media can lead to positive responses and engagements.

10. It's crucial for voiceover artists to demonstrate their humanity and build relationships on social media.

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