top of page

Real Bosses with Tom Dheere

What would it look like if you could harness the energy of a conference and convert it into effectiveness? What would it feel like to be your own boss in the voiceover industry? Our esteemed guest, Tom Dheere, joins us as we unravel the answers to these thought-provoking questions. We share valuable insights on setting the right objectives, maximizing conference experiences, and the commitment required to become a full-time voice actor. Plus, we examine the liberating perspective of entrepreneurial freedom offered by the voiceover industry.

In this episode, we'll unlock the secrets of channeling conference energy into action items, staying motivated, and building a successful career roadmap.

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) - Maximizing Conference Energy and Effectiveness

We discuss turning conference inspiration into effectiveness, planning for success, committing to voice acting, and the rewards of being one's own boss.

(0:05:24) - Staying Motivated as a Voice Actor

Motivation, attitude, and reality of voiceover industry discussed to become a successful voice actor.

(0:16:32) - Building a Roadmap for Voiceover Success

We examine voiceover genres, subgenres, expenses, market demand, and staying up-to-date.

(0:23:35) - Exploring Different Voiceover Genres and Self-Evaluation

Developing skill sets, coaching, classes, improv, evaluating progress, and metacognition are key to becoming a successful voice actor.

Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

1. Conferences and workshops can provide a wealth of information and inspiration for aspiring voice actors. However, it's crucial to convert that inspiration into tangible action for career growth.

2. Transitioning from a part-time hobbyist to a professional voice actor requires commitment and strategic planning. Understanding the voiceover industry and its demands can provide clarity in this transition.

3. Self-motivation plays a significant role in the voiceover industry. Being your own boss comes with challenges, rewards, and a sense of responsibility that can keep you driven and productive.

4. Understanding the realities of the voiceover industry is essential. This includes knowledge about the financial aspect, different genres, subgenres, and the demand for various types of voiceover work.

5. The importance of continuous learning and self-evaluation cannot be overstated. These practices help voice actors stay competitive and aligned with market trends.

6. Developing skills in different genres of voiceover is important for a versatile career. This versatility can also help generate a stable income.

7. Writing down your perfect voiceover day in severe detail can provide clarity about your goals and the steps needed to achieve them. This involves understanding your desired lifestyle, financial needs, and the types of voiceover work you wish to do.

8. Networking, renewing relationships, and joining forces with like-minded people can provide a motivational boost and open up new opportunities in the voiceover industry.

9. Outsourcing certain aspects of your business, such as accounting, can be beneficial, especially if those areas are not your strong suit. This allows you to focus more on honing your voiceover skills.

10. Keeping an eye on market trends is crucial. Understanding the demand for different types of voiceover work can guide you in focusing on the right genres and areas.

Referenced in this Episode

Direct links to things we brought up ++

Recorded on ipDTL - get it here >> Book a free 15-minute consult with Tom at
Get involved with 100voiceswhocare >>
Work with Anne>>

Love the episode? Let our listeners hear from you!


Join us for an upcoming LIVE event!

Anne Ganguzza - female voice talent with blond hair, black glasses and red lipstick. She is smiling at the camera and wearing blue headphones.

More from Anne Ganguzza

She's a powerhouse voice talent, producer, and host. Book time with Anne to get your voiceover career in gear or focus on a specific genre. Catch her each week on VO BOSS or register for an event on >>


New episodes every Tuesday...

Please rate & review us on Apple, Spotify, Google, and Amazon


Sponsored by
Love our Show Notes? Try Podium - it's your tool for AI generated show notes, chapters, clips, transcripts, and more. Try it out today and get 3 free hours and 50% off your first month - CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE >>