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The F Word

with Lau Lapides

Join Anne & Lau as they embark on a fascinating exploration of the online casting world and analyze the controversial role of Fiverr in the voiceover industry. They shed light on the complex ethical issues prevalent in the freelance industry, emphasizing the significance of transparency, fair compensation, and adherence to industry standards. Listen in as The Bosses discuss online casting’s ability to provide global exposure, momentum, and representation for emerging voice talents. Learn valuable insights into navigating the evolving world of online casting while maintaining ethical practices and fostering a thriving voiceover community. Tune in…

In this episode, Anne & Lau explore the world of online casting and dissect the influential role Fiverr plays in the voiceover industry.

"Sometimes we'll lose the battle, but we always want to win the war." - Lau

About Lau

Lau Lapides is Founder & President of Lau Lapides Company, a boutique coaching, training & production company for voice talent and actors. It has its headquarters in Boston with satellites in NYC, Miami and LA. Programs include hybrid online & in-person workshops, seminars, one-to-one personalized coaching, + showcases in NYC/LA and online. Lau’s media and broadcasting career coaches all work in television, film, radio and theatre. Their voices can be heard around the world.

Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

  1. Consider utilizing online casting platforms to jumpstart your voiceover business and gain visibility.

  2. Embrace global competition, negotiate services, and potentially earn beyond the base rate.

  3. Focus on clients who value your worth and create your own moral compass in the freelance industry.

  4. Strategically use discounts and free offers to build trust and educate clients on your value.

  5. Price yourself appropriately and confidently reject low-ball offers for better opportunities.

  6. Agents advocate for fair compensation, but balance pushing for rates and maintaining client relationships.

  7. Build trust, educate clients, and view discounts as invitations to invest.

  8. Stay adaptable and open to new opportunities, platforms, and pricing strategies in the ever-evolving voiceover industry.

  9. Continuously hone your skills and stay updated with industry trends to remain competitive.

  10. Networking and building relationships within the voiceover community can lead to valuable collaborations and opportunities for growth.

"Price yourself knowing your worth and understand that just because you're new or you're less experienced does not mean that you have to cost less." - Anne

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