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When Things are Slow

with Pilar Uribe

Although we wish it were true, companies don’t need VO produced 365 days a year. So what do you do when things are slow? Anne & Pilar have learned that the ebb and flow is all part of the biz. The amount of auditions you receive is not indicative of your worth, but it does feel good to be busy. Filling your time with classes, coaching, and market research during down time can prepare you for when the busy season comes again, but slow days can also be times to relax + restore your hard working voice, mind, and body like a true #VOBOSS.

In this episode, Anne & Pilar share why it’s normal for days or weeks to be slow, and how to productively fill the time like a #VOBOSS.

"Stay on the pulse of what's happening in the industry" - Pilar Uribe

About Pilar Uribe

Pilar Uribe is a bilingual voice actor, telenovela star, and radio personality. Born and raised in New York City, she broke into show business with roles in Yo Soy Betty La Fea (Ugly Betty), Pobre Pablo, and El Cartel, filmed in Colombia and Miami. She recorded and produced for WLRN Miami-South Florida and now lives in Los Angeles, where she records voice over for television, radio, and films.

Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

  1. The amount of auditions you receive does not equal your worth, talent, or productivity in the industry. #VOBOSS

  2. VO work comes in waves. The industry ebbs and flows. #VOBOSS

  3. Companies don’t need voice over every single day of the year.

  4. Reflect on why things may be slow for you. Are you staying top of mind + marketing yourself? #VOBOSS

  5. Work on your craft during the slow times by taking a class or doing some coaching!

  6. Connect with other VO talents, previous clients, and establish relationships with future clients. #VOBOSS

  7. Watch commercials (or for a #VOBOSS challenge, just listen to them)! It will show you what’s trending.

  8. Revisit old VO courses + books for an educational refresh. #VOBOSS

  9. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Reach out to your agent or colleagues for support + advice. #VOBOSS

  10. Take some time off! Rest, downtime, and enjoying life all make you better when you step back into the booth.

"Do something everyday that is voiceover related" - Anne

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