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Your VO Family

with Lau Lapides

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in doing what we love that we forget that our work is still just work (even if it’s the most fun job in the world). This week, Anne & Lau are joined by special guests Aria Lapides, Carol Alpert & Daniel Marion to discuss how & why community support is so important. Building a creative family includes building support systems outside of your professional circle. This may include your family, friends, and even other voice actors who you can count on for help. The voice-over industry is a small world, and it’s important to build relationships with fellow actors and creatives. They will help you grow, learn, and encourage you when things get tough. It can be hard to separate our egos from our projects but being able to do this allows us to accept criticism more easily. Tune in to join this VO Family…

Anne & Lau chat business, support + success with some members of their voice over family, Aria Lapides, Carol Alpert & Daniel Marion...

"Be ok with not always being ok." - 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. Your support system is essential to your success.

  2. You are not your work.

  3. Separate your ego from your work, even when it’s difficult.

  4. Conflict can arise when coaches, managers, or agents are honest with you.

  5. Constructive criticism isn’t always easy to hear, but it’s important for growth.

  6. Learn from others of all ages. Everyone has something to contribute.

  7. Feedback from knowledgeable sources in the industry will make you better & build your confidence.

  8. Find coaches & agents who you can trust.

  9. Honest feedback & communication is a two way street between you & your agents, friends, or other collaborators.

  10. Give back what you can to your VO Family, whether it be time, information, or education.

"I wouldn't be where I am today without support during in the beginning of my career." - Anne

Referenced in this Episode

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