Jean-Marc Berne, President/Talent
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Everything listed under: Voice Over Coaching

  • Learn To Self-Direct To Get More Voice Over Work

    But isn’t there always a director during a Voice Over gig or an audition? If you’re a working Voice Over artist who’s done any work online, you know that a lot of these online gigs and auditions require for you to read the specs and decrypt the directions to give your best performance. And in all fairness, many of them have very specific directions.   Read More...

  • Yawning As A Voice Over Technique

    Yawning As A VO Technique In my last blog I covered the benefits of yawning before entering the Voice Over booth during a gig or an audition. But did you know about another way it can help you? Here's an example: You go in to read for the part of a person who's really sleepy.   Read More...

  • Hot Summer Days Require Extra Hydration

    You’re drinking 8 8-ounce glasses a day. But it’s 90+ degrees F out, yet you still feel thirsty, and your mouth, tongue and throat feel dry. You start getting pops on the mike during a Voice Over audition or gig, and your energy level starts to run low.   Read More...

  • Hydration For Your Voice Over Health

    We’ve all heard people talk about how you’re supposed to drink 8 glasses of water a day to keep well hydrated. But on certain hot summer days, that may not be enough. If you’ve ever experienced being dehydrated during a Voice Over gig or audition, not only will it affect your concentration, causing you to make more mistakes, but it’ll also affect your sound, causing more ‘pops’ on the mike.   Read More...

  • We All Make Mistakes

    We all make mistakes. We all make mistakes. We all make mistakes.   Read More...

  • No Room For Your Voice Type? Think again.

    When it comes to making a dent in the Voice Over industry and carving out your niche, persistence is key. You’ve gotten the best training, you’ve got a killer Voice Over Demo, a clear brand for your voice, you’re going to auditions, and you’re going to all these networking events, ever enriching your support system and your book of contacts. You’re doing all the right things except for one thing: maintaining the relationships that you make.   Read More...

  • Kinetic Vs. Psychological Energy in Your Reads

    Last week we covered using Kinetic and Psychological energies in your reads. This week, we discuss voice placement when reading commercial Voice Over copy. First off, make sure to record yourself as you’re doing the following exercise.   Read More...

  • Don't Fall Into A Melody (Part 2)

    Last week we covered reading Voice Over copy backwards to capture each word on the page, and using constriction and release to avoid falling into a melody. On today's blog, we cover another great technique to avoid the melody trap. Just to review, we all have certain patterns that we fall into when reading aloud without giving much thought for how we read.   Read More...

  • Don't Fall Into A Melody (Part 1)

    This is easier said than done. As humans, we are very musical. We tend to have certain accents and inflections in our speech because we come from certain parts of the world, and in some cases, a lot of us fall into the trap of thinking that we need to sound ‘announcer-y’ when we’re reading commercial copy for Voice Overs.   Read More...

  • 5 Ways to Take Care of Your Voice During Allergy Season

    Let’s face it. A lot of us are affected by the high pollen count once Spring is in full bloom. As Voice Over artists, we need to take special care to minimize the risk of not being able to work because we’re knocked out by allergies.   Read More...

  • When It's Good To Be Nervous

    As Voice Over Artists, is it ever good to be nervous? That depends. As long as you’re in control.   Read More...

  • The Importance Of Branding Your Voice

    How do you brand your voice as a Voice Over Talent? What is branding? Branding is something that you can clearly identify, like the McDonald's golden arches or the taste of Coca-Cola.   Read More...

  • Don't Forget To Breathe

    As Voice Over Artists, this is easier said than done. Especially when we’re constantly running from audition to audition, and meeting to meeting. And when we’re running, we often forget to take a moment to step back...   Read More...

  • Getting Through The Crowd With Voice Overs

    What's your intention?  Whenever you're reading or getting ready for an audition, you need to have a clear through line.  What's a through line?   Read More...

  • Not Every Voice Acting Technique Will Work For You

    That's right.  Whether you've studied Meisner, Strasberg, Stanislavski or a new age mash-up of all of the above, use what works for you.  We're all built differently, so we have different ways of relating to ourselves and to the world, and therefore we have a different way of connecting to our physicality and our emotions.   Read More...

  • Give The Gift of Learning VO Technique

    Give The Gift of Learning VO Technique It's not too late -- $50 for a private Voice Over Coaching (that's $110 off the standard price!) Still struggling with getting your loved ones the perfect gift?  How about sharing one of your experiences? You've either enjoyed one of my classes or one of my private Voice Over Coachings.   Read More...

  • The Triple - Quadruple - Quintuple Threat

    People who are not in showbiz often ask me: “How come there are so many Voice Over Actors who are also singers and writers and slash – slash – slash – something else? Is it that they can’t succeed in one thing, so they hedge their bets on multiple things?”  I like to think that there’s a different answer. As Voice Over Artists, we are first, and foremost, artists.  I love to think of ourselves as Artists because we paint images with our voices.  And as artists, we long to express ...  Read More...

  • Who Should You Focus On At Networking Events?

    Who should you focus on when Networking? Everybody. Today on the Power Marketing Corner, we cover why you should aim to meet everyone in the room at a Networking event.   Read More...

  • Networking For Your VO Business

    Berne Media Enterprises: Networking for Your Voice Over Business Networking. The very word can make the everyday Voice Over artist cringe. But not if you look at it from a different perspective.   Read More...

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