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

  • What's Your Frustration?

    Hi Guys!  Here's a little video about the importance of communicating your frustration when sharing your story. Enjoy!May "The Voice" Be With You,Jean-Marc   Read More...

  • Is Your Voice Projecting Leadership?

    You may be a leader in your field. You have years of knowledge and expertise. But is that what you’re transmitting in your voice?   Read More...

  • Are You Speaking From The Heart?

    You may think that your message is heartfelt, but is it coming across that way?  How can you be sure? I've listened to all sorts of speakers.   Read More...

  • Paint Images With Your Voice

    But how? That's a good question. As Voice Over Artists, we face the challenge of creating whole worlds with the use of our voices.   Read More...

  • How To Solve Your Problem Words

    Do you ever have one of those days where certain words trip you up during an audition? As Voice Over artists, this can happen every once in a while, and if you’re not careful, this can cause you to have a bad audition. But don’t worry.   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...

  • Is It Rude To Yawn?

    Sometimes. But not all the time. As a Voice Over actor you want to make sure to appear professional all the time.   Read More...

  • Are You Stinking Up The Room?

    Seriously. Are you? As a Voice Over actor and CEO of your own company, this is of utmost importance.   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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Warm Up Your Read

    As Voice Over Artists, we hear this direction all the time.  But what does it mean and how do we deliver a warmer read?  I'll explain how to do this in one simple step.   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...

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