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

  • Are You Painting Yourself Into The Picture?

    Hi Guys,Please check out my latest interview on Reba Linker's show "Paint Yourself Into The Picture," where I share my journey into the heart-voice connection and how it enabled me to break out of the box and find my authentic self and empower others to share their message powerfully.  Enjoy!May "The Voice" Be With You,Jean-Marc   Read More...

  • How To Inject Your Heart Into Your Social Media

    Hi!Here's one of my Ted-Like Talks I gave at the Social Media Forum in Bahrain, "Authentic Vs. Anti-social Media: How To Inject Your Heart Into Your Message." Enjoy!Heart to Heart,Jean-Marc   Read More...

  • The Heart-Voice Connection: My Latest Ted-Like Talk in Dubai Internet City

    Hi!Here's my latest Ted-Like Talk where I share how breaking your heart can break your voice, and how to mend it.  Enjoy!May "The Voice" Be With You,Jean-Marc   Read More...

  • 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...

  • How To Speak When You're Sick

    Hey, let's face it.  We all get sick every once in a while.  Now, what do you do when being sick affects your voice?   Read More...

  • Are Allergies Hurting Your Voice?

    Here's a neat trick to combat allergies: Strip it! That's right, it's a little trick I've learned over the years as an audiobook reader, which has helped me maintain the quality of my read during the height of allergy season. And one I will share in today's blog.   Read More...

  • Are You Straining Your Voice?

    Do you know if you're straining your voice? How do you find out? And why is it important to know?   Read More...

  • Yelling Vs. Projecting: Do you know the difference?

    Sometimes, when I speak to people about how I help them tap into the power of their voice to project, I'll get a few who'll  respond, "Oh, I don't need that, everyone tells me I'm loud!"  While you may be projecting when you're being loud, it doesn't mean that you're projecting correctly -- it's most likely that you are yelling.  And what do you think of when you hear yelling?  It sounds like aggression, anger, like people about to get into a fight.   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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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