4 Skills Every Successful Voice Artist Should Have

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Let’s face the facts, voice-over acting is a competitive industry. If you are looking for ways to improve your skills as a voice-over actor or actress, check out the tips below to make sure you’re on the right path to success.


Even though it’s nice to have formal education or training in voice acting, what it all boils down to is experience. Having years of commercial voice talent experience will help you find jobs. However, if you are new to the industry don’t let that get you down. Try getting your foot in the door with unpaid or low-paying jobs. The more experience you gain, the better.

Respect and Kindness

While you may run across hiring managers that are cold or unfriendly, it’s vitally important to treat others with kindness. Don’t ruin your chance in the voice-over acting community by saying a rude comment. If you give a good performance and have positive interactions, you are more likely to be remembered. No one wants to work with someone unpleasant. Stand out not only with your talent but also with kindness.


Good voice-over artists are always consistent in their results. Don’t ever turn in work that is short of your best. This may seem self-explanatory, but many people get in a hurry and miss a small error. With so many voice-over artists, it is essential to always put your best foot forward.


Although it’s essential to be consistent in your work, you must also be versatile. If you only work in one area of voice-over acting, you’ll need to expand your knowledge. Take the time to learn new voice-over techniques, whether through paid instruction, free podcasts or a mentor. Having a wide range of talent will help you book more jobs.

As you can see, there are many skills to becoming a successful voice-over artist. However, by working on the tips above you can grow your career in the voice-over acting industry.