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Working for myself as a female voice over talent and independent contractor, I enjoy the luxury of having some degree of control over key aspects of my business such as my rates, my time, my schedule, and my terms of working with my voice-over clients.
I really love the work I do. I suspect it could be a bit of » Continue Reading.
Corporate Narration Voiceovers provide the perfect opportunity to use my female voice talent in an effort to assist companies with delivering their product and service messages.
While corporate narration voiceover may not seem as attractive as the glamorous and high profile national commercial spots that so many voice over talents love to chase, I tend to love to » Continue Reading.
Published by Debbie Grattan on 10/02/13
One of the best things about being a professional female voice talent is having the chance to meet and work with some truly exceptional people. I was fortunate enough, in the beginning of my career, to connect with voice over artist Scottie Rummell.
As we were both living in Orange County, CA, and » Continue Reading.
Published by Debbie Grattan on 09/13/13
So, what happens when you’re known in a local, regional or national market, as “the voice” for a particular product, store, or brand, AND a competing vendor wants to use your voice for their product too?
Here we get into another form of the question of “exclusivity” and how a voice can » Continue Reading.
Published by Debbie Grattan on 08/21/13
When a client asks you to be an exclusive voice over for a particular share of the market, there are several things to consider.
I recently had this dilemma come up for me, when a direct response end-client (not the producer of the commercial spots, but the actual manufacturer and VP of » Continue Reading.
Published by Debbie Grattan on 08/08/13
One of the truly unexpected pleasures of being a voice over actress is working with people all over the world. Just this past week alone, I had the opportunity to share my female voice over talent with clients in Singapore, Australia, Spain, and Canada, all while working with my regular voice over clients » Continue Reading.
What are the secrets behind being a successful professional voice over talent?
This is a question I am asked regularly, and I also see it often in online voice over talent groups and forums.
Of course, there are no real secrets. The idea of a “secret” anything is usually just a tactic used to sell more books, seminars, » Continue Reading.
From time to time, I receive requests for female voice oves from student filmmakers. For some reason, I’ve gotten more requests from students in foreign countries than from here in the US. I really don’t know why that is. Often, I’m not sure what country they are from, but they usually speak enough English to email me, and write » Continue Reading.
Published by Debbie Grattan on 06/19/13
Company name changes…when they happen, they can be a challenge.
Having worked through a few over the years, I can say that I am now well-prepared for those situations when a company approaches me in need of voiceover solutions related to a name change.
The trick is being able to edit the new company » Continue Reading.
You never know what a client may want from voice over auditions.
This job came from an audition on a P2P site. It was listed as a VO for a “Bee” character, that was going to be in a recurring campaign for the Visitor’s Bureau in Butler County, Ohio.
I love bees! In fact, my name “Debbie” comes from the » Continue Reading.