Everyday, people are told they have a great speaking voice, without ever realizing there's an enormous voice over industry.
Today, despite fluctuation in the economy, the profession is experiencing tremendous growth.
Advances in technology and changes in the way information is presented continue to open new doors for voiceover artists. People from all walks of life are turning to voice acting .
On April 16, the city's community education program, in conjunction with Voice Coaches, will present "Getting Paid To Talk," a single-evening, realistic and entertaining introduction to the world of voiceovers.
Attendees will learn the basics of getting started, working in the studio, effective demo production methods and industry pros and where to look for opportunities.
They also will have the opportunity to record a mock commercial under the direction of a Voice Coaches producer. Registration at least a week in advance is required. Enrollment is limited to 25.
For more information or to register by the enrollment deadline, call 330-562-4333. Class fee is $20.
Some ivoice-over facts:
• Less than 0 percent of the voice acting jobs available are commercials.
• According to CNN.com, the average voice actor earns $47,000 a year.
• In most cases, a person's voice will portray the broadest voice age range well into
• An increasing amount of voiceover work is done outside of major markets.
• Many voiceover artists do a portion of their work from home.
• Professional opportunities for voice actors are expanding dramatically.