Evaluation of Your Class Performance MP3
or SKYPE Coaching
How Do I Evaluate My Performance in an Online Class?
If you take a live class with me here in Burbank, California, I give you instant feedback on what's working and what needs to be improved. The online classes are different. I tell you how to do it and give you a clear example of the correct "read" but it is up to you to listen to evaluate your recordings to hear if you are achieving the desired performance. By comparing your performance with the example performance you develop the skills required to grow in your voice over career.
Self Direction Is a Required Skill in Voice Overs
Back in the "good old days" whenever you auditioned, you had a booth director that would evaluate your audition and make suggestions as to how to improve it. Nowadays with internet auditions you have to "self direct" and know that your audition is what the client has in mind.
In the Online Classes You'll Learn Self-Direction and Self-Evaluation
In the classes I provide the instruction you need to acquire these self-directing skills. You don't just "learn voice overs", you "learn about voice overs". You learn all of the different changes you can do with your voice to communicate.
You'll start hearing more detail in the commercials you hear on the TV and radio. And then the world will be your teacher. You'll be able to hear what the current styles are so you'll always have auditions that match what the clients are listening for.
But Even Tiger Woods Needs a Golf Coach
Why does Tiger Woods need a golf coach? Well, it turns out that we can't always evaluate ourselves. So even if you're an experienced pro it's a good idea to work with a voice over coach.
A good coach can listen to your performance, analyze it, and tell you in a matter of minutes what's working, and what needs to be improved and how to improve it. An occasional coaching session assures you're on the right path and identifies any shortcomings that need to be corrected.
To add this personal element back into your online training I offer two solutions:
Solution One: Class Performance MP3 Evaluations
To guide you in the individual lessons I offer an email evaluation program. It works like this. You take a particular lesson, complete the study, and record your best takes. I'll give them a listen and send your a comprehensive evaluation of your performance with clear recommendations how to improve your performance.
The price for these evaluations is $25 per evaluation.
Solution Two: Individual Coaching via Phone Patch or Skype
For more individualized instruction I also offer one-on-one coaching sessions via Skype or phone patch. This session lasts about and hour and a half and we'll cover instruction that is personalized to particular areas that you need to work on. You can be on mic at your home or I can record your voice (phone quality!) and the session will be available for you to download and listen to in the future.
This more intense one-on-one training is available for $125.00 per session. When you make your deposit we will schedule a coaching time that is mutually convenient. You contact me via my Skype ID through Skype or call my phone patch number. Any cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance or your deposit is forfeited.
Good Luck and Keep Talking!