Entries by Rudy Gaskins and Joan Baker

6 Insights to Voiceover Mastery

In the book “Outliers,” author Malcolm Gladwell studied the lives of extremely successful people to find out how they achieved success. He discovered that it takes roughly 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. For some, the mere mention of 10,000 hours is already in the category of WTF. For others, the […]

6 Inspiring Teachable Moments for Voice Actors

Believe it or not, it’s been a full year since we began writing the Voiceover Exchange to help voice actors find and stay the course of success. This month we’re inviting a select group of voice actors and a national TV producer to share personal lessons that made a difference in their careers and could […]

Voice Acting and the Myth of Rejection

As a voice actor, you may sometimes find yourself carrying the weight of rejection as a necessary price of admission. This burden results from unreturned phone calls, auditions you didn’t book, agents who’ve said no or a teacher who says, “You’re really improving but there’s still work to do.” It’s exacerbated by observing other actors […]

Why Enter An Awards Competition? 10 Reasons Why Awards Matter

Note: The Voice Arts™ Awards program (see announcement) – which is accepting nominations through August 24 – has drawn industry praise, such as this from popular voice talent/trainer Pat Fraley: https://soundcloud.com/rudy-gaskins/pat-fraley-on-the-voice-arts-awards Yet skeptics question the program’s value and purpose. Below, Rudy Gaskins – producer, voice over coach, and one of the program’s creators – responds […]

The Basic Idea of It All

Photo Source: ArthurCohen.com Welcome to Voiceover Exchange, where the exciting world of voiceover acting will be shared with clarity, accuracy, and a focus on creating a successful career. If your interest in voiceover acting is to enjoy a job you love at the highest level to which your talent can take you, then you’re in […]