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VoiceOver Lessons and Techniques The Power of the Pause

By Abbe Holmes

In any kind of ‘spoken word’ there’s one element that creates the difference between a read that sounds completely real and natural…and one that sounds read and inauthentic…and that’s the pause. This blog may shed some light on how to make the magic.

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Tips for VoiceOver Success

By Abbe Holmes

Doing most of your voiceover work from your home studio now? Ever need to self-produce? This blog shines a light on ways to make this process easier and more successful.

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How Covid is Changing Voiceover

By Abbe Holmes

2020 has changed the landscape of voiceover and the way we work is changing, but this is a great time to re-evaluate, grow your skills and prepare for what happens next. This blog will give you some insights.

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Lessons in Audio Book Narration

By Abbe Holmes

If you’ve ever thought that audio book narration is for you, or you’re an author whose publisher wants you to narrate your own book, then you’ll probably want to know more about the whole process and find out if you have what it takes? This is the first of two blogs about the process of audio book casting and producing that could give you the answer.

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Understanding VoiceOver Scripts

By Abbe Holmes

For those who have a strong desire to work in voiceover and want to know how to make a start, or are already getting some work but want to understand more about voiceover scripts and the process, this blog might give you some helpful techniques.

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Tips for a Killer VoiceOver Demo

By Abbe Holmes

Targeting your voiceover demo is crucial.  These days there are so many different areas of voiceover and the work comes from different sources. In this article, I point to some problems and offer up some remedies

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One Thing That Won’t Build a Career in VoiceOver

By Abbe Holmes

You may have been told you have a great voice and could build a career in voiceover. But voicoever is about a lot more than just using your voice. You need to use your brain as well. This blog gives you some guidance and tips on how to do this.

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Getting Voiceover Work – Intention

By Abbe Holmes

Have you been making plans and setting goal around voiceover? For yet another year. Here’s an idea and some techniques which might help you towards success this year

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Understanding Commercial VoiceOver Scripts

By Abbe Holmes

If you think voiceover scripts are just about ‘reading’ and are easy to understand. Think again! It takes real skill to pick apart a script, so that you can deliver the message to its intended audience. Here’s a coaching blog with a few ideas 🙂

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More on Skills for Audio Book Narration

By Abbe Holmes

The world of the audio book is experiencing considerable growth. If you love the idea of audio book narration and you’ve determined you have a excellent sight-reading skills AND have the perfect voice for it, then this blog will give you some more skills for working in audio book narration.

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Testimonials

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Jessica Clarke

Working with Abbe was the best thing I could have done to kick-start my voice over career. The most skilled and experienced voice over artist in the country, she’s also a wonderful, passionate teacher who genuinely cares about her students’ progress. I made my demo with Abbe and was accepted by Australia’s leading voice over agency, EM Voices.  I can’t recommend her highly enough – you won’t find a teacher with more expertise in the world of voice over than Abbe. She’s the greatest.

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Justine Puy

Working with Abbe was such a privilege and what I gained in confidence, I owe to her valuable knowledge of the voice and the industry. I contacted Abbe to produce a new demo and to broaden my skills and abilities. I had such a ball making my demo and Abbe was able to draw out the best in me. She has an incredible ability and sensitivity when it comes to helping create the perfect atmosphere for your reads. If you are looking for some coaching then look no further ‘cos Abbe is the lady you have been looking for.

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Fiona Reed

Crime Scene Investigator and Voiceover Artist

I finally ‘got it’ when I did Abbe Holmes’ voice over course. Using the techniques I learnt from Abbe, I am now getting work which is a dream come true for me. The feedback I’ve been getting is great and I’m feeling more and more confident and proud of my work. I would highly recommend Abbe to anyone who is serious about getting into voice over.

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Kyle Kidd

Abbe has excellent attention to detail, focusing on every little aspect of the craft until it becomes second nature. Her personality throughout her coaching is warm, uplifting, not to mention inspirational. Her experience in the industry itself shows within each and every session, giving you the confidence to achieve your best in the booth. Throughout my demo making process Abbe chose the strongest pieces and created something that has gained attention from other studios. I can’t think of anybody else who I’d rather work with to improve my craft and help advance my voice over career.

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Rosie Traynor

Voice Over Artist

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Abbe as a personal voice coach. It was a fabulous experience! You’re in safe hands with Abbe. With so much experience in the voice over business, Abbe generously shares her wealth of knowledge. She instinctively knows how to get the best possible performance and is relentless in her pursuit of the perfect read. She is great at communicating what’s required and tailors the training to meet each individual’s needs.

A sound investment. Two thumbs up!

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Cameron Bate

If it wasn’t for Abbe I would still be stuck in my bedroom yelling into my Mic, trying to impersonate the latest Harvey Norman Ad. Her insight and wisdom has helped me improve my skills and boosted my confidence in the booth, identified problem patterns and gave me a set of tools to help me trouble shoot any tricky moments that might arise.

The ‘One Dayer’ sessions are a must for any serious voice over student. The pennies keep on dropping and advice is always only a phone call away.

Abbe is a great mentor and has helped my dream come true.

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Adam Cook

Head of Acting, Bachelor of Performing Arts (Stage and Screen) Actors Centre Australia

 

Abbe Holmes is a sensational teacher in the art of the voice over.  

In her classes she keeps the focus practical and specific to the challenges and techniques of voice over, providing priceless guidance and advice. Year after year our students come away from her classes with vital and impressive marketable skills.

I highly recommend her to anyone interested in exploring this exciting and highly competitive aspect of our industry.

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