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More Skills for Voiceover

By Abbe Holmes

Driven by the increase in websites using audio and video in their content marketing, there’s been an explosion of opportunities for voice actors. It’s called non-broadcast and I want to give you some information about the 3 biggest areas of growth.

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Skills for Successful Voiceovers

By Abbe Holmes

To work in voiceover, you need to be skilled up in all the right ways. The more you know about what to do and how to do it, the more success you’ll have.

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Creating Characters for Voice Over Scripts

By Abbe Holmes

Creating characters for voice over may not be what you think it is. Rather than ‘what’ funny voice, the first thing you need to know is ‘why’ that voice. Here are some tips.

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Techniques for the Voice Actor

By Abbe Holmes

If you follow trends, you’ll notice that we’re called ‘voice actors’, more often than not. I want to pass on some of the skills you’ll need to cut it as a voice actor, when you’re handed a scripts that needs you to perform.

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Tips for Building a Voiceover Career – 4

By Abbe Holmes

One of the fastest growing areas for work in voiceover is in the non-broadcast area, as once text-based websites move to include more audio and video online. Here are some guidelines to the techniques for working in this area.

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 Tips For Building a VoiceOver Career 3

By Abbe Holmes

Need to solve the problem of rollercoaster reading, and wondering where and how to place emphasis and inflection for any voiceover you do. Here are some techniques that will help.

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Success in Audio Book Narration

By Abbe Holmes

Many of those who seek me out for coaching in voiceover skills want to work in narration for audio books. I want to share some techniques for great story telling by looking at some of the most common mistakes made.

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Tips For Building A Voiceover Career 2

By Abbe Holmes

Interested in building a successful voiceover career? These 4 tips will help you understand the different approaches to take to different script styles.

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Tips For Building a Voiceover Career 1

By Abbe Holmes

One of the most important ingredients to building a successful voiceover career is ‘sounding authentic’. But how do you sound authentic, when you’re just pretending? Interesting question. Here are some tips that will help you make the grade.

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VoiceOver Techniques For Success

By Abbe Holmes

Knowing how to vary volume to create an engaging variety of reads is key to building your reputation as a versatile voice actor. Here are some tips that will help

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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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