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How To Create A Successful Voice Over Career

If you’re working as a voice actor and loving it, then there’s one thing you’ll know about and that’s how much dedication, tenacity and good planning it takes to get there. So I want to talk about three different areas of voiceover and what you need to be doing regularly, to make sure you’re ready to do the work when it appears for you.

Getting Voice Over Demos to Work For You

Your Voiceover Demos are the key to your success. That’s why you need to know how to choose content that will help you get booked!

How To Develop Your Ear For Voiceover

If you’ve ever listened to your work and thought, “something’s just not quite right”, you’re not alone. It takes skill to convert the language in scripts. So here are some things you need to know that will turn, ‘not quite right’ into, ‘I like that’!

Voice Over Script Style Tips

All voiceover scripts inform us of something but sometimes scripts are full of information and information-loaded scripts can be some of the most challenging to voice. But here are some techniques I use for getting through information-loaded scripts.

Voice Over – The times they are a changin’!

The landscape of voiceover is changing. There’s a lot of talk about how, and not everyone’s a happy camper. The question is, do you embrace change, or sit on your hands and whinge about the good old days and how simple it all used to be? I’ll go for ‘option a’ any day.

Tuning In To Voice Over

Listening to what’s out there in voiceover land can be the best free training you can get. Here are some guidelines on what to tune into and what to make of it.

A Voice Over Script Editing Story

Voice actors are often faced with scripts that are running to long. Finding ways to edit the language, so the advertisers message isn’t lost, is not that hard when you know what to do.

Self-Directing and Voice Scripts

When you’re auditioning from home, knowing how to approach a script with no direction can be really tricky. Here’s a blog with a simple check list to follow that’ll make your job all that much easier.

The Skill of Variation in Voice Over

To become successful in voice over, you need to understand how to look at each script differently and create variation in your reads. Here are some tips for doing just that.


What are valued clients saying about us


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.