Choose a Color!

When I first started out in voice over, I was under the very erroneous impression that I always had to sound "professional" and, you know, sort of flat.  So I'd do a read for my coach, Nancy Wolfson, thinking I sounded amazing, and she'd basically yell at me:  "Trevor!  Choose a color!  You need to choose a color - and you're clear, no color at all!"

I got it.  I still hear her during my reads.

I've been reading Teri Apple's book, Voiceovers: Everything You Need to Know About How to Make Money With Your Voice, and she says the same thing:  Choose an emotion.

When you're reading a script, don't just read,  feel what you're saying.  Read it first a few times, decide on an emotion and go with it.  Don't worry about every little word - if you're feeling it - and just saying it naturally, you won't have to think about it.

Try it.

Trevor Jones Voice Over

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