What is a Booth Chat Voice over Workout?
Booth Chat is a free to join group of committed and focused voice over artists who:
- meet regularly via Zoom
- practice reading voice over scripts
- give one another constructive feedback
- become more successful as voice over artists!
Practice reading voice over scripts together FOR FREE
We meet each week to practice reading voice over scripts together. We give each other constructive feedback and performance direction ideas in a variety of different genres of voice over. It’s a safe place to try out the many different skills required to be a successful, modern voice over artist.
We also host guest coach workshops with some of the top names in the business! Recent guest coaches include Kim Handysides, Dian Perry, Helen Lloyd, Samantha Boffin, Christi Bowen, Yvonne Morley, and Marisa Dargahi to name but a few.
I truly believe this group can help you become a better Voice Over artist and ultimately win more work!
But never mind me, Hear what our members say…
Working as a voice over can be remote and often the only feedback you get on a script read is either getting or not getting the job. With our practice reads we help each other to test different styles and tones with like minded members to help you improve what you love doing even more.
It’s also good to meet, even virtually, even more people in the industry; the social aspect is positive and there’s also the chance you might recommend another regular participant for a job… I’ve recommended a number of fellow voice over artists for gigs over the years, some of which have gone on to book the job.
As well as all the social stuff (which is amazing!), listening and reacting to other people’s interpretations and approaches to scripts has so many positives. For a start, a) you realise everyone has their own style – which is both comforting and reassuring, plus b) you can learn so much from feedback to other people – stuff that can be helpful to your performance, c) you also get to become a listener not a performer – and get to feel how an audience might respond to a particular script, and d) you get comfortable performing with (and to) other people and responding to their ideas.
I feel very comfortable doing directed sessions with clients now and a lot of that is due to reading in front of others in these sessions, also you learn how to take direction without taking things personally, even if you don’t agree, and often in ways that you hadn’t considered before.
It can give you the chance to practice scripts you might not normally read, it’s a good warm up, practicing your craft regularly is important- so that you don’t get into a rut, I learn a lot from just listening and watching other people, a sense of camaraderie and support when you mostly work on your own. A good habit to have!
It’s a safe space to try out new things. I think we often pick scripts to read which are outside our comfort zone, and the feedback helps us to push ourselves into sometimes surprising ourselves with good reads. It’s very easy when you work in isolation to stick with what you know but pushing ourselves makes a massive difference. And this group has some great people who provide really useful constructive feedback. Also listening to other people read can really give you great ideas and things to try out yourself
It’s amazing how sometimes the feedback you get for a ‘bad read’ that was maybe outside your comfort zone can actually be very positive and change the way you see yourself as a performer!
Booth Chat Workout Scripts & Zoom Links
Hello guys I am thrilled to announce that another VO legend will be attending Booth Chat as guest coach: the award winning voice talent and coach, David Tyler! David Tyler is a creative communicator and voice over talent with 35+ years of experience in the...
Hello guys I hope you are all doing well. Here are 3 scripts for this weeks script practice: Tuesday 8th Nov 2022 10am UK time. Zoom link at the end of the post As always please feel free to bring your own script along to practice, but keep it under 80 words to allow...
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