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Does your English accent let you down when you do presentations & meetings at work?

Do you fear speaking in public because of you English accent?

Have you been to an interview for a job, that  you know you are more than qualified for and then you are given feedback and they said that you were a very nice person but your English was not good enough?

If you said yes to any of the questions above then please join the webianr for some amazing tips and hints to reduce your accent when spekaing English.

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You’ll learn in my great Accent reduction Webinar EXACTLY what you need to do to reduce and soften your accent and sharpen your voice articulation skills.

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Also:

What your accent says about you?

What the struggles are when you speak English with a hard to understand accent?

Common problems with speaking English

Remember it is not easy to learn English as it is a mixture of so many other languages

Learn some tips on how to reduce your accent & be clearly understood .

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Working on it Wednesday: Recording my Ebook as an Audiobook

So you know I love to keep you up to date on what I am up to.

This week my Voiceover project is to record my “I want to be a Voiceover Artist, but where do I Start” eBook into an Audiobook.  I am mega busy but I intend to get it out in a  few months. Hold tight to this space for updates.

 

I chat more about it in this weeks video, which you can see here on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCehL5ORpvJh4FJIWoRaIg2w/videos?view_as=subscriber

 

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This is the eBook on Amazon and click the link below to grab a copy.

 

http://amzn.eu/ew3NYXv

I want to be a voiceover Artist

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New Podcast out: Recording the Audiobook Power of Sisterhood

Working on it Wednesday

So I am having too much fun in the booth today,  as I am recording my Audiobook “Power of Sisterhood.”

I run through a sample of the book and some tips when recording Audiobooks.

I love giving tips for all things about the voice and Voiceover industry.

Feel free to check out the podcast or the YouTube video below.

Recording Sisterhood Video

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCehL5ORpvJh4FJIWoRaIg2w?view_as=subscriber

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Recording Sisterhood Podcast

Please click below to here the latest podcast.

https://open.spotify.com/show/2tfSGWzL8QzfVRN1GqYo2q

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Love to hear your thoughts and please email me on leighanne@leighannesvoice.com

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Rejection as a Voiceover?

Today’s Podcast is all about: Rejection as a Voiceover

Rejection is a good thing in Voiceover, get used to it and it just means you are not suitable right now for that product or service not that you are rubbish as a Voiceover, there is a difference. I talk more about this in my podcast and click the link below to hear more.

  • Listening time: 1 min 32 sec
Leighannes Voice Podcast

https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice

If you need to contact me for Voiceover bookings :

Email:leighanne@leighannesvoice.com

Web: www.leighannesvoice.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leighanne-turner-40011119/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Leighannes-Voice-667746426694132/

Twitter: @Leighthevoice

Instagram: Leighannes voice

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Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCehL5ORpvJh4FJIWoRaIg2w/featured?view_as=subscriber

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Voiceover Tip 2 : Get Voiceover Coaching & Training

 

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Everyone who does something great has a coach, trainer, mentor a big brother/sister to help them improve their skills. Think of Usain Bolt, one of my favourites Athletes of all time has a coach, nutritionist, strength coach etc, you get my point. All of those great athletes have a team behind them: Michael Phelps, Michael Jordan and Shelley Ann Fraser  to name but a few. To do something great and even leave a legacy you need a trainer or coach, someone who can look from the outside at how you perform without the emotional involvement that you have. usain 2

 

Your coach can see your weakness and make them strong and then increase your strength, give tips advice or just tell you that you are straight up crazy.

To do something great you got to copy, listen and imitate someone who has done it before you. When you have a Coach listen to them and do the actions they say too.


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If you want to learn more about Voiceover then please feel free to check out any of free samples for my ebooks, elearning courses and the mailing list so that you don’t miss out.
Free sample of Ebook I want to be a Voiceover but where do I Start?

Free Sample of Elearning Course “I Want To Be a Voiceover But Where Do I Start?”

 

Do you hear more about my voiceover world then please join the mailing list here.

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Let’s Connect:

If you need to contact me:

Email: leighanne@leighannesvoice.com

Web: www.leighannesvoice.com

 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leighanne-turner-40011119/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Leighannes-Voice-667746426694132/

Twitter: @Leighthevoice

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Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/leighannevoiceover/sets

 

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Voiceover Tip 1: What is Voiceover all about?

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Do you think you can do Voiceover?
Have you ever been told you got a great voice or you would sound great on Commercials,  Audiobooks, commercials etc?

Well you are in the same place I was a few years ago, sitting on the train ride home  entertaining the idea of getting into voiceover but not having a clue where to start?

I had all the negative thoughts of:

“Oh I am not trained in acting”

” I don’t really like the way I sound on audio”

” how can I switch careers at this stage, forget about “
and the list goes on and on. Sound familiar right?

I know how you feel My Love, as I felt the same and had those thoughts and more about why I should not dare step a foot into voiceover as what would a chick from East London have to offer that has not already been done ? Answer a lot, tell those negative thoughts to get their bag and go as you are doing a new thing now.

 

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What is Voiceover all about ?
So it is acting with your voice, yes a full on Oscar performance where no one sees you but only hears your efforts in the recording kinda thing. Voiceover is everywhere say for example you are at the station and you hear “mind the gap.” Let me go through a list of others e-learning, Explainer videos,  In-show Narration, Commercials, Radio promo, Gaming, Animation and Audiobooks to name but a few. Oh yes, and of course the annoying voice when you call the bank and its: press 1 for accounts, press 2 for credit cards, press 3 for mortgages and this is telephony and IVR voiceover style of work. So you get my point there is a huge amount of areas where voices are used, but where do you fit best ? Where do l start? I am glad you asked My Dear as I really think it’s great you want to venture into the Voiceover world and these tips might just help you:

 

  1. Research what area of Voiceover you think you might suit e.g Gaming, Animation, IVR, Telephony, Promos, Explainer etc
  2. Get coaching & training:  everyone who does something greta has a coach and triang think of Usain Bolt, I rest my case.
  3. Be in tip top health to be a  Voiceover it’s a marathon not sprint
  4. Be careful what you eat and drink as a Voiceover as certain foods change how you sound. As an example that yummy honey greek yogurt leaves a mucus on your vocal chords that can alter how you sound slightly
  5. How much should you charge, do not charge too low or indicates :poor quality of work. You are not a charity and a fair pay for a fair day’s work.
  6. Have a heart to learn something new everyday as the industry and life changes and you need to be up to date with current trends
  7. Equipment: you need to spend on getting a decent microphone and then go cheap and record in your wardrobe wit quilts and think curtains around you to reduce outside noise and always sound treat the location you are in
  8. How do you get voiceover work: pay to play sites like Voices.com, Voices123.com and Mandy.com
  9. Markup and underline your voiceover scripts so you know where to stop , pause, push on a word or give emphasis as needed
  10. Cut your demo once you have experience and have worked out what you are good at and please get it done by a professional sound engineer or producer not at home on your laptop …please I beg you get it done properly as its your voice version of your CV.

If you want to learn more about Voiceover then please feel free to check out any of free samples for my ebooks, elearning courses and the mailing list so that you don’t miss out.
Free sample of Ebook I want to be a Voiceover but where do I Start?

I want to be a voiceover Artist

Free Sample of Elearning Course “I Want To Be a Voiceover But Where Do I Start?”

Do you hear more about my voiceover world then please join the mailing list here.

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Let’s Connect:

If you need to contact me:

Email: leighanne@leighannesvoice.com

Web: www.leighannesvoice.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leighanne-turner-40011119/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Leighannes-Voice-667746426694132/

Twitter: @Leighthevoice

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New Course: I Want to be a Voiceover Artist but where do I start?

So it is a few days into the new year and I hear you ask…

I want to be a Voiceover Artist, but where do I start?

So its a new year and you are thinking about starting out in your Voiceover Career? Have a listen to my webinar and take a note of the tips and hints I give from what mic to use and even the food you eat to help you on this stage of your journey. Click the link below to hear more and I look forward to seeing you on the course.

 

I run through 10 tips from what voiceover is all about, coaching, demos, what to eat, training, booking work, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Click the link below to hear the full webinar.

https://www.facebook.com/Leighannes-Voice-667746426694132/

 

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Here is the link for the webinar on I want to be a Voiceover but where do I start?

https://www.facebook.com/Leighannes-Voice-667746426694132/

 

 

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How to get into Voiceover Webinar Friday 12 January 2018

How to Get Into Voiceover Webinar

Friday 12 January 2018

Time: 12pm GMT/7am Eastern

I am going to be sharing tips, tricks and ideas on how to start and succeed in the industry. Plus some bonus giveaways to help you on your voiceover journey.

 

SIGN UP FOR FREE FOR THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR 

Check out my “How to Start in Voiceover ” webinar on Friday 12th January 2018 at 12pm GMT.

Click Facebook live to join the webinar here https://www.facebook.com/Leighannes-Voice-667746426694132/

 

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Catch the replay if you cannot make it at 12pm .

 SIGN UP FOR FREE FOR THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR 

Check out my “How to Start in Voiceover ” webinar on Friday 12th January 2018 at 12pm GMT.

Click Facebook live to join the webinar here https://www.facebook.com/Leighannes-Voice-667746426694132/

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SIGN UP FOR FREE FOR THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR 

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