1. Warm up your voice: Before recording, it’s important to warm up your voice to ensure that you are ready to deliver a great performance. This can involve simple exercises, such as deep breathing, humming, or tongue twisters.
  2. Know your script: Before recording, it’s important to thoroughly familiarize yourself with the script. This will help you to better understand the tone and pacing of the piece and to deliver your lines with greater confidence.
  3. Practice makes perfect: Rehearsing your lines before recording is key to delivering a great performance. The more you practice, the more comfortable you will become with your script, and the more natural your delivery will be.
  4. Use your body: Voice over acting is not just about your voice. Use your body to bring the words to life. Gestures, facial expressions, and body language can help you to better convey the message and connect with your audience.
  5. Take breaks: Recording voice over work can be demanding, both physically and mentally. It’s important to take breaks to give your voice a rest and recharge your batteries.
  6. Be confident: Confidence is key in voice over work. Believe in yourself, and let your voice shine through.
  7. Be flexible: Be open to direction and be willing to make changes to your performance if requested. The director or producer may have a specific vision in mind, and it’s important to be willing to adapt to their needs.
  8. Use your own personality: Your personality is what makes you unique as a voice over actor. Don’t be afraid to bring your own style and flair to the piece, as long as it fits within the parameters of the script.
  9. Pay attention to pacing: Pacing is important in voice over work, as it can affect the overall impact of the piece. Make sure to read the script with the right tempo, and be mindful of your pace throughout the recording.
  10. Have fun: Voice over work can be a lot of fun, and it’s important to enjoy the process. Whether you’re working on a commercial, an audio book, or a video game, let your love of voice over shine through, and have fun with the project.

In conclusion, these are just some of the tips I’ve learned from doing radio and recording ads. Voice over work requires practice, confidence, and a willingness to be flexible. But by following these tips, you can deliver a great performance, and bring your voice over projects to life.