As a Northern voiceover artist, how does one connect with the outer world? It is easy to feel like I do not fit in anywhere because I do not sound RP enough to class myself off as Londoner, but I am still British. Articles, interviews, and literature are so particularly important. This industry is all about connection and we don’t just have to work on jobs in our own city, the entire world is calling and looking for the perfect voice match, is that you? Well, I certainly do not want to miss any voiceover interviews or opportunities.
Networking With Interviews
I have hosted guests from all around the world on webinars and podcasts as well as interviewed actors, agents, and casting directors too. Interviewing people is not just something I enjoy but it has become one of the best networking experiences I have encountered too. I have gone to make real and valued friends from people I’ve hosted on webinars, podcasts, or people I have interviewed. Some have even gone on to book me for gigs!
Learning is so important! We must keep learning and when interviewing someone you get first-hand the experience, knowledge, and resources that the guest is willing to share. In that setting, you’re able to ask questions, expand on things and really extract what value there is to share with the big wide world. I love interviewing people, it feeds directly into me and offers me so much value. But it is also a fantastic opportunity to share! There is an old parable that states ‘A rising tide elevates all boats’, and the thing is when we work in unison together with a common goal in sight, we all succeed together regardless of where you are at in your voiceover journey or how long you have been in the industry.