In August of 1972, a group named The Main Ingredient released a hit single called “Everybody Plays the Fool.” (The lead singer, by the way, was Cuba Gooding, Sr. – yes, the actor’s father.)
None of that has anything to do with this week’s tip.
Last time, we talked about really starting to gain understanding and control of your inflection, so you lose the “disc jockey” sound and simply become the one voice in the room people just want to listen to.
Here’s another step.
What all great air talents and great voice actors have in common is that they’re INTERESTING.
If you’re still early in your career and aren’t being offered the opportunities you want, it’s not going to get better if you just work on your voice. You have to make yourself the best CANDIDATE for the job.
In radio, or in the voice acting arena, the most successful and longest-running careers inevitably go to the voices that we find the most intriguing. The ear finds them like it finds a catchy tune. And just like in the musical world, there’s no one sound that’s the standard.
Instead of working on vocal gyrations, work on being INTERESTING. That’s how careers are made.
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- Tommy Kramer Coaching Tip #264 – Don’t “Present it;” Just Do It - June 27, 2018
- Tommy Kramer Coaching Tip #263 – Be A Good Disc Jockey, Too - June 20, 2018
- Tommy Kramer Coaching Tip #262 — The Main Difference Between Facebook And Radio - June 13, 2018