VOICEOVER CAREER SECRETS
by Harlan Hogan
67-Minute Audio Seminar; Instant Download!
Personal recommendation from Dan O’Day:
A ton of information and a ton of fun. I grilled
voiceover legend Harlan Hogan on the most-asked
questions submitted by other voiceover folks —
beginners and seasoned pros alike. If you're serious
about a voiceover career, download this teleseminar
Voiceover Superstar Harlan Hogan Gives Direct
Answers To These Very Direct Questions From
- Do you have to audition?
- What percentage of your auditions is done at an outside location
determined by the client, and what percentage is done by you from
- How do you handle the rejection that’s an inevitable part of the
- What are some of the common mistakes you have seen people
commit when making demos?
- Is there a way to get a good start in voiceovers without dishing out
a lot of money?
- What’s your opinion of high-priced “create a demo for you”
- What is a reasonable amount to spend on a demo?
- What’s your opinion of “pay-for-play” sites? You can put your
online demo up for free but if you want to submit your voice for any
particular audition you have to pay a fee simply to audition....
- At what point in my voiceover career should I seek an agent?
- What should I reasonably expect an agent to do for my career?
- Let’s say I don't have an agent, or I have one and I’m looking to
make a change. What's the best way for a voice talent to approach
- What can a performer do to make people want to work with him or
- How do you care for your voice, both in your everyday life and also
in the recording session itself?
- How do you feel about schools and coaches for voice talent?
- What is the cheapest realistic cost of a home studio for
- What is the cheapest realistic cost of a home studio for recording sessions?
- How do you feel about the inflated claims that some people have
made about how profitable the voiceover industry is?
Harlan Hogan Explains...
- The real purpose of your demo
- The most common mistake people make when creating a demo
- What you need to have before you make your demo. (Most people
never think about this.)
- What you can do to set yourself apart from the others before the
audition actually begins — whether in person or over the
- Three common mistakes people make when auditioning
- A big mistake radio people make when auditioning
- A cool guerrilla tactic for auditioning from multiple scripts on a
- The mistake of “auditioning your resume”
- One thing that will brand you as an amateur when you audition
- What to do when you show up at the audition with a bad cold
- What not to do when you show up at the audition with a bad cold
- How to leverage a new booking into representation with the
agency of your dreams
- 5 things not to do at the recording session
- Bait & switch “voiceover training” scams
- How (and why) to protect your hearing. (This one tip alone will
increase the quality of the remainder of your life.)
- How to choose the perfect mic for your voice
Harlan Hogan has crafted a world-class, three-decade voiceover career
from his home studio in Chicago. He's given voice to some of the most
recognizable campaigns in advertising history:
"Raid kills bugs fast, kills bugs dead."
"When you care enough to send the very best."
"Energizer changes batteries — precisely."
"Thick, rich Heinz catsup; good things come to those who wait."
"It's the cereal even Mikey likes!"
— all Harlan Hogan.