There is a secret sauce recipe in this post at Adam Creighton’s blog that, if you follow these directions, will have a startlingly beneficial effect on your voiceover career.
Now, keep in mind that Adam is writing from the point of view of an actor pursuing on-camera work as well as voiceover work. In the case of someone (like me) who only does voiceover work, the comments about a headshot don’t really apply. But, preparing a personal “thank you” card for each of your auditions…brilliant. Having your own business cards? Pretty obvious, don’t you think? (Note to self: get the business cards done!)
The key point, about expressing gratitude for the opportunities you receive…is vitally important. I thought this was the best bit of the whole post…
I’ve heard people say, “I didn’t send a card, because I sucked at the audition.”
Get over yourself! Send a thank you card, and acknowledge the person for taking out of their day to spend with you. You’re sucking didn’t make their sacrifice any less.
A simple expression of gratitude. You’ll see. It will make a world-changing difference in your life.