Voice123 Community News! Voice Over ‘Rope-A-Dope’!

Posted on May 27, 2010 by

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The Voice Talent!
This week, we would like to share the story of Marcus Weems, voice over talent on Voice123.

The ‘Knockdown Attempts’ and ‘Rope-A-Dope’!
Over the course of a year on Voice123, Marcus Weems faced many ‘audition and hear nothing’ jabs, followed by a few ‘Finalist, but not hired’ left hooks! After a year of not being able to land one spot, he still managed to stay strong, stayed on his feet, and when the world got tired of trying to knock him down, he finally got the chance to do his ‘Voice Over Rope-A-Dope’!

He persisted and maintained a positive resolve. Then suddenly, he booked a Voice123 job last week and another one the following week. In one such instance, he mentioned his new voice over website. The crowd went CRAZY over his many character voices. Shortly, after writing to Voice123, he was offered an audio book contract last. May 2010 turned out to be a strong comeback! Cheers to his continued success!

The ‘Voice Coach in His Corner’
Marcus Weems was first introduced to Voice123 via a 30-day Premium Trial, offered by voice coach Bettye Zoller in cooperation with the Voice123 Coach Partner Program. After reaching out to Bettye for comment, she stated that two of her referred students to Voice123 have called her recently to:

“excitedly tell me (Bettye Zoller) of the repeat business he is getting from one client. Clients use us again and again. Another student tells me that he won a job on Voice123, and that the PAYPAL money was in his email BEFORE he could get back home to do the job that day. He got paid before he voiced it. WOW!”

If you are a voice over coach, or a voice talent currently studying with a coach, please take a look at our coach partner program and contact Giselle Geney at giselle@voice123.com to learn more!

‘The Most Important Thing…’
Voice talent write us quite often and ask, ‘What is the most important thing to be in voice overs?’. If you are just starting out, or maybe just in a bit of a dry slump, I still believe the most important thing one MUST always have is a positive support group. Voice coaches are helpful in providing this, as well as, Voice123 forums. Simply put, you need people around you, who understand why you do voice overs, and what you need to succeed in a very competitive field!

Thank you always!

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