I saw this voice over class on the internet… Should I take it???

Recently I got another email inquiring about some super-duper, lots-o-flash-no-picture – voice over class available to people on the internet for the low, low price of who cares – it’s garbage anyway…

Below – you’ll find more of my opinion on things:

I personally, in 15 years or so of recording and 12 or so of coaching have never run into anyone who was working, or hired anyone for that matter who was a “graduate” of the “boot camp” you’re talking about. The program is marketed by a master marketer looking to snare people into a canned, non-customized program built on the backbone of successful marketing techniques – full of pamphlets and CD’s laced with more buzzwords and marketing lingo. The information available there is freely available on the web. It has simply been scraped from the world and compiled into a package that is in turn sold to people looking for information. That is not to say that there isn’t valid, truthful information included – but there isn’t anything in it that can’t be obtained through a lot of research and asking questions in internet forums.

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The Hollywood myth that people are selling you is exactly that – a Myth

I have dedicated years of my life to this industry – and to training voice over talent in the myriad of complexities that come with learning this craft.

Of the several “False Promises” I’ve come across in this industry from other so-called “coaches”, one of the most egregious violations of reality and the truth are Los Angeles based coaches and people who are affiliated with those inner circles selling young talent on the idea that in order to get closer to Hollywood and it’s producers – you have to go through them.

The other egregious falsehood that is mysteriously and willingly adopted  by voice talent on a regular basis is that by selecting a certain coach they are somehow getting closer to working in Hollywood – and nothing could be any further from the truth. Last time I checked – Hollywood isn’t calling you – and they won’t be.  Ever – if any time soon.

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Screwed, blued and tattooed – Voice123 and its everlasting joke on you…

I was getting ready to write an absolutely scathing review of Voice123 and just take it to task and trash it  – for it will never run out of the need for trashing…

But it’s already been done – by a bunch of people – again and again. In fact it was done so much on their own web forum that they took it down and switched to an all too convenient policy of “Zero-Tolerance for Dissent of Any Kind” and switched to only posting good reviews about themselves.

Safe to say – it is a Scab-Haven and a catastrophe of a laugh that still manages to rake people out of money year after year. My stomach acid will churn eternal for them and their practices… But hey – why rewrite the wheel… Many have already written before me…

Here’s a rather gentle – but honest review of them – from a guy who isn’t known for being that gentle…

Overall conclusion – save your money… They’re not worth it – nor very becoming of it once it’s spent.

Todd Schick’s review…

 

 

 

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