Of course, if you’re not a voice over artist, then please don’t feel excluded from this message – I wish you a Happy New Year as well.
You see, one of the not so positive elements of being a voiceover is that you do get to spend an awful lot of time alone in a room, talking to yourself. That’s fine if you’re not a fan of other human beings, but as I like to think that I am, it’s not so great.
Fortunately, there are a number of social gatherings throughout the year that enable us to get together, discuss the issues surrounding our industry and drink. For many, the whole discussion of issues thing is really just seen as a means to make the drinking more socially acceptable, and I say good luck to them. I’ll be sure to bring you all of the highlights in this blog, so feel free to sign up.
2013 has been an interesting year for my voice over business. I narrated my first audiobook, introduced an arena filling band on stage, became the voice of a cartoon pigeon, commentated for a new darts app, trained people on project management, welcomed new employees to a major financial organisation, and was the voice of such random characters as a Chinese female cat, a purple dragon and magic talking star.
On top of that, I totally revamped this website, had a new brand identity created and flew out to LA for just under 48 hours in order to meet my coach in the flesh and record my new commercial demo.
I’m excited about 2014 and all the opportunities that await us all, so from one guy alone in his room, I wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.