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More Than Just a Voice:: The REAL Secret to VoiceOver Success [Kindle Edition]

Dave Courvoisier , Diana Soloman
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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"Voice-Acting: the 2nd Highest-Paying Freelance Job By the Hour." This statement is from businessinsider.com... It’s just talking, right? Actually, you need: MORE THAN JUST A VOICE The REAL Secret to Voiceover Success. Hundreds of thousands of Radio & TV commercials play on the airwaves every day. SOMEONE voices those spots, and it could be you. Voice Actors get paid to be the voice on documentaries, corporate videos, audiobooks, explainer videos, medical/technical narrations, and TV promos, and they got there by being smart about their freelance business. Sure, you have to be a good speaker, but that’s less than half the battle. Today’s voice talent is equally adept at audio engineering, marketing, social media, accounting, and writing. This book fills in the blanks to get you there. Each chapter tackles a topic that shapes you into a well-rounded freelance voice over talent...more than just a voice.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn from the best! July 22, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The most reliable shortcut to success is to learn from the best in the business. In my opinion, Dave Courvoisier is one of the best, and one of the brightest. This book is an indispensable resource filled with bite-sized, practical information that -if applied- will give you a competitive advantage in voice-overs. Period. But don’t believe me. Stop reinventing the wheel, read this book, and benefit from the most prolific and terrific VO-blogger in the business.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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No person has written more diligently about the voice-over world than Dave Courvoisier. He easily has the largest number of subscribers to his voice-over blog than anyone in the industry because if his nearly daily, insightful posts.

As a comparison, I have 3 subscribers to my voice-over blog and I am 2 of them.

Point is: all his accumulated knowledge, experience, interviews and insight into ALL things voice-over can be found in "More Than Just A Voice". No matter your experience level in voice-over, you will certainly learn from and definitely enjoy this read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't wait to read it! July 22, 2014
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I've anxiously been waiting for this day ever since Dave announced its' publishing date in the various VO circles and blogs. The book is not only a delight to read with well thought out chapters taking you through the steps and information needed to not only begin a VO career for the newbie. It is also an invaluable resource of information available at your fingertips for review and inspiration for the seasoned professional as well. Bravo Courvo, you've got a hit on your hands. Well done. Buy this book, you will thank yourself for doing so to reference time and time again in your VO career.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Should be required reading... July 22, 2014
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A treasure trove of useful information for both the voice-over newbie and the seasoned professional. This book should be required reading for anyone in the industry. I've been reading Dave's blog & social networking posts for years, so to have the cumulative wisdom of all of those in one volume is INVALUABLE! Thanks Dave!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Voice Over Treasure Trove! July 22, 2014
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This book, by far is one of the most informative & inspiring books ever written about the wonderful
world of Voice Over! A deep well of invaluable information for both newbies & pros.
Dave's blog has been a source of knowledge & inspiration for me for many years. It has helped me learn both the business & artistic facets of the Voice Over business, as well as helping my keep up with the myriad of new related technology.
I was super excited when Dave announced his book release. I am not disappointed. Talk about "under promise...over deliver"! WOW!
Thank you Dave!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Dave has worked tirelessly - harder than anyone I know - to understand the modern context that voice actors are living and working in. Much as he's shared this information in various online spots, and we might have saved all over various media - it's great to have all of those insights and hard work brought together in this book. Thanks Dave.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST BUY! July 22, 2014
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Dave is one of the most knowledgable in the business. This book is a must read for any voice actor - newbie or veteran.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Courvo has been curating the information put forth in this book for years. Nowhere else will you find information this comprehensive all in one place. And if you find that hard to believe, just do a quick search of the author's name and read what people say about him. He's one of the nicest guys out there and he knows his stuff. "More Than Just a Voice" has something for everyone, whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out in the VO business. A must read for anyone that makes a living with their voice.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I'll study this like a college course
This will be my handbook. If I'm wise, I'll study this like a college course. So grateful for the wisdom that's been shared in this book. -Jason Rackow
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars SAGE advice for newbies to the business! MUST read for the 2014 Voice...
When you first start out in the VO business, you would love to have coffee with the friend that has been in the business a long time? Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sarah Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars An experienced voice over talent's practical information for beginners...
Anyone working in VO is often asked, "People tell me I have a great voice, how can I get into voice over?" This book answers that and much more. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Robert T. Leach
5.0 out of 5 stars This Teacher CAN DO!
Dave is dedicated to the profession of voiceovers, and his passion shows through in the pages of his new book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth More Than Just the Price. It's Worth Reading!
Don't expect a novel with a beginning, middle and end. This book jumps right into the thick of the story. No filler chapters. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Saco Media
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST Read in the Voice-Over Community
Important, valuable and intelligent information from a respected professional in the voice-over business. Read more
Published 1 month ago by S. Fortney
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for aspiring and working voice talent!
Clear, honest, funny, practical advice about getting started -and getting ahead - in Voiceovers. Want to be a working voice talent? Definitely, read this first! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Randye
5.0 out of 5 stars More than just a voice over book!
Great resource for the aspiring voice talent as well as the experienced pro. A lot of great information to use as an on-going guide to your voice over career.
Published 1 month ago by Wanda Sue Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful hints to becoming a voice over artist.
I loved it,More Than Just a Voice was easy reading with a lot of pertinent information.
Published 1 month ago by susie smith
5.0 out of 5 stars The Straight Scoop On Being In Voiceover
First, Dave C. is a true MENSCH! He is one of the truly nice people in the world of voiceover and there are many. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Larry Hudson VO
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More About the Author

Dave Courvoisier, author of More Than Just a Voice: The REAL Secret to Voiceover Success, is a highly successful long-time TV news anchor in one of America's most high-profile cities (Las Vegas). But he is also a busy voice-actor! He speaks and writes prodigiously for the voice-acting community, blogging for "Voice Acting in Vegas," the popular blog on his Courvo.com website.

Among his myriad of achievements, Dave is proud to count several Emmys to his credit. He administers many online VO communities and forums, and as the Vice President of the Executive Board of World-Voices Organization, helps oversee the voice-over community's only Industry Trade Association. He has earned national respect for his work helping the plight of disadvantaged children through his weekly "Wednesday's Child" reports.

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