Published August 23, 2008
I’m not sure how most other voiceover talents view election year, but for this one it’s added stress.
Personal politics aside, the stress comes from realizing that my voice (and sometimes my translation) is a critical part to that election.
I mean, let’s face it – how many regular commercials do you listen to and get turned off by the voice or the delivery of the spot? It happens a lot. An irritating voice inflection; a word almost mispronounced; a fake chuckle; a fake accent; a VO guy pretending to be an honest, caring car dealer. I listen to commercials all day long. There are a lot out there that are just awful!!! And of course, those are the ones that run the most!
Now, I don’t over-stress about my voice keeping somebody from buying a can of beans, but politics…well, that’s different.
So, for the next 6 or 7 weeks I’m gonna fret a lot and stress out over each and every word, phrase, concept, attitude and delivery.
Dang! I’m gonna be fun to be around!