7 Simple Rules that will make you great in any live performance!
Until recently, I spent the better part of a decade on the road producing live events. In fact, the most days I spent working on location, in one year, was 282 (there’s only 365 in a year for you calendar aficionados)! That year I claimed my suitcase as a dependent.
When it comes to live event production, I’m a fricking ninja! But after so long, this ninja got tired. While the experiences of producing shows in 37 different states, Malaysia, Germany, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Singapore were great; it was taking away from my voiceover work.
For many of those shows, I wore multiple hats as producer, director, video-awesome-guy, and live announcer. It was crazy to do it all, but I loved being a live announcer the most! Think about it…there you are...THE VOICE in a ballroom, convention center, arena, theater, or stadium speaking to hundreds, thousands, or even millions of people!
It's Not About Your Voice. It's About Listening.
Having the rare chance to be a live event announcer is one of the biggest rushes a voice actor can experience! But being THE VOICE comes with a LOT of responsibilities. And at the end of the day (or post-show as us insiders call it), being a live event announcer is not about how you sound, it’s about how you listen.
Not a lot of people are privileged enough to be a Live Event Announcer, so if you are CONGRATS! Being prepared, helpful, a good listener, a little humble, and a pleasure to work with on-site is more important than how you sound. If you go in having the right attitude, and work with the production company; your performance will sound AMAZING! Now break a leg…or…have a great show!
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