What is a talent? A talent is someone who can do something hard naturally. A person who has talent is able to do something without trying hard. It is an ability that one is born with. It is a high degree of ability or of aptitudes. People may have the talent for dancing, music, acting or for sports. People who have talent are said to be talented. For one to really be good at something, one has to really work hard. There are some people who waste their talent because they do not develop or use their talents. A voice over talent is a person who is able to use the voice in such a way that people can imagine the things being done by the way the voice is projected. Who are those who would qualify as voice over talents? You may not know it but it could be you. So what is voice over talent? Who could have it? Not everyone has a voice over talent, but there are more people than you think there are. Here are some things to think about to be a voice over talent: if you are a person who enjoys reading stories aloud to people or telling stories; if you want to be heard and not seen or not be on-camera; if you are a teacher, an actor or a broadcaster; if you are a creative salesperson and enjoy the personal selling process; if you were the class clown or if you speak at work, give presentations or record the voice over for your company’s telephone system then you may have the voice over talent. The common denominator here is do you enjoy expressing yourself aloud? Then you may have the voice over talent.
On the other hand, if you do not like to read… if you feel that there is only one right way to do something… if details are unimportant…if you’re not a self-starter who can learn to treat your vocal abilities as a business then maybe you should not plan on being a voice over talent.
A voice actor is one who has truly developed his/her voice over talent/skills by constant practice and by attending speech lessons so as to make one’s voice interesting. Remember this: when one wants to become a voice actor, one has to be able to convince the audience of something. A good voice actor is someone who can act with the voice even if he/she cannot be seen. If you want to be a good voice actor, work on your voice. Try imitating the voice of a good voice actor. You may at times pretend to be an animated character or a puppet to practice your voice over talent.