The Ever-So-Subtle Selling Tactics of Voiceover People
Starring "The Voice Talent" and "The Lawyer"
You know the type. You're at a party and they're the first people to stress the value of their niche business to everyone. You haven't gotten a chance to introduce yourself and they've already handed you their business card or sales pamphlet, eager to persuade you. Chances are it was probably a voiceover artist. We do have the "coolest job in the world" after all. Take the following instance at a PTA reception recently:
VT: Hi I'm a voiceover artist, what do you do?
I'm a lawyer
VT: Oh that's cool. Do you need a voice? I do commercials narrations promos messages on hold explainers---
VT: You never know when you may need a voiceover. I'm here to serve you whenever you need me. I don't take many vacations so whatever you need, I'm here to help!
VT: Sorry I just get excited sometimes. I love what I do.
I can tell. Do you have an agent?
VT: Nope. I'm a one stop shop for all your needs. Who needs an agent? Like I said commercials narrations promos explainer videos elearning, stuff for kids funny voi---
I think I get it. (Pause) well I'm not looking for any voice over right now. But I'll let you know when I do. You'll be at the top of my list.
VT: Thanks! What's your address?
VT: So I can send you my monthly mailer! You don't want to miss out on that now do you?!
VT: I also have really good branding as well. Wanna have a look at my site?
Actually you know what I have to get going I just realized I have a meeting.
VT: Oh. Ok. Want my card?
And by the way, speaking of selling tactics - if you're looking to hire me...