Thursday, July 2, 2009

Talent of the Month - July 2009

Tim Webb

"My most important component in my marketing plan is being myself. It has been said to treat others like you want to be treated, and I live by that in my voice over business." - Tim Webb

So far, this mantra has worked wonders for Tim Webb while pursuing his voice-over career. Since his training with Such A Voice in July of 2008, Tim has produced spots for car dealerships, insurance companies, bedding stores, electronics stores and even provided the Australian accent for an exotic wild life ranch. In just a short time, Tim has really made quite an impact on the voice-over field. Most recently, Tim was hired to be a part of a regional commercial playing throughout Texas for a Texas-based insurance company. It was his first conference call/recording session.

Such success comes as no surprise to those who know Tim well. Ever since Tim was a kid, he has been impersonating people. People frequently said to him, "Maybe one day you'll get paid to do voices." Remembering those words, Tim decided to pursue a communications major in college, hoping that this would lead him to his goal of one day hearing his own voice on television and on the radio.

With his ambition and drive to succeed, Tim has achieved that goal. Using his young, hip, guy-next-door voice, Tim has embraced his niche as a youthful announcer and has found his strongest market in the companies advertising to a younger clientele, like sports bars and steak houses. He has a clear sense of where to market himself and where his voice will make the most impact. He knows who he is and isn't afraid to show his personality to potential clients. "My most important component in my marketing plan is being myself," Tim says. Even though it seems simple, it is this self-awareness and self-confidence that has propelled Tim's voice-over career forward. While knowing his niche and knowing how to market himself are important elements, Tim continues to get the jobs because of his attention to customer service. When asked how he deals with clients, Tim replied, "It has been said to treat others like you want to be treated, and I live by that in my voice-over business."

Tim also lives by his passion for voice-overs and his drive to further his career. After all, he's been interested in it since he was a kid! For Tim, the effort is always worth it in the end. "I am getting to do something that I absolutely love to do, and feel that I am using my God-given talents. I am getting paid to do voices, which is what I have always wanted to do," he says. Tim plans to turn voice-overs into a full-time career within the next year and hopes to be the voice for a national company or a cartoon character sometime in the next few years.

When asked what advice he has for those starting out in the world of voice-overs, he said, “The tortoise, not the hare, always wins the race. You are not going to be the next Don Lafontaine overnight. It takes perseverance, but in the end, you will win.” For Tim, perseverance means checking his e-mails and online casting sites daily, making sure that he is following up with clients in a timely manner and continuing to make new contacts and search for new potential clients. It is this tortoise mentality, this perseverance, that has propelled Tim to success. The best part? He is running a race that he loves--and winning.

To listen to Tim's demo or to learn more about his voice-over career, visit his Voice Fact page at http://www.myvodemo.com/such/index.cfm?world=3440 or visit his Web site at http://www.timwebbvoiceovers.com/

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