Authentic Commercial Voiceover

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Dave Bisson

Course Overview

Transform yourself with Authentic Commercial Voiceover

Commercial Voiceover is taught by Dave Bisson, A Chicago-based full-time voice artist who’s lent his voice to hundreds of TV, radio, & digital commercials, as well as industrial narrations, video games, toys, IVR, & just about every other form of VO except audiobooks.

Commercial VO auditions are near-universally asking for a read that’s “Conversational”, “Authentic”, “Genuine”, “Guy/Girl-next-door”, “A real person, not an actor” which has left a lot of aspiring (or even established) voiceover talent wondering how they can be any of these things for a script saying that power saws are on sale at the local hardware store.

In this course, you will learn how to approach any Commercial script and, by answering a few simple questions, find a voice that is authentic, conversational, friendly, & confident – without having to do any research on power saws.

Additionally, this course will deal with all the traps and pitfalls scripts can contain that are sabotaging your authentic voice without you even realizing it.

Course Outcomes

  • Key outcomes:
    • - Efficient roadmap to finding your authentic conversational voice.

    • - Approach any piece of commercial copy with ease.

    • - How to interpret commercial specs, how to break down commercial copy, and how to avoid sounding "like you're reading"

    • - Understand who your audience is, what you're talking about, why the conversation is taking place, and most importantly, why you care

Hosted By

  • Dave Bisson

    Voice Actor
    A Chicago-based full-time voice artist who’s lent his voice to hundreds of TV, radio, & digital commercials, as well as industrial narrations, video games, toys, IVR, & just about every other form of VO except audiobooks.

Course Schedule

2-4 hours per week
  • Wednesdays

    8-10pm EST

    We offer two different times for this course, and this is the time slot for our Wednesday class.

  • Saturdays

    4-6pm EST

    This is the time slot for our Saturday class.
  • Same Class, Different Days

    Wednesdays OR Saturdays

    Please note that, unlike Voice Acting 101, the two different times offered here are separate classes - you cannot attend the Saturday class if you miss the Wednesday class, for example.

    — If you enroll in the Wednesday class, you will have access to the Wednesday live sessions but not the Saturday live sessions - and vice versa.

  • Homework

    About 2 hours per week

    It will take about 2 hours each week for homework. Please plan accordingly

Buy The Book!

  • Available in Paperback and for Kindle

    It is not necessary to buy the book, but if you do buy and read it before class, you'll have the added advantage of knowing a bunch of terms and concepts before learning a practical approach to the content!

    You can buy your copy from Amazon via these links: [Paperback] or [Kindle]

  • A bit more info about the book:

    Are you a voice actor trying to book more commercial VO jobs?

    Maybe you’ve been told by a talent agent that you need a commercial demo reel to be represented by them.

    Or maybe you hear again and again to “be conversational” but aren’t sure how to get there.

    In this book and companion audiobook, Voiceover Coach Dave Bisson will give you a tried-and-true method to find your natural conversational sound for any commercial voiceover script. In Authentic Commercial Voiceover, you will learn:

    - The approach Dave personally used to realize his dream of becoming a full-time voice artist of almost 10 years and counting

    - The 2 root causes as to why your reads are sounding “presentational” “fake” or “salesy”

    - How to break down any commercial script to find your friendly, conversational, confident read

    - Exercises you can do to experience facility and mastery of commercial VO reads

    - Ways to avoid the churn of doing take after take, trying to “nail the read”

    Authentic Commercial Voiceover gives aspiring voice actors the tools they need to master commercial copy, helping them realize their dreams of becoming a full-time voiceover talent.

Frequency Asked Questions

What happens if I miss a class?
We will record the live session for you to review.
What is your refund policy?
No refunds. Please be sure you want to take the course before you purchase it.
Do I have to turn on my video during sessions?
If you are uncomfortable showing your face on video, you don’t have to. It is helpful for instructors to watch your gestures and your movements in order to properly assess you as a student, but it’s not required.


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