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Have a good voice but not sure how to use it? Well Now you too can find out if you have what it takes to get started in voiceovers without wasting your time and money, in our FAB intro workshop.

Is Voice Over For You?
A one day workshop with JP Orr                                                            
Workshop Length:11am-5pm

beginners price You may think that £145 is cheap for a 1 day workshop, but we prefer to think of it as a cost-effective way of finding out if you should invest your time & money in finding out if you have what it takes to be successful in this business. We have no celebs promising to pass on their ‘secret tips’ on how they made a fortune using their voice, just experienced working industry professionals that will give you fair and honest feedback about how you might, or in some cases might not, get on in the voiceover world. We’ll always be honest with you from the start. Interested? Then this workshop is for you!


Workshop provides

    • How to get started without wasting your time or money
    • Individual honest professional feedback guaranteed
    • If you really have the voice you think you have & how to use it behind the mic
    • The skills needed to become a working voice artist in today’s changing voiceover arena
    • The latest tips and techniques for marketing yourself online  & how you can now make money from home
    • The ‘insider’ techniques used by professional voice artists. (You won’t find these on any other workshop)
    • How to avoid the basic mistakes others make when recording their demo
    • What voice agents really want to hear on a demo
    • Class size limited to 7 people only

    This workshop also includes a FREE Workshop eBook, access to our Member’s Club that provides invaluable research and homework and mp3 clips provided of workshop performance for self evaluation.

    Please choose a date below below to book your session (Full payment required on booking)

    Fun, Comprehensive & Interactive.

    Because of our reputation as one of London’s top voiceover training & demo facilities, we get calls and emails every day from people who want to know how to get started in voiceovers and they come from all walks of life not just from the ‘acting’ side. In fact we’ve taught news readers, after dinner speakers, sales reps, teachers, actors, DJs, dentists, presenters, vets, lawyers, painters, bio-chemists and even Brian a concord pilot (seriously) and have come to understand that just because people say you’ve got a good sounding voice doesn’t mean you should drop everything and record a demo.

    Ok, we know it’s not possible to teach you everything there is to know about voiceover in a single workshop, but we know this particular workshop will help you decide if voiceover is really the right thing for you to be considering in today’s climate. We also know that you can’t get practical ‘hands-on’ information in any one book, on the internet, via skype or at the end of a telephone. The only true way to find out if you have what is needed is to get behind the mic and try it for yourself. Voiceover is a ‘doing thing’ and the more you do it, the better you get at it. It’s that simple and we can help you explore more.

    We’ve seen and pretty much heard it all over the last 25 years and are excited to share our knowledge with you to help you get started. After all, you only get one chance to ‘get it right’… Right? It’s a serious decision you are about to make here, so we suggest you at least learn the basics before you spend your hard-earned money on a voice demo you’re too embarrassed to send out to anyone.

    That All Sounds Great, But Who Is This Workshop For?

    In a nutshell, it’s for anyone of any age who wants to learn how to get started in voiceovers and:

        • Has been told they have a good voice & should be doing voiceovers
        • Wants to learn more about this great industry & how it all works without spending loads of money
        • Has always wanted to get behind the mic to see what it takes to be a working voice artist
        • Wants honest feedback from established industry working professionals

    In other words, this workshop is for anyone who wants an honest, professional assessment as to whether or not they could make money in this business. Having a voice is one thing, knowing how to use behind the mic is another. Voiceovers are our life, it’s all we do and we like to think we are pretty good at it. The last 25 years training new emerging voices has taught us many things, but the main thing it has taught us is that ‘no one plans to fail, they fail to plan’. This workshop will help you discover the skills you already have, give you a voice plan that will enable you to build on those skills and record a voiceover demo that will get you work.

    There are never any promises in this business, but here at Showreel HQ,  we promise that you will leave this workshop being able to make  an educated decision about whether voiceover is for you. If it is, then we will help you move forward. If it’s not, then we’ll  be totally honest with you and tell you that you would be wasting your time persuing this line of work.

    Our Honesty Policy.

    The skills & top tips you will learn on this workshop are based on the honest feedback we receive from the commercial voice agents in London. Yes, we ask them regularly what they are listening out for. We pass on this essential feedback to you so you understand what they really want to hear in a demo and more importantly what they expect from you as a voice artist.

    Unlike some of our competitors, we won’t produce a reel for anyone that we truly believe will have no chance of success in this industry. That’s just the way we are! Yes we’re in business to make money, but our reputation is worth more to us than just taking money from people who shouldn’t consider this line of work. We’re incredibly honest and will tell you if you’d be wasting your time, energy and money trying to pursue something that ultimately is not for you.

    About Your Tutor

    JP ORR JP has worked for over 25 years in the London voiceover scene and is considered to be one of the best in the business. He has lectured at many top drama schools including RADA, LAMDA & Arts Ed to name but a few. He is an ex- session singer that grew up in recording studios, composed music for film and TV & performed in many bands & musicals over the years. With over 10,000 voice demos and a BAFTA nomination it’s no wonder he works closely with some of the best voice agencies in town. He lives in Richmond with his fabulously wonderfully understanding wife and 3 beautiful grown up boys that he hopes one day will find the voiceover bug also. As a voice producer, he has a reputation for ‘perfection’ – nothing leaves his studios without his personal seal of approval. He is the owner and founder of The Showreel.

    Learn The Skills Needed To Compete With Working VO Professionals.

    Packed with loads of tricks and techniques on how to succeed in today’s industry, this workshop gives you the opportunity to learn the skills and techniques used by working professionals. Small class sizes allows you plenty of time behind the microphone and the chance to experience what it’s really like to be in a commercial working recording studio while being directed by one of London’s most experienced voice producers. There are many crucial things all newcomers to this industry simply must know before they dive in and record a voice demo they may end up not using. ‘Insider’ knowledge that will cut months off your learning curve. ‘Little-Known’ secrets that most voice over artists’ pick up only after years of working on the London circuit. Tips and tricks, that once learned, will dramatically accelerate your chances of getting a voice agent and regular work in this competitive Industry.

     Beginners Workshop Testimonials

    Elizabeth Ollier

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    Sue Ferguson

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    Most People Who Want To ‘Break In To Voice-Over” Actually Have No Idea What’s Really Involved.

    They just “dive in” often wasting time, energy and money promoting a ‘poorly prepared’ demo that gets no results, eventually becoming so frustrated that they end up giving it to friends and family as Christmas presents. We don’t want this to happen to you! As we’ve said, attending this workshop will not instantly make you a voice artist or indeed teach you all you’ll need to know to become one, but we know it will help you decide if this line of work is really for you. If it is, then we’ll help you plan to record a voice demo that will actually stand you a chance of getting you work. This workshop is specifically designed to give you the information and skills you simply must have before you spend your ‘hard-earned’ money on a voice showreel you may end up not using.

    Decision time

    As with most things in life, you will never know how far you can go if you never take that first step. So if you’ve ever wondered if you have what it takes, or are fed up being “complimented” on your voice and want to finally do something about it, we’re giving you the chance to “really” find out by putting you “behind” the microphone.

    Catherine Whale:
    “There’s a reason why London’s top voice agents use JP and ‘The Showreel’ for training, and having spent a day in his company for a workshop, it soon became clear as to why. The session was both relaxing and highly informative. I now feel that I’m armed with enough knowledge to be able to attack the voice market with confidence, having picked up numerous ‘do’s and don’ts’ and insider tips about the business, from someone who actually knows what he’s talking about”!

    Danny Rahim:
    “After having numerous recommendations I decided to go with JP for the day workshop before doing my full package. What a fantastic choice! JP was extremely helpful and attentive throughout the whole process and really made you feel at ease and relaxed. After finishing the day course I booked the full voicereel package with him that same evening… Thats how good he was! This guy clearly knows his stuff and what I loved the most was that he was completely happy to share a few trade secrets which he has learnt over the years. I know lots of artists who are very protective over their ‘tool box’ but JP is not one of them.I spent a lot of time searching… Save yourself the time”!

    Geraldine Whitfield:
    “I traveled from Derbyshire to attend JP’s workshop and it was definitely worth the trip. Every one present received individual attention and the general information was of great interest and covered all angles of the voice industry. It was also great to have the opportunity to ask as many a questions as one wanted at any point during the day. JP was highly recommended to me and I in turn will highly recommend him!”

    Martin Eisens:
    “The Voiceover Intro course was everything I needed to make an accurate decision on whether this career option is for me. Highly recommended”

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