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Being a voiceover talent is much more than sitting and reading in front of a microphone. Not only will you need to learn the craft of voice acting but you need to have a head for business and be skillful at tech. We'll help you get there!

 

Whether you're brand new and just starting up your voiceover business or you're a working pro looking to grow your company, we're here to help.​ We believe each voice talent is unique and deserves to be treated like an individual.

 

Below you'll find a basic description of our available courses. However, we believe in working with each student individually to address their specific needs as a voice actor.

 

Contact us so we can build a custom and unique course tailored just for you!

 

Sink your teeth into our world famous Big Kahuna program. This course is recommended for those without any experience. You'll get nine one-on-one coaching sessions, two group classes a month, two voiceover demos which would be recorded in a professional recording studio, one custom made, user friendly website designed by our talented webmaster, unlimited access to all future group classes after course completion and a lifetime of customer service. Scroll to the bottom of this page to view the full curriculum. 

Tuition: $3,100

Big Kahuna
Baby Kahuna

 

This course is recommended for those without any experience.  

You'll get six one-on-one coaching sessions, two group classes a month, one voiceover demo recorded in a professional recording studio, unlimited access to all future group classes after course completion and a lifetime of customer service.

Tuition: $2,100 

 

This course is recommended for voiceover professionals who need a refresher. It is not recommended, if you're brand new to the business. You'll get two rehearsal sessions and then we'll record your demo in a professional studio.

Tuition $1,350

Kahuna Jr.
Kahuna Sliders

 

Recommended for talents on a budget who want to stay up to date in all things voiceover. You'll get an average of two group classes a month for one whole year, plus access to the "student only" YouTube channel, where all class recordings are archived.

Tuition $500

The Crew

Terry Daniel

Terry Daniel owns Universal Voice Talent. He's been a successful voice actor for nearly 20 years and is the head coach of all training programs. His clients include Subaru of America, Stone Mountain Park, Great Clips, Hormel, Bank of America, Minnesota Twins, Six Flags and many more! In his spare time, he enjoys running, camping, singing, baseball and could easily eat popcorn for breakfast. lunch and dinner!

Rob Marley

With a background in audio engineering, Rob has worked both sides of the microphone as an accomplished voiceover artist, producer, editor and writer. Clients such as BMW, Toyota, Google, The University of Texas, PBS and many others have trusted Rob and his warm, professional (and sometimes downright creepy) voice. Hobbies include camping, Kendo, motorcycles and cat-herding.

Trish Basanyi

A full-time talent since 2004, Trish is our most recent addition to the coaching team. Aside from voicing for many Fortune 500 companies for both commercial and narration projects over the years, she brings a ton of experience to the table in several other important aspects of the business including marketing, networking, and script deconstruction. And watch out….she’s a spelling and punctuation nerd and will call you out if she catches you on something! Also obsessed with anything purple or fermented. Brews her own kombucha, and is an avid craft beer snob.

Jan Anderson

Jan comes to voiceover by way of stage acting, and having more stage and recording studio experience from being a musician. He's been a full time voice actor for a number of years, specializing in elearning and explainer video narration with plenty of commercial and telephony work sprinkled in. He's worked for companies like Google, Chevrolet, PepsiCo, Amazon, Toys 'R Us, Wells Fargo, Rubbermaid and a ton of others. His thin veneer of professionalism is easily worn away, exposing a vile and irritating buffoon...Just ask his wife!

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What's Inside

We are five successful voice actors who understand and remember what it's like to start out in voiceover. We have outlined our most popular option for the new business owner below. However, we offer customization on all of our programs and would love to talk to you about how we can meet your specific needs as a voiceover talent and business owner.  Please contact us to discuss your expectations so we can create a program tailored especially for you!

World famous Big Kahuna

 

Curriculum

Most sessions take place via Zoom, Skype or Phone

Session 1: Orientation 

We'll get to know each other, go over the curriculum, timeline and expectations. Prepare some questions you have about the voice over industry!

Sessions 2-5: Script Analysis and Performance

Here you'll learn how to interpret and deliver a commercial or narration script, take and apply direction, mic technique, and much more in regards to voiceover. 

 

Session 6: Voiceover Recording and Home Studio Setup

Jan will teach you the basics of recording and editing using online recording software. He will also provide assistance in setting up and fine tuning your recording space!

Session 7: Marketing 

Trish will discuss all things voiceover marketing! Where to send your demos, what your website should look like, how to write an effective marketing email, cold calling, branding, networking and more!

Session 8: Demo Script Creation

You and Jan will do some brainstorming on your demo scripts before he writes original scripts just for your demo! Jan will start the meeting by asking for a list of specific products, activities, services and brands that you really like. Then, you'll provide multiple audio samples that will show your vocal range.

Sessions 9: Demo Preparation

One of our coaches will guide you through the process of booking your demo session. Finding the studio, asking the right questions and securing a date for your demo recording. This session will also be used to rehearse your demo scripts!

Finale: It's Demo Day!

Sessions will be booked in a professional recording studio in your city and will be directed live by Terry. If you live in Minneapolis, Terry will direct you live in studio. If you live outside of Minneapolis, he will direct you remotely, live.

 

You'll record multiple takes that Terry will use to create two high quality professional demos. 

Bonus: If we as a team feel that you're not quite ready to do a demo after you've completed all of your coaching sessions, we will gladly schedule a couple of extra sessions as part of this program. No extra costs! We want to give you the best possible chance to succeed as a voice actor.

Website: When it comes time to start your website, we'll send you a website questionnaire, just to get some basic ideas on preferred colors, designs, domain, etc.

Saturday Group Classes (With Terry)

Group classes take place twice a month. Every other class is a script class, while the others include topics like recording, auditioning, marketing and many more! Most classes take place Saturday mornings with an occasional weekday evening. All group classes are recorded so if you can't make all of them, you can always watch and listen on the the private "student only" YouTube channel! The YouTube channel also features helpful training modules. You'll have access to this channel as part of your program!

    About your voiceover website...

Universal Voice Talent Student, Aaron Boerner's Voiceover Website Created By Josh Risser

 

Your clients want to a hire a professional. In today's industry, an integral part of success to your business is having an SEO optimized, user friendly, professional website. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on a graphic designer and Webmaster, you can take advantage of a customized website when you enroll in the Big Kahuna!