Last year’s The Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ (SOVAS™ ) That’s Voiceover Career Expo was so worthwhile, I knew I had to attend again this year. The annual three day  virtual event was held the weekend of November 19, 2021. Here’s a wrap up of just a few of the highlights as posted daily from my LinkedIn feed:

Day One

SOVAS That’s Voiceover 2021 – The State of VO – The Art of the Demo Reel

After a full day one of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Thats Voiceover Career Expo, things wrapped up with a SPECIAL EDITION of #TheStateofVO. (My Thursday nights have been missing you! )

Joan BakerRudy Gaskins and Marc Guss put together a MIND EXPLODING group of panelists made up of some of voiceover’s best demo producers/coaches: Chuck DuranCliff ZellmanDonna GrilloJ. Michael Collins and Mary Lynn Wissner.

THE BOTTOM LINE: Don’t take shortcuts. Do it right the first time. 

Wow! What a motivating and inspiring way to end the day.

Day Two

SOVAS That’s Voiceover 2021 – Michael Winslow, Host

So much fun to watch the genius of Michael Winslow (The Man of 10,000 Voices) as he’s hosting this weekend’s Society of Voice Arts and Sciences #ThatsVoiceoverCareerExpo

Michael starred in all seven Police Academy movies, Spaceballs (to name just two) and lately as a finalist on America’s Got Talent. And I recently saw him when he guest starred on The Love Boat during my binge this past Summer. (Yes, I admit to watching all 10 seasons! )

Thank you, Michael, for sharing your talents with us and making the breaks so enjoyable!

Backstage Vanguard Award for Arts and Communication

SOVAS That’s Voiceover 2021 – Denise Woods Receiving the Backstage Vanguard Award for Arts and Communication Presented by Mahershala Ali

Day 2 of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences That’s Voiceover Career Expo was filled with INSPIRATION as preeminent voice coach Denise Woods received the Backstage Vanguard Award for Arts and Communication presented by Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actor, Mahershala Ali. Denise was honored for her extraordinary accomplishments and pioneering dedication. ⚡️AND THEN…we were treated to a truly awe-inspiring conversation between Denise and Mahershal. 

Day Three

 SOVAS That’s Voiceover 2021 – Tina Morasco and Robin Armstrong: “Be the Best Version of Yourself”

The final day of That’s Voiceover Career Expo kicked off in ROCKSTAR fashion hosted by casting director and acting coach Terry Berland with guests Tina Morasco, Head of Casting at Sound and Fury and Robin Armstrong, director, producer and voiceover coach.

I easily filled up a page and half of notes as they shared their Industry expertise. I loved when Tina reminded us to “Be the best version of yourself” and then Robin completed the quote with “and then let it go.”  Now THAT’S some #voiceover brilliance!

Thank you to the Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ (SOVAS™ ) President/CEO, Rudy Gaskins, Co-Founder/VP and event Executive Producer, Joan Baker along with the SOVAS Board of Directors and the entire event team for such an inspiring, motivating and memorable weekend.

The mission of the Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ (SOVAS™ ) is to connect job seekers to the consummate sources of training, education, mentoring and employment opportunities required to create and sustain a successful career in the voiceover industry. Our mission is accomplished with diversity and inclusion, and through the ongoing development and administration of programs featuring educational events, financial scholarships, job placement, meaningful networking opportunities and awards recognition through the Voice Arts® Award program.

If you’re in voiceover and not familiar with SOVAS, you owe it to your career to learn more by visiting www.sovas.org

Why We Love That’s Voiceover Career Expo