Mar 1, 2015 « Back to Episodes

Bill DeWees PT1 EP154

This week, Chuck and Stacey J. get BUZZ-ed with Chicago-based voice actor, coach, presenter and author, Bill DeWees, who describes ways a voice actor can generate work, with or without an agent. He stresses the importance of having a great demo, specifically a “Demo that Rocks” by Chuck Duran. He shares his background in radio, business consulting and college teaching and what high stakes event catapulted him towards a career in voice over.

Despite having more than a dozen agents in different markets, Bill explains that the majority of his work comes from using his marketing and sales background to build a successful voice over career in genres like technical and medical narration, e-learning and explainer videos. As a coach, he helps other talent build more contacts and offers some great tips for effective marketing including embracing technology and online opportunities.

Bill speaks to what is necessary for being a key player in the industry, which includes having a head for business and being persistent. He addresses some mistakes people make when building their VO business and has a tutorial full of helpful information at 

Chuck and Stacey J. role-play a phone call with Bill talking to a potential client demonstrating how easy it is to do and the value of getting your demo in front of the right people.If you’re interested in coaching with Bill by Skype, contact him at or by email at and be sure to subscribe to the Bill DeWees YouTube channel.

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