Upcoming Events:

Weekend Voiceover Workshop Double Feature With Harlan Hogan and Elaine Clark

Two Intensive All Day Voice Coach Workshops on March 31st & April 1st in New York City

This is your only chance this year to study with two of the most in-demand and widely respected voice coaches in the industry - best-selling VO book authors Elaine Clark & Harlan Hogan (with a special Sunday appearance by agent Erik Sheppard)

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Saturday, March 31st - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m

Take Your Skills To The Next Level with Elaine Clark

- Author of "There's Money Where Your Mouth Is" (now in its 3rd edition)

Do you know how to consistently make strong, believable choices that book you the job and make the listener feel and take action? Script analysis, technique, emotion and subtext are key elements in voice acting.
You'll work on commercials and narrations, so you can:
  • Make competitive choices
  • Add depth and emotion to your performance
  • Perform truthfully, without being forced or pushed
  • Believe what you're saying
  • Motivate the listener to take action
  • Book more jobs!

Using lessons from the 3rd edition of Elaine Clark's best-selling book, There's Money Where Your Mouth Is, students will be challenged to perform like a pro - a reason why Elaine is one of the most well-respected and busiest voice over instructors in the country.

About Elaine:

Elaine Clark is an award-winning actor, director, producer, certified teacher, playwright and author - and owner/founder of the highly respected Voice One actor's training studio in San Francisco. www.voiceone.com

Because of the intense one-on-one nature of Elaine's program, registration is strictly limited. Please sign up early to ensure your seat!

What are students saying?

Elaine Clark is a phenomenal teacher, director, and actor. She is as REAL as all get down! Expect to be challenged because she will critique, cut through, repeat, and direct you to the finish of a script. This is a defining experience in my life. - Deona Mendoza

Elaine! I can't tell you how many times I've "replayed" your lessons in my head as I record and submit auditions. - Carol Goode

Love the opportunity to practice and be given feedback. Your techniques are great! - Renee Geiger

Your specific technical instructions and easy physical steps will help me bring life to copy. - Stacey Meaven

It was wonderful to see the way everyone blossomed under your guidance - you have a brilliant way of distilling all your experience into an accessible and enjoyable way. Thanks very much. - Ian Price

Elaine, watching you in action and seeing the astounding moment to moment changes you forge from others continues to inspire and challenge me. - Helene Janover

You answered all my questions and more today. You are a total pro! - Randy Couvillon

Thank you so much for the lesson we had earlier this month - it was brilliant! Above all, the thought of thinking of acting and creating voices as music really struck a note. - Matt Cowlrick

I've been teaching for many years now and as such, have figured out how to separate the pros from the charlatans. Bottom line: You are a real pro in my book, many thanks, Elaine. - Joe Wegmann

It was a pleasure learning from you today...lots of useful concepts and tools to apply! I appreciate the time! And I look forward to training with you again next time I'm in SF! - Chris Koprowski

Your approach to interpreting copy was very helpful, a workshop everyone should take at some point in their VO career. Thank You! - Patrick Sweeney

I loved the pace, the interaction, your creative, incisive comments and guidance - really well done - like your book! - Stan Pickett

Sunday, April 1st - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m

The Long Haul with Harlan Hogan

- Author of "The Voice Actor's Guide to Recording at Home and On the Road" with Jeffrey Fisher and "VO: Tales and Techniques of a Voice Over Actor".

Winning an occasional audition is nice. But a WINNING CAREER - over the long haul - is the ultimate!

Just once this year Harlan Hogan shares the lessons he's learned from 35 successful years as a full-time voice over professional with a small group of performers in New York. His goal is simple: to help you build your voice over career - based not on dreams and wishes, but on marketing savvy, current information, trends and markets, and a new business model.

Nobody - including Harlan - builds a career spanning decades by looking backwards and longing for the good old days. Harlan's singular success - in his considered opinion - is not his exceptional voice talent. Instead, it's been his ability to look ahead, anticipating what the next sound/style and voice market will be ... and then relentlessly and ruthlessly pursuing that work with an aggressive strategy: Marketing, Marketing, Marketing.

Fair warning: This is not a sit-back-and-listen seminar! It's a learn-by-doing, real-deal, put-the-concepts-into-action event. Don't learn how it was - but how it's going to be, and how you can become part of the next generation of voice over workers:
  • What you must know - what you must do - NOW.
  • The five Cs .... Five seminal changes in voice over work.
  • Defining today's voice actor paradigm.
  • Discovering voice venues - the work of getting the work.
  • Situation and Strategy - the E-Myth and SWOT.
  • The business of show business, and when and if you should join a union.
  • Ruthless and Relentless Promotion, the new rules of PR and Publicity.
  • Demos and auditions - going beyond the hackneyed to relevant branding.
  • Acquiring and keeping Agents.
  • Harnessing the power and promise of the Internet.
  • Your home and on-the-road studio - what you need and what you don't!

Voiceover agent and coach Erik Sheppard will be stopping by to talk about agents and will accept any demo submissions at that time.

About Harlan

Just a few of the famous slogans he has voiced include:

"Raid kills bugs fast, kills bugs dead"
"When you care enough to send the very best ..."
"Thick, rich Heinz catsup; good things come to those who wait"
and the quintessential, "It's the cereal even Mikey likes!"

He's heard nightly thanking you for your generous contribution to this PBS station, and has helped thousands of politicians, including several presidents.

Harlan is also known for his Porta-Booth audio studios, and the only voice over microphone designed by a voice actor for voice over - the VO: 1A microphone.

"Voice over success requires talent, ambition, business and marketing skills - and that is reality." - Harlan Hogan

What are students saying?

What a great workshop this weekend…engaging, fun and informative. - Chris Reid

Thanks for coming to Washington. I got so much out of your workshop & loved your stories! Come back and see us again - Jane Ingalls

It was really a treat to participate in "The Long Haul" You imparted so many useful tidbits that will help those of us just starting in the business…The longevity you have achieved is inspiring, but my biggest take away was the authentic way in which you love what you do for a living. - Trish Gregovich

...an inspiration in the sense of a kick in the pants to make sure that my marketing remains consistent, that I do a better job of client-schmoozation, and that most importantly, it's my business to make my business work. - Bill Ballenberg

I wanted to thank you for the great class today. You laid out the marketing challenges for voiceover actors, and then helped present solutions to those challenges I am grateful that someone of your stature and talent instructs aspiring talent. - Mark Barbolak

Harlan, Many people talk and talk and talk and talk - and never say anything of value. You, on the other hand gave us so much valuable information in just one short session. Thank you so much for The Long Haul - You are truly SWOT - superb, wonderful, outstanding and tremendous! - Jodi Murphy

I appreciate all of the "pearls" of information you shared with us, my eyes are open much wider as a result. - Gene Lupo

Thanks for the absolutely terrific seminar and wonderful stories of your fabulous career. Your joy for the business is infectious. Just wanted you to know that I enjoyed every single minute of it! - Debbe Hirata

Thank you for sharing your expertise and experiences with us all this weekend! Thanks for the helpful information and humorous asides from your 30 years! Hopefully, our paths will cross again! - Paula Julianel

Thank you again H2, sharing is truly the best way to give back, and for that I say thanks. More than "worth the price of admission" is the absolutely incredible business model you present! - Eric Newsome

The Long Haul was packed with valuable, pertinent, practical information that few others are willing to share, presented in an entertaining and easily-absorbable way. - Doug Turkel

Each full day workshop is just $400
The entire weekend is just $700!
Early Bird Special: Sign up for the full weekend by February 29th
and pay just $600!

(Please note all fees are non-refundable)

March 31st (Elaine Clark) and April 1st (Harlan Hogan)
9:00am to 5:00pm each day

Actor's Connection
630 9th Avenue, Suite 1410
New York, NY 10036
(btwn 44th & 45th)

Email Lindsay at [email protected] to sign up today!

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For questions about the workshops email Elaine or Harlan personally:
Elaine Clark: [email protected]
Harlan Hogan: [email protected]

As a working voice professional, Elaine's course taught me new techniques to enhance my voice over delivery and style. Techniques I am now incorporating in my sessions everyday! Harlan's course was incredibly informative and invaluable as well, and took a "real life" approach to marketing yourself and maintaining a career in this incredibly competitive business. Beyond that, they are both wonderful, warm and genuine people who care about your success in the industry. I am proud to have attended their seminar. - Ed Victor

Past Events:

The 2011 New York Voiceover Mixer

The 2010 New York Voiceover Mixer

The 2009 New York Voiceover Mixer

The Six Flags Voiceover Meetup

The Six Flags Voiceover Meetup

The 2008 New York Voiceover Mixer

The 2008 New York Voiceover Mixer