ACX University Presents: Finding Your Voice: Part 1

In May, we invited 70 ACX producers to our offices in Newark, NJ for ACX University, a day of audiobook production and performance education and networking. Among the highlights, the day featured outstanding presentations from Audible Studio’s pros and Audie-Award winning actors.

Today, we’re featuring part one of the performance intensive Finding Your Voice, featuring Mike Charzuk and Kat Lambrix of Audible Studios, as well as Audie-winning narrator Ellen Archer. Watch the video below, then scroll down for our top takeaways.

Tops Tips From Part One

  • Know Your Voice. Learn:
    • The demographic you fall into.
    • The genres that are right for you.
    • The content that’s right for you.
    • The accents you’ve mastered.
  • Seek Professional Training.
    • Professional training can help you refine your demo and ACX samples.
    • The two main types of professional training:
      • Group classes.
      • Private lessons/coaching.
  • Learn about top-selling audiobook categories.
    • Mysteries and thrillers.
    • Business and self-help.
    • Romance and erotica.
      • Learn the differences between romance, erotica, and new adult.

Join us next week for the second part of this session. You can check out other informative sessions from ACX University on our YouTube channel.

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5 responses to “ACX University Presents: Finding Your Voice: Part 1

  1. I always enjoy and benefit from watching these vids. It would be really awesome if the presenter would repeat the questions or answers to questions from the audience (when there is not a mic available).

  2. “When someone leaves a review… I hate this person. I’m never going to listen to them again… ” Take it with a grain of salt… They probably were just having a bad day.

    Uh… No…. I usually prefer not to leave a review at all if I don’t particularly care for a narrators work. BUT… when that work is so atrocious that I have to say something about it, you can bet your ass I’m going to tell you exactly how I feel. I tend to try and give a poor narrator the chance to redeem his or her self. I’ll continue to listen… Hoping for a miracle… waiting for the narrator to slap himself, come out of it… and deliver a performance worth listening to. But if I simply can’t go on… if the narration is horrid… I’m going to leave a review that tells it like it is.

  3. So you mentioned that you could make recommendations for coaching for any market. Whom do we ask?

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