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VOHeroes 101

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  1. A VOHeroes Welcome

    1. Quick check...are you sure you're in the right course?
  2. The VOHeroes Mission and Ethos
    2. Why become a client's VO...hero?
  3. 2.1 The history of
  4. 2.2 The VOHeroes definition of success
  5. Strategy and Tactics
    3. Strategy: the four keys
  6. 4 Tactics: The VOHeroes Pro Toolkit
  7. 4.1 VOHeroes Courses: instruction and theory
  8. 4.2 VOHeroes Workouts: monthly real-world practice
  9. 4.3 VOHeroes Coaches: mentorship and guidance
  10. 4.4 The VOHeroes coaching philosophy
  11. 4.5 VOHeroes ProConnect LIVE: business building and accountability
  12. 4.6 VOHeroes ProConnect: discussion and mutual support
  13. 4.7 VOHeroes Labs: reference videos
  14. 4.8 VOHeroes Articles: podcasts, blog posts and more
  15. Courses
    5. VOHeroes Courses
  16. 5.1 The VOHeroes Pro Core Curriculum
  17. 5.2 All courses (and your courses)
  18. 5.3 How to take VOHeroes courses
  19. 5.4 How to navigate any VOHeroes course
  20. 5.5 Sections, lessons and topics
  21. 5.6 Accessing course materials and Workout clips
  22. 5.7 Tracking your course progress
  23. 5.8 Taking and passing quizzes
    1 Quiz
  24. 5.9 Earning certificates
  25. 5.10 The VOHeroes leaderboard
  26. 5.11 Extension and bonus courses
  27. Workouts
    6. Your two types of VOHeroes Workouts
  28. 6.1 The monthly VOHeroes Workouts: practice your voice over skills
  29. 6.2 How to find and register for a Workout
  30. 6.3 How to set your Zoom and Audacity preferences for all Workouts
  31. 6.4 How to get the most out of Workouts
  32. 6.5 Want more than one workout in a month? The Additional Workout
  33. 6.6 How to register for ProConnect LIVE
  34. 6.7 How to participate in ProConnect LIVE
  35. 6.8 How to listen to the Workout and ProConnect LIVE recordings
  36. The VOHeroes Site
    7. A visual tour of
  37. 7.1 The Toolbar menu bar
  38. 7.2 Your Account Menu on the Toolbar
  39. 7.3 Adding and updating your profile and cover photo
  40. 7.4 Setting your VOHeroes nickname
  41. 7.5 How to manage your email address and password
  42. 7.6 The Sidebar menu bar
  43. Getting Support
    8. How to search site content
  44. 9. How to communicate: Pro Connect, Messaging and Notifications
  45. 9.1 How to use the ProConnect discussion group
  46. 9.2 How to follow ProConnect discussions
  47. 9.3 How to use Messages
  48. 9.4 How Notifications work
  49. 10. How to get help and support
  50. 10.1 How to whitelist VOHeroes email addresses
  51. 10.2 How to get help with your VOHeroes account
  52. 10.3 How to get help with voice over-related issues
  53. 10.4 How to filter VOHeroes email notifications into folders
  54. 10.5 How to be a world-class complainer
  55. The VOHeroes Pro Membership
    11. Managing your VOHeroes Pro membership
  56. 11.1 Joining the VOHeroes Pro membership
  57. 11.2 What’s included in the Pro membership
  58. 11.3 Graduating and becoming a VOHeroes Pro Emeritus
  59. 11.4 Purchasing individual VOHeroes courses
  60. Other VOHeroes Services: producing demos, private coaching and more
    12. How to get your demos produced by VOHeroes
  61. 12.1 The VOHeroes demo production process
  62. 12.2 Listen to demos of our demos
  63. 12.3 How VOHeroes demos are priced
  64. 12.4 How to know if you are ready to produce a specific demo
  65. 13. How to get private one-on-one VOHeroes coaching
  66. 14. The VOHeroes Affiliate Partner program
  67. 15. Congratulations!
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5.4 How to navigate any VOHeroes course

Because this is a course that teaches you, among other things, how to use the courses here (how “meta” of us, right?), we want to show you how to navigate the content of any of our courses.

Course progress and content list

All of our courses are formatted in the same way, with the course’s content divided into sections, lessons, and topics within those lessons.

The progress you’ve made in any course is at the top of the left hand side of your screen, and list of a course’s content is visible on the left hand side of your display (on computers and tablets – it is not visible on smartphones). Here’s what the progress area looks like:

Here’s what it looks like in “dark mode” (more on that at the bottom of this lesson):

The course content list is below that, and shows a list that links to all of the lessons and topics in the course. It also shows your progress within lessons and sections with check marks and completion circles:

In some cases, you’ll need to complete a lesson or topic before moving on to the next one, but once you’ve been through all the material, you’ll be able to jump around and review anything you like.

Navigation icons

Above and to the right of your course material, on every page, is a set of navigation icons:

The blue In Progress icon will say Complete when you’ve finished reviewing a lesson, and clicking or tapping on the two arrow icons lead you to the previous or next lesson.

If the Next icon is grayed out, as it is above, it’s because you need to complete the lesson. You’ll use the Mark Complete button to do that.

The Mark Complete button

Below any lesson, there will usually be a gray Mark Complete button. Be sure to scroll all the way down past the course content, if any, to see it:

It’s a requirement to watch any video all the way through, and review a lesson’s written content, for that button to turn blue and become active:

Once it does, click or tap on it to mark that lesson complete, and you’ll then automatically move on to the next lesson. Be patient, as it may take a few seconds for the system to note your progress and move you to the next lesson.


Much of the VOHeroes course material contains video. If the video image is too small for you to see all the detail you need, you can enlarge it to full screen.

Just roll over the bottom edge of the video, and then click or tap on the 4-corner icon at the right end of the video’s player control bar at the bottom of the video screen:

Remember to watch the videos all the way through, and review all of the rest of the content, then click on the Mark Complete button to move on to the next lesson.

Lesson content lists

Some lessons have more than one topic, so once the lesson is introduced, there will be a list of topics below the introduction:

It shows you what you’ve completed and what has yet to be viewed in this particular lesson. Click on the first item in the list to begin the topics in that lesson.

Go easy on your eyes: use Dark mode

Just like most computer operating systems have moved to “dark mode,” where most of the page is dark and the text is light, you can do the same with the content of any course. If you use dark mode, it will be a lot easier on your eyes.

Just tap on the moon icon on the navigation bar (toward the right), and your screen will go dark. Tap again on that icon (it’s a sun when you’re in dark mode) to return to light mode:

That’s the basics

And that’s how to navigate our courses. If you have questions about anything on the course page we haven’t described for you, please let us know in the comments below, or by posting in the ProConnect group.

Each course is made up of organizational building blocks: sections, lessons and topics. Howza bout we learn how to deal with those, huh?


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