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VOHeroes 101

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  1. A VOHeroes Welcome
    Real quick...are you sure you're in the right course?
  2. A quick tour of
    2 Topics
  3. Adding and updating your profile and cover photo
  4. More than a VO talent: how to become a clients' VO hero
    3 Topics
  5. The VOHeroes strategy: art + commerce + science + mindset
  6. The VOHeroes tactics: courses + workouts + coaching + labs + discussion + articles
    10 Topics
  7. Working with the site
    How to get help and support
    6 Topics
  8. How purchases and subscriptions work on the site
    4 Topics
  9. Registration and logging in
    2 Topics
  10. How to communicate: Pro Connect, Messaging and Notifications
    4 Topics
  11. How to take VOHeroes courses
    13 Topics
    1 Quiz
  12. How to attend VOHeroes workouts
    5 Topics
  13. Courses, workouts and other resources
    How to search the VOHeroes resources
    2 Topics
  14. How to get your demos produced by VOHeroes
    3 Topics
  15. How to get private one-on-one VOHeroes coaching
  16. The VOHeroes Affiliate Partner program
  17. Get your certificate and get going
Lesson 2, Topic 2
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The sidebar

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Along the left hand edge of any page on the VOHeroes site, you’ll see our sidebar.

Here’s two views of the sidebar, which contains the learning resources of the site: the courses, the discussion groups, the workouts, the labs and so on. The view on the left shows the sidebar closed (showing nothing but icons) and the image on the right shows the sidebar open, adding descriptive labels to the icons:

Let’s take a look at what each of the sidebar items has waiting for you when you click or tap on them.

The sidebar icon

You can switch back and forth between open and closed sidebar views by clicking on the sidebar icon at the very top of the stack. You might want to do this to give yourself more room for composing messages or viewing courses.

(QUICK NOTE: on smaller mobile devices, like your smartphone, this sidebar icon will also contain all of the items in the top navigation menu as well, just to save space.)


The next icon down is the Courses icon. Clicking this item will take you to a list of the courses available to you, divided into courses you’re enrolled in, and courses you have yet to enroll in. You als can see what your progress is like in those courses.


The next item down is the Workouts link. Clicking on this link takes you to the scheduling system for the monthly on-mic workouts and the ProConnect Live monthly business training session.

You can choose from any of the available workouts, with the coach of your choice, and with a couple of clicks, you’ll be registered for the event you want.

You’ll also be able to access the recordings of every workout and ProConnect Live session going back several years. It’s a great way to deepen your understanding of the industry and your practice within it.


Next item is the ProConnect link. Clicking this will take you to our on-site private discussion group, open only to VOHeroes Pro members. Here, you can discuss strategies and tactics, ask questions about anything having to do with VO, get suggestions from your fellow Pros and coaches and discuss your challenges and successes with the VOHeroes community.

ProConnect is a safe place to be able to get the answers you’re looking for, and to explore options when it comes to your voice over practice.

The VOHeroes Labs

Next one down is the Labs, and clicking on this link will take you to a collection of videos culled from the courses in the curriculum and other sources, that give you a single topic video demonstration of a skill or process.

Can’t remember how to normalize? You’d like to know how to change your profile picture on ACX? Having trouble remembering the process to create a pronunciation guide for your rights holder? Use the Search icon/bar to look for what you need, and you’ll likely find it in the dozens and dozens of videos in this collection

The Leaderboard

The Leaderboard is where you’ll track your progress, and enjoy friendly competition on the way. For everything you do here on the site, you get points. The more points you get, the higher you are on the leaderboard.

Examples of things you get points for:

  • Logging in to the site
  • Leaving a comment
  • Completing a course
  • Passing a quiz
  • …and more

It’s all for fun and to push you just a little bit to have that bias for action.

You’ll also watch your progression through the ranks to get to Pro Emeritus at the end of your first year with us.