How to get the most out of Workouts
NOTE: This lesson contains content that may only be applicable to active VOHeroes Pro members.
How to prepare for a workout
PROS ONLY When attending an online workout, be sure to have your recording space set up so that you can record the way you would normally record in Audacity, and that you have your mic and earbuds set as the input and output of both Audacity and Zoom. This is what it looks like to do that in Zoom:
NOTE: Zoom has a setting in the Audio Preferences that allows it to automatically adjust the microphone level. TURN THIS OFF by deselecting it. If it’s on, it will also mess with the recording levels in Audacity.
Be sure your class materials are available to you on your screen, or via printouts, including your clips and any notes you may have taken when watching courses that month.
How to participate in a workout
PROS ONLY All workouts, no matter which of your coaches leads them, follow the same format:
- Individual on-mic workouts
- Followup questions/discussion
- Administrative content/wrap up
After a brief introduction that allows the coach to make sure everyone is set up to work and be heard, we start with a Q&A discussion to answer any questions you might have brought with you to the workout.
So bring questions! Have things to discuss. Bring the notes you may have made when you watched courses, and so on. This is your chance to dive deeper and explore the content of the classes.
Then, we do individual work on-mic. Raise your hand when you’re ready, and we’ll take people in order.
For this, have 3 clips ready to go that you’d like to voice, from any course in the curriculum. That means picking them ahead of time to be respectful to your fellow student’s time.
You’ll be voicing each of those clips, and you’ll be given adjustments, if necessary, by the coach leading the workout.
You’ll also be recording the clips you’ve chosen yourself, with your copy of Audacity, on your computer, in your space. Just let Audacity roll through your whole session with your coach, then edit any pickups you’ll need to make after your workout
After the individual work on-mic, we hold a follow-up Q&A/discussion for any question that might have been prompted by the on-mic work you and your fellow students did, or anything you might have forgotten to ask in the opening Q&A.
We finish with any administrative information your coach needs to pass along regarding VOHeroes.
What if you want more than one workout in a month?
PROS ONLY With your membership, you get your choice of one workout each month. If you want to go deeper and attend more than one workout, they are open to you, if space is available, for a nominal fee.
Visit https://voheroes.com/deeper to sign up for an additional workout or two.
Wait…did I say there was just one workout each month?
My bad. There’s one more workout each month you should register for, and it deals with a very special topic. That’s up next.