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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. The VOHeroes Mission and Ethos
    Why become a client's VO...hero?
    2Topics
  3. Strategy: the four keys
  4. Tactics: how you'll learn
    12Topics
  5. Working with the VOHeroes.com site
    A deeper dive into VOHeroes.com
    6Topics
  6. How to get help and support
    5Topics
  7. Managing your VOHeroes Pro membership
    5Topics
  8. How to communicate: Pro Connect, Messaging and Notifications
    4Topics
  9. How to take VOHeroes courses
    10Topics
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    1 Quiz
  10. Courses, workouts and other resources
    How to attend VOHeroes workouts
    5Topics
  11. How to search the VOHeroes resources
    2Topics
  12. How to get your demos produced by VOHeroes
    3Topics
  13. How to get private one-on-one VOHeroes coaching
  14. The VOHeroes Affiliate Partner program
  15. Get your certificate and get going
Lesson 4, Topic 8
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How to get the most out of Workouts

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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.

Make sure this setting’s box is UNCHECKED.

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:

  • Introduction
  • Questions/Discussion
  • 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.

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  1. In the last sentence….”to sign up for an addition workout or two”, should that be ” to sign up for an ‘additional’ workout or two”?
    🙂

    1. Thank you for pointing that out – it’s been corrected. We have a Site Feedback group on the site you can corrections to, but I appreciate you doing so here.

  2. I’m not new to Audacity NOR Zoom, but I am definitely new to Audacity THROUGH Zoom (or is it the other way ’round?)… is there a Lab I should check out that walks me through the science of that, so I’m ready to go on the day? (First Workout is scheduled for the 26th)

  3. Did my first workout – prior to even getting through this 101 lesson and didn’t know where to get a script- luckily I had some material around for easy gather- but is there a large link page for sample copy of VO script commercial or audio book etc. THANKS!

    1. Hi Katsy- I am new here and a bit ‘deer in the headlights’ as I am crazy busy this month. Be that as it may, I have scheduled my 1st workout and have no idea as to WHERE TO FIND MATERIAL just as you seem to have had in 2020. Where did you eventually find a link to material? Thanks

      1. As noted in another lesson in this course there is a link on every courses main page labeled Materials, located just below the header that shows the course’s title and description. It is right above the lesson list.