In the very early days of my voiceover career, I landed the role of the villain in a YouTube web series called Project Infinity. Tom Aglio is a Voice Actor in New York who landed the role of the lead, and we’ve known each other now for over three years working together on Project Infinity.
Before I really knew anything about voiceover or running a voiceover business, I relied on Tom for information. Tom was not only willing to help me out but I give him and Andy Field credit for really helping me jumpstart my voiceover career.
Tom has had a lot of voiceover success so I’m excited to have him on the show today to talk about how he got started and what he loves about voiceover.
Note from Tom: Check out my commercials for AT&T in various podcasts/internet streaming radio channels, I have two national Valentine’s Day commercials airing this week, so check those out too!
1:18 – Beginning of conversation with Tom.
2:55 – How he knew he wanted to pursue VO long term.
8:45 – Why VO is such a supportive and inclusive industry.
11:07 – What inspired Tom to start coaching.
14:30 – Tom’s ‘funny’ career in voiceover.
15:50 – Rejection and keeping the enthusiasm alive.
17:28 – Tom’s Tips on LinkedIn.
18:34 – Avoiding burnout and taking care of yourself as a business owner.
19:33 – You don’t have to ask for vacation days when you’re your own boss.
20:11 – Tom’s favorite VO gigs/roles.