A TRACK RECORD OF BUILDING CAREERS
RESULTS DON’T LIE
During his career as a voiceover coach and demo producer, J. Michael Collins has mentored some of the industry’s fastest rising stars in VO. He has jump-started the careers of working voiceover pros struggling through a lull in bookings, and helped to change the lives of his coaching students by teaching them how to build their businesses beyond their expectations.
With a rare ear for nuance, and a prolific career as a top-booking talent, award-winning demo producer, and even casting for a number of his clients, J. Michael can break down and analyze your delivery with uncommon ease and expertise. More importantly, his proven performance-oriented coaching techniques will harness your strengths and help you rise above your weaknesses, learning how to give the right read the first time, every time.
A COACH FOR THE MODERN VOICEOVER WORLD
J. Michael is well-known for his unique position as a creature of both the old and new schools of voiceover. Like many voice actors, J. Michael began his career exclusively as an agency-based talent, coming up in the brick and mortar world of VO. J. Michael is represented by several of the most prominent talent agencies in the business, but has also established himself as the industry’s leading expert on modern online casting platforms, SEO-based casting, and cutting edge voiceover trends. If you are looking for a coach who understands that voice acting in the 21st century works far differently than it did in the past, JMC is the right fit for you. Work with J. Michael to stay several steps ahead of the competition, anticipating change in today’s rapidly-shifting marketplace, and always thinking about what’s next, while consistently respecting the business and charging fair market rates that don’t undercut the competition.
J. Michael believes you learn performance by performing. Not by busywork.
A PERSONALIZED, BESPOKE EXPERIENCE
Nothing defines quality quite like the personal touch. Coaching with J. Michael will never be a cookie-cutter experience. Each talent is different, and no two programs of study will be the same. Script selection and progress will be defined by the needs and goals of each student, with each session conducted via video conference for a virtual in-studio feel.
QUALITY AND INTEGRITY
NO HIDDEN FEES, UP-SELLS, OR NEXT LEVELS TO BUY
J. Michael’s efficient and targeted coaching packages are meant to provide you exactly the level of skill-building you need to reach your booking goals, without milking your credit card until it melts. There are no hidden fees, extra optional services to buy, or pushes to do “just one more session” to get there. J. Michael will only accept your business if he believes he can help you see return on your investment in a reasonable amount of time. Most students will take between 5-10 one hour lessons, with all costs defined upfront. Demo production, separate business consulting, and J. Michael’s signature Success in Online Casting course can be discussed before you start your package if appropriate.
GOOD FAITH PAYMENT PLANS
While J. Michael generally does not offer discounts on coaching or demo production, payment plans extending up to six months are available on a good faith basis.
AN EXCLUSIVE SERVICE
Due to J. Michael’s heavy booking schedule as a talent, he keeps no more than five students on the books at any one time.
If you are a working pro and would like to consider a coaching package, (or even just a brush-up session,) with J. Michael, please submit a handful of recent auditions to email@example.com along with the reason for your interest in his services. You will receive a reply by the next business day in most cases. J. Michael loves working with talented newcomers to the industry but requires new talent interested in coaching to sign up for a one-hour talent evaluation prior to being accepted for any full coaching program. This is necessary to discharge the ethical obligation of any coach to make sure the person they are taking money from has the genuine potential to see a return on their investment. If you are already actively auditioning, but have never had formal training, you are invited to submit up to ten recent auditions to firstname.lastname@example.org in lieu of a talent evaluation, along with the reason for your interest in working with J. Michael. J. Michael reserves the right to refuse service to anyone he feels would not benefit from his training.
SUCCESS IN ONLINE CASTING
As the leading voice in the online marketplace, I am proud to offer my celebrated one-hour live video course on Success in Online Casting to anyone interested in conquering the challenge of the online casting sites. This wildly popular course has helped build careers, and has made dozens of talents into regular bookers online. My Success in Online Casting course students GET WORK.
In just one hour devoted entirely to you, we will discuss:
- Who online voice seekers are, and their expectations.
- How to build your profile to capture their attention, and to increase searchability.
- Auditioning strategies for success.
- Pricing strategies for landing more gigs WITHOUT lowballing!
- Customer relations.
- The importance of feedback and being added as a favorite voice.
- Specific strategies for success on all of the major sites.
Taking this course also includes a free demo or recent audition review, where I will provide feedback on acoustics, editing ability, and your read!