GRADUATES MAKING $$$ - TESTIMONIALS
Here's the best answer I can give to the "was it worth it" question. I took classes with a cost of about $1500. My income that year while I was studying with her went up over $20,000. I'd say it was a good investment. Your mileage may vary.
I wanted to send a quick note to let you know why I haven't been jumping on the eblasts you send out to book extra sessions with you, and the truth is, it's all your fault. You did such a good job of coaching me that I have been booking work like crazy for television and radio ads, web videos and narrations that I haven't had the time! Better than that, I have been booking clients who come back to me with more work.
Seriously, one person who is familiar with my work recently called to tell me they had heard a radio ad I did hear in Chicago to say that they had noticed a marked and positive improvement in my skills. And I haven't even finished your course! If it's this good now, I can't wait to see what else you have to teach.
I have been running my numbers for last year, every which way to Sunday, and wanted to thank you and share with you my greatest number. Because of you, my income for commercial work in 2009 increased 13% from 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fabulous!!!!!!!! I was just so darned excited I had to drop you a note and thank you. You rock sister! Thanks for sharing your gifts with me.
NANCY WOLFSON RULES!
Not only was the coaching I got really superior in terms of skills and business advice (that could only come from someone who'd been an agent), I just booked the announce voice for theTYRA BANKS SHOW because Nancy threw me the casting opportunity (2 months rent!). She's always looking out for her clients' best interest and she's not in to BS, and that alone has more value to me than anything in this town. I have always highly recommended Nancy and will continue to do so, she is professional, genuine and a whole lotta fun!
It’s important to me that you know just how big a role you played in getting me started in this business. I would NEVER be at the level I am now if not for you. Make sure you tell people that. You took me from zero to sixty in a relative hurry.
You are the Master of the VO Dojo.
-Andy “Grasshopper” Chanley (VOX, Campaign Voice of Vons)
I just got a call from Atlas - I booked another contract job for the next two years for stations in five small markets! Can I just say how much fun it is to tell you about bookings...
you are better than my mom!
-Virginia Hamilton (VOX, Atlas)
I've hit the networks! Starting this Sunday at 8PM on ABC, the new announcer for Extreme Makeover - Home Edition IS . . . ME!
How I got the job: the ABC execs found my DEMO you produced on Voicebank.com and called for me and ONLY me. From that [and an audition], I got 12 episodes worth of material. I owe this whole job to the DEMO YOU GAVE ME! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
Your grateful student,
-Eric "ABC" Ancker (Arlene Thornton Agency)
I’m always pimpin’ you, babe. I booked something off our demo today. Thanks again. My demo is so kick-ass, I don't want to change it at all. I have done hundreds of real commercials, but your reel is the best showcase of my range. And you can quote me on that, hot stuff.
Much love always,
-Paige King (ICM, Signature Voice of ABC Family)
A BOOKING THRU BRAINTRACKS JUST WEEKS BEFORE DEMO RECORDING!
Recorded [the job Braintraksaudio just cast me on] first thing this morning.
Just a few takes of each line - get in, get out. Under 30 minutes.
My first *in studio* voice over in L.A., thanks to you. With all the work I've booked since meeting you, I have more than made back my investment.
Thankyouthankyouthankyou for your continued support and faith in my talent!
I just booked a 2-hr special on Smithsonian Channel. “The Hunt For Bin Laden.” I want to give you some credit, because the more I’ve worked with you on commercial interpretation, the more it’s drifting over to my narration bookings. You said that would happen, and I clearly hear it. It's been a slow and steady evolution that really makes the process fun and worthwhile. Thanks!
- Allen Farmer
I just recorded my first official Voice123 booking.
I'm proud to share the following words from the buyer on the finished product:
"Wow, you nailed these! Thanks for the excellent work.
We'll definitely consider you for future projects. Take care - hope to work with you again soon :) "
Oh, Nancy, without you, where would I be?
I tell everyone I'm a "pro" because of you :)
Nancy, Thanks again for the lead on CLI. I booked a principal On Camera spot for CANNON CAMERAS. It was definitely our VO demo that got me in the door there, so let's hope the ‘one good thing leads to another‘ keeps up.
-Xander Bailey (Imperium Seven)
Fabulous news... Guess who is now the new voice of JAGUAR?
It's me! And no, there will be no JA-GuuuU-ARRRR! Jag waaar it is. Thought this success story would make you happy – God knows I am!
-Juliet Wendell Brown (VOX)
Last month, I booked SHARP out of the booth, which I'm told is Everest without a rope. I'm the voice of Sharp. Onward, upward.
-Marc Evan Jackson (Special Artists Agency)
Thought you should know that last week I got a call OUT OF THE BLUE from Elaine Craig Voice Casting (!!!) with a chance to audition for a TV commercial. They apparently found my demo -- the one you recently produced -- on Voice123.com, liked what they heard and asked me to come in. They were looking for "new talent."
What fun to know that sometimes the phone can literally just ring.
Thanks for making that "ear-catching" demo.
May the phone keep ringing.
Just letting you know that I just booked this NATIONAL BANK, ongoing for 6 month, multimedia-based training program solely from sending them my demos. Yahoo! :) Thank you, thank you!!
-Sarah Wulfeck (Arcieri & Assoc., NYC)
Booked the A&E ‘Troy’ documentary.
Booked an on-air for DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S ‘Monster Garage.’
Could NOT -- NOT! -- have done it without you.
-Scott Gilliam (JE Talent )
Thanks to your recommendation and the amazing demo, I am now represented and got my first LOOPING GIG. You are a treasure, and I'm glad to be a part of this kick-ass corral of talent!
-Randall Rapstine (Hervey Grimes)
I just booked a national campaign. I am now the voice of HUSKY contractor clean up bags. They sent me a DVD of the spot; it looks great. I'm getting close on a lot of big stuff. You are the master.
-Scott Henry (ICM)
It turns out I didn't read for this ad at all! It looks like these US CELLULAR guys called and hired me straight from my demo. That's more kudos to you!
-Ethan Keogh (Arlene Thornton & Assoc.)
I just booked a 22-episode gig as the Announcer on a TV show called MUSCLE CAR. It'll air as part of a group of programs called The Power Block on Spike TV. I booked it on the demo (YOUR demo), then a subsequent one-episode "audition." Most of the stuff I get is via a direct audition, but this time it was the demo that clinched the sale. Could I have booked it without you?
I think not.
-Bruce Barker (Imperium Seven)
I just booked a radio spot for TONIK (which is a division of BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD of GEORGIA) thru Kristin at the Stars Agency in San Francisco. And, I'll be doing it here in Las Vegas from my vacation... I love technology!
Thanks again for referring me to her.
-Jason Bowers (Stars Agency)
I just had to say THANK YOU; I booked my animation voice for the CARTOON NETWORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I record this Monday and am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited!!!
Thank you for all of your coaching and words of wisdom...
Take THAT, [Mr. Agent Who Passed on Me Last Year.] I don't even have an animation CD!!!
-Allison Hopkins (Big Fish Voice Co.)
Stellar Stats: Manao DeMuth, a talented Chicago native who moved to LA last year, had been auditioning regularly at Special Artists Agency for four months. Certainly not a beginning actor, Manao’s auditions were well received by the booth directors, but she just wasn’t booking. Within two months of new study with Nancy Wolfson to learn the skills particular to Voice Over acting for advertising. Manao booked two National Network TV commercials (APPLEBEES and STRIDEX).
Yesterday I did a VO for another client and surprised myself at how much better I am, even after not doing any work for a long time. I kept thinking, "So this is what Nancy was talking about." Calming oneself down and not being self-conscious and letting your imagination go so you can try things you never thought of before. So, again, thanks for your coaching. Obviously you teach all the right skills, it's just getting one to believe it and in oneself. I think you even recommended I do yoga or meditate way back when ‘cuz I'd get so wound up. How right you were.
-Lisa Medwid (Big Fish Voice Co.)
Nanc-e-la, Thanks in part to your wisdom and teachings, I have booked 6 spots in the past two months. Kewl, huh?
Just wanted to give credit where credit is due.
-Wendy Kamenoff (Tisherman Agency)
Just wanted to share with you my good news. I just got tabbed for another McGRAW-HILL project! That’s two for this year and will run through Dec. This is un-frickin-real! These jobs are great, steady work, and every job I book, I trace back to you and your coaching me along and getting me rolling in this racket. Thanks for all you have done and are doing! Would not be here without ya!
-Jeff Minnerly, Muzak-Seattle Voice Supervisor
Nancy, I want to share good news with you and thank you for all of your help in kick-starting my Voice Over career here in L.A. After our work together, I booked on my fourth audition!
Needless to say, I couldn't be more thrilled. You Rock!!
-Brian Talbot (Daniel Hoff Agency)
You are the bomb!!!
I just wanted to thank you for all the wonderful support and training you have given me in my new venture of voiceover!! I GOT THE PART!!!! For the Mr. Men/Cartoon Network show!!!!!
Just thought you should know that the fab Lauren Karl just booked
Yeah, she is awesome! You were sooooo right!!!
-Portia Scott-Hicks, Head Voice Over Talent Agent, Acme Talent Agency
VO going very well for me these days: 2 years now- Voice of Audi- all radio/ TV/internet, Callaway Golf TV/Internet, SRP energy Company of Arizona, A & E Making of HOLLYWOODLAND, to name the highlights. Thank you again, for all your incredible tips, insights and guidance. Nary a session goes by where a client, director or writer will ask for something and I'll know exactly what they're after, 'cause Nancy done told me 'bout that. Like oh, say... CONTRASTING maybe!!! Wow, what a concept. LOL So simple but so easy to forget.
Thanks again and Warmest Regards,
-Jeff LeBeau (ICM)
I was taught by the best.
-Chad Randau (William Morris Agency, Mazda)
Nancy is not only a phenomenal voiceover coach, she is also an expert when it comes to teaching her students about the business side of voiceover. Nancy's classes focus not only on the creative aspects of becoming a successful voiceover artist, but also on how to approach the industry with professionalism and a keen business sense. Her advice is always spot-on, and thanks to Nancy's coaching, I've successfully booked two DVD shows for kids, two national commercials, a radio PSA in Florida, and a host of other jobs, in only six months from the time I started doing voiceovers full-time! To top it all off,
Nancy has a great sense of humor and she is always fun to work with :)
I highly recommend
Nancy Wolfson and Braintracks Audio!
I GOT IT!!!
I'm going to be working with Michael S. et al for a Spanish podcast for McGraw-Hill on Saturday (4-hour min. = $500). I'm so psyched!! I feel like my dream is coming true and I thank you so much for helping me!
Just booked my first VO gig. Its for Mazda. The first of many.
Also thanks for hooking me up with Richard Horvitz, he's the man, really helped me out and I'll be going back to him.
I was a bit shocked when I saw the guy from Summer School open the door and say, "you must be Ari."
Thanks and Happy Hannuka, Channuka, Hannukah
-Ari Rubin (Sandie Schnarr Agency)
Just got my check.
I made half my rent in ONE CHECK!
Just when you thought it was over,
your agent calls you and tells you that you booked a TLC reality show pilot
based on that [Braintracksaudio] demo you did all those years ago,
and then you knock the first session out of the park
channeling that "fresh sense of arrival" and breathing that Nancy Wolfson taught you about.
When I started studying with Nancy Wolfson in early 2007 I had been doing OK for the previous several years as a professional voiceover talent. Making enough money to live on, but not really gaining ground. By the end of 2007, and without question as a direct result of my studies with Nancy and of the casting opportunities I received from her, my income for the year had grown by more than 50% over my average income of the previous 5 years. In other words, if you put what you learn from Nancy Wolfson into practice in your voiceover career, your income will grow. Even more important, Nancy is both brutally honest and extremely nice. A rare combination indeed.
- Bob Souer
I'm not entirely sure how much you appreciate the truth you speak.
I have become a regular voice for the commercial production arm of a major national TV network --largely because of your teachings...it's been steady work for the last year.
Just wanted you to know that I took what I learned from our lesson on Tuesday, applied it to a promo I had booked for today and nailed it on the first take.
Aloha Jason (from BTA graphic/web design colleague Village Green Studios),
A new client I recently did spec work (Laird Christianson Anthology) for has resulted in major kudos and gigs -- and your website was a big factor in it!! They loved it, (design, concept, etc. ) thought it made me really stand out, especially in the Hawaii market. Essentially that draw got me spassed around the agency, and I have three bookings on Monday :D
Just booked an ongoing VO gig for Publix, my 1st big job. After 6 sessions with you, I felt like I was becoming a pro and I was able to get a great take in a fraction of the time it would take me prior to my training.
Nancy, you were the voice in my head when I was doing this audition in my car while on vacation. Thank you so much. Talk to you soon.
Collette Sunderman cast me as a recurring regular in an upcoming Disney/Marvel animatedshow that absolutely required a 'real world' read. You deserve most of
the credit for my being able to do this.
Thank you for teaching me to stop puking into the microphone, calling it like it is, and for making me an all-around better voice actor. I use what you taught me every single day, and am deeply, truly grateful for
both your friendship and your mad VO skills.
I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know as of "officially" getting my business going on Feb 1st....as of May 20th I made every dime of my VO investment back, plus some, as a part-timer. $11,560....includes all training with you and Jeff, demo production, studio, equipment, website, marketing materials and fees for P2P sites. Thanks again for our journey....and for having such a gem in Jeff to round out your company. If people ever complain about your costs, they need to know the tools you teach will bring that investment around 10-fold for the delivery one can provide for their clients. I just finished two projects...one for Marriott and one for a children's company called Bubbles U that will bring in an additional $2700 within the next few weeks...so it hasn't slowed down. I look forward to what the rest of the year brings as I look to implement some sort of marketing plan. Who knows...maybe I can be a full time VO one day! Thanks again for your curriculum and your ear, Nancy. I feel it definitely helped me start on the right track. Just wanted to share how much you've helped me! Have a beautiful weekend, love! :-)