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THE 2018 NEW ENGLAND NARRATOR WEEKEND RETREAT
Oct
19
to Oct 21

THE 2018 NEW ENGLAND NARRATOR WEEKEND RETREAT

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Join us for an exclusive, relaxing, autumnal New England weekend with friends, colleagues, and some of the best audiobook coaches in the known universe!

This Year’s Coaches & Special Guests

Johnny Heller
Julie Wilson (Penguin Random House Audio)
Sean Alan Pratt
Carol Monda
Steven Jay Cohen (Spoken Realms)
Jo Anna Perrin
Paul Alan Ruben (Tribeca Audio)
Paula Parker
Small group classes, 1-on-1 time with coaches, pertinent panel discussions, time to unwind with your peers, wonderful food, picturesque grounds, and a campfire on the lake! Who could ask for anything more?

Panel Topics

The Job, The Work, and You
Relationships: Authors & Casting Directors
Awards, Reviews, and Self-Promotion
Class Topics

Nonfiction: Prep & Performance
Self-Direction
Script Prep & Analysis
Tales from the Booth
Casting Director Q&A
Tech Talk
Demos/Auditions: Do’s & Don’ts
Marketing Workflow: Best Practices

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Audiobook Narration Masterclass weekend with Sean Pratt and Johnny Heller 2018
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Audiobook Narration Masterclass weekend with Sean Pratt and Johnny Heller 2018

Audiobooks are one of the fastest growing areas of the voiceover industry right now. This is an industry that is growing everyday and shows no sign of slowing down.

Due to popular demand we are very excited to bring your our 3rd Audiobook Masterclass Weekend.

  • Are you interested in narrating audiobooks?

    1. Have you always been interested in this area of the industry and want to find out if you have what it takes to make it as a narrator?

    2. Or, are you already an audiobook narrator but you’d like to improve and learn more?

    3. Would you like to spend the weekend learning from two of the industries best audiobook narrators and coaches?

    4. Can you get to London on 12th, 13th and 14th October 2018?

The weekend will be split into a class for beginners and those early on in their audiobook narration careers and then a seperate class for more advanced audiobook narrators who want to improve and learn the skills to be an even better narrator.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

We are incredibly excited to bring to you an exclusive masterclass weekend in London with two of the top audiobook narrators in the world right now, Sean Pratt and Johnny Heller. Sean and Johnny are flying to London from the US to spend the weekend with 30 switched on voiceover artists, audiobook narrators and actors in October. You will be working in groups of around 15 people per class.

Both Sean and Johnny are fantastic teachers and they have both spent many years working with students, helping to shape their careers and businesses. 

Sean has narrated over 900 audiobooks!

Johnny has narrated over 700 audiobooks!

'The course was really informative, great value and good fun. It has had a lasting effect and I find myself applying the advice and new techniques learned to all my reads not just audio books - it has also helped my success rate in auditions. Make sure you sign up next time you get the chance!' Menna Bonsels

This is a 2 day workshop all about narrating audiobooks and will include covering the skills you need to narrate both fiction and non-fiction.

 

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Audiobook VOND 2018
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Audiobook VOND 2018

We bring you our 'Audiobook VOND event 2018 with Sean Pratt, Johnny Heller and some more surprise guests' on Friday 12th October at Spotlight, London.

This is going to be a fantastic event where you will hear from two of the most in demand audiobook narrators in the world as well a publishers. They will be sharing insights into how to book work, what you need to be a successful audiobook narrator and lots more. It will be a fun and entertaining evening. 

This is going to be a fantastic event so don't hang around if you'd like to join us. 

Tickets to our events sell out very quickly!

Audiobooks is an industry that is growing very fast right now. 


Here at The VoiceOver Network we always work hard to bring you the best industry events, with incredible speakers and amazing venues and this event is going to be another great one. 

'Audiobook event yesterday in London with @johnnyheller and @SPPresents . It’s great to #learnfromthebest and have so much fun! They are great narrators, storytellers, voiceoverartist  #audiobookvond17 @NetworkVO #spanishvo' Vicky Tessio

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Tell Me a Story: Nonfiction Audiobook Narration Technique
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Tell Me a Story: Nonfiction Audiobook Narration Technique

Tell Me a Story: Nonfiction Audiobook Narration Technique


Want to do excel at non fiction audiobook narration? We've got a intensive 4-hour online workshop coming up with award winning narrator Sean Allen Pratt on Sept 22nd. It's only $199 and we're offering a payment plan option!


This is gonna cover a LOT of ground!


REGISTER here if you want to pay in full:

http://bit.ly/Pratt199


REGISTER here if you want to make 3 monthly payments of $75 http://bit.ly/Pratt75


Tell Me a Story: Nonfiction Audiobook Narration Technique

Join Sean as he ‘dives into the weeds’ of nonfiction audiobook narration technique.


In this 4 -hour workshop he will cover such important concepts as:

• ‘The 3-Step Method’ and how Sean uses it to prepare ALL of his nonfiction books.

• The ‘TED Talk’ performance concept Sean uses for all of his narration projects.

• Finding the ‘spine of the paragraph’ and why it is essential to enhancing your overall performance.

• ‘The 4 Voices of Nonfiction’ and how to use them to give your reads more variety and clarity.

• ‘Paragraph Colors’ - The idea of finding clues in the language to use as subtext in a paragraph to create variation in your narration.


Sean will provide several text examples during the workshop. In addition to directing your reads and providing feedback, Sean Pratt offers you an incisive look into his text preparation process, giving you invaluable skills that you will be able to apply to ANY nonfiction audiobook. These skills will help you to identify and embrace the book’s genre and style, to make appropriate acting choices, and learn how to deal with many of the particular challenges of nonfiction!

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The Deyan Institute - Masterclass Series
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Deyan Institute - Masterclass Series

Welcome back to #MeetTheTeacherTuesday where we introduce you to one of the 6 Master Class teachers that will be joining us for our inaugural series hosted by PJ Ochlan!

Questions? Email Frankie@DeyanInstitute.com

Today we'd like you to meet Sean Allen Pratt! Sean Pratt is our Non-Fiction master. Sean has been a working professional actor in theatre, film, TV and voice-overs for over 30 years. He holds a BFA in Acting from Santa Fe University, NM. He has been an audiobook narrator for 22 years (aka – Lloyd James), recording over 970 books in almost every genre and has received 8 AudioFile Magazine “Earphone” Awards, 5 “Audie” nominations from the Audio Publishers Association and 1 SOVAS nomination. Notable titles include – A Death in the Family by James Agee, Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley and Lindberg by A. Scott Berg.

Sean is also the author of “To Be or Wanna Be – The Top Ten Differences between a Successful Actor and a Starving Artist,” an actor’s how-to book that talks about approaches and behaviors that separate a thriving actor from a starving artist.

Sean's non-fiction workshop will take place on August 23rd. To sign up for this, or any other class in the series (or all of them!) visit: http://www.deyaninstitute.com/inaugural-masterclass-series.…

 

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Tell Me a Story - A VO Peeps Workout
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Tell Me a Story - A VO Peeps Workout

Who: Sean Pratt - Nationally known audiobook narrator and teacher.

He has been a working actor for over 30 years and audiobook narrator for 22 years (aka – Lloyd James), recording over 975 books in almost every genre and has received 8 AudioFile Magazine “Earphones” awards, 5 “Audie” nominations from the Audio Publishers Association, and 1 SOVAS nomination. Currently, Sean coaches performers on nonfiction audiobook/e-learning narration technique, as well as teaching classes on and writes articles about the Business of the Biz. www.seanprattpresents.com

What: Tell Me a Story: Nonfiction Audiobook Narration Technique

Join Sean as he ‘dives into the weeds’ of nonfiction audiobook narration technique. In this 4 -hour workshop he will cover such important concepts as:

- ‘The 3-Step Method’ and how Sean uses it to prepare ALL of his nonfiction books.

- The ‘TED Talk’ performance concept Sean uses for all of his narration projects.

- Finding the ‘spine of the paragraph’ and why it is essential to enhancing your overall performance.

- ‘The 4 Voices of Nonfiction’ and how to use them to give your reads more variety and clarity.

- ‘Paragraph Colors’ – The idea of finding clues in the language to use as subtext in a paragraph to create variation in your narration.

Sean will provide several text examples during the workshop. In addition to directing your reads and providing feedback, Sean Pratt offers you an incisive look into his text preparation process, giving you invaluable skills that you will be able to apply to ANY nonfiction audiobook. These skills will help you to identify and embrace the book’s genre and style, to make appropriate acting choices, and learn how to deal with many of the particular challenges of nonfiction!

Why: Because nonfiction narration makes up 25% of the audiobook market! It stands to reason that a narrator should be able to tackle these genres in order to expand their possibilities for working in the VO industry.

Join us locally in Irvine or remotely via Zoom! Register now for details. In addition to Participant access, Audit Access is available as well. Students who purchase the auditing option will have access to all course material and will be able to participate a live Q and A session with the guest director during the workout. Auditing students will NOT perform scripts or receive script/performance critiques from the guest director.

https://vopeeps.com/product/tell-me-a-story-with-sean-allen-pratt/

***Please note that you will receive all pertinent info, Zoom Room Link, scripts and location address via email two days prior to the event. We’re looking forward to having you at the workout!

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Digging Deep Into the Weeds of Non-Fiction Audiobook Techniques
Jun
5
8:00 PM20:00

Digging Deep Into the Weeds of Non-Fiction Audiobook Techniques

Digging Deep Into the Weeds of Non-Fiction Audiobook Techniques
With Sean Pratt / 
Tuesday,  June 5th / 6pm pacific/9pm eastern

- Only $60!
- You don't have to attend live. Audio and Video Recordings Provided!!
- Note... this is NOT a repeat of our February Webinar

TO SIGN UP:   http://bit.ly/2PrattRegistrationForm 

Join Sean as he 'dives into the weeds' of nonfiction audiobook/e-learning narration technique. In this webinar you will learn such VITAL concepts as:

• The GAP EXERCISE: why it's so important to achieving what the industry wants most; The Conversational Read!

• The 4 SIDEBARS: What they are how to use them, and why they are important in modulating the TEMPO of your read.

• PARAGRAPH CREATION & PARAGRAPH COLORS: How to deal with fragmented text to create a coherent read of the author's ideas, and the idea of finding clues in the language to use as subtext in a paragraph to create variation in your narration.
Sean will provide several text examples during the webinar. 

Sean Pratt offers you an incisive look into his text preparation process, giving you invaluable skills that you will be able to apply to ANY nonfiction audiobook or e-learning text. 

These skills will help you to identify and embrace any book's genre and style, to make appropriate acting choices, and learn how to deal with the many particular challenges of nonfiction! 

Space is limited!

Can't attend this fabulous webinar live? That's OK! Your registration includes both the audio and video versions of this webinar! We'll send the download links right to your inbox within days!

It's so EASY to attend! We'll send you a link to click... and you're in! 
You can join us via computer or phone.

Upon registration you'll receive confirmation within 2 business days (or sooner) including a collection of scripts. 

To prepare, Sean would like you to:

Review the scripts to become familiar with them
PRINT THEM so you can mark them up as he directs

Here's what people are saying about Sean Pratt:

"I love working with Sean Pratt because he has a great ear for the way a particular text should be approached." 
...Mary Mitchell, Chicago-based Actress

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V/O & Audiobook Jobs: When To Take 'Em, When To Pass
May
8
8:00 PM20:00

V/O & Audiobook Jobs: When To Take 'Em, When To Pass

This webinar is not only for newcomers to voice-over, but also for experienced performers who struggle with negotiating with prospective clients and are tired of getting burned. 

YOU WILL LEARN ... 
Why every job has a positive or negative effect on your career
Why 'getting paid' isn't the same thing as 'making money'
Why 'having fun' is an important consideration in accepting a project
How to know the difference between 'wants' and 'needs'
How to create a counter-offer
How to know when you're in the "Land of Me' and the 'Land of We' - and how to make sure you don't get stuck in BOTH at the same time
When saying NO to a job is the right thing to do!

PLUS: Ask Sean questions in the lively Q&A! 

"It's time to create system that lets you stay in control of the negotiation process," says VO and audiobook veteran Sean Pratt, who will share his success formula in this new VoiceOverXtra webinar. 

Sean will explore the issues for accepting or rejecting a job. And his "Three Magic Questions" will reveal how to make an informed and rational decision about whether a particular project is worth your time and effort. 

"Sometimes, turning down work is the right thing to do." 
- Sean Pratt


PS: Your webinar registration includes video and audio recordings, plus all slides.

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Mind the Gap: e-Learning & Corporate Narration Technique
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Mind the Gap: e-Learning & Corporate Narration Technique

LOTS of you have been asking for a workshop on corporate narration and this ONE is going to be a very special one with the incredible SEAN PRATT.

Yes, Sean is coming back to LONDON!

E-learning and Corporate Narrations are a very fast growing and lucrative sector of The Voiceover Industry. Getting yourself a handful of regular corporate clients can be incredibly important to sustain and build your voiceover business.

Details:

Dates – Saturday 24th March 2018
Time - 10:00 - 17:00
Venue – TBC London
Price - £279 full price / £249 VON members / £229 EARLY-BIRD (this price is available until 9am Friday 26th Jan)
Food - Lunch included

PRIORITY BOOKING OPEN TO MEMBERS FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS

Please login to the member's area in order to get your discounted ticket.
https://www.thevoiceovernetwork.co.uk/login.html


Split payment options available on request. Just e-mail Leisa for details leisa@thevoiceovernetwork.co.uk

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Tell Me a Story – Nonfiction/e-Learning Narration Technique
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Tell Me a Story – Nonfiction/e-Learning Narration Technique

How: To RSVP; please contact - seanpratt@comcast.net Please put “February 19th Workshop” in the subject line AND let me know if you’re a member of one of the discounted groups!

Who: Nationally known audiobook narrator and teacher Sean Pratt. He has been a working actor for over 30 years and audiobook narrator for 22 years (aka – Lloyd James), recording over 950 books in almost every genre and has received 8 AudioFile Magazine “Earphones” awards, 5 “Audie” nominations from the Audio Publishers Association, and 1 SOVAS nomination.  

Currently, Sean coaches performers on audiobook narration technique, as well as teaching classes on and writes articles about the Business of the Biz. www.seanprattpresents.com

 What: Tell Me a Story – Nonfiction Audiobook Narration Technique

Join Sean as he ‘dives into the weeds’ of nonfiction narration technique. In this 3-hour workshop he will cover such important concepts as:

·         The ‘TED Talk’ performance concept Sean uses for all of his narration projects.

·         Finding the ‘spine of the paragraph’ and why it is essential to enhancing your overall performance.

·         ‘Paragraph Colors’ - The idea of finding clues in the language to use as subtext in a paragraph to create variation in your narration.

Sean will provide several text examples and articles during the workshop.

In addition to directing your reads and providing feedback, Sean Pratt offers you an incisive look into his text preparation process, giving you invaluable skills that you will be able to apply to ANY nonfiction audiobook. These skills will help you to identify and embrace the book’s genre and style, to make appropriate acting choices, and learn how to deal with many of the particular challenges of nonfiction!

When: Monday, February 19th from 7 to 10:00 PM

 Where: Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark

 How: To RSVP; please contact - seanpratt@comcast.net Please put “February 19th Workshop” in the subject line AND let me know if you’re a member of one of the discounted groups!

 Class size is limited to only EIGHT people who will work with Sean!

·         $150 – By check or Pay Pal

·         $120 – For members of the following groups: AEA, SAG, AFTRA.

OR you can audit the workshop!

·         $100 – If you wish to observe the class. Space is limited!

 To RSVP; please contact - seanpratt@comcast.net Please put “February 19th Workshop” in the subject line AND let me know if you’re a member of one of the discounted groups!

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Sean Pratt offers his “NO KIDDING” money back guarantee. “If you’re not satisfied after the first hour of one of my workshops…if you feel it’s a waste of your time, then I’ll refund your money right then and there. NO KIDDING!”
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Why: Because nonfiction narration makes up 25% of the audiobook market! It stands to reason that a narrator should be able to tackle this genre in order to expand their possibilities for working in the audiobook industry.

 

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Tell Me a Story – Nonfiction/e-Learning Narration Technique
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

Tell Me a Story – Nonfiction/e-Learning Narration Technique

How: To RSVP; please contact - seanpratt@comcast.net - Please put “February 16th Workshop” in the subject line AND let me know if you’re a member of one of the discounted groups!

Who: Nationally known audiobook narrator and teacher Sean Pratt. He has been a working actor for over 30 years and audiobook narrator for 22 years (aka – Lloyd James), recording over 950 books in almost every genre and has received 8 AudioFile Magazine “Earphones” awards, 5 “Audie” nominations from the Audio Publishers Association, and 1 SOVAS nomination.

Currently, Sean coaches performers on nonfiction audiobook/e-learning narration technique, as well as teaching classes on and writes articles about the Business of the Biz. www.seanprattpresents.com

What: Tell Me a Story: Nonfiction/e-Learning Narration Technique

Join Sean as he ‘dives into the weeds’ of nonfiction audiobook/e-learning narration technique. In this 3-hour workshop he will cover such important concepts as:

• The ‘TED Talk’ performance concept Sean uses for all of his narration projects.

• Finding the ‘spine of the paragraph’ and why it is essential to enhancing your overall performance.

• ‘Paragraph Colors’ - The idea of finding clues in the language to use as subtext in a paragraph to create variation in your narration.


Sean will provide several text examples and articles during the workshop. In addition to directing your reads and providing feedback, Sean Pratt offers you an incisive look into his text preparation process, giving you invaluable skills that you will be able to apply to ANY nonfiction audiobook or e-learning text. These skills will help you to identify and embrace the book’s genre and style, to make appropriate acting choices, and learn how to deal with many of the particular challenges of nonfiction!

When: Friday, February 16th from 7 to 10:00 PM
Where: InterContinental Hotel / 15201 DALLAS PARKWAY, ADDISON, TEXAS 75001

How: To RSVP; please contact - seanpratt@comcast.net - Please put “February 16th Workshop” in the subject line AND let me know if you’re a member of one of the discounted groups!

Class size is limited to only EIGHT people who will work with Sean!

• $150 – By check or Pay Pal

• $120 – For members of the following groups: AEA, SAG, AFTRA.

OR you can audit the workshop!

• $100 – If you wish to observe the class. Space is limited!

• To RSVP; please contact - seanpratt@comcast.net Please put “February 16th Workshop” in the subject line AND let me know if you’re a member of one of the discounted groups!

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Sean Pratt offers his “NO KIDDING” money back guarantee. “If you’re not satisfied after the first hour of one of my workshops…if you feel it’s a waste of your time, then I’ll refund your money right then and there. NO KIDDING!”

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Why: Because nonfiction narration makes up 25% of audiobooks and the e-learning market is growing every day! It stands to reason that a narrator should be able to tackle these genres in order to expand their possibilities for working in the VO industry.

 

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