BIG VOICE Productions, LLC

BIG VOICE Productions, LLC

5.0 (4)
2 employees
20 years in business

About this pro

Others train you to be a voice over professional, BIG VOICE Productions trains you to have a Voice Over business with the potential to earn a sustainable 6-figure income. We're passionate about helping others learn the art and business of Voice Over and giving back what we've been blessed to have learned over the past 30 years.  Our training is comprehensive, private, one-on-one and includes demo productions, plus the opportunity to be cast in actual radio and/or TV commercials both during and after your training. Over 500 students trained since 1998!  Visit us to learn more: www.thebigvoiceproductions.com then call for a $49 consultation. 

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Credentials

Columbus, OH 43230
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Lisa Stroth

    Ron is incredibly knowledgeable about the VO industry, and was so encouraging as I took my first steps on the road to becoming a professional VO artist, and continues to be encouraging and helpful as I work to grow my business. I have also taken some additional classes for on-hold marketing and copy writing from Ron, and am glad to have had that opportunity to add more tools my tool box and more to the service I'm able to provide clients. I'm glad I had the opportunity to work with Ron! I truly believe he takes the success of his students personally, and encourage folks who are hoping to get started in the VO industry to look him up!

  • Helen Habel

    My voice over training experience was way more involved then I ever imagined, knowing what I do now, there is no way I could do voice over with out it. Truly an amazing journey, not without it's challenges. With Ron's expertise and well laid out plan, I was equipped with all the tools I need to become a successful V.O. From acting to creating a studio, to building a business, Ron has brought me through it all. I believe without his training, experience and expertise, I would not be succeeding now. His faith, guidance, commitment and confidence in me has brought me through even the toughest days. Ron even offers continued education and encourages students to stay connected. Always looking for job opportunities and available for any questions. Not much I would change except maybe an outline of what to expect in the process so I could understand better some of the exercises I was doing and why before hand. Overall great experience and would do it again.

  • Scott Gravitt

    When I walked into Ron Allan's office for a training consultation, I was somewhat apprehensive - I was unsure of what Ron was going to tell me about the voice over business (I had virtually no knowledge of the voice over world) and I was unsure of my own talents and abilities. I am thankful that I discovered that Ron genuinely wanted to help me to become successful - a sometimes overlooked component in being a great teacher or coach. Without Ron's training and guidance, I would likely still be working a job that brought me little satisfaction; I am now enjoying a career as a full-time voice talent. Nearly two years after meeting him, Ron continues to stay in touch, send me auditions, and to share information he feels may benefit me. This is to be expected since Big Voice Productions is a business that highly values relationships. lf you are looking for a trainer/producer who is honest, an expert in his field, takes pride in his work, and will help you accomplish your goals and dreams, then you should strongly consider Ron Allan.

  • Jay Moses

    Hi. This is Jay Moses. Big Voice Alum and Ron Allan fan. What can one say about Ron and his course on how to become a world class voice talent? Well…. one could say, “Ron is the best teacher ever!” Or, one could say “Ron really helps you find your voice in a caring and compassionate way, as the course is not easy.” Or, one could say “Don’t waste your time with other schools! For the best value in Voice Over Training, Big Voice Productions is the way to go!” But really, what it comes down to is this: Ron genuinely cares about your success. He is easy to work with and is both professional and relational. That is a combination you will not easily find at other training schools, where typically you are just a student. RON IS NOT ONLY MY MENTOR, HE IS NOW A GENUINE FRIEND. CHEERS!



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Our typical process must begin with a consultation and mutual screening process. This is for both parties to fully understand what's involved in training, the level of commitment on both sides. In the interest of full disclosure, we'll walk through our training curriculum, the current state of the industry, home studio set-up, income potential, lesson packages, financing options and more. Then, if the student and coach agree to move forward, a schedule for lessons is set up. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BIG VOICE Productions has over 30 years experience on both sides of the microphone: as a talent, producer, and casting director. We were educated in radio and television at the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts, Detroit, Michigan. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

A "standard pricing system" implies that there are "standard students" when nothing could be further from the truth. BIG VOICE Productions believes in personal, one-on-one attention for every student. There are no "classes" here, only private sessions. With that being said, we do offer an extremely comprehensive "Pro Package" training course that consists of 25 sessions (one session per week) which consist of a series of exercises ranging from fundamental to advanced. Our package includes a student workbook, free recording software (PC only), hands-on recording training, online audition training, phone & email support during training, free pro microphone available, business and marketing training, 6 professionally-produced VO demos, LinkedIn/YouTube training and much more value than the actual investment...including opportunities to be cast in actual TV and Radio commercials during training and beyond. 


How did you get started teaching?

We started teaching quite by happen-stance really. Individuals began requesting private lessons in voice over and basic recording. Our reputation for quality, value-based training grew to reach local talent agencies, ad agencies and production houses who started referring others to us. Eventually it blossomed into formal private instruction in 1998 and we've been training ever since...with now nearly 500 students trained!


What types of students have you worked with?

We have been blessed to have trained students ranging in age, gender and cultural diversity. From 6 years old to 80 years old, male, female, Spanish, Indian, Mother/daughters, two friends, and husband/wife, and even several students with autism. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Recents events we have been blessed to be part of: celebrating our 4 year anniversary as the founder of Voice Over Pros of Central Ohio, Oct. 2016; hosting VO workshops in our studios on advanced recording, copy writing and messages on hold; and for the past 4 years, the co-founder of The Midwest Voice Over Conference, Columbus, OH


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Interview the teacher/coach asking questions about their years of experience, curriculum, past students trained, written reviews, and listen to demos they've produced. Then of course if they have a good reputation for integrity with the Better Business Bureau. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should first understand what level of commitment they have in terms of resources and time before signing up for training. They need to understand that any coach represents the industry of which they are looking to enter. The student needs to ask themselves if they have a good work ethic, or are willing to develop one.  It also helps if the student has done prior research into their respective field before training begins.