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I don’t know about you, but I love Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.  They are brilliant to watch and the latest 1 is with Jennifer Lopez, check it out:

How do they do it?  Why do we watch it?  Despite having no audience, they still make us want to watch them.

How I engage my audience:

Now, editing has a lot to do with it, in a film based medium, but there has to be something else.  I’ve not watched, as the case may be, a film based medium if the performers just don’t pull me in. You get the right sound and voice for your online video, it can make a world of difference.

Here comes confession time. My secret mission, in my own work, is to really engage with my audience as a voiceover artist.  I’ve even had the fun of doing it in a variety of languages. Despite the majority of the audience not knowing what I am saying. Here’s a good example of me doing this!  I’ve done it in a cave, London Tube, West End stage, Prince Charles front lawn, wherever and they love it!  So how do I do it?

Ya, that's me in red, rollerblading, with cake and dancing/singing - it's my cardinal outfit

Ya, that’s me in red, rollerblading, with cake and dancing/singing – it’s my Cardinal

Here’s some of what I’ve learned over the years both as an audience member and performer – most audiences love it when a performer talks straight at us.  Naturally, there are those few audience members that don’t, that’s OK, it doesn’t mean they aren’t enjoying what you do.  They may be of a more voyeuristic type…;)

I remember vividly, as a kid when they asked for volunteers in a show, I was eager to be chosen and that impulse is still in me.  As the performer, I love to chat with and get to know my audience and clients.

3 Top Tips

So, here’s a few tips to help our recording session…

  • I like to get to a job early and start to talk with the clients before we are set to start, so we all have a good chance to get to know each other
  • It’s best, if there is a team of you involved, that I have 1 person I speak to instead of numerous people trying to direct me at once
  • If you have any ideas of the tone, music or images you will be using, do show me these as it helps me create the atmosphere and character you are looking for

How do you engage your audience? or how would you like to?  Post below:

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