We have had several enquiries in the last week or so - either on email or via our Facebook page - about whether people can just come and do a voiceover audition for us.
I am afraid that in the voiceover world you will need a professionally-produced showreel to get taken seriously by anyone in this industry – whether that is future potential voiceover clients or any reputable voiceover agent or voiceover directory.
We know of a company that asks would-be voice talent to audition via a premium-rate phone line. You simply cannot judge someone's talent on the phone.
Here at BigFish Media we simply don’t have the time or resources to audition everyone who makes contact. Most people will need some experience - ether of acting, public speaking or broadcasting - behind them to be able to perform to the standard required in a voiceover session.
All that said, we do take on a few people who have more unusual or rare voices, accents or languages who are less experienced. But even then they will have invested the time and money either in voice training or to make a voiceover showreel.