Body language is very important for the voiceover business. We need to throw our whole bodies into what we are doing as we interpret the scripts in front of us. Sometimes a lot. Sometimes a little. Depends on the script. But what we are doing with our bodies will be heard in our voices.
The same sort of thing happens in life. Our body language is important there too!
So, while this isn’t about voiceovers specifically, it is about your life. And one of the things I try to do in my class is to help you find good tools to take with you in every aspect of your life.
Here is an article from Forbes about the “10 Worst Body Language Mistakes”
Avoiding eye contact is one. If you know that you don’t look people in their eyes, start becoming aware of it – it can be interpreted as a lack of respect or even deceitfulness. You may not mean it that way, but that is the way it could be seen.
And directly related to this is one that you can use in the class, but probably not in life. Want to look weak or self-conscious. Look down, breaking eye contact. This little body movement could help you in a script that calls for this demeanor, but it is not a position of power.
No limp handshakes! Be brave enough to take a grip like you were holding a glass – not too loose and not too firm.
For all 10 suggestions – read the article. “10 Worst Body Language Mistakes”