Steve Martin, from his memoir “Born Standing Up“
As the writer of a fairly popular blog, this is the question I get asked the most:
“How do I break into the voice-over business?”
Questions are interesting things.
One can often tell how the person asking the question thinks the world works or should work.
Questions contain spoken or unspoken assumptions that reveal a lot about someone’s beliefs and values.
Most people just answer a question without challenging those hidden assumptions, unless they’ve been trained to do so.
QUESTION THE QUESTION
A question like “How do I break into the voice-over business?” has at least three assumptions. Before I attempt to answer it, I need to know more about what is presumed.