Jo Troy: Getting into voiceover – and podcasting about it!
Jo Troy went from not knowing anything about voiceover work, to multi-award-winning VO artist in just two years. You may not have heard of him, but you probably have heard his voice on work with some of the biggest brands and companies in the world – BBC, Spotify, Moncler, NIKE, Playstation and Atlantic Records to name a few.
Wanting to share the skills behind his success, Jo recently started the podcast A Voiceover’s Audio Adventure to shares insights to the industry. We asked him more about this work and the show…
Who are you and what was your path into voiceover work?
My name is Jo Troy and I am an award-winning voiceover from London. I got into voiceover in 2020 after putting it off for years. I finally had the time and the motivation to be like “let’s go”. It was something I was always told I’d be good at but didn’t have the slightest idea what a voiceover actually did apart from acting in animated films. Little did I know it was one click away and once I got my first job on a freelance site, the rest is history and I entered Narnia aka the world of VO.
What do you love most about being a voiceover artist?
I enjoy the freedom. I can do my work from anywhere and make my own hours. I love bringing scripts and characters to life, telling stories and hearing my voice in the real world.
Tell us about your podcast! What’s the elevator pitch?
It’s a biweekly show teaching listeners about the voiceover and audio industry, hearing amazing stories and learning tips & tricks along the way. Season 1 focuses on building basic skills and nohow on how to start, maintain and develop your career.
Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?
I have always been a creative person coming from music and when you receive other people’s scripts every day sometimes you can feel like you want to do more. I have always found podcasting interesting and was a medium I had never worked on in terms of creating. I always wanted to create tools and resources for other voiceovers to use and have already written an e-book so creating a podcast was a no-brainer. It allowed me to create, learn and educate all at the same time.
What was the first podcast you ever listened to?
I can’t remember the first podcast I listened to but I can remember a handful. The thing with me is I consume my podcast visually on YouTube so that already narrows it down. Some of the first few pods were HC Pod Original, The Joe Budden Podcast and of course the OG – the Joe Rogan Experience.
What’s your number one tip for budding voiceover artists?
Buy my book and it will make life easier ha. But to be honest, apart from that I would say invest in yourself get a coaching session or two, create a demo and then go. Don’t wait just get stuck in. The more you do the better you will get. The more you do the more you’ll understand.
Lastly, where can the Pod Bible readers find out more about you?
You can find everything about me, my ebook about VO and my podcast at www.jotroy.com.
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