Elise Arsenault hosts...
a comprehensive 10-chapter program to help you learn the craft of narration, build out your home studio and learn the biz of the industry so that you can add audiobook narration as both a creative form of expression and income stream to enhance your acting career. For the already experienced narrator, this course will help you up level your relationships with producers/publishers, envision your long-term plan and help you get more clear in your marketing to book more of the work you want consistently.
"Before taking the plunge and working with Elise, I was feeling scattered about which goals to pursue and how to focus my efforts with two “day jobs” sucking up a lot of time and energy. I was throwing a lot of spaghetti at the wall in the hope that anything would stick.
With my goal of breaking in to the audiobook industry, Elise worked with me on the various technical aspects I needed to understand and perfect – from ways to use the training I already had as an actor, to new and specific skills needed as a narrator. Through my work with her I refined that technique, figured out which genres I was best suited to, made a demo, and crafted reach-out letters. The beautiful thing about Elise is her generosity in not just helping you be ready, but in sharing her contacts. I booked my first audiobook through one of her referrals and am about to record my third audiobook (that's 3 in three months!). [Kim is now at 29 audiobooks and counting!]
None of this would have happened without Elise. It’s not just that she provides structure and accountability – she becomes your champion. She genuinely wants to see you succeed. She’s helped me feel powerful and confident – and I know it’s only a matter of time before my dream of saying goodbye to my day jobs and making 100% of my income as an actor becomes a reality."
"If I had not been made aware of and then took the step to work with Elise, I would not be in the position I am in now. For the first time in my life, I am a working voice actor, having just signed on to voice three audiobooks for a local publisher. Next week I'll be recording a video game demo with a world renowned demo producer. Neither of these things would have happened had I not been working with Elise. I have worked with other business coaches and marketing coaches over the past 4 years or so and literally nothing changed. There was no forward movement. I'm not saying their techniques won't work for anyone, but they didn't work for me. Elise brought support, validation, connection and real concrete "Go and do THIS" instructions that were actionable, logical and showed measurable results. Working with Elise has made a huge difference."
"Just over a year ago, I felt stagnant and scattered in my acting career. Working with Elise was a complete game-changer for me. It gave me the focus and direction I needed to get organized, grow my network and begin to understand exactly what was in my control. It’s been one year since beginning the journey with Elise and in addition to celebrating reaching my one-year audiobook goal this week, I have also gained the confidence and perspective to let things flow. I now understand how to create buzz for my career and I can’t wait to set my next goal &&attain it! I wouldn’t have known where to start if it were not for Elise &The Global Actor."
- Callie Beaulieu (Hartford Stage, Narrator of over 100 audiobooks)
"I am ever so grateful to Elise for encouraging me to pursue recording audiobooks as a viable employment option as an actor. It was Elise who first recognized that I could and should narrate - something I had always wanted to do, but thought would be an impossible market to crack, or at the very least difficult to get in the door to audition for. Elise laid out the process for submitting, shared contacts and 6 months later I got a call to record my first book. Elise is not only a generous person and a professional business coach, her creativity as an artist is contagious. I use a phrase I’ve heard others say that describes what Elise did. It’s called 'sending the elevator back down' so you bring people up with you. I'm inspired to do the same with my resources. Thanks Elise for paving a path!" - Celeste Oliva (SMILF, Castle Rock, Bleed for This)
"Looking back, I am so proud of what was achieved [in my work with Elise] over the course of 5 months. Through [her] guidance and network, I recorded my first audiobook for a major publisher and have continued growing my industry relationships. I cannot wait to gain even more results!"
- Kristina Horan
Elise Arsenault is an Award-Winning Actor, Audiobook Narrator, + Performance/Career Coach. She is the Founder of The Global Actor, known for bringing focus, strategy and direction to actors' careers so they can "live where they want + work when they want".
Elise is the creator of The Great Audiobook Advenutre. This 3-Part System, online course and supportive community is for actors who are ready to give up the struggle and make a big change, by inviting in new opportunity, income and both personal and professional growth in the form of Audiobook Narration. It's designed to provide you with everything you need to get started booking work as an audiobook narrator, and if you so choose, “replace your day job” for full-time acting work in the field.
Elise is a contributor to Backstage Magazine. She and her partner, Justin, co-own The TreeCave, a full-service recording studio where they love to collaborate with and serve their fellow voice actors and musicians in producing audio of the highest quality for each unique project.
A graduate of the British American Drama Academy at Oxford and George Mason University, Elise holds a certificate from the Vocal Pedagogy Workshop at Boston Conservatory. Elise’s acting credits range from regional theatre to television, national commercials to video games, along with over 130 audiobook narrations - favorite narration to date is Kim Possible for Disney Press.