The most common tip/advice I hear from VOs is "get training/teaching/coaching etc."... I live in St. Louis, where the only voice coaches are singers and there are no classes or seminars held for VO.
I've been looking around for VOs who train/coach via commentary of submitted home studio recordings. So far the only one who's described this service in so many words is Pat Fraley; he provides copy, you record it and email it to him, he critiques it and you re-do it and he reviews it again until time's up. I'd love to have him as a source of education, but I'd like to try some of the others too.
Are there any other coaches who offer this? Or at least give skype sessions? Travelling to each demo held in Chicago would be insanely cost-prohibitive.