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Truth in Headshots

Embarrassingly, in February of this year, while speaking at Bill DeWees' VO Revolution workshop -- I came in after a previous speaker, and told the attendees the exact opposite of what they had just heard about headshots. I've written about this before, but I think it bears repeating...and I don't expect everyone will agree with me, but hear me out, and then decide for yourself. The argument against a voiceactor utilizing a HeadShot (recent photo portrait) No, all the jokes about "I have a … [Read More...]

VO Social Media

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Are You “Managing” Your Content?

The new darling catch-phrase on the lips of savvy marketers and "online experts" these days is CONTENT MANAGEMENT. A professional "content manager" must be the most coveted position in the pantheon … [Read More...]

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Respect Others’ Time

The older I get the less time I have for frivolous; especially in emails, and emails from perfect strangers. Now, I understand "frivolous" means different things to different people, so let's apply … [Read More...]

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Ya Gotta Draw the Line Somewhere

#1 Question I get from people at VO Social Media seminars: "When do you sleep?" What they really mean is..."I don't have enough time in the day to be present on all those social media sites, and … [Read More...]

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VO Education

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Can I Clear My Throat, or Not?

Every 6 months I see my ENT Physician.  He clears the wax out of my ears, looks up my nose, mumbles something to his assistant, then sticks a camera scope down into my throat.  It's mildly irritating, … [Read More...]

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VO Tools

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“On SoundCloud”

"On SoundCloud" is a new offering from SoundCloud.  I wish I could say there is a clear comparison chart that explains the difference between your regular SoundCloud membership, and membership in "On … [Read More...]

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4 Apps Too Good NOT to Mention

One of the main reasons I wrote the book "More Than Just a Voice" is to put the spotlight on the more hidden skills you have to develop to be a successful freelance voice-actor.  People think they … [Read More...]

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Op/Ed

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Diversionary Tactics

What do you do to totally take yourself out of yourself? I shoulda been a long-haul trucker.  I'm a fool for the road. Saturday morning at 6am, I left Las Vegas for Keystone, … [Read More...]

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The Value of Chutzpah

Chutzpah roughly means "audacity".  Not the DAW software... rather "chutzpah" is a Yiddish word meaning audacity -- exhibiting gall, backbone, and spine.  Chutzpah is pronounced … [Read More...]

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VO Business

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A Deal on SFx Package

Among the hundreds of emails I get almost every day is an occasional offer on software or some sort of digital resource from "Mighty Deals". Often it's an esoteric font, or some … [Read More...]

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VO Niches

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Your First Audition – Over and Over Again

Narrating my own book is a gas!  If I leave out a word for pacing, or add a phrase to better explain something, I’m pretty sure the QC guys won’t be sending me a list of corrections…’cause I’M the QC guy…and it’s MY book! More Than Just A Voice: The REAL Secret to Voiceover Success […]

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VO Events

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How Could You NOT Notice…

...all the great things Edge Studio is doing...and doing...and doing? Their programs, the coaches, the national tour by founder/VO expert David Goldberg.  Not to mention an … [Read More...]

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This One Time…at Band Camp…

... only it wasn't Band Camp. It was FaffCamp. I've attended 4 of 6 FaffCon Unconferences, but somehow the inaugural FaffCamp slipped through my fingers. I've always regretted … [Read More...]

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VO Community

SIMO JULIO 2014

Simone Stands Up

Think about how people or brands show up on your radar.  Marketing wisdom says it takes 7-10 "exposures" for people to even recognize that you or your business exists. Other … [Read More...]

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