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“Rates” Gets Rabid Ratings

Who said voice-actors don't like Twitter? WoVO sponsored another TweetChat yesterday, and the results are in:  people like to "chat"... especially about the issue of compensation. The twice-a-month event on Twitter is open to anyone, but World-Voices Organization sets the topics and the guests.  This week's topic was rates.  See this for a list of the questions. Links that take you to metrics and a Storify stream of the tweets in the chat can be found here. Our uber-sharp coordinator, … [Read More...]

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#WoVOChat on Rates Was Awesome!!

...our best 'chat' yet!  In case you missed it, here are some resources: A report on the reach of the event. The Storify stream of consciousness, replaying all the tweets. WoVO appreciates all of it's members and prospective members who participated!  The conversation was lively and revealing.  Please take the time to filter through it and get the nuggets. For a detailed review of only the Questions and Answers, see the next blog for a SlideShare presentation produced by our TweetChat … [Read More...]

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Let’s Chat About Rates

Voice actors are known for their supportive and enabling acts of kindness.  As a community, most other freelance professionals don't come close.  But in one realm, voiceover talents keep their cards close to the vest. Rates. It's not that we wouldn't share information if asked.  But almost no one ever does.  Personally, I believe there's a certain fear that we'll find out we're not asking enough compensation from our clients... or that we're devaluing our talent and knowledge in the … [Read More...]

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ISDN From the Oracle

Everyone knows there's ONE GUY who is the master of all that is ISDN in the United States. It's Dave Immer at Digifon.com He makes it his business to know, and he's helped countless voice-actors jump the hurdles TeleComs put in our way to get the paired copper wires (this author included). It's also Dave's business to know if his bread 'n' butter is changing in any way...and in this, too, Dave is on top of things.  If you don't get his occasional newsletter, you might want to subscribe.  … [Read More...]

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Rates, Compensation, Pay

Is there any topic of more interest to voice-actors, or ANY freelancer for that matter? I'm not buying the fact that some people are totally at ease with the rate they ask for and the rate they get.  I think ALL voice-actors have some level of anxiety, frustration, and insecurity about their pay. This blog will not attempt to answer that angst, but WoVO's next TweetChat will. As you know by now, World-Voices Organization sponsors an hour-long Twitter Chat every other Wednesday at noon Pacific … [Read More...]

VO Social Media

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WoVOChat, Down Pat

You didn't have time to join us yesterday for our little social media scrum?  Well, we missed you, and we had lots of fun. Luckily, because of the awesome content marketing talents of our moderator, … [Read More...]

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VO Education

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Sound Newsletters

My mailbox fills with plenty of stuff everyday.  Some of it gets automatically deleted...others get only a cursory look...and a good many are important - deserving more time. Among those in the … [Read More...]

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Black Friday VO Special

EVERY ONCE IN A GREAT WHILE...like...almost never, I'll openly endorse -- even sell -- something on this blog I think will have good value to the voice-over community. This is one of those … [Read More...]

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VO Tools

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Not to Beat a Dead Horse…but…

Vodafone -- a global telephony, wireless, and  VOIP provider, esp. in Europe, is pulling the plug on its ISDN service in Netherlands. Here's the announcement from the Wireless Federation. According … [Read More...]

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Source Connect Updates

Sometimes you just hafta sally forth and ask, instead of sitting around waiting for answers to come to you. So...I asked.  I asked Rebekah Wilson of Source-Elements about the Holiday flyer she sent … [Read More...]

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Op/Ed

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On a Scale of…

Online businesses are feedback crazy. I understand the need for follow-up, customer service, and keeping metrics as much as the next guy, but I'm noticing follow-up survey … [Read More...]

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2015 Will Shine!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Ever the optimist, I can't help but be excited about the new year.I know it's just "another" day, week, month...but...it's also a symbolic new beginning. May … [Read More...]

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VO Business

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CES2015 in 2:10

Got a minute?...er....well...a couple of minutes? The technology, planning, and marketing behind a show like CES is beyond imagination.  It all comes together for 4 days in the … [Read More...]

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VO Niches

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101 For Aspiring Video Game Voice-Actors

This is a side of voice-acting I haven’t tried for.  Should I?  I know Brad Venable and DB Cooper (and many others) thrive on the work they find in video games.  It’s not like I wouldn’t want to…it’s just that like launching into ANY new genre, I don’t know where to start…where to find the […]

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VO Events

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Pressing On

There's no doubt I suffer a deflation in January.  The build-up to the Christmas and New Year's holidays are so expectant, that you can't help but feel a loss come January.  … [Read More...]

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CourVO on WoVO

Apologies in advance if you're tired of me spouting off about World-Voices Organization (WoVO).  Here's why I do that: I'm a founder and an officer on the board of directors … [Read More...]

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VO Community

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WoVO Twitter Chat Today

Noon Pacific Time, Wed., 1-14-15 We're using #WoVOChat as our hashtag, so just track us that way with a search for #wovochat on your Tweetdeck or Hootsuite, or whatever you use … [Read More...]

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Twitter Triumph

Many voice actors I know don't get Twitter, and won't go there.  I get it.  No pressure.  Sometimes the plate is already full. But like most challenges, the mental mountain you … [Read More...]

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