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Bob Merkel’s Best-Kept Secret No More: ZamFusion

Seeing Bob Merkel at WoVOCon only reminded me that I'd been promising for some time to create a blog article about a little-known feature built into VoiceZam: ZamFusion. Bob's been so busy developing StraightShot, and Video functionality, and other great features into VoiceZam, that he's fallen behind in letting people know about this other handy service integrated into VZ for a great price. Rather than writing about it...I composed this little video walking you through the ZamFusion … [Read More...]

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FOMO Frustrations

March was a challenge if  you're afflicted with FOMO (fear or missing out). VO Atlanta, and FaffCamp two weekends in a row, and I was at home sitting on my hands...or rather sitting in front of my computer watching the parade of tweets, pics, and FaceBook shares fly across my screen non-stop. But then April brought WoVOCon.  I was fulfilled. A few people completed the trifecta by making all three conferences.  While I immensely enjoy the face-to-face camaraderie of seeing my VO friends at … [Read More...]

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Next-Gen Broadcasting

The "studio" was hard to find.  My host told me by cell phone to look for a side-street, then up a dirt ramp...behind a portable office, around the batting cage, and over by the go-kart garage.  I began to wonder what I'd really gotten myself into. Back in February of 2014, I participated in a weekend Voiceover workshop in Las Vegas, organized by Bill DeWees.  I was happy to make a presentation about the use of Social Media in VO marketing.  In the audience though, was Roxy Davis.  Roxy (not … [Read More...]

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Marketing #Wovochat Results

Doncha just love these chats?   So much great and free information from some knowledgeable VO pros. My thanks to Amy Farris and Christi Bowen for their keen insights on this topic of marketing.  Freelance marketing is such an individual, enterprising, and disciplined endeavor, that it pays to try many things. The prepared Q & A prompted some powerful answers and additional thoughts from our audience of twitter attendees.  Thanks to all who contributed. Content marketing master, and WoVO … [Read More...]

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#WoVOChat Today on VO Marketing Techniques

Where:  On Twitter (the interwebs) When:  Noon Pacific time How: use Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, tchat.io, or tweetchat.com and set your search for the hashtag #wovochat What:  include #wovochat in EVERYTHING you post Length: one hour Guests:  Amy Farris & Christi Bowen Moderator: Pamela Muldoon Host:  [some goofy guy named "CourVO"] Why:  Great (free) marketing information, fun, community Check  out yesterday's blog for more see YOU at noon Pacific! CourVO … [Read More...]

VO Social Media

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WoVOChat Results: Be a Better VO Biz

Every time we hold a #WoVOChat it gets better.  Better in terms of participation, and better in terms of content. Today was no different.  Our topic was Essentials of Running A Successful Freelance … [Read More...]

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VO Education

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P2P SlideShare

Are you familiar with SlideShare? Acquired by LinkedIn not that long ago, SlideShare is an online service that lets you share your presentations.  Upload or download in almost any format  (Keynote, … [Read More...]

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Predatory Coaches and Demo Mills

Yin/Yang Right there are two incendiary terms.  They don't always go hand in hand, but they rarely tell a positive story.  Oddly enough, not everyone agrees on who is or who is NOT a predatory … [Read More...]

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VO Tools

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Not Your Grandfather’s SEO

Search Engine Optimization...is it even do-able anymore?  Can any ONE person try to mount it on their own without hiring some specialist?  And how to you vet that person?  What do you even ask them?  … [Read More...]

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Op/Ed

Certainty-and-Doubt

Besides Death and Taxes…

...not much else in this world is certain. People with something to sell you would like you to believe that this product, or that method is the ONLY way to satisfy your needs.  … [Read More...]

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You Deserve a Name…YOUR Name

A hurdle that many novices will encounter along the way to VO stardom: production companies, pay-to-plays, and some booking agents who will either change your name, or offer a … [Read More...]

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VO Business

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Downtime? What’s That?

Sure there are days when you don’t record at the mic…but that does NOT constitute a wasted day. Lately, I’ve been hearing from more than one corner, the frustration that comes … [Read More...]

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VO Niches

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io9.com?

Who’s heard of this site?  It appears to be one of those new-wave online authoring sites like Medium.  I would have no idea it existed but for a Google Alert that flagged an article on io9:  Why Announcers’ Voices Sound So Much Different Than They Used To. The author points to an answer by a […]

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VO Events

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WoVOConquered

Since 2007, I figure I've attended some 20 voiceover conferences.  Yeah...crazy isn't it?  I counted it up on my fingers three times just to be sure.  I'd agree with you if you … [Read More...]

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Symbiosis

Noun, ...any interdependent or mutually beneficial relationship between two persons, groups, etc. This week, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) hits Las Vegas.  Next … [Read More...]

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On Our Way to 500

What is the mark of success for ANY organization?  Many would tell you that hard numbers or accumulation of many members is important; but that doesn't tell the whole story.  It's … [Read More...]

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