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Microphones #WoVOChat Results

We came... we mic'd up...we conquered the #WoVOChat!Kudos to all who came for today's WoVOChat on the topic of Microphones.Our guest experts, Dan Lenard and Jordan Reynolds were awesome, and the Q & A was flying thick 'n' fast!These World-Voices Organization-sponsored tweetchats were designed by Pamela Muldoon, and she also compiles the metrics and results you can find in the links below.Me? I help to organize, act as the host, and generally keep it light.  Also, if you look at the metrics, … [Read More...]


Microphones on #WoVOChat Today!

EVERYBODY's got something to say about Microphones.  Their mic. The mic they want.  They mic they wish they hadn't wasted money on.Today's your day to spill the beans.Tell us what you think about mics, and find out something you DIDN'T know about them.Our guests are WoVO members @HomStudioMan Dan Lenard, and admitted demo snob Jordan Reynolds.  Dan has an encyclopedic knowledge of the recording environment (including mics), and Jordan can't wait to share something about a new mic coming out that … [Read More...]


Keeping Up With Social Media Trends for Voice Actors

For the first time in a long time the other day, I Googled "voiceover".  Then I Googled "voice-over" and "voice over".  The results were almost all the same.  First there are the paid ads for, voicejungle, and Fiverr.  Then there are two or three entries for Apple's VoiceOver service; next, an entry for voiceover on Wikipedia, and then Voice123, followed by voiceoverguide.Invariably, though,  is the third entry on the second page.I was floored!I haven't spent one red cent … [Read More...]


WoVOChat Wednesday: Microphones!

When a voice-actor tells me they've got a mic they're totally happy with, and they've been using it for years...I'm skeptical.Most VO's I know are always are considering the next best mic.Sure, purchasing a mic is an individual decision... a decision based on:budgetresearch (hopefully)trial 'n' erroryour own unique voicethe genre you work inthe sound you hope to achieve(and more)There's a bit of an obsession about mics for people in our line of business.  There's also a belief that the better … [Read More...]


3 Measures of Creative Success

Success is one of the most over-burdened, misunderstood, and maligned notions in American culture.The popular (and most unenlightened) definition invariably includes some mention of money, status, or power.  It's unlikely I am going to shake that foundation in this blog.  No one really can.  Much better writers than I have tried.Money, status and power DO reflect success on many levels, but those marks are just convenient and largely measurable affirmations of success... not very deep or … [Read More...]

VO Social Media


Never a Dull Moment

Seriously... the pace of our modern world has no comparable period in human history. We could revel in such a time of innovation, technical abundance, and information-sharing, but the … [Read More...]

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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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VO Tools

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The World’s Largest Media Owner

Rupert Murdoch?  Nope.Sony?  Huh-uh.Comcast/AOL/TimeWarner? Not even close.Google.I know, I know... Apple has $194 Billion in cash, and is a media darling, but Google (which Steve Jobs hated) is … [Read More...]


The Power of Video (Again)

Twice in one week.  I'm not a shill for Bob Merkel and VoiceZam...but I sure do like his style, innovation, and products. Earlier this week, I mentioned in my blog a little-known VoiceZam feature … [Read More...]

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Why $5?

Why not just do it for free?This blog officially beats the proverbial dead horse -- again -- but I can't stand it anymore!I ran across a tweet for this Fiverr VO offer … [Read More...]

Submarine periscope


For once, my "traditional media" friends in the newsroom seem to be on top of this latest social media trend more than my VO friends -- all of whom have said, "what's Periscope?" … [Read More...]

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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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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 … [Read More...]



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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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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