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The Race to $0

Today's blog is tangential to voice-over, and yet it concerns each and every one of us who uses "The Cloud"...which is probably 95% of us...or should be. It's about space, co-location, server farms, bandwidth, but most of all, access to all you want, when you want, wherever you are, and whatever device you're using. It's no secret that the big players in this space: Microsoft Google Apple DropBox Amazon Box.net SugarSyc ...and others, are fighting tooth 'n' nail to be YOUR cloud … [Read More...]

WoVOChat results

The WoVOChat Storify Report on Agents

Wednesday's #WoVOChat on the value of agents in your VO business was quite informative. We had a broad spectrum of visitors and responses.  Bobbin Beam and Chuck Davis had awesome answers and leadership on this topic, and our moderator Pamela Muldoon completes the team with her organizational and content marketing skills. Thanks to all who participated and contributed invaluable answers, experience, and observations.   We continue to see new faces each episode of #WoVOChat, and we're glad you … [Read More...]

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WoVOChat Today: Agents… Do You Need One?

...or do you need many?   How do you get one?  What should they be doing for you?  What can you do for them?  What is a standard commission? Those questions and more will be posed and hopefully answered by our two expert guests, and all the voice-actors attending today's hour-long TweetChat, sponsored by World-Voices Organization. I'll be hosting, and our content marketing guru: WoVO Pro member and voice actor Pamela Muldoon will be moderating.  Our guests are the affable and capable Chuck … [Read More...]

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This Blog Article Only Good for Two Weeks (maybe less)

For a while, I was on fire to put together a new book from the archives of my blog.  One about Social Media. The first book from the annals of my 8 years of blogging is a success:  MorRefresh connection with LinkedIne Than Just A Voice: The REAL Secret to Voiceover Success. The pages of that book contain a relatively enduring message of voiceover information; suggestions that have a shelf-life that'll last as long as the current era of voice-acting permits.  Yes, things are constantly … [Read More...]

WOVOCHAT - AGENTS

Do You Need a VO Talent Agent?

It's OK, you don't have to answer.  In fact there may not BE a right or wrong answer...it could be sort of a personal thing. Talent agencies pretty much were the T-1 line to VO jobs back in the day.  Now  -- depending on who you ask --- agents are STILL the path to the best-paying jobs for top clients in NYC and LA...or...no longer a necessary part of your successful VO career at all. Then there's the chicken-or-the-egg argument.   It goes like this:  you don't get the attention of an agent … [Read More...]

VO Social Media

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Next #WoVOChat: Pay-to-Plays

Given the high participation in almost any online discussion about online casting sites, we expect this week's #WoVOChat to be a barn-burner! In just the last week, a thread on the FaceBook Group … [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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Strictly Classifed!

My constant hammering away at the situation with outgoing ISDN and incoming IP remote recording solutions often shakes loose a few informational tidbits from unexpected corners of the … [Read More...]

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SessionLinkPro

"What was that again?" I said to Jason Rooney. My ears perked up when Rooney - a friend and VO Pro - mentioned he had successfully completed a remote recording using an IP connection service I'd … [Read More...]

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Op/Ed

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Dream It. Do It.

Motivational, Self-help, How-To, Inspirational training is the clichè's clichè.  So ubiquitous is the genre that it used to demand entire sections of Borders Bookstore.  Now it … [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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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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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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VO Community

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WoVO’s Most Asked Question

"What's in it for me?" Lots.  But a good bit of it is intangible, and you have to have magic spectacles. Remember those from the Nicolas Cage movie "National Treasure"?  In the … [Read More...]

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Canadian/Spanish Connection

Why are there Mexican restaurants, but no Canadian restaurants?  While you ponder that, please pass along the message in this blog to your Spanish-speaking VO friends.  I chose … [Read More...]

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