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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, but THIS is why I mostly come every six months.  He says:  "Say E-E-E-E-E." I do, and he nods his approval. This time 'round, my vocal cords "looked great!" he said.  No nodules, no edema, no irritation from gastric juices.  That last part is important, 'cause as you grow older, the muscle that … [Read More...]

VO Social Media

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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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Invisible on Twitter

Twitter is like coffee.  One study claims it's bad for you, and the next study says you really need it to get along in this world. Personally, I like Twitter, but I'm willing to admit I'm not using … [Read More...]

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VO Education

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Teck-Neeks

Sorry for the horrid misspelling.  Did it bring you this far?  Good...then read on. Today's article is a guest blog provided by Amanda Clarke of GlocMedia- a UK digital marketing agency.  They work … [Read More...]

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Short Messages for Busy People

Attention spans are beyond short.  These days they're miniscule. The teenage generation of today doesn't even use email.  According to the Pew Research Center, only 6% of teens exchange email … [Read More...]

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VO Tools

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The Ultimate Podcasting Resource

There are a lot of reasons people Podcast, but probably the biggest, is that it WORKS!  It works especially well as a marketing tool...or in today's parlance: a content marketing tool.  In the process … [Read More...]

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VOX Talk Returns

Podcasting is here to stay... stronger than ever in most sectors.  At the last New Media Expo I attended, podcasters dominated the sessions...even garnering the attention of the audiobook … [Read More...]

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Op/Ed

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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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What’s Going On Out There?

That's the question posed to me more than once from Las Vegas news viewers this week. In case you haven't heard, two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officers were shot point-blank … [Read More...]

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VO Business

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Is Direct Mail Dead?

For some reason, I suffer spammy emails better than spammy mailbox stuffers.  Probably because emails are easier to "86". Hey!  Maybe that's why direct mail is not dead! I know … [Read More...]

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VO Niches

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YouTube Bulks Up

The hottest online video site in the Milky Way…the second biggest search engine on the planet…the world’s de facto TV station is getting better. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it till I’m red in the face:  Voice Actors cannot ignore the value of video in their marketing. The fact that Google owns YouTube […]

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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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