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4 Apps Too Good NOT to Mention

One of the main reasons I wrote the book "More Than Just a Voice" is to put the spotlight on the more hidden skills you have to develop to be a successful freelance voice-actor.  People think they can get there on great pipes and a USB mic.  What they fail to see is the need for coaching, equipment, practice, promotions, marketing, having online savvy,  and the other investments it takes to run a successful VO BUSINESS.  The finest voice in the world will rarely rise above bad business … [Read More...]

VO Social Media

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Respect Others’ Time

The older I get the less time I have for frivolous; especially in emails, and emails from perfect strangers. Now, I understand "frivolous" means different things to different people, so let's apply … [Read More...]

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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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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, … [Read More...]

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VO Tools

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Kick Open a Connection

Although it's been relatively quiet of late, the "ISDN Successor Wars" are still simmering.  Recapping:  as TelCos do their best to rid themselves of paired copper wire connections and switching … [Read More...]

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Android Recording Apps

Eagerly, I opened a link the other day promising a list of the "five best voice-recording apps available for Android".  I just knew with a title like that, my favorites --- certainly Audio Evolution … [Read More...]

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Op/Ed

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Diversionary Tactics

What do you do to totally take yourself out of yourself? I shoulda been a long-haul trucker.  I'm a fool for the road. Saturday morning at 6am, I left Las Vegas for Keystone, … [Read More...]

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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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VO Niches

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Read This Online Mag

For months, I used to share the contents of EQ magazine here on my blog.  My subscription was free, and the publishers didn’t seem to mind.  Even then, the target reader audience was musicians, music producers, studio engineers, and audiophiles.  While that may seem to us voice-actors to be a bit off-the-mark, the content of […]

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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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