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Source-Connect NOW….Free?

No other question dominates discussions about the recent spate of ISDN-replacement technologies:  How much will it cost? Kevin Leach at ipDTL has tinkered with his subscription fee a little since the first release.  SoundStreak offered their service at no cost for the longest time.  Now that it's out of Beta, it's STILL free for talent...but costs for producers. But Source-Connect has been either purposely coy about their pricing model for "NOW", or still reading their marketplace … [Read More...]

VO Social Media

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Groups are Gold

There is a point of diminishing returns in creating meaningful relationships whenever you become part of a population that's too big. For that reason, FaceBook Groups and Google Communities, and … [Read More...]

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Put Your Demo on Google+

How many times have I said lately, that Google + is the future of Social Media?  I might even be right!  :) SoundCloud is also a form of social media that is ascending to a safe place as the de … [Read More...]

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VO Education

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It’s In The Cards

Business cards are like FAX  machines.  No matter how advanced the rest of the world gets, those two business left-overs just. won't. go. away. It's OK... when the grid goes down because of Iranian … [Read More...]

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Constant Contact Alt?

What do you use for sending out newsletters, tracking email lists, and handling CRM? There are plenty of products that offer simple-to-full-spectrum features in this online space.  And that full … [Read More...]

VO Tools

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It’s All About Relationship….

...and an occasional selfie. Some weeks are busier than others.  This one was a blur.  Luckily, smartphones are handy, and well, you know how that goes.  We take pictures of ourselves with friends, … [Read More...]

Op/Ed

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Access + Process = Success

Mental roadblocks are the enemy of many a gifted and talented voice actor. The mental roadblocks (can be procrastination) we subconsciously and oftentimes innocently create can … [Read More...]

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VO Business

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The Key to Choosing KeyWords

There's that term again:  Keywords.  Everybody throws it around like it's OBVIOUS what they are, or should be.  Delve into online websites, marketing your VO services, and you'll … [Read More...]

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VO Niches

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NAB Week in Vegas

The National Association of Broadcasters hits town this week. Broadcasting?  I thought broadcasting was dead…taken over by the internet, tablet computers, Netflix, and Twitter. …and yet, there it is, the National Association of Broadcasters convention…among the top-5 best attended conferences in a town that hosts the biggest international conventions anywhere on the globe. The event […]

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VO Events

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There’s a New -Con in Town

Mind you, it's nothing close to FaffCon... at least not yet...but it has potential. I'm talking about WoVOCon.  That's right, World-Voices Organization's first-ever … [Read More...]

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Conflicted About Conferences?

Don't worry, that's an easy conundrum to fall into.  They're practically coming out of the woodwork this year. Is it a bad thing?  No, not at all!  I can remember when there … [Read More...]

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VO Community

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West Coast Mixer

From what I could see, the VO Atlanta event was a lot of fun. We kicked it up on the West Coast this weekend, too, with an APA Mixer (Audio Publishers Assoc). Held at the … [Read More...]

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Be Nimble (and quick)

The other night, I met with some publishers about the release of my new book. Our conversation was involved and detailed, but what struck me most was a word the publisher kept … [Read More...]

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