The Anti-Mantra Motivator

by | Mar 21, 2013 | Video | 6 comments

video-aResist this maxim:  “Do as I say…not as I do”.

In other words, your mantra should be:  “Do as I say, ’cause I’ve tried doing it, and it works!”

The three reasons I write this blog:
1) It serves as my own repository of information.
2) I love sharing good ideas.
3) I get a kick out of paying it forward.
4) I’ve tried most of this stuff and it works.

Most everything I write about here I’ve checked out. If I think the idea/product/service is lousy I’ll warn you…if I like it, I’ll endorse it….if I haven’t fully evaluated it, I’ll tell you.

The other day as I was writing ARE YOU IGNORING THE VALUE OF VIDEO?, I realized I was ignoring the value of video.  Not entirely.  I post videos every day in my “other” job, and in that sense there’s always an example of my on-camera work.  But that’s perhaps not the best use of video in my voice over business.

The point of  my Value-of-Video blog article was to tap into the potential of video as a marketing/promotional tool.  To that end, I humbly submit the following video as my first-gen attempt to get going in this area.  It’s simple…to-the-point, and even displays my voice.  I hope to splash this (or a version of it) all over my marketing materials.

Let me know what you think.  What are YOU doing in video?

Dave Courvoisier video from Dave Courvoisier on Vimeo.




CourVO Newsletter


  1. Joe J Thomas

    Very nice, Dave!
    Simple, straight forward – show’s off your voice and imparts just the right amount of info to draw viewers in.

    I’ve been uploading Video VO Demo reels to YouTube for a while (first was in 2008).
    … and I also used short promo videos for my session at Voice 2012.
    Just another way to show what we do to our current clients, and possibly bring in some new ones.


    • CourVO

      Hi Joe!

      Thanks for your kind words…keep up the good work. You’re ahead of the game!

      Dave C

    • CourVO

      Thanks, Jeremy… I feel stupid standing still, so I keep trying new stuff.

      I appreciate your stopping by.

      Dave C

  2. Anthony Gettig

    Great video, Dave! I’ve been surfing explainer videos lately and this was awesome to see. Nicely done!

    • CourVO

      Thanks, Anthony,

      Yeah, the explainer videos seem to be a hot area right now. This one was fun to put together, but kinda time-consuming. Hopefully, I’ll get better as I do more.

      Thanks for commenting!

      Dave C


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

My Second book is available now!

Dave Courvoisier releases a new edition of his popular book More Than Just a Voice, The REAL Secret to Voiceover Success. This new book has all new content, a full six years in the making!