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Hawk Talk

John Hawkins is a smart guy, a Las Vegan, and now a podcaster. How lucky am I to be on his program!

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Your Brain on Voiceover

…more like voice “under”. The voice always accompanies the other action, and therein lies the root of our problem.

Advice Avalanche

People wanna know. They have questions. What’s the secret to VO marketing? How do I get clients? Well, there’s marketing wisdom. Then there’s you.

Travel Day

Baltimore, here we come! McCarran airport in Las Vegas is still the only airport I've traveled through that has slot machines right in the gate area. CourVO

Media Mashup

Like it or not, you’re in the media industry…which has been in the throes of change for years, now. Herein, some great resources to bring you up-to-date.

Voice Over Education

No SEO Will Survive THIS Search Method

Just when you think you might be gaining ground in the holy grail of search optimization, along comes a method for finding voice actors from way out in left field.

World Voices #WoVochat

VO Business & Compensation

Hawk Talk

John Hawkins is a smart guy, a Las Vegan, and now a podcaster. How lucky am I to be on his program!

Advice Avalanche

People wanna know. They have questions. What’s the secret to VO marketing? How do I get clients? Well, there’s marketing wisdom. Then there’s you.

Travel Day

Baltimore, here we come! McCarran airport in Las Vegas is still the only airport I've traveled through that has slot machines right in the gate area. CourVO

Voice Over Education

VO Coaching Conundrums

Apparently, a lot of people want to coach voice acting these days. But why?…and who? When does a voice talent become a voice coach…and where are the rules & regs? A few observations within…

Creative VO Prospecting

Yesterday, I was reading through my Google Alerts, and came across a Craigslist ad placed by a seasoned VO pro.  I've re-printed most of it for you to see below the line-break.  The ad came complete with a graphic, phone #, website address, a map to his major U-S city...

Clearing Out the Crud

When your speaking apparatus is gunked-up... you can't keep up your VO commitments so well. And Boy Howdy, this is the season for gunking! How many times have I seen anguished posts on social media groups begging anyone for quick-fix solutions that will allow the...

Starting Out

Launching into the world of voice acting is a steep challenge.  There are no manuals, but plenty of "opportunities".  The opportunities range from legitimate offers of help to outright predation, and everything in between...including the costs involved. As you would...

Qualified to be a VO Coach?

The estimate that only 5% of voice actors are truly supporting themselves and their families with strictly voiceover work is probably close to correct. (remember, 47.93% of all numbers quoted online are made-up). Whatever the number (almost impossible to discern),...

My Monday Night Visitor

What day of the week would you say comes with the highest concentration of VO audition requests? Uh-huh.  Monday. Now, let me explain that my prime daypart for recording auditions is midnight to 3am.  Lately I've also adding 11am - 1pm after I rise, for doing...

Your Homework Assignment for Tonight

Does anybody watch TV without the DVR running in the background any more?  Either way, your homework assignment for tonight is to play back pay a prime-time or prime-time access program and pay special attention to the commercials. Right.  The thing that we all...

Lookin’ For a Reason To Come To Vegas?

...like you really needed one, right? Well, September 10th-11th is apparently a very popular VO weekend in Las Vegas. Two coveted voice acting coaches will be here for weekend workshops. #1.  Pat Fraley Pat is hands-down one of the top VO coaches...he could do this on...

VO Email Marketing

Your email signature bookends your salutation.  Both are perfunctory, and yet pertinent.As overlooked as the signature can be...don't you always notice when it's missing?...or minimal...or overdone?The email signature for a voice-actor is part marketing, part...

Voice Over Hardware & Software tools

ipDTL Improvements

What? You think any remote connection service as advanced as ipDTL is gonna sit on their hands? Not a chance. See what you’ve been missing.

Voice Over Events

Voice Over Niches

Hawk Talk

John Hawkins is a smart guy, a Las Vegan, and now a podcaster. How lucky am I to be on his program!

Advice Avalanche

People wanna know. They have questions. What’s the secret to VO marketing? How do I get clients? Well, there’s marketing wisdom. Then there’s you.

Voice Over Hardware & Software tools

Media Mashup

Like it or not, you’re in the media industry…which has been in the throes of change for years, now. Herein, some great resources to bring you up-to-date.

Voice Over Community

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