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The 3 Undesirable Consequences of a Successful VoiceOver Blog

The 3 Undesirable Consequences of a Successful VoiceOver Blog

Success Breeds Hangers-On Daily and weekly blogging is an offshoot of voice-acting for me.  It started as an online record or repository of my own resources...the place where I knew I could go to call up that site, or fact, or technique or acting method I'd found and...

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Quaint Notion, VO Prospecting

CRACKING CRAIGSLIST 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...

The New Humble Brag

Why you're reading this blog I don't know. By almost any measure of VO success, I've failed.  I'm good at writing blogs, though.  Maybe that's what I should do. Full-time writing. ...only That's even more challenging than voice-acting.  ALL the freelance endeavours...

Conversational, Part Deux

Just a Given... ...That there is a macro key designed into every keyboard used by producers/copywriters/clients/and advertisers that automatically places the phrase: "non-announcery" into the specs for every audition sent out to the masses. My blog Monday about about...

Radio?

Yes...RADIO The transistor radio was my intro to geekdom. Once I had that wireless, battery-powered plastic 'n' metal box in my hands, I was untethered and unalterably transformed. Growing up near St. Louis, I had powerhouse KMOX talk-radio at my fingers.  But on a...

Say The Most Powerful Word in Voiceover

VoiceOver Pro?  You. The seasoned professional. You, the experienced voice-actor. You, the knowledgeable and worldly audio producer. What are you saying when you're approached by someone who shows the proper respect, passion, drive, and sense-to-ask-the-right-question...

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.

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…

World Voices #WoVochat

VO Business & Compensation

The 3 Undesirable Consequences of a Successful VoiceOver Blog

Success Breeds Hangers-On Daily and weekly blogging is an offshoot of voice-acting for me.  It started as an online record or repository of my own resources...the place where I knew I could go to call up that site, or fact, or technique or acting method I'd found and...

Quaint Notion, VO Prospecting

CRACKING CRAIGSLIST 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...

Radio?

Yes...RADIO The transistor radio was my intro to geekdom. Once I had that wireless, battery-powered plastic 'n' metal box in my hands, I was untethered and unalterably transformed. Growing up near St. Louis, I had powerhouse KMOX talk-radio at my fingers.  But on a...

Voice Over Education

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...

3 Warnings About Blog Titles With Numbers in Them

Why?  Because it’s a manipulative device to get you to read it!  That’s the #1 reason.  You don’t want to be manipulated do you?  Virtually every last blog about and for bloggers mentions this magic formula.  I’m sure there’s some psychological reason behind it…so let...

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The 3 Undesirable Consequences of a Successful VoiceOver Blog

Success Breeds Hangers-On Daily and weekly blogging is an offshoot of voice-acting for me.  It started as an online record or repository of my own resources...the place where I knew I could go to call up that site, or fact, or technique or acting method I'd found and...

Quaint Notion, VO Prospecting

CRACKING CRAIGSLIST 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...

Voice Over Hardware & Software tools

Freebie Friday

Everybody seems to have turned against Facebook lately. Yet, Instagram is the new social media darling. WTF?...FB owns Instagram...and they keep trying to mess it up! For now, though, everybody thinks IG is the new holy grail of online marketing.  Hey, even Peter...

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