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Your 5-Millionth Audition

Your 5-Millionth Audition

They pop up in my Gmail, and I exhale deeply. No longer do I gleefully greet each audition request with the hope of opportunity. I used to. But now, they've become a hassle.  Like a robo-call.  "Just go away, willya?" I look for reasons to delete them one by one until...

Has It Sunk In Yet?

Has It Sunk In Yet?

Change, they say, is inevitable, but sometimes it moves slowly enough that you can’t see it, or don’t WANT to see it.

Voice Over Education

World Voices #WoVochat

OneVoice Finds the Antidote for COVID

OneVoice Finds the Antidote for COVID

Some of the biggest annual conferences in all sorts of industries have had to drop their events. SWSX, NAB, Olympics, Burning Man, and countless others were caught by the calendar, and a disbelief that COVID was as bad as it was, or would get the reception it did. The...

WoVOCon Community?…Priceless!

WoVOCon Community?…Priceless!

World-Voices Organization's 6th-annual conference in Las Vegas wrapped up at 6pm Sunday night. Most all of the 115 attendees, presenters, sponsors, and speakers were walking two feet off the ground when they walked out the door. That's the kind of energy these...

In:Quality at NAB

In:Quality at NAB

The makers of ipDTL (and now new related products) makes its stand at the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas

VO Business & Compensation

Your 5-Millionth Audition

Your 5-Millionth Audition

They pop up in my Gmail, and I exhale deeply. No longer do I gleefully greet each audition request with the hope of opportunity. I used to. But now, they've become a hassle.  Like a robo-call.  "Just go away, willya?" I look for reasons to delete them one by one until...

When COVID Gets Whacky

When COVID Gets Whacky

Things would natural change after the pandemic, but as at home freelance workers, we still need to be vigilant in protecting our integrity and turf.

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),...

Voice Over Hardware & Software tools

The Ultimate Podcasting Reference

The Ultimate Podcasting Reference

There are a lot of reasons people Podcast, but probably the biggest, is that it WORKS!  It works especially well as a marketing tool...or in today's parlance: a content marketing tool.  In the process -- much like blogging -- you learn a lot, and you earn a lot of...

Ah, the Mic. The Mighty Mic!

Ah, the Mic. The Mighty Mic!

The mic is a voice talent’s axe.. While we can’t escape its necessity, there’s no reason to let it overburden us either.

WAVSplitter: Next-Gen Word2WAV

WAVSplitter: Next-Gen Word2WAV

Specialty software designed just for voice-actors is rare.  It's usually musicians, producers, or DJ's etc. who are the target, and voiceover artists have to adapt it. But Word2Wav was one of those unique, gems-of-a-program that could save you, the voice actor, hours...

Voice Over Events

OneVoice Finds the Antidote for COVID

OneVoice Finds the Antidote for COVID

Some of the biggest annual conferences in all sorts of industries have had to drop their events. SWSX, NAB, Olympics, Burning Man, and countless others were caught by the calendar, and a disbelief that COVID was as bad as it was, or would get the reception it did. The...

WoVOCon Community?…Priceless!

WoVOCon Community?…Priceless!

World-Voices Organization's 6th-annual conference in Las Vegas wrapped up at 6pm Sunday night. Most all of the 115 attendees, presenters, sponsors, and speakers were walking two feet off the ground when they walked out the door. That's the kind of energy these...

In:Quality at NAB

In:Quality at NAB

The makers of ipDTL (and now new related products) makes its stand at the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas

Voice Over Niches

You Need a Diversion

You Need a Diversion

Life can be a challenge (esp. now), and one of the more healthy alternatives for a quick sanity check is a diversion.

Your 5-Millionth Audition

Your 5-Millionth Audition

They pop up in my Gmail, and I exhale deeply. No longer do I gleefully greet each audition request with the hope of opportunity. I used to. But now, they've become a hassle.  Like a robo-call.  "Just go away, willya?" I look for reasons to delete them one by one until...

Voice Over Hardware & Software tools

Coolest Online Digital Tool EVARR

Coolest Online Digital Tool EVARR

Anyone who's had to build a story using subject interviews under deadline pressure (TV reporters?) knows the drill. You can't really compose the narrative until you know exactly what the interview subjects actually say...so the first task - while the clock is ticking...

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WoVOCon Community?…Priceless!

WoVOCon Community?…Priceless!

World-Voices Organization's 6th-annual conference in Las Vegas wrapped up at 6pm Sunday night. Most all of the 115 attendees, presenters, sponsors, and speakers were walking two feet off the ground when they walked out the door. That's the kind of energy these...

Voice Over Community