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Check Back This Weekend

Check Back This Weekend

Weekdays are for work.  I cook up fresh blog articles Monday through Friday, and typically take a two-day hiatus from writing on Saturday and Sunday. This week has been all cattywompus.  Final adjustments to my new responsive and integrated website are taking a toll on my usual schedule, and there...

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Friday Free-For-All

Friday Free-For-All

You've been busy.  I know it, 'cause you're a serious freelancer who is working hard to run your own business and get ahead. I'd like to believe you read my blog because you find value now 'n' then in my musings. Thanks for that. I take your patronage pretty seriously, and learn a lot in the...

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Evolving Excellence

Back when I was still wearing VO diapers, David Goldberg of Edge Studio held my hand in a couple of career-changing phone consults.  He was a voice of common sense and keen observations. I keep running into David at conferences, and he still makes a lot of sense.  His understanding of demos, the...

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Incoming!

As far as I'm concerned, there's never been a better time to be a voice-actor.  What used to be a relatively closed network of certain studios in NYC and LA supported by upper-crust agents and producers who garnered more than the lion's share of the best jobs, has been blow wide open by the...

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“In a World” Flic Gets Distribution Deal

“In a World” Flic Gets Distribution Deal

If you were a plumber, wouldn't you be jazzed that a quality Hollywood movie about your profession is getting rave reviews? Cops and doctors have been enjoying that film bounty for years (and Hobbits). But how 'bout a movie dealing with the profession of voice-acting? You've probably heard that...

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Helping One of Our Own

Helping One of Our Own

Everybody's favorite voice instructor, Pat Fraley brought to my attention the crucial need of a voice actor he's very familiar with. Her name is Nicole Nielson, and she has the rare Parry Romberg disease. I don't personally know Nicole, but I know Pat, and he wouldn't put out the word on something...

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4 Fer Tuesday

(1)  VoiceOverCity.com looks like another one of those sites I've been writing about lately...the proliferation of online VO places where you can interact, be a part, and get some information, maybe even some new clients. I think Steven Lowell of V123 is behind this one, but I haven't had the...

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TwoFer Monday

TwoFer Monday

Yeah, I know...it doesn't exactly sound right, but on this first day of the work week, these two reminders: ONE: The Voices.com iPhone app is now available for free download and install.  I first noticed it being in the App Store at 2am PST.  There is no iPad app per se...but like all other iPhone...

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5 End-of-Year VO Reminders

5 End-of-Year VO Reminders

2011. Was it good to your business?...a "growth" year?...a "development" year?...the "payoff" year? Regardless, if you want to continue to build momentum into 2012, some 2011 housekeeping duties will put you in a good position for the New Year.  Just a couple of items that come up about this time...

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VO Scam Alert

VO Scam Alert

No, I don't have a VO scam alert, but I know where you can go to see the latest alerts, and even post one you may know about. The idea takes shape on Taji's VoiceOverEmporium.  Egypt's most prolific and enterprising VO talent and marketing guru designed a site just for this purpose, and traffic is...

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