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…And You Thought *Twitter* Was Confusing…?

It's true.  When asked about social media, the most common complaint from voice actors is:  "I just don't get Twitter". Well your worries are over.  Twitter is still there, and it's still confusing... but there's a new conundrum in town.  SnapChat, Mighty Facebook - the 800 lb. gorilla in the...

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No Denying Social Media

No Denying Social Media

My mantra regarding Social Media metrics:  Any facts 'n' figures older than a month are already outdated. A secondary observation is that: anyone who doubts the potential of Social Media is in denial. Nothing is going to stop the march of this digital monster short of: worldwide nuclear holocaust...

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You’re Not Going to Want to Hear This, But…

...Snapchat cannot be ignored.  Not even.  'More users than Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn. My 22-yr-old college grad was home for Thanksgiving.  She lives on her iPhone, of course.  And on her iPhone, she lives on SnapChat. Here's one big reason why, and it harkens back to my beating the drum...

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New Online VO Resources

New Online VO Resources

These days, it's getting harder and harder to sneak any voiceover links or info onto the pages of this blog that aren't already posted somewhere else online.  That's why I try to stick to original, self-generated content that I compose myself.  It may get repurposed somewhere else on the web, but...

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Which Will Implode First: Twitter or ISDN?

Which Will Implode First: Twitter or ISDN?

Not that they're mutually exclusive or anything, but both of these services have a part to play in the voice-over realm...and both are struggling to survive for different reasons.Twitter is a free social media platform under seemingly endless corporate mis-management.  ISDN is an expensive...

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Define BROADcast

Define BROADcast

...and to do that, think outside the traditional knee-jerk use of the word...'cause that's changing. For instance, does a "broadcast facility"need to be a 2-acre building with offices, a huge studio, engineering, promotions, a control room, and 100 employees?  Not anymore.At WCOBM (World Center of...

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Using Instagram? You Should Be

Using Instagram? You Should Be

Let's just set aside the fact that Instagram is under the already lucrative FaceBook umbrella.  'Bought by Zuck for about a billion dollars a coupla year ago, it was thought to be foolhardy purchase.  Now, it's among the top three most active Social Media Platforms going. (other two?  SnapChat and...

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2 Immutable Social Media Rules (for today)

2 Immutable Social Media Rules (for today)

Tumblr sent me an email Thursday that had me asking: "Why did you wait so long?".Their big announcement was that they're jumping on the live streaming video bandwagon (along with FaceBook, YouTube, Periscope, etc).Read about it on the Simple Measured Blog and  on the Tumblr blog.In the annals of...

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#WoVOChat Results: Client Directions

#WoVOChat Results: Client Directions

Deciphering the directions from voice-seekers is a minefield.  Reading between the lines can make you go cross-eyed.How many takes?  Do I send a processed audiofile...or one that's just bare bones?  Should I take the directions to the letter, or give them my interpretation?...and what about that...

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#WoVOChat Wednesday!

#WoVOChat Wednesday!

Ever been downright confused or flummoxed by the audition directions you get from agents and producers?...then you are NOT going to want to miss this WoVOChat! Not only are the guests at the top of their game, but the topic itself will just be fun to talk about:  "Working With "Interesting" Client...

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