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VOHeaven Workouts

A message from South Africa was the genesis for today's blog post. I had just made FaceBook contact with Marinda Botha -- a voice actor who lives in Centurion, in the Gauteng province of South Africa.  She had wanted to join my FaceBook Friends VO group, and in chatting with her online, I found...

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Pick me! Pick me!

Legendary is the childhood schoolyard memory of anyone lining up on sides, and getting picked by a team captain. If you don't go as a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd seed...let's face -- it you're just an also-ran...or the wrong captain picks you, and you're on the "bad" team. The "cool" kids always got picked...

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The Pareto Principle for Voice Overs

The Pareto Principle for Voice Overs

Also known as the 80/20 rule...the Pareto Principal, is "... named it after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who observed in 1906 that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population; he developed the principle by observing that 20% of the pea pods in his garden contained 80% of the...

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Voice and Studio’s Tom Moog Q & A

Voice and Studio’s Tom Moog Q & A

What was I saying just last week about the proliferation of online "community sites" for voice-actors?  (See:  Can VO be TOO Social?) Among the plethora of current choices is a relatively new online site called Voice and Studio - The fastest growing media professional's network in the world. Voice...

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How Social Media Leads to VO Jobs

How Social Media Leads to VO Jobs

In June, Terry Daniel, Trish Basanyi and I will be presenting on this very topic at VOICE2012 . That's not all we'll be talking about, of course, but that's what everyone wants to know.  "How do you work Twitter or FaceBook so that it leads to jobs?" 'Get that question all the time. I understand...

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VO-MOtivation

Sometimes you can OVER think things. Other times, you really SHOULD take a moment to think things through. Today's American rarely thinks through their motivations...so driven are we to produce, achieve, accumulate...or just NOT get left behind.  The urgent supersedes the important. Since late...

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Conversation = Jobs

Conversation = Jobs

After starting a Facebook group for voice over artists, a potential client looking for a medical voice over artist posted in our group seeking male voice over talent.

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Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect

Judging by the flurry of social media invitations I've received in the last 36 hours, I'd have to say there's at least some truth to the Butterfly Effect.  You know...the loosely-held theory that even the beat of a Butterfly's wings somehow sets off a chain of events of unanticipated and...

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All GOOD Stories are Personal

There are stories and then there are stories.  Here’s why the personal story is the only good story: Story 1:  The Las Vegas unemployment rate topped 13% last month.  This is a true story, one that appeared as an item on many news products in Las Vegas.  It is accurate, timely,...

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10 Things all VO’s Should Do in December

Ah, the month all procrastinators hate!  This is it, after all…no more putting off IFF you want to get it done this year (serious procrastinators cheerily look to 2010 with no shame or guilt). So here’s a short checklist of things you may want to consider for your voice-acting business before New...

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