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Still Using a Beeper?

Of course not! You’re a fully-vested citizen of the 21st century.  Which means you understand 10-second attention spans, 140-character texts, and can explain the fascination with Kylie Jenner (so explain it to me willya?). How do you know you’re a... read more

Voice Synth is Ba-a-a-a-ack

7 years ago, in October of 2009, I wrote a series of articles about the challenge presented to our business by artificial voices. See: Voice Synth…not just in the future Synthetic Voices – this time with digital code! ‘Touched a (Synthetic?) Nerve!... read more

Why I Sold My ISDN Codec

It hurt.  But I did it.  Part of the reason was because I wasn’t getting enough use out of it to justify the cost.  But the rest of the reason has to do with my saving face.  After all, I ballyhoo’d the death of ISDN on the pages of... read more

Cultural Customer

Don’t ask me where you’re going to find the time, but to be a successful voice-actor, you’re going to have to pay close attention to popular culture. Watching last night’s Golden Globes made me realize how far I’d fallen behind.... read more

4 Ways to Support the VO Marketplace

This blog is my own pep-talk. I’m a horrible supporter of all the media that bring us opportunity. Let me explain, by first stating some global actions you can take to keep our business thriving.  Share this list with your friends and colleagues, and... read more

Media Realities

Have I mentioned that the TV station I work for as a news anchorman has been sold?  Little wonder.  We were a one-station group.  Now we’re part of a media holding company that owns 110 TV stations.  Listening to the founder and CEO in a... read more

Must-See Numbers

Graphs, and statistics…data and research results…they can all be misconstrued until… …until the preponderance of the data starts leading to much the same conclusion over and over. THEN you know you have more than just conjecture, you have... read more

Tablet Transformation

Tablets are a game changer. Sure, your iPad is handy for swiping through copy as you read…easy to catch up on email while waiting at the doctor’s office…but tablet computers are about to explode on the scene in ways you didn’t expect, and the... read more

Bi-Linguage

Having grown up in white-bread middle-America in the 50’s, I never imagined a future for this country that accepted anything else but English. I won’t mince my words: I think it weakens our country to be bi-lingual.  That sounds odd coming from... read more

Speak Text For Me

The issue of Synthetic Voices has garnered as much or more attention on this blog as any other one topic. There are unique challenges and advantages in this area to the voice actor.  I’ll get to that in a minute. First, a little backstory:  I’ve... read more

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