The VoiceOver Thanksgiving List

The VoiceOver Thanksgiving List

There’s not a lot of hope floating around here at the end of the year. But it turns out HOPE is not an emotion so much as it is a way of thinking.   Hope happens when:  You have the ability to set realistic goals  You know how to achieve those goals  You believe...
Health Insurance for Voice Actors

Health Insurance for Voice Actors

Could it be true? Did someone actually manage to put together a health insurance plan for us voice actors?…not musicians…not union members…not producers…but talent? If it’s for real, then it’s YUGE. Info, and a caveat below: I only...
V.O.T.E.

V.O.T.E.

This election is historic. They all are, BTW.  Every single one. National elections have been a part of my professional life as a TV journalist since Reagan/Carter in 1980.  40 years, 10 elections. Yes, I’m that old. Because I’ve been a...
Why You Won That Audition (or not)

Why You Won That Audition (or not)

It’s not you. You did everything right — or as right as you could, given your experience, coaching, equipment, interpretation and commitment. Your audition met the specs just about perfectly. But… The TRUE reason you didn’t win that audition...
The One Certain Way to Find New Clients

The One Certain Way to Find New Clients

Well, two things actually. First the set-up: In the newsroom we complain about the work.  Doesn’t everybody?  We complain about it, and then in a brief moment of humility, we say:”…Hey!….at least it’s not digging ditches…!”...
Thrive with ‘VO Survivor”

Thrive with ‘VO Survivor”

March 2020 seems to be the date everyone agrees is when the COVID virus really took hold of us all here in the US.  Then began the isolating, the masks, the general craziness that we have today (the fact that it was an election year didn’t help). That means for...
Yin or Yang?

Yin or Yang?

Cultural observers would have you believe this country represents two irretrievable, polarized positions.  Red or Blue.  Yin or Yang.  Conservative or Liberal.  Of course, it’s not that easy…nor so clearly defined. The analysis rarely moves beyond this...