When COVID Gets Whacky

When COVID Gets Whacky

Virtually any product that depends on virtual connections is in short supply. I mentioned in my blog On Cam Tips that you just can’t get your hands on a decent webcam these days.  Not WalMart, not Amazon, not B&H…nowhere until, like, July.  Why? ...
This is especially true now…

This is especially true now…

Voice Acting is a business. That’s it. Voice Acting a business. Say it again…write it down on a piece of paper and hang it in your studio…tell people you’re a business person…do a business plan…create a Sub-S Corp…register...
How’s Your Email List?

How’s Your Email List?

Mine is outdated, neglected, and incomplete. I mean…I have endless .csv and .xls files saved-back.  Lists of clients and prospects I’ve put together myself.  Other lists I’ve paid people to glean from various services; and still other lists that are...
5 Tips for Avoiding VO Scams

5 Tips for Avoiding VO Scams

…and not just “Nigerian Princes”. I’m talking about predatory coaches and weekend demo mills too.Fraud and trust-betrayals are endemic to the modern world. Gone are the days of leaving your front door unlocked, letting your kids play down the...
The COVID Cashflow Conundrum

The COVID Cashflow Conundrum

The pinch is on. Are you feeling it yet? No?  Good for you. You’re either resourceful, lucky, a strong businessperson, or have deep reserves (not an exhaustive list of alternatives). A good many of us, though, are feeling “the pinch”. You find it...
Timeless Valuable FREE VO Advice – Where?

Timeless Valuable FREE VO Advice – Where?

This’ll be quick, but it’s dependent on two things: Your level of OCD/perfectionism Your filing system I’ve been to a million VO conferences, several dozen coaches, lots of weekend workshops, webinars, and teleseminars, and like you, I brought along...
Tired of Zoom?

Tired of Zoom?

Zoom.us is great. Despite the hackers, the zoombombs, the security issues, and the network overload…they are still the default video conferencing in the age of COVID. …and I think rightly so. I used to use SKYPE (more at that below) and I gave up on...
The Pivot

The Pivot

The pivot serves two purposes, and embodies them both. There’s a nod to where you are, but the freedom to see where you could be. In that one device, there’s both stability and opportunity. Some might look at a basketball player in a pivot and see how it...
You Have to Ask

You Have to Ask

You’re used to doing this in your marketing, right?  So now that it’s time to shore up some questionable financial contingencies…you’re going to have to do the same… step up, be assertive, and let your concerns be known. You have to...
Tuesday Freebies

Tuesday Freebies

A successful blog gets noticed. How do I know this? Because I am inundated DAILY with requests from all sorts of businesses, enterprises, companies and individuals who want to write guest blogs.   –OR– They found some obscure blog I wrote 8 years ago that...