All or None

Black or white.  On or off.  Up or down…all propositions that do not take into account any gradations on the scale.  You either win or lose.  It doesn’t matter how much you win/lose by.   Could Kansas have beaten Oregon to get to the Final Four?...

Vetted Vetters Vetting

Is it a veteran…a veterinarian…or a person who vets?  And what exactly is the process of vetting? Here’s what Webster says: “…to evaluate for possible approval or acceptance.” That’s plain vanilla.  There’s no mention of...

The Voice Over Actors’ Handbook

John Burr wrote me out of the blue the other day, and asked if I’d take a look at his newly-published book: THE VOICE OVER ACTORS’ HANDBOOK. He just happened to mention that my book [More Than Just a Voice]  was listed in his extensive “Recommended...
The Ultimate Authority

The Ultimate Authority

Just when I think I’ve got a bead on the people who make up this voice over community, I find out I really know nothing. I mean, I’ve been to umpteen VO conferences, I write a widely-read VO blog, I administer some social media VO forums, I’m the...
‘Coupla Noteworthy Deadlines

‘Coupla Noteworthy Deadlines

My my how time flies! A minute ago VOICE2012 was more than half-a-year off, and now it’s about a month-and-a-half away…how does that happen? Executive producers of the VO conference James Alburger and Penny Abshire have sent out about a million notices...
12 Trends:  MUST READ!

12 Trends: MUST READ!

Every year, David Ciccarelli — the technical genius behind VOICES.com — delivers a wealth of VO research in an easily digestible report. His latest survey on the “state of the union” for voice-acting is out, and it’s called 12 Trends for...