Advice

3 Warnings About Blog Titles With Numbers in Them

3 Warnings About Blog Titles With Numbers in Them

Why?  Because it’s a manipulative device to get you to read it!  That’s the #1 reason.  You don’t want to be manipulated do you?  Virtually every last blog about and for bloggers mentions this magic formula.  I’m sure there’s some psychological reason behind it…so let me ask you…why did you read...

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Break the Mold

Break the Mold

It's late...or early...whichever.  The clock says 3:32am as I write this.We're creatures of habit, tending to keep the same schedules.  Mine is a late one.  Yes, I do sleep.  My sleep hours are just not YOUR sleep hours.  Personally, I believe the hours from  midnight to 4am are the perfect hours...

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Does Voice Acting Have a “Slow” Season?

Does Voice Acting Have a “Slow” Season?

Time and again I see online posts asking if anyone else is experiencing downtime.  It's almost as if people are trying to reassure themselves that their own reduced workload mirrors the experience of others (the old "misery loves company" thing).There are all sorts of sensible arguments to explain...

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The Case For Face

The Case For Face

Everything you do online for your VO business:  Demos, Blogs, Twitter posts, FaceBook updates, profiles, newsletters...even email signatures should have a picture.I used to sit on the fence on this debate...you know...the debate over whether a VO should be heard and not...

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The Voice-Actor’s Law of Diminishing Returns

The Voice-Actor’s Law of Diminishing Returns

Franklin wanted to better his chances at getting documentary voiceover jobs, and sought out a top producer to help with a killer demo.  He was taken aback by the quote he got.  Would it be worth it?Barbara just knew she'd improve the sound of her VO auditions if she just had a better mic or one of...

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“You know, I used to be a….”

“You know, I used to be a….”

Never.  Never have I run across a voice-actor who began life as a voice-actor.  Everyone came to the profession from somewhere else.  A good many began in broadcasting...especially radio.  Some from (ahem) TV, or production, or audio engineering... but seriously... do you know of anyone who...

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