Training/Education

Gold in the VoiceOver Frontier

Philosophical differences are the toughest ones.  Just ask the Democrats and Republicans.  Both sides are forgetting that the people across the aisle are proud Americans…who see a possible future that’s different from the opposing viewpoint.  That... read more

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... read more

Are You “Studio Approved”?

World-Voices wrestled with this issue from day one. WoVO is not in the business of making subjective decisions about whether you are a good talent, can give a compelling promotional read, or can kill it on a commercial read. But, there are some objective and... read more

Cracking the “Newbie” Nut

Every day a new voice is born.  When they get older people tell them “you should be in radio” (not knowing that radio these days hardly has any live humans to speak of anymore).  When that happens often enough, the person with the golden pipes starts to... read more

Don’t Buy New Recording Equipment. Do This Instead.

Dan Lenard made me a believer. He makes a strong case that very few audio engineers are equipped to adequately give technical advice for today’s home-based freelance voice-actors. The proliferation and the challenges of  today’s individualized recording... read more

Cipriano Career Consulting

Ha!..and you thought he was only a pretty face! OK, so maybe you thought he was just one of those uber-successful and ubiquitous network promo voices. You’d be right on both counts, but you also know there’s a depth and a generosity to Joe Cipriano that... read more

Incoming!

Two Things: #1 Anytime Pat Fraley shows up in Las Vegas, it’s a good thing. Everybody’s favorite VO Coach is making his appearance in So NV in early  October for an AudioBook Narration Master Session.  ‘Not sure how Pat does it, but no matter how... read more

VO Rates Roundtable

Don’t fault me or WoVO for focusing so much on voiceover compensation rates lately.  We’re only trying to keep up with the crazy pace of this industry.  No one topic garners more interest among freelance voice actors than this issue. World-Voices... read more

Pudding Proof FAILURE… (and a WoVOChat invite)

To recap:   1)  Last week I called to task a certain hi-profile VO coaching school for utilizing a series of increasingly rude autoresponder emails to coerce wannabe VO talent to sign-up for their program. [WHEN DOES AN OFFER BECOME OFFENSIVE?] 2) I followed up the... read more

Pudding

What’s the old saying?  “Fool me once, shame on you…fool me twice, shame on me”. This has been a week of discovery, admonition, and contrition.  Tuesday, I came down hard on what I believed to be a certain sector of the coaching marketplace... read more

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