…or why I probably won’t be wishing you happy birthday on Facebook anymore (unless you are family). Apologies in advance. I love you anyway. Every Monday Morning, and once a month in two other cases, I log onto google hangouts and meet with my voiceover mastermind peeps. These groups were born at faffcon and WoVO […]
Business of Voice Over
Are There Too Many Voice Talents?
Reality check, with a question: Do you find it more difficult than you’d thought it would be to get, and keep getting, work as a voice talent in 2015? I’m not one to wax poetic about the past. Change is, at best, exciting; at the very least, it’s inevitable. And certainly the voiceover business has […]
Getting Your "VOJO" Back: Breaking Though When Inertia Hits
Hi, my name is Randye and I’ve lost my VOJO. (If you haven’t had your caffeine yet this morning and can’t guess, I will define VOJO for you: Voice Over plus Mojo/motivation. Got it? Now go to Starbucks, already). We all need VOJO, and we need to reignite it now and again – or daily. […]
The Voice Actor's "Down Time" – Ha!
re the myth of “downtime ” for voice talents, i.e. between bookings: there is none. Other than vacations and “personal days”, these are really the times we must be building our business and our skills.
Voice Talents: Go Outside and Play! (and Faffcamp)
For mental and physical health, make room for actual physical contact with other real live humans – and the world outside our sound-dampened spaces. Conferences like Faffcamp, and/or get outside and play!
Parade Magazine – and the Myth of Easy Voiceover Money
Dear aspiring Voiceover Talent: This is a business that requires you to be self-starter. Get good at it, learn all you can, and then you must build your business. Some resources to get you started, from this very generous VO community!
Voiceovers… and The Lure of "Normal"
When I was 17 years old, I made a vow that I would never work a Monday-Friday 9-to-5 job. It made sense at the time. I’d just finished ten weeks doing just that in Manhattan, the summer before college, to earn tuition money. It had seemed like a great opportunity, assisting in the publicity department […]
Memories…The Way We (Voice Talents) Were
Listen, oh newbies, and you shall hear of the way things were for the (…um…) voiceketeer… (ooh! reserving that domain name right now!) Whether you’re just starting your career as a voice talent, or have been at it for a few years, you’ve probably heard from some more seasoned talents that “the voiceover ?business has […]
The Best Laid Plans…are still a good idea
What? Didn’t meet all your monthly voiceover goals? Look at what you did get done -both on the checklist and off it. Transfer those “un-done” tasks to the next month – and celebrate what happened instead.
You Are VO-Unique: How To Stand Out and Get Hired
Want to begin or expand your career in Voice Overs? You will hear this question, I guarantee it: “But there is so much competition. Why even bother?” Yep. That nay-sayer (even if it’s your own inner thoughts) is quite correct. Sorry, but it’s true…..well, at least the first half of the sentence is. How to […]