…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 […]
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 […]
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.
VoiceOver Copy: Your High School Play, on Speed
There are a lot of surprises for aspiring voice talents who cross my path either as a student via Edge Studio, or just at, say, a party. You know, the ones with “such a nice voice” who need to read Dave Courvoisier’s book ( or any of the other amazing resources I blogged about a […]
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!
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.
The Full-Time Eclectic Voice Talent: Many Eggs, Several Baskets
When I created my Voice-Over website with the amazing folks at Artist Upgrade, we wrestled with the age-old question (well, for voice talents, anyway): “Just” a Voice Talent, or? More? I opted for the latter. Yes, I am a full-time voice talent. My VO clients are my highest work priority. If you book me, the […]
Fruits vs. Laurels:The Balanced VO Life
Running a voice-over business is not for sissies. Nor is it for dreamers who don’t take steps toward the dream. We know we can’t just rest on our laurels…but at times, we do need to enjoy the fruits of our labors.
Why I Hired My Plumber: How’s Your Voice-Over Business?
Our water heater died last week. Sniff. Not only that, it was kinda leaking everywhere. After two days of hoping my husband’s efforts with the wet-vac would buy us some time (ha!), I knew I had to call in an expert. So what to do? Audition plumbers? Post a project and consider dozens of prospective […]
Value Exceeds Cost: The Designer Voice Talent
“Designer voice talents” make a client’s work easier, and the final product something to be really proud of. And that pays off, in many ways, in the long run. That’s the value.