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Referring Someone Else for a VO Job You Want

June 16, 2023 2:40 pm Published by 1 Comment
   I can imagine, dear reader, how the title of this blog alone might make you think I’m nuts. We voice actors work hard to get the kind of jobs that inspire, excite, and pay us well. I’m sure you’re thinking, why on earth would I ever give away a job I want?! That’s insanity!… View Article
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An Unexpected Job

June 9, 2023 2:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
I’ve been in voice-over now for quite some time. I trained and made my first demo in New York City back in 2002. Wow, time flies! I remember back then the main focus was commercials and animation. Those were the two slices of VO pie I wanted to dig into. They were also what most… View Article
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It’s All in the Label

June 2, 2023 2:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
   In the world of sending audio files, whether it is a finished voice-over job from your home studio to a client, an audition for an agent or online casting site, a sample read for an author’s audiobook, or telling a studio engineer what to put on the file name, we must be diligent about… View Article
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 VO: A Game of Trust

May 10, 2023 2:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
When we are learning how to be a voice-over actor, we often think about who we are talking to and what we want to be sharing with them. Sometimes, we slip into self-doubt that we are conveying a message effectively. That doubt can turn to “pushing”, almost like when we are packing the car for… View Article
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Accountability Partnership

April 21, 2023 10:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts
   In the past, I would often hear the term “accountability partner” on my voice-over community pages and talks with my VO peers. I had never had one though, and when I did set out to find one it went a little like this: We met up at a fun cafe and ordered fun coffee… View Article
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It’s Okay to Ask Questions!

April 14, 2023 10:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts
  When interacting with a client, whether they are an old, new, or potential client, it’s easy to get caught up in “anxious emailing,” as in: I don’t want to ask too many questions or they will find me bothersome or think I don’t know what I’m doing.     First, this can result in not getting… View Article
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How to Handle a Flub; We all do it!

April 7, 2023 9:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts
    What is a “flub?” Well, it’s that moment when our mouths seem like stubborn children throwing a tantrum, refusing to cooperate with us when we try to say a word or phrase. It’s the feeling that we are fighting against our mouth, a battle between our brains reading the words on the page and… View Article