Who’s Got Talent?

Curious to see how you rank among the many other voice-actor hopefuls out there?  Well, why stop at “wondering” if you’ve got talent, and go out there and find out for yourself! The thing is, talent isn’t merely confined to our inherent abilities, though that plays a part.  Voiceover guru Susan Berkley has said that…

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What’s in your backyard?

The most memorable day drip I never took was when I lived in Southern Oregon. Twice—in 1973 and again in 1980—I lived a half-hour away from the world-famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, and I never went once. By the time I finally went, it was twelve years later and I lived four hours away…

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The Myth of Voice Over Talent

A few years ago, I had the privilege of attending the “Masters of the Microphone” event in Atlanta, Georgia. The event was created and hosted by Susan Berkley of the Great Voice Company. Looking back over my notes from that great event, I was reminded of just how incredible the experience was for me, both…

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The Art of Up-Selling in the VO World

In delving into techniques of marketing in the voice-over world, have you ever considered up-selling to your clients?  In short, up-selling is a “while you’re at it” approach: once you’ve got someone on the line booking a session, offer them something else to go along with it as a package deal.  This tactic is commonly…

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So You Want to Narrate an Audiobook

A lot of people, if you look around the voice-over world, have opinions about narrating audiobooks. People want to know if it’s a good way to go in the voice-over industry. People want to know how they can get involved. Heck, there’s even a whole organization devoted to the Audio Publishing industry (www.audiopub.org.) But, as…

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