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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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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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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Parable of the Prodigal Son

There is a book and a Bible study by Timothy Keller called “The Prodigal God”. I first heard about it when he spoke at a Leadership Summit that I attended (along with 160,000 others) via satellite through my church. I had never led a Bible study before, but after hearing him speak about this book, it was…

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Find Your Niche!

Have you ever tried to be good at everything, only to find you succeeded at (seemingly) nothing?  The problem may have been that you were focusing on two many things at once.  One strategy that has proven successful in voice over is “niche marketing.”  With this marketing scheme, you focus your attention on one specific…

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