Recently in Debbie’s Voice
I now live in Niles, Michigan, which is about 15 minutes away from the University of Notre Dame. Since moving my voiceover talent business from So Cal to Michigan back in 2004, I’ve become quite a big fan of the Notre Dame football team. There have been many highs, and unfortunately, many more lows over the recent years, but this year has been different!
As you probably are aware (unless you have zero interest in college football or have been living under a rock for several weeks), Notre Dame has had a pretty magical 2012 season and is now positioned » Continue Reading.
Part 2 of an Interview with Marketing Expert, Cindy Malouin of Malouin Marketing
Voice Actress Debbie Grattan chats with Marketing Expert Cindy Malouin on the power of using video for voice over services marketing.
Female Voice Actress, Debbie Grattan: If a voice over service wants to create videos on their own without hiring someone, can you recommend any video-related tools or software?
Marketing Expert, Cindy Malouin: There are many DIY tools out there and while I’m not recommending any in particular, there are some things I’d advise if someone does want to create more professional looking videos on their own. » Continue Reading.
My heartfelt gratitude and sincere appreciation goes out to all of the brave men and women who serve our country’s armed forces. The level of determination and sacrifice that is required in today’s world is awe-inspiring.
Here’s a tv commercial voiceover that I originally recorded last year for Martin’s Supermarkets which honors our veterans and encourages everyone to take a moment to thank a US military veteran for their service this Veteran’s Day.
Just saw it again this year while watching the Notre Dame vs. Boston College game on 11/10/12. In fact, it played back to back with my » Continue Reading.
In honor of All Hallows Eve, here’s a fun little voiceover radio spot I recently completed for a client in Antigua. Promoting a Halloween Party at a local area club… The return of Madame Gincha, which is a character you may recall from my Characters Voice Over Demo. Audio mixed with a few character pics of me over the years.
Part 1 of an Interview with Marketing Expert, Cindy Malouin of Malouin Marketing
Professional Voice Over Talent Debbie Grattan chats with Marketing Expert Cindy Malouin about how professional voice over videos can be used to enhance overall marketing and improve visitor engagement with voice over talent websites.
Professional Voiceover Talent, Debbie Grattan: I know you have written on this topic before, but let’s review what are the top reasons for having professional voice over videos on your web site?
Cindy Malouin: The most important reason is that people engage with video. By having video on your web site, people are » Continue Reading.
Radio and TV Commercial Voiceovers Talent Debbie Grattan offers some helpful suggestions and advice (based on her 20+ years of experience) for anyone wanting to know how to break into the voiceover business.
People often ask me about how to break into radio and tv commercial voiceovers. Lately, my standard tidbit of advice has become “google it” because you can find all kinds of good information on the internet about how to get into the radio and tv commercial voiceovers business. But, when I first got my start in the voiceover business, the internet didn’t even exist (as » Continue Reading.
Part 3 of an Interview with SEO Expert, Jason McDonald of JM Internet Group
Female Voice Talent Debbie Grattan chats with SEO Expert Jason McDonald about some very affordable voice-over solutions that commercial voice talent can use to improve their Search Engine Ranking (see links to parts one and two of this interview at bottom of page).
Commercial Voice-Over Talent, Debbie Grattan: What do you think is the biggest mistake that people in the commercial voice-over business (or any small business) make when trying to improve their Google search ranking?
Jason McDonald: Oh, that’s easy. They don’t » Continue Reading.
Part 2 of an Interview with SEO Expert, Jason McDonald of JM Internet Group
Professional Voiceover Actress Debbie Grattan chats with SEO Expert Jason McDonald about how professional voiceover talents can improve their website ranking through SEO (search engine optimization). Check out Part 1 of this article first.
SEO Expert, Jason McDonald: The fourth thing you need to focus on is having a way to add inbound links to your professional voiceover website. Easy pickings for that are Google Places, your local listing, Bing, being a member of various associations, Chamber of Commerce websites, etc. Make sure you’re » Continue Reading.
Part 1 of an Interview with SEO Expert, Jason McDonald of JM Internet Group
Professional Voice Over Actress Debbie Grattan chats with SEO Expert Jason McDonald about how professional voice over marketing SEO tips can improve voice talent website ranking through SEO (search engine optimization).
Debbie Grattan, Professional Voice Over Actress: Can you give me a sense of a big picture look at what the best professional voice over marketing strategy would be for a voice over talent looking to improve their SEO?
Jason McDonald: To begin with, I think you have to divide your customers into groups. That’s Marketing » Continue Reading.
Part 3 of an Interview with Marketing Expert, Cheril Hendry of Brandtailers
Professional Female Voice Over Actor Debbie Grattan chats with Marketing Exec Cheril Hendry of Brandtailers about which specific qualities of a voice over actor stand out most from her perspective, including what to do and what NOT to do when working with producers.
Debbie Grattan, Voice Over Actor: Are there particular qualities of a voice over actor that really stand out (not only in the voice and the delivery, but also in the person and their professional abilities) that make you want to hire them over and over » Continue Reading.