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8 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Halloween

Halloween is the third-biggest party day, the sixth-most popular card-giving day, and totally beats the pants off Valentine’s Day when it comes to candy sales. This ancient celebration has a history that stretches back some 6,000 years, rich with tradition, ghoulish trivia and plenty of candy corn. Check out some other fun and creepy facts… Read more »

How Professional Voice-Over Talents Get Off Track – The 3 Stages of Failure

Whether they’re written by fellow voice-over actors, life coaches, artists or folks in any other industry, I read a lot of blogs. Reading blogs is a great way to gather information, gain a fresh perspective, enjoy a lot of interesting takeaways and, in many cases, relate an intriguing topic back to the professional voice-over industry…. Read more »

6 Reasons People Trust a Female Voice Over Male Voices

The question of hiring a female voice over talent vs. a male voice over talent has pretty much joined the ranks of other age-old debates. The topic has been covered by many, myself included (“Exploring the Decision to Hire Male vs. Female Voice-Over Talent”), yet there’s one angle I felt deserved a more intense look: the… Read more »

Voiceover talent alone won't pay the bills

Voiceover Talent Alone Won’t Pay the Bills

Mozart wasn’t born great. And the same holds true for any phenomenal musician, artist, engineer, writer, party clown or voiceover talent you may want to be or hire. While great talent was once thought to be innate, research psychologist Anders Ericsson argues it is something most people can achieve, in just about any area, as… Read more »

Is Debbie Grattan the Voice of Ooma?

Is Debbie Grattan the Voice of Ooma?

The Internet can do some pretty strange things. Like cut out in the middle of your favorite Netflix series. Or send your emails off into cyber nowhere land. Or shuttle search traffic to your voiceover talent website when users search for the “voice of Ooma.” If you’ve landed here searching for the voice of Ooma,… Read more »

5 Reasons to Be Wary of Cheap Voice-Overs

5 Reasons to be Wary of Cheap Voice-Overs

My husband recently took my 11-year-old son to get a new pair of shoes. He just needed some all-purpose, everyday sneakers to wear to school, so they headed to a popular brand name shoe store known for discount prices, hopefully to get a deal around half of what the mall stores would cost. They came… Read more »