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Tips for Choosing Voice-Over Talent

How to Get the Best Voice-Over Talent Performance: Choosing Talent

Raise your hand if you ever turned off the radio, TV or Internet video just because you didn’t like the sound of the person speaking? Most of us probably have, proving that the voice-over read of any given project can make or break that project’s success. A high-quality voice track is a key part of… Read more »

Voice-Over Talent Reviews Make Talent Selection Process Easier

Let’s say you’re looking to buy a new book, pair of shoes or computer, or even scoping out hotels near your upcoming vacation destination. If one of the first things you do is check out online reviews, you’re certainly in good company. Nearly 80 percent of Americans have taken to reading reviews before purchasing any… Read more »

What an Aspiring Voice Over Actor and Winky Artist Have in Common

What an Aspiring Voice-Over Actor and a Winky Artist May Have in Common

Remember Winky? Winky was just one of many different cute, pencil-drawn animals that my generation may fondly recall appearing in a series of ads in the back of magazines. The ads promised something like: “If you can draw this, you may have hidden talent as an artist!” Well, I wasn’t much of an artist back… Read more »

Winner's Approach

Losing Leads to Winning If You Have the Right Perspective

I went to a little awards presentation at the local VFW for my daughter’s school last Thursday night.  Middle schoolers were asked to write a short essay on why our armed forces are important.  My daughter is a truly outstanding writer,  but she didn’t win the contest. In fact, she didn’t even place. This was… Read more »

Actor's Good Work Not Good Enough

Alas, is the Actor’s “Good Work” No Longer Good Enough?

My goal from the very beginning of my acting career was to be a successful working actor. I had the dream that I could make my living as an actor for my entire life, despite the discouraging statistics around job outlook and wage projections for working actors. In the “old days” before the Internet, the… Read more »

Things to Consider Before Hiring Male vs Female Voice-Over Talent

Exploring the Decision to Hire Male vs. Female Voice-Over Talent

The battle of the sexes definitely rolls over into the voice-over arena these days. Actually, there’s not really a battle going on, but rather a very good question: Is it better for your company or client to hire male or female voice-over talent? Like most things in life, there is no cut-and-dried, right or wrong… Read more »