Recently in Debbie’s Voice
I’m the type of person who really enjoys the art of creation in many different forms.
I think that’s one of the reasons I gravitated to acting and voice over as a career. It allows me to play and be creative on a daily basis.
But in addition to my creative profession, I like playing art director and designer in my household. I get a kick out of decorating for the seasons and holidays of the year. I love to set a beautiful and festive dining room table – something inherited from my Mom – who also taught me that » Continue Reading.
This is Part Two of “Celebs Are Taking Voice Over Jobs Away from the Voice Over Community… Really?!”
Artists can be gifted in many different ways, and can grow and develop outside of their beginning niche. We see crossover all the time with actors cutting an album or singing or playing an instrument in a film. We see current pop stars making their feature film debuts – for example Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and The Voice making his feature film debut in Begin Again (which I’ve not seen, so I have no comment » Continue Reading.
I’ve been observing some interesting shifting in my Google, Bing and Yahoo rankings over the past few months. Most notably, I experienced a big drop in Google for one of my core voice-over website keyword phrases, while seeing some equally big gains in Bing and Yahoo across many different keyword groups. I have been working on getting that core phrase back to page one for several weeks now and I do hope and expect we’ll be able to do that soon.
In the process of reviewing my search engine rankings, I noticed how highly some of my other platforms » Continue Reading.
This post is the fourth and final installment in this series written for people and businesses who have the need to hire voice talent. In this series, I have discussed the contrast between what services and qualities a full-time voice talent can offer versus a part-time VO talent. I suggest you read these articles in order, starting with Part 1: “Benefits of Hiring a Full-Time Voice Talent,” Part 2: “Why Hire a Full-Time Voice Talent For Your Next Project?” and Part 3:”How a Female Voice Talent Becomes a Key Part of Client Teams”
Full-Time Voice Talent » Continue Reading.
I took a walk this morning, with my husband (who also happens to be my VO business partner), and as is usual for these sunny walks around the neighborhood, it not only provides us with a bit of exercise and a healthy dose of vitamin D, (sadly lacking sometimes during our winter months here in Michigan) but also a chance to carry on a little business discussion, outside of the typical office environment.
I find that while walking, and progressing forward with my body, that it tends to jog my mind as well, and move thoughts and ideas through my » Continue Reading.
This post is the third installment in this series written for people and businesses who have the need to hire female VO talent. This series discusses the contrast between what services and qualities a full-time female VO talent can offer versus a part-time voice talent. You can read Part 1 of this series, “Benefits of Hiring a Full-Time Voiceover Talent“ and part 2, “Why Hire a Full-Time Voiceover Talent For Your Next Project?“
A Member of Many Teams
This post is the second installment in this series written for people and businesses who have the need to hire professional voiceover talent. This series discusses the contrast between what services and qualities a full-time voiceover talent can offer versus a part-time voice talent. You can read Part 1 of this series, “Benefits of Hiring a Full-Time Voiceover Talent“
Being a Full-Time Voiceover Talent Can Lead to Sweet Success
After over 25 years as a professional actress and two decades as a full-time voiceover talent, I’m fortunate enough to have reached a pretty sweet spot of success. The “sweet » Continue Reading.
I took my son to basketball practice yesterday. As I watched his coach put him through his various drills, I thought about how much of success in sports, life and being a successful voiceover talent, is tied to simple follow-through.
In so many sports, we talk about follow-through. Not only in a golf swing or tennis or baseball, but in following through with practice and strength training and having the correct mental attitude to succeed, whether it’s just for Pop Warner, high school, college or pro.
Following Through to Build a Successful Voiceover Talent Career
In voiceover, there is » Continue Reading.
This post is the first installment in this series written for people and companies who have the need to hire professional voiceover talent. This series discusses the contrast between what services and qualities a full-time voiceover talent can offer versus a part-time voice talent.
Even though just dealing with life’s daily demands can sometimes feel like a full-time job, most of us have to take on a real career to pay the bills, feed the kids and keep our Netflix subscription in check. I’m lucky to have discovered voice-over acting as my calling and career. It’s a vocation that » Continue Reading.
When your income totally depends on your voice staying healthy and sounding good, some voice over actor health tips are useful to keep in mind. I try to practice these as much as possible and I rarely have vocal health issues, so something must be working.
My Top 10 Voice Over Actor Health Tips
1. Drink plenty of good quality water
2. Don’t smoke (unless a raspy voice is your niche – and even then, I would never recommend smoking)
3. Avoid alcohol (except maybe a little bit on the weekends, but never during a workday)
4. Humidify your » Continue Reading.