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If you are a working voice over talent, you know it’s imperative that you have your own personal website to showcase your talent. Everybody knows that, right? But did you know that your site’s “mobile-friendliness” is going to become a more and more important factor when it comes to your search ranking and visitor interactions?
With the state of technology » Continue Reading.
As voice over actors, we talk, we write, we dialogue with other actors, and we commune.
The voiceover community as a whole has warmth among its members. Even though we are competing with each other (sometimes daily, and sometimes in the same casting studio) we are somehow part of the same team. We share in each other’s successes, and defeats. » Continue Reading.
I just found one of my most recently completed healthcare commercial voiceover spots on my client’s Facebook page. This spot is for the Nevada Health Co-op which helps people navigate various healthcare-related insurance decisions.
This is a great example of how to take some relatively bland information and make it very personable and engaging. A clever concept with the line, » Continue Reading.
For many retailers in today’s competitive market, Veterans Day is another opportunity for an advertised sale, along with special discounts for anyone who has served in the military. As voice over professionals, we often record commercial spots to sell furniture or cars or hardware supplies for the one-day holidays like Memorial Day, President’s Day and Veterans Day.
So, it’s nice to » Continue Reading.
A few months back, I saw an article posted in one of the voice over community chat groups in Google. The title of the article was: Celebrities are Silencing Career Pros in Animation Voice Work.
Provocative title, right?
I see and enjoy all of these animated films… Not only because I’m a » Continue Reading.
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 » 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 » 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 » 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: » 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 » Continue Reading.