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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 answer. But my experience » Continue Reading.
Fear is one sneaky little critter, and it can be a pretty crafty foe when it comes to stopping us from doing all kinds of things…
Like asking for what we want.
I’m not talking about asking for what we want by slamming down our fist with a ridiculous demand. I’m referring to polite and non-threatening requests that can » Continue Reading.
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 type of product » Continue Reading.
I found this article by James Clear to be very insightful and thought-provoking. It is relevant for voice artists and anyone who “creates” for a living, which includes a lot of people beyond our typical definition of what an artist is. He opens with a story about a very famous choreographer named Agnes » Continue Reading.
It never really gets old. As a voice over professional, when you hear your voice on a commercial spot, or a promo, or some animated project on TV or radio, it is always a bit of a treat.
It’s not quite like being a pop star and hearing your song played on the radio, but it’s still pretty cool.
These » Continue Reading.
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 » 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.