Think Backwards for Voiceover Success

  A few days ago, I asked the members of the Voice-Over Friends group on Facebook to share some tips on improving our voiceover businesses. There were loads of really valuable responses, and I included them in a recent post called 30+ Ways to Strengthen Your Voiceover Business. One entry was added to the group […]

30+ Ways to Strengthen Your Voiceover Business

  Your Career Improvement To-Do List:   Yeah, I know. Based on the timing of this post, it probably seems like a “Let’s Do Things Better in 2012″ post, or worse yet, a glorified list of New Year’s resolutions. It isn’t. It’s more of a checklist of things we should be doing regularly, or a […]

Using Their (Voiceover) Powers for Good

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more generous, thoughtful and considerate group of people than the many voiceover artists I consider my friends. If you need any convincing, look no further than the Prime Time Voices for Children project, headed up by super VO talent Joe Cipriano, featuring a stellar recording of the classic ‘Twas […]

4 Words That Guarantee Voiceover Success!!!*

  *Let’s be clear. There. Is. No. Guarantee. You can be sure, however, that there will always be people who will try to convince you that they know all the secrets. And of course, for the low, low price of just $(fill in a number with at least one comma here), they will teach you […]

50+ Vital Business Resources for Voiceover Talent

After talking to just a few professional voiceover talents, or reading about the paths their careers have taken, it quickly becomes obvious that there is no single track to follow to guarantee success in the field. Truth be told, there is no guarantee of success in voiceover. (And anyone who tells you otherwise – especially […]

Voiceover Talent Beware

  Attention Voiceover Talent:             I’m very  disappointed, once again, to see a self-professed voiceover “guru” taking advantage of newcomers to the industry. How?

The New Reality of Voiceover

A recent article from Backstage.com about carving out and maintaining a voiceover career presents one of the most honest and sobering views of the industry that I’ve read in a long time. This excerpt from the article should be required reading for anyone working in (or considering working in) the industry. The last line of […]

Twitter is not a Megaphone

  Very few books about Social Media are written as authentically and as earnestly as UnMarketing by Scott Stratten. Scott’s smart as a whip, snarky as can be (in a good way – have you ever looked forward to reading footnotes before?) I’ve been a big fan of Scott’s since reading his book last year, […]

Voiceover Magic?

In the last few weeks, I’ve been getting lots of calls and emails from fellow voice over talent, asking me about the merits of FaffCon. I was lucky enough to attend both FaffCon1 and FaffCon2, and I’m a big believer in the concept (more on this later) behind the UNconference. With registration now open for FaffCon3, set […]

Offended by an Audition?

A studio owner (we’ll call him Rick) for whom I’ve done bit of voice over work called me the other day with what seemed like a common question. He wanted to know if I would be willing to audition for a gig. See, his client was considering voiceover talent for their next campaign, and Rick […]