Musings, Mantras, Truths and Questions Within The Creative Quest

Musings, Truths, Mantras and Questions within The Creative Quest or what I’ve learned along the way so far… 1.)  Ask not what your producer can do for you, but what you can do for your producer.  JFK moment of voiceover truth. 2.) Today the landscape of our business trends toward quantity over quality.  Who is working the most.  Doing the most.  Being seen the most.  Instant fame versus years of hard work and talent backing up the ultimate testament of true worth.   How many gigs have you booked? How many followers do you have?  When it comes to voice over work, I can tell you for one that I have not hit the 1000 mark yet.  But who’s counting?  Odd that the quality of select, professional projects seems to resonate less…

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The Voice Talent Audience Dilemma

The Voice Talent Audience Dilemma Why voice talents are marketing to themselves and not to their potential clients Is there an audience dilemma in the voiceover marketing world? One of the things I learned in drama school and from seeing a great deal of theater when I was younger (because I’m ancient now), was that the audience and the actors on stage are one. There is an exchange of information via story-telling—a reciprocity, if you will. In that very moment, the actors are actively engaging with the audience & viewers. They may not acknowledge them directly, but their exchange of energy validates both and thus creates a new rapport during every performance. They need the audience. The audience needs them. And that relationship is developed…

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Opening Our Hearts

Opening Our Hearts After spending a much needed weekend away from the city with family, I had some time to reflect on many things both personal and professional in my life.   The creative juices have been flowing out of control and new doors are opening. Just a little inspiration for you today.  I’m sure it will be a reminder of all the good in your life and that there is plenty to be grateful for. A quote, a reminder to hopefully go a long way. “Never under estimate the power of the heart. When we are passionate about someone, or something,  few obstacles can defeat us. Our hearts can inspire greatness, sweep aside adversity, break new ground,  and draw others along with us.” from: Now Is The Time:…

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Voice Talent Wisdom: Not Your Typical Advice Column

  Voice Talent Wisdom: Not Your Typical Advice Column 1.) We often hear of most success stories in this industry that involve being in the right place at the right time.  Stories from the fortunate few in this industry who have gone on to make six, even seven figure salaries and achieve a massive amount of recognition for their talents and the story is pretty much all the same.  A top agent just happened to be waiting in line at Starbucks and heard them speak, pulled them aside and now you’re the voice of this channel and that network.  Their long-standing voice was out sick or on vacation with his/her family. It just so happened that they needed an emergency job and hired someone else.  Now they…

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The Voice Over Cult…or is it?

The Voice Over Cult..Or Is It? I have to come clean. This voice over business has been irritating me lately. Surprise surprise. Although this time it has nothing to do with rejection or the people on the other side of the booth.  Rather it’s the actual people in the booth- the vo artists themselves.  And how they’re choosing to market and promote one another and share their information, that has me buggin’ a bit. My intention is not to step on any toes so I apologize in advance to anyone who takes this personally.  If you’ve stopped reading, I understand.  If you’re still here, I thank you for your time and patience. And if you still need an explanation afterwards or are confused, my door…

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The Land Of Almost. It’s Better Than You Think.

The Land Of Almost.  It’s Better Than You Think. Believe it or not, I’m an optimist. Almost booking a voiceover job or getting short-listed is sometimes better than booking because, for me,  it means there’s another opportunity around the corner.  Of course one doesn’t know for sure and there’s a good amount of indecisiveness on the client side, but I’ve found the odds are usually in my favor.  Trust me- it’s a good feeling. We can all agree that rejection takes a certain amount of fortitude and bravery.  So much so that it’s caused me grow an impenetrable wall around mind that prevents any toxic thoughts or negative energy from entering.  Well, lately that is. Not to brag but I’ve been doing pretty well.  Lots…

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