Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals
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How does an audio book narrator provide good customer service? Voice actor Lorelei King's blog

How does an audio book narrator provide good customer service? Voice actor Lorelei King's blog | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
British voice talent, Lorelei King is one of the best known and most successful audiobook narrators in the UK–she has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, and won multiple awards for narration; performing works by such best-selling authors as Margaret Atwood, Patricia Cornwell, Janet Evanovich, and Lynda LaPlante.

Bottom line: When Lorelei generously offers free advice on how to prepare before a session, and how to act–and not act–during a session, we should ALL pay attention....
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Not Booking Narration Work? Maybe You Aren't A "Vivid" Enough Voice Actor?...Storytelling Can Get You the Job | TalentZoo.com

Not Booking Narration Work? Maybe You Aren't A "Vivid" Enough Voice Actor?...Storytelling Can Get You the Job | TalentZoo.com | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
This eye-opening article from TalentZoo, which while not specifically written for an audience of voiceover professionals, makes a great and very important point which most definitely applies to voice talent...If your storytelling skills aren't finely honed, and you aren't really engaging, and persuasive to your listeners, your chances of getting the job diminish. Even a great set of pipes and top notch recording equipment can't make up for an uninteresting, detached performance...Time to get reading...

Talent Zoo: "Studies regarding bias and decision-making, initiated by the 2002 Nobel Prize winning psychologist, Daniel Kahneman, find that the “vividness bias” is one of the most persuasive tools in the communication toolkit. Indeed, studies find that “vividness” will sell what analytical tools won’t. And what is vividness? It’s colorful, animated, lively, exuberant information—the stuff found in a good story. Dull stuff may be equally or even more valuable, but it won’t get the hearing of a good story..."
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Spokesperson/Narrator Mike Rowe to voice Discovery's 'Human Planet' | MNN.com

Spokesperson/Narrator Mike Rowe to voice Discovery's 'Human Planet' |  MNN.com | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
For the legions of Mike Rowe fan-girls (and boys) out there, good news...The quintessential 'everyman' Rowe was tapped to narrate the U.S. version of the "The Human Planet," the new Discovery series produced by the same team as "Planet Earth;" a production four years in-the making.

The voiceover honors in the UK went to someone with a more traditional "nature documentary sound" instead, great British actor, John Hurt, who most Americans know as "The Elephant Man," and the "guy whose stomach the alien busts out of in 'Alien'"...and you thought Mike Rowe was the only one with the "Dirty Jobs"..?
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