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Never Miss A Facebook Post Again

Never Miss A Facebook Post Again | Voiceover | Scoop.it
If you've been on Facebook for more than 5 minutes, you've heard people complain, or complained yourself, about the algorithms that control Facebook Pages. I tend to think pretty rationally. If I "...
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My Riot Voice Acting Application II - YouTube

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What Growing Grass Taught Me About Voice Over

What Growing Grass Taught Me About Voice Over | Voiceover | Scoop.it
Several years ago I owned a home in Peterborough, Ontario. A lovely home on a wonderful corner lot. The yard space was plentiful. The grass was not. For nearly two years I did everything I could po...
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How Social Media Costs You Voice Over Jobs

How Social Media Costs You Voice Over Jobs | Voiceover | Scoop.it
When I went for the interview at the last radio station I worked for several years ago, they already knew plenty about me before I had ever set foot in the station. How? Social media. Even though m...
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Follow Your Passion? Not So Fast | vo2gogo.com

Follow Your Passion? Not So Fast | vo2gogo.com | Voiceover | Scoop.it
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Good, Fast, Cheap: A New Take - Joe's Dump

Good, Fast, Cheap: A New Take - Joe's Dump | Voiceover | Scoop.it
We've all heard "Good, Fast, Cheap - Pick Two", but what does that really mean? Read on to find out how I apply this project management axiom to my business
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Agent Common Sense

Agent Common Sense | Voiceover | Scoop.it
In today’s market, many working voice talents have multiple agents advocating their work across the country. A good majority of them are non-union and non-exclusive (meaning you are free to submit to as many other agencies as you’d like—well, provided they’re not all for the same audition) Perhaps some dabble in the occasional “union” job and everyone on their roster jumps at the opportunity to audition. Some also don’t. Because they’re happy just doing non-union work. And that shouldn’t be a problem.



Regardless, it is always a good idea to examine the relationship you have with all of your current representatives. Ask yourself the following questions:



Are they sending you out for the right material?



Are they updating their website with your current demos? (Past agencies I’ve worked with complain it’s “too much money and time to add new reels”)



Or do they not use discretion when home auditions are sent out via email? Meaning they just bombard you with mass material that doesn’t always suite you.
Now I’ve certainly gotten my fair share of “African American 50+ deep resonant voice a la Morgan Freeman or Dennis Haysbert” and hit the DELETE button. On the contrary, I’m sure some talent think “Why not? What have I got to lose?” even if they’re not right for it.



But here’s the thing.



Wouldn’t you rather be selective and not jeopardize your current relationship with an agent by going half-assed on a project and risk them not taking you or your work seriously? You should never do something you’re not comfortable with. A good agent knows what you’re right for and doesn’t blindly send you material that’s incompatible. Or take it personal. (we’re getting to that)



And then of course you have to be careful of the “old timers”, someone who has an overall antiquated idea of how the business works based on their “experience” during the Golden Age of Voice Over. Most likely they haven’t adjusted to the current industry climate or take issue with everything under the sun— the paucity of union jobs, online sites, self-marketing voice talents stepping on toes etc. Someone who creates a scene when you turn something down. Someone who refuses to honor your being mindful of all the jobs you audition for. If your agent keeps hassling you that any job is good because it’s financially and mutually beneficial. “This is good money for us! We cannot turn this down!” And I’m sure everyone has their reasons but, to take the non-union world as an example, there is a difference between a $500 National TV Buyout and a $20,000 one. Once I auditioned for a project with a nearly $200K buyout. You’ll know.



At any rate, it’s probably time to re-examine that relationship. Is it helping or hurting you?And do you believe everything this person says because they’re more experienced than you? Just because they think they know what’s best for you and them, doesn’t mean they’re right. They could just be getting in your way.



And when that said agent/agency then takes all your decisions personally and drops you from representation after you politely decline to read for something because of common occurrences in today’s market like:



1.) Your other rep got it to you faster



2.) The pay is too low



3.) The specs aren’t right (it’s too much of a stretch for you even if you tried) 4.) Or you don’t feel a connection to the material
….it is probably time to move on anyways. Another door is bound to open.
Know that you are talented, business savvy and resourceful no matter what you do. Their loss. NEXT!
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Directed vs Directing

Directed vs Directing | Voiceover | Scoop.it
I once helped someone renovate a bathroom. While I've got some skills in the plumbing department, I know my limits. When it came time to install the shower / tub unit, I was wise enough to reach ou...
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A Fiverr Voice Over Math Lesson

A Fiverr Voice Over Math Lesson | Voiceover | Scoop.it
Fiverr is an insult and slap in the face to the voice over industry, and I can't imagine that any self respecting voice over professional would ever offer their services on the site. However, more ...
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Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Are Voice Over Fees Getting Lower? Don't Believe Everything You Read

Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Are Voice Over Fees Getting Lower? Don't Believe Everything You Read | Voiceover | Scoop.it
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Tips for Broadcast Journalists from the World of Voice Acting

Tips for Broadcast Journalists from the World of Voice Acting | Voiceover | Scoop.it
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Sound4VO - Voiceover - My Declaration of Independence

Sound4VO - Voiceover - My Declaration of Independence | Voiceover | Scoop.it
Voiceover - My Declaration of Independence
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Why Hire a Full-Time Voiceover Talent For Your Next Project?

Why Hire a Full-Time Voiceover Talent For Your Next Project? | Voiceover | Scoop.it
Anyone new to the VO biz soon discovers it takes a lot more than a microphone and a memorable voice to make it as a full-time voiceover talent. Here's why.
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My Riot Voice Acting Application II - YouTube

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Voice Over Demos – 5 Tips To Make Yours A Winner - Voice Over News

Voice Over Demos – 5 Tips To Make Yours A Winner - Voice Over News | Voiceover | Scoop.it
It’s our industry business card. The file that appears on your website, on casting websites and maybe even you submit it for auditions when a custom recording is not required. What makes some voice over demos stand out from others? What are the biggest mistakes beginners and even professional voice actors make? After listening to literally …
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Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Game Of Tones: How To Play Your Voice For Maximum Impact

Gary Terzza's Voice-Over Blog UK: Game Of Tones: How To Play Your Voice For Maximum Impact | Voiceover | Scoop.it
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Interview With A Voice Pro - Derek Chappell

Interview With A Voice Pro - Derek Chappell | Voiceover | Scoop.it
Marketing as a voice over actor is crucial to success. I speak to Derek Chappell who is fabulous at marketing his voice over career.
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This much I know... 10 things I learned from getting into voiceover

This much I know... 10 things I learned from getting into voiceover | Voiceover | Scoop.it
There are people in this business 30 years or more - who have forgotten more than you or I will ever learn. Even after a few months, you quickly realise that the learning curve is steep. As a relat...
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Talking Casting Sites with Realtime Owner Andrew Peters

Talking Casting Sites with Realtime Owner Andrew Peters | Voiceover | Scoop.it
Realtime Casting's owner, Andrew Peters, talks about his discussion with a talent after a comment made on Facebook A friend of mine, a fine actor, Drew Tingwell made this comment on his Face Book p...
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Insanely Busy, Sane Productivity

Insanely Busy, Sane Productivity | Voiceover | Scoop.it
Nine weeks ago I enrolled myself in a twelve-week course created and offered by Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, named "Insane Productivity"
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Quality Clients for Voice Over - Never Settle for "Good Enough"

Quality Clients for Voice Over - Never Settle for "Good Enough" | Voiceover | Scoop.it
Quality Clients always hire the best freelancers at every level of their production, including voice over talent
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Voiceover Outtakes: Mike Pollock of Realtime Casting

Voiceover Outtakes: Mike Pollock of Realtime Casting | Voiceover | Scoop.it
Mike Pollock of Realtime Casting shares his outtakes from a recent voiceover gig If you spend enough time online, you will find millions of pages filled with voiceover business advice and "how to" ...
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10 Simple Ways to Surprise Your Clients

10 Simple Ways to Surprise Your Clients | Voiceover | Scoop.it
In a competitive market, it isn't easy to distinguish yourself as a freelancer. Here are ten proven ways to wow your clients.
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Corie Brown's curator insight, July 23, 7:15 PM

a little can go a long way...but be genuine...

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Protecting My Brand: Why I Deleted My Voice Realm Account

Protecting My Brand: Why I Deleted My Voice Realm Account | Voiceover | Scoop.it
For any of you that are familiar with me and this blog, you know that I'm quite outspoken on the subject of voice over rates. I'm a full-time professional voice talent. This is how I earn my living...
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15 Things To Do When You Have Nothing To Do

15 Things To Do When You Have Nothing To Do | Voiceover | Scoop.it
Yesterday I posted the following status on my Facebook page: Ever feel like every client you've ever worked with all went on vacation at the same time but didn't invite you? In other words... this ...
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