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Play Your Own Game
Don’t do what others do. It has been done before. A million times. Stop trying to sound like someone else, Or look like someone else, Or act like someone else. When you do, You lose what makes you YOU. And YOU is what we want to see. Learn from the best. Find inspiration around you, […]
My Best Year Ever
At the beginning of 2014, I took a big risk with this blog. I no longer wanted to write about things such as: – What is the best acoustic foam money can buy? – Should we record standing up or sitting down? – ISDN. Disappearing when? – Pay to Play, Yea or Nay? … and […]
Because I’m the son of a minister, people have always assumed that Christmas was my favorite time of year. To tell you the truth: it wasn’t. In fact, every year I was glad it was over. In the weeks leading up to the celebration of the birth of Christ, our home became a very stressful […]
A Means to an End
I am one of the lucky people. My wife and my daughter are amazing. My family and friends are fantastic. The town I live in is the best. My health is fine. Materially speaking, I have everything I could ever hope for, and more. Compared to millions of people on this planet, I have already hit […]
Paul’s Great Giveaway
The other day, one of my colleagues asked me an interesting question. “Paul,” he said, “Why don’t you speak at voice-over conferences? I mean, we have a number of these events throughout the year, and you’re never on the program. Don’t you feel that you’re being ignored?” “Not really,” I said. “You seem to think they should […]
When The Manure Hits The Fan
“This all may smell rotten to a European sensibility, but may we just stipulate that the Voice Arts™ Awards are not the Pulitzer Prize.” “My personal take on it is if it’s important to you, participate. If it isn’t, ignore it. At first the whole thing just irritated me. I saw it as rather self-aggrandizing. […]
Party Pooper Unleashes Sh*tstorm
It’s a fact. My second blog post about the Voice Arts™ Awards (VAA) broke all records, and I’m still figuring out why (click here for part 1). People certainly like controversy, but here’s the thing. I didn’t think my story was that contentious. I did not reveal any secrets. Every bit of information I shared […]
Paying For Your Prize
Not not so long ago, I read a story about a young Dutch guy who was about to be married. His friends invited him to a fancy restaurant for an unforgettable bachelor party. It was a classy, dignified event. No lap dances or excessive drinking. Yet, the groom-to-be, ended up with a serious hangover. At […]
Getting In Our Own Way
There are two types of people who are very hard to teach. Let me break it down for you. The first group could care less about how the world sees them. These people often have an exaggerated sense of self, or worse, a narcissistic personality disorder. They have a hard time registering social cues, and they’re not very […]
What Is Holding You Back?
If I were to ask you: “What is one of the greatest motivators of behavior on the planet?” What would you say? Before you answer, let me add this: All animals respond to it, including us, humans. Every year, companies make billions of dollars because of it. People lose sleep over it. Others are driven […]