Would You Survive The Shark Tank?

February 1st, 2017 (13 Comments)

Three years ago, two aspiring voice-overs took the plunge, and opened up shop. One was incredibly talented, undisciplined, and thought he always knew best. The other one wasn’t as good, but she was business-savvy, and listened to feedback. 36 months later, number one is now an Uber-driver, entertaining his clients with celebrity impressions. Number two […]

Meet Me In Atlanta

January 25th, 2017 (10 Comments)

Last week, thousands of people went to an inauguration, and millions marched for women’s rights. There is strength in numbers, and power in groups of people.  Even though I can see the point of bonding together for a common cause, I have an admission to make: I hate being in the middle of a huge crowd. Crowds are […]

The Secret to Not Getting Hired

January 18th, 2017 (37 Comments)

Let’s face it.  Most voice-over jobs you audition for, you will never get, and you’ll never know why.  If you can’t live with that… too bad. Nobody cares, and there’s no rejection protection program.    Most people can’t accept the fact that they will never learn the answer to the question WHY.  If you are […]

Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy

January 11th, 2017 (16 Comments)

Do you remember the time you learned how to drive? I sure do! In the beginning it was utterly overwhelming and scary. My hands and feet were supposed to do different things at the same time, and they vehemently refused. When I had to shift gears, I felt the urge to look at that darn […]

Here’s What You’ve Missed

January 4th, 2017 (No Comments)

Happy New Year! Today I want to start by thanking you for reading my blog. There’s so much content to choose from these days, and I am so glad you landed on this page. Perhaps this is your first time, so: “Welcome!” Perhaps you’ve been here before. In that case I welcome you back with open […]

A Historic Year

December 28th, 2016 (3 Comments)

For many reasons, 2016 was a year for the history books. Where shall I begin?  Let’s start with the economy, stupid! The on-demand gig economy, to be exact. If as a self-employed person you ever feel isolated, remember this: You are not alone! A GROWING NUMBER The freelance workforce in the U.S.grew from 53.7 to 55 million […]

5 things you should stop doing in 2017

December 21st, 2016 (23 Comments)

Are you a nail-biter, a chain-sitter, or an overeater? We all have bad habits we want to get rid of in the new year. Here are some of the things I have written about in the past, I wish colleagues would let go of in 2017.  1. Spending money on new equipment while you’re still in a bad […]

The Most Important Question Of The Year

December 14th, 2016 (9 Comments)

We’re nearing the end of December, and I want to ask you a few innocent questions, if I may. Questions that may make a few freelancers slightly uncomfortable. Here’s the most important one: “How was business in 2016?” Some of you might tell me: “2016 was great. I had so much fun!” “I feel blessed to do what […]

How To Handle Negative Comments

December 8th, 2016 (10 Comments)

Don’t be shocked. Sooner or later it is bound to happen, and you will ask yourself: “Was it something I said, something I wrote, or something I did?” It doesn’t really matter. The truth is: you probably annoyed someone in some way, and they’re letting you have it. Online. For the whole world to see. […]

4 Ways To Get From Good To Great

December 1st, 2016 (11 Comments)

Being a successful voice-over. It has a little bit to do with having pleasant pipes, and lot with other factors. Some of those factors can be influenced. Others are beyond our control. A few days ago, one of my students had an interesting question for me. Professionally speaking (pun intended, always), she was doing okay. Clients […]