The Fallacy of ME, ME, ME Marketing

February 13th, 2019 (1 Comment)

Question on Quora: “Is it okay to post pictures of yourself on Instagram? Would people think I’m too much into myself?” Top answer: “Since 99.99% of Instagram users have chosen to make evident how in love they are with themselves, you’ll fit right in.” I had to think of that when one of my colleagues […]

Mind Your Own Business

February 6th, 2019 (No Comments)

Gerald Griffith, the charismatic creator of VO Atlanta, is a clever cookie. He wants to give the attendees of this conference what they want. How does he know what they want? It’s simple. He’s not afraid to ask. It’s an approach many small business owners (such as VO’s) could learn something from: 1. understand your […]

5 Things You Should Stop Doing Right Now

January 30th, 2019 (No Comments)

Are you a nail-biter, a chain-sitter, or an overeater? We all have bad habits we want to get rid of. Here are some of the things I have written about in the past, I wish colleagues would let go of in 2019.  1. Spending money on new equipment while you’re still in a bad recording space. Yes, I […]

Why I Want You To Fail

January 23rd, 2019 (6 Comments)

“Failure” is one of the dirtiest words in the dictionary. In a culture where the notion of “being successful” is forced upon us from an early age, failure is hardly an option. Winners never fail, and who doesn’t want to be a winner? Helicopter parents pressure their offspring to always be the best, and go […]

VO Atlanta: a Waste of Money or a Wise Investment?

January 16th, 2019 (12 Comments)

As VO Atlanta (March 28 – 31) is rapidly approaching, something predictable is happening. The people who are on the fence about going, start making the rounds on social media asking: “Is it worth it?” You’ll never hear those who have participated in previous years ask this question. For them, it’s a non-issue because they […]

Gravy For The Brain Goes Global

January 8th, 2019 (No Comments)

When Hugh Edwards and Peter Dickson began creating a comprehensive resource for the voice-over community back in 2008, they had no idea that – some ten years later- their brain child would be all grown up, and ready to take on the world. Literally. Based in the UK, Gravy for the Brain (GFTB) grew quickly, […]

The Myth of the Shortcut

January 2nd, 2019 (No Comments)

“Seize the day,” “Carpe Diem,” “Maximize each moment.”  In a society as hectic as ours, that seems to be sound advice. Especially at the beginning of a new year. All of us are given a limited time on earth. The best thing is to use it wisely. Don’t worry too much about tomorrow. Get the most […]

My Most Moving And Miraculous Year

December 26th, 2018 (6 Comments)

Counting correctly, this is my 49th entry this year. Wow! You may have read them all, or you may have read a few. Anyhow, I’m glad you’re here so I can remind you of the stories you have memorized, as well as the ones you may have missed. As always, blue text means a hyperlink […]

Surviving Christmas

December 19th, 2018 (13 Comments)

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 […]

Why is doing voice-overs so difficult? Part 3

December 12th, 2018 (12 Comments)

Click here for Part 1, and click here for Part 2. One thing I am sure of. Human beings have a hard time dealing with uncertainty. From the moment we’re born till the moment we die, we have a need to know. That’s why we spend a lifetime answering questions, such as: Why am I […]

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