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Are You Ready For World Voice Day?

April 15th, 2019 (No Comments)

“Name one of the most beautiful musical instruments on the planet.” “What’s your favorite?” When I ask people these questions, they’ll usually say something like “cello,” “piano,” “harp,” or “flute.” Bagpipes, cowbells, and kazoos never seem to make it to the list, and I can understand that. But much to my surprise, people tend to […]

VO Atlanta and the Meaning of Life

April 4th, 2019 (36 Comments)

“Gravy for the Brain, what kind of name is that?” asked my friend with a puzzled look on his face. We were both at the VO Atlanta conference, and I wasn’t paying any attention to him. I was staring at an email from a new client I had been grooming for weeks. He finally reached […]

In Sickness and in Health

March 26th, 2019 (16 Comments)

March 26th 2018 may not mean much to you, but it’s the day my life changed in many ways. It started like any other ordinary day, with me working in my studio. By the end of the afternoon I was rushed into a rumbling helicopter that flew me to the ER. As I was airlifted, […]

What Were They Thinking?

March 20th, 2019 (9 Comments)

No matter how much you love your job as a voice-over, there are always aspects of your work you don’t care for, or would rather have someone else do. I, for instance, am not a numbers man, and I’m glad my office manager is keeping the books for my business. Very few colleagues I talk […]

Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy

March 13th, 2019 (6 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 […]

Do Less, Make More

March 6th, 2019 (7 Comments)

What’s frustration number one for a freelancer? Being busy without being productive.  It’s a trap I have fallen into many times. I was working all day long, without much to show for it. That is, until something finally dawned upon me: Busy people talk about how little time they have. Productive people make time for […]

Who’s Afraid of Voices dot com?

February 27th, 2019 (6 Comments)

David Ciccarelli has done it again. We can’t stop talking about his business meddling with our business. Just look at how many times you see the Voices dot com (VDC) logo pop up whenever someone inadvertently creates a hyperlink to the Canadian website. Hurray, another field day of free publicity for the most pervasive and […]

Promoting Yourself the Nethervoice Way

February 20th, 2019 (6 Comments)

Last week I wrote about the fallacy of ME, ME, ME marketing. One of my readers emailed me and said: “You’re very good at telling me what NOT to do. Please write about the best ways for me to promote my business.” For that, I want to go back to an email conversation I had […]

The Fallacy of ME, ME, ME Marketing

February 13th, 2019 (4 Comments)

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 […]

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