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How Do You Defy The Odds?

February 24th, 2021 (4 Comments)

One of the reasons for my so-called success in voice overs has never made any sense to me. I owe it to my fake British accent. If you’re new to my blog, it helps to know that I was born, raised, and educated in the Netherlands, in a province called Friesland. Friesland has its own […]

WHEN NORMAL IS SPECIAL

February 17th, 2021 (1 Comment)

I must have been seven or eight years old. When I moved from the West of the Netherlands (that’s where you’ll find Amsterdam), to the North, I was in for a culture shock no one had prepared me for. I will never forget the first day at my new school. Kids surrounded me as if […]

IS BRANDING A BUNCH OF BALONEY?

February 10th, 2021 (2 Comments)

The simple task of getting the right shampoo is overwhelming. There’s just so much to choose from! I just came back from the supermarket, and all shampoos promised to do amazing things for my thinning hair and sensitive scalp, so what made me reach for this particular bottle? It’s the BRANDING! I mean, who doesn’t […]

There’s a new VO show. Watch at your own risk!

February 3rd, 2021 (3 Comments)

Voice Over Coffee Shop was launched this week, featuring an interview with Mr. Nethervoice.

Mr. Nethervoice is an arrogant Hypocrite

January 27th, 2021 (10 Comments)

Who am I, to judge colleagues on the type of jobs they choose to accept?

You Are An Enabler

January 20th, 2021 (9 Comments)

Can we hold voice overs responsible for the messages they are paid to spread? A story about ethics in VO.

Just Be You. The Trouble with Authenticity.

January 13th, 2021 (11 Comments)

“Just be you,” is the advice we often hear as VO’s. But what does that really mean?

Are You an Asset or an Expense?

January 6th, 2021 (5 Comments)

The dangers of devaluing yourself, and what you should do about it.

The Long Road to Recovery

December 30th, 2020 (15 Comments)

As 2020 is coming to an end, many of you have asked me “How ARE you?” Here’s a health update.

What We Must Talk About In 2021

December 23rd, 2020 (5 Comments)

More telling, less selling. That’s what I’d like to see in the new year. Are you with me?