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 […]

Why is doing voice-overs so difficult? Part 2

December 5th, 2018 (10 Comments)

Click here for part 1 What do you think voice-overs do all day long? Sit behind their microphones and record the most amazing scripts? Make $5,000 for a twenty-second commercial? Narrate yet another best-selling novel? If you choose to believe Facebook, that’s what voice-overs do. They book, they record, and they cash in. Rinse and […]

Why is doing voice-overs so difficult? Part 1

November 28th, 2018 (9 Comments)

A new year, a new career? It’s almost 2019, and if you’re one of the many people who are thinking of becoming a voice-over, this is for you. Before you leave your day job, you need to hear from someone on the inside what life is like when you depend on your voice for a […]

Stop Giving All The Answers

November 14th, 2018 (10 Comments)

One of the joys of visiting Facebook voice-over groups is this. Every day, you’ll find questions from VO-colleagues that have been asked and answered a gazillion times. In most cases, the person asking the question is new to VO (yet they’re on the Voice-Over Professionals group), and simply too lazy to do a quick search, […]

Equip Your Voice-Over Studio For Under A Thousand Bucks

November 7th, 2018 (4 Comments)

With the midterm elections out of the way, America can finally focus on its favorite pastime. No, I’m not talking about baseball, football, or binge-watching Netflix. I’m talking about… Shopping! It’s one of those things I learned quickly when I entered this country as an immigrant. When America has something to celebrate, people flock to […]

What Is Holding You Back?

October 31st, 2018 (2 Comments)

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 […]

The Voice-Over World Needs More Rejection. Here’s Why.

October 24th, 2018 (14 Comments)

Words are powerful things. They can inspire us, they make us laugh, they melt our hearts, and they entice our souls to jump for joy. Words can also scare us and scar us. They can intimidate, discriminate, and humiliate. The sound of certain words alone, can petrify people. Try this, will you? Say the following […]