The Lowdown on Lowballing

November 10th, 2011 (70 Comments)

You’ve probably heard the story of the priest who preached the same sermon every Sunday. After a few weeks, some of the parishioners got tired of it and demanded an explanation. “Do you really want to know why I’m repeating myself at every service?” asked the priest. The crowd nodded. “I will continue to tell […]

Are You a Winner or a Whiner?

November 4th, 2011 (12 Comments)

We all do it. With the best of intentions. We tell ourselves that this is the year we will turn things around. Finally. We even tell the world. And then we move on with our lives and ‘forget’ about it. A year passes, and we wonder why nothing has changed. And we always find something […]

Why Some Will Never Make It

September 22nd, 2011 (78 Comments)

I remember exactly where I was when it happened. On my way to Las Vegas, I popped in a Tony Robbins tape from his Personal Power series. Tony Robbins is a hugely successful motivational speaker, trainer and writer. If you have a million dollars, he’ll give you his private number and you may call him […]

The Essence of Excellence

September 8th, 2011 (25 Comments)

Some have called him the greatest performer of spoken word of our time. His videos have brought YouTube viewers to tears. His powerful performances turned comic book addicts into poetry lovers. In 2000, he won the individual championship at the National Poetry Slam in Providence, Rhode Island – beating 250 North American competitors. In doing […]

Freelancing and Fresh Fish

September 1st, 2011 (11 Comments)

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” from Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking-Glass”   One sunny day, a fishmonger put up the […]

Hanging Up My Hat

August 25th, 2011 (41 Comments)

“I will give you my personal prediction on what will implode first: Blogs containing information that serves no one but the writer, and his/her inner circle without fact-checking.” Steven Lowell The dust has finally settled. Give it a few months, and last week’s discussion will rise out of the ashes and begin a new life […]

Why Pay to Plays will Implode

August 18th, 2011 (58 Comments)

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Picking Bodalgo’s Brain

August 9th, 2011 (13 Comments)

“I’m being offered $200 to narrate a 120-thousand word audio book. Do you think that’s a fair rate?” “A client wants me to record a movie trailer for $150. Should I do it?” Not a day goes by without someone asking these types of questions on Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. Sometimes I stick my neck […]

How I Became An Egotistical Bastard

July 28th, 2011 (43 Comments)

For the past few weeks I have conducted a secret experiment. You probably haven’t noticed a thing and that was exactly my point. Let me explain. One fine day I was wondering what would happen if I’d stop publishing my blog and reduce my presence on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to a minimum. After 21 […]

Give Me a Break!

July 7th, 2011 (22 Comments)

After much use, even the sharpest knives get dull. Paul Strikwerda   Can a voice-over pro ever take time off? Do you have to be available 24/7? Is it okay to shut down your business for a few weeks of Rest and Relaxation? Will your Facebook fans unfriend you? Will your Twitter followers desert you? […]