The one word that saved my freelance career

June 7th, 2010 (48 Comments)

No, I’m not going to tell you what it is just yet. Let me begin by asking you a simple question: Do words have power? When you think of it, aren’t they just letters, arranged in a certain order? Or are there words in our language that are so potent, that they have the potential […]

When your work becomes your life

May 21st, 2010 (No Comments)

Two psychoanalysts were walking down a narrow road. A colleague came up to them for a stop-and-chat and asked: “How are you today?” Both analysts looked at each other and wondered: What would he mean by that? When I first came to America some 15 years ago, I noticed something strange. Whenever I asked someone: […]

Top Voice Actor launches Internet Voice Coach

May 14th, 2010 (2 Comments)

Daniel Stern is known for his roles in films like “Hannah and her Sisters,” “City Slickers” and the first two “Home Alone” films. He’s also the narrator for the “The Wonder Years” and the voice of Dilbert in the animated TV series. One day, Daniel got a script for a voice-over audition, and his mouth […]

Open Letter to Voice-Seekers

April 27th, 2010 (17 Comments)

Dear voice-over shopper: Thank you so much for getting in touch! Before we get down to business, may I ask you a question? Would you ever bid on a project without knowing the specifics? Let’s assume you’re in the construction industry. A prospect sends you an email asking: “How much for a building? Give me […]

Why you’re leaving money on the table

April 21st, 2010 (18 Comments)

  How much do you charge for your services? What determines your asking price? If you charge too much, you run the risk of losing the job. If you’re selling yourself cheap, you look like an amateur. Here are 10 ways to win the bidding war. “Do these cookies taste as good as they look?” […]

The secret to landing any freelance job

April 10th, 2010 (11 Comments)

Is your freelance business going down the drain? Are you sick and tired of rejection? Have you had enough of wasting your time on auditions, bids and proposals that never lead to anything? Perhaps it is time to make frustration your friend. Be sure to add a strong dose of disgust to the mix. According […]

Renowned German Scientist Apologizes

April 1st, 2010 (19 Comments)

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The Mic Warmer: launching a true innovation

April 1st, 2010 (29 Comments)

“Paul, I think you’re on to something,” said Heinz Gruenewald. Heinz works for the world-renowned Westdeutscher Rundfunklabor in Germany, and he’s one of the top sound wave specialists. He has several patents in nanomaterials, acoustic devices, transducers and sensors in his name. AN UNUSUAL TALENT Just like some wine connoisseurs are born with an extraordinary […]

10 ways to spot a voice-over amateur

March 25th, 2010 (54 Comments)

“Dad,” said my almost eight year old daughter… “What does baklava taste like?” “It’s like a slice of heaven,” I answered. “In that case… I don’t want it,” she replied. “Why not?” I asked. “It’s sooo good!” My daughter answered: “I don’t want to… Read the rest of this story in my new book. Click on the […]

Drunk and Lazy

March 10th, 2010 (7 Comments)

The rumors started a few years ago. It all began when they had seen her struggle to get to the car. It was not a pretty sight. Swaying from one side to the other, Jennifer stopped to take a breath and regain her balance. Her brain was telling her body to walk upright, with that […]