Join over 39,109 subscribers!
- 558,753 views
Buy the Book!
Search this blog
- 4 Ways To Get From Good To Great
- I’m Still Here!
- The One Voice Awards: More of the Same, or Setting a New Standard?
- Celia Siegel’s Voiceover Achiever
- Why I Didn’t Like VO Atlanta
- A Quick Course In Blogging & How To Get Thousands Of Subscribers
- Are You My Colleague or My Competitor?
- Karma’s a Bitch
- Entitled Wannabees Need Not Reply
- See Me in 3-D at VO Atlanta!
- Surviving the Gig Economy
- Act Like A Pro
In this blog I may discuss/review products or books that I believe are relevant to my readers. As a service to them, I often provide links to those products or publications.
Instead of having a tip jar, Nethervoice is now a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
Secrets From Successful Voice-Overs
Last week, I shared the story of Rick, a voice actor and producer with over 30 years of experience. In spite of his talent and time in the business, Rick isn’t doing so well. What’s even worse: he has pretty much given up hope that things will change for the better. His story struck a chord. […]
Voice-Overs: the Untold, Unsexy Story
Something strange is going on. Whenever I try to warn people about the intricacies and pitfalls of the voice-over business, I get two types of reactions. More experienced colleagues thank me for painting a realistic picture of a complicated industry. Beginners criticize me for spitefully dashing their dreams. To some, I am a hero for speaking my mind. […]
Lessons From Bridezilla and Buffet
At the bank I once worked for as a trainer, they had a saying: “If it’s about money, it’s never funny.” Ain’t that the truth! To that I added my own adage: “Show me your bank account, and I’ll tell you how you lead your life.” Bankers and accountants probably know more about you than your […]
Why Navel-Gazing Is Bad For Business
I love being part of my sweet, supportive, and unpretentious voice-over community. It’s one of the many perks of the job. When one of us lands the gig of a lifetime, all of us rejoice. When one of us is down in the dumps, many of us reach out. When one of us spots a scammer, […]
What Were They Thinking?
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 to, […]
A Shock Mount for the 21st Century
Lyre, lyre, your mic’s on fire! Is it just me, or are microphones getting more and more exotic? We have Snowballs, Yetis, Voodoos, Fat Heads, microphones with holes, pear-shaped mics, flat ones, round ones… To accommodate all these weird shapes, sizes and different weights, each microphone now seems to come with its own, custom-designed shock mount. What amazes me is this. The most […]
“Non, je ne regrette rien,” Edith Piaf famously sang. “No, there’s nothing I regret.” If there ever were a top ten of useless, disempowering emotions, regret would be at the top of my list. What’s the last thing you’ve regretted, lately? Not jumping at an opportunity? Not buying a piece of equipment while it was on […]
Stop Bashing Voices.com!
The history of the world is littered with intelligent people doing stupid things. Some of those people have interesting excuses: “I continue to suck on this carcinogenic stick, even though it could kill me. It’s just so relaxing.” “I won’t stop sexting, even if it ruins my marriage and my political career. I can’t live without […]
The Devil Is In The Delivery
There’s no doubt about it. The repugnant R-word is one of the most dreaded words in the business, if not in life. We all have a deep desire to be accepted, to belong, to be loved, and to be recognized. Many people aim to please, hoping for a warm reception, only to receive a cold […]
The Big Secret To Audio Book Success
Heroes and role models. We all have people we admire because they inspire. One of my heroes happens to be a dancer, singer-songwriter, comedian, stage and screen actor, as well as a first-rate audio book narrator. Like me, he is a naturalized U.S. citizen. One of the songs he wrote the lyrics to, was nominated […]