J. Michael Collins, the new co-owner of Voice Over Atlanta (VOA), just gave me an unexpected gift. This gift means that I’ll be a little bit busier at the March conference. Here’s what my contributions will look like:
- I’ll be on a panel about P2P’s
- I’ll be hosting a panel on voice over awards
- I’ll be doing a presentation about the biggest VO mistakes I ever made…
- and here’s the gift: I will be interviewing Rolf Veldman, the CEO of Voice123.
In case you didn’t know, Rolf and I are both Dutch, but we’ll make sure to converse in our favorite second language, English (if you ask us nicely).
Now, to make things clear from the onset, even though I’ll be interviewing Rolf, I see my role more as that of a facilitator. Bear in mind that all breakout sessions and panels are only 50 minutes, and I do want to make sure we use that time wisely.
I say “we” on purpose, because if you’re going to the conference and want to hear Rolf speak, I’m asking you to get involved. I want to bring you into the dialogue.
Let’s say you had a once in a lifetime chance to speak to Rolf Veldman about V123, what is the number one question you’d like to ask him? What do you think he absolutely needs to know?
Even though some people see me as being very critical of Pay to Plays, I don’t like to focus on problems, complaints, and controversies only. I’m not Jerry Springer, if you know what I mean. So, I’d like YOU to come up with practical recommendations that would make a platform such as V123 much better.
Let’s say your subscription is up for renewal, and you’re not sure if you’d like to pay for another year. What would need to change for you to renew your membership, and how do you see that happening?
I will gather these recommendations and find out what Rolf has to say. Let’s give him some homework, and in 2024 I’ll check in with him again, to see what he has implemented.
Even if you’re not coming to the conference, I would greatly appreciate your input. Ever so often we talk ABOUT people, instead of TO people, and as a blogger I am guilty as charged. This is your opportunity to hold Rolf’s feet to the fire, and to also give him the gift of your advice. Only when we come together as a community, we can bring about positive change!
Reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a comment below.
PS VO Atlanta is from March 23 – 26, 2023 at the Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel. I can’t wait to meet you there in person!