2014 Audie Finalists Announced

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The finalists for the 2014 Audie Awards have been announced. The Audies are annual awards that recognize distinction in audiobooks. They have been bestowed on narrators by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), the not-for-profit trade organization of the audiobook industry, since 1996. Click here to see a comprehensive list of the 2014 Audie finalists. The […]

VoiceOver Success Doesn’t Happen by Accident

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One question Quiz.  Which is true? a)     “You have all your fingers. You should be a concert pianist!” b)     “You have a great voice. You should do voice-overs!” c)     “You’ve got a very steady hand. You should be a brain surgeon!” d)     None of the above The answer, of course, is D.  But if you […]

The Anatomy of Three Voiceover Home Studios – Part 1

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By Dan Friedman It is as simple as this… if you want to work in voiceover, you need a home studio. I know it seems hard to believe, but it is true; the days of being chauffeured around from studio to studio where you talk for a few minutes and line your pockets with cash […]

Promote or Perish: the SOUND ADVICE Marketing Strategy You Likely Overlooked

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By Kate McClanaghan, www.voiceoverinfo.com There’s really is no point in having a demo if no one knows you have one. And it stands to reason industry professionals are more likely to book you based on familiarity. This only comes about through repeated promotions. What marketing and PR professionals know that you might not is the […]

Organizing Your Business for 2014

If you’ve joined the ranks of the online voice actor, you’ve now started your own business.  No matter where you are in your career, your business needs are the same.  You’re now a company and that company can either be a well oiled machine that gets results or a disorganized mess that gets little in […]

14 Strategies to Make More Money in 2014

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Beef up your bookkeeping. Get web site(s) in order. Schedule daily or weekly times to search for prospects. Add new agents to your sales force. Network at events. Professional Development: Refining your craft through training (private coaching/webinars), buying books or resources. Develop a mission statement that defines you and your business. Take the time to […]

How To Actually Achieve Your Voice-Over Goals

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I‘ve learned a number of things about goal-setting over the years. Perhaps the most poignant lesson is this: how you structure your goals can set you up for failure or success. It‘s been my experience that action-oriented goals are much more productive than results-oriented goals. For example, let‘s say I want to lose 50 pounds […]

VoiceOver Legal: Power of Attorney

Question: I received a phone call from a casting director, who is also a manager, who expressed interest in me, which was great. It would be non-exclusive, and she would take 20% for gigs she booked me. She also sent me an application form to fill out, along with a w-9, and a Contract that […]

Food For Thought: Take A Break!

When was the last time you went to a movie in the middle of a work week, in the middle of the day, for no other reason than you simply wanted to? Wow! THAT long ago? Now, if you work for someone else, doing something like this could cause you some problems. But it you […]

The Strategy of Knowing WHO You’re Auditioning For

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Even the best of actors just starting out in voiceovers will make this innocent and understandable mistake: “bigging up” the product name while reading the script. It feels like it makes sense to really emphasize the product name, right? They’re the ones paying thousands, or even millions of dollars to get their name out there. […]