VO Artist — or “GWM”?

August 21, 2012

I once listened to a group of models talking about the pitfalls of their profession. One of them mentioned a term I hadn’t heard before: GWC. It stands for Guy With Camera, and it’s used it to differentiate legitimate photographers from fly-by-night hacks. Cameras aren’t hard to come by. Anyone can purchase a used one […]

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Audio: Webinar with Promo VO Artist Jon Bailey

August 18, 2012
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Thanks to all who attended our Webinar with the amazing Jon Bailey! If you missed it, or would like to re-experience it, we’ve got the audio for you… Listen to it here, or download it: (50 minutes) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Click the right-arrow in the player above to listen to the […]

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7 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Attend My Online Voiceover Workouts

July 17, 2012

There are lots of reasons why you should particpate in my online Voiceover Workouts. Here are the top seven: 1. You want to work with authentic commercial scripts. When you register for the Workout, you’ll receive a link to download a packet of VO copy — a big pile of scripts I’ve collected from real […]

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Report from Day One of PromaxBDA Conference

June 13, 2012

I’ve just returned from a phenomenal first day at the PromaxBDA conference in downtown Los Angeles! A rundown of the day’s events: Beatboxer (yes, you read that right) Reeps One opened the day’s events with a mind-blowing routine. Here’s a video clip of his performance — though it doesn’t do the live experience justice: Jonah […]

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On Dreams, Plans and Getting Real

April 12, 2012

There are two major types of people who are drawn to our business. One is the type for whom acting (or voiceover) is a dream. They want desperately, more than anything, to be part of the industry. The problem is, they never quite get around to doing what they need to do to make it […]

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Video: Who are Your “Red Velvet Rope” Clients?

December 15, 2011

In this video, I talk about “Red Velvet Rope” clients — a term coined by Michael Port in his book Book Yourself Solid: (5 minutes) After watching the video, take some time to identify who are your dream clients — and who to you represent those time/resource/energy-wasting “duds.”

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Audio: Energy in Voiceover

December 1, 2011

At my last online Boy Voices class, I asked the participants to mention an idea that we’d touched on in the previous week’s class that they had found valuable or thought-provoking. One student said that she’d been thinking about energy, and how important it is to maintain it — particularly when you’re playing a character […]

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Audio Clip From My “Boy Voices” Character Class

November 21, 2011

Here’s a short audio clip from my last online Boy Voices class, in which I give my answer to the question: What’s the most important thing in the life of a boy? (4 minutes) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Click the right-arrow in the player above to listen to the audio Click here […]

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Audio: Being Able to Live Up to Your Voiceover Demo

November 18, 2011

At a Webinar I hosted with my VO agent Ilko Drozdoski (part of my Voiceover Demo Domination program), Ilko and I talked about the importance of having an awesome demo that accurately represents your abilities & talent. Check out this clip… (4 minutes) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Click the right-arrow in the […]

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Audio: Character Voice Acting & The Art of Changing it Up

November 6, 2011

My online Voices With Character class is in full swing — and I’m honored to be working with some very talented & creative artists in it! Here’s a clip from our last session, in which I talk about my all-important idea of variety, and how it can help you to create more interesting, exciting & […]

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Audio: Crafting a Voiceover Demo That’s Full of Surprises

November 5, 2011

In the first Webinar of my Voiceover Demo Domination course, VO artist Larry Hudson mentioned some great ideas about how to strengthen a demo by “trimming the fat.” I also explained what Susan Boyle’s famous performance can teach us about structuring a demo, and how to employ the element of surprise to keep a listener […]

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Audio: Branding For Voiceover Artists

November 4, 2011

I’m excited to announce that my Voiceover Demo Domination course is back — and is better than ever! Here’s a short clip from the first recorded Webinar in the program, in which I talk about the crucial role of branding in VO success, and why you want to become known as the “go-to person” in […]

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Audio: What is a Voiceover Demo Intended to Accomplish?

October 25, 2011

Here’s a clip from my recent Creating a Killer Commercial Demo Webinar, in which I talk about a statement my L.A. voiceover agent made about how long he listens to most demos (before he shuts them off)… Also: What can a market that gives out small samples of fresh OJ can teach us about crafting […]

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Audio Clip: The Hollywood Approach & Going For The Gold

October 22, 2011

Thanks to all who attended my live Webinar about Crafting a Killer Commercial VO Demo! It was a great time, with lots of great questions from everyone. Here’s a clip from the Webinar, in which I talk about my early realization that I needed to hold myself to high standards as an artist, and why […]

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