VOICE. TALENT.
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Tuesday
Dec 2014

Have you seen my numerous posts on working with your voice? In case you missed some, here are the most popular posts in that category this year! "Keep Talking" – Top Ten Tips for your voice. [...]

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Tuesday
Nov 2014

LinkedIn is now, arguably, the foremost social networking tool for business. While not for everybody, it’s very valuable for most. Here are my most popular posts on LinkedIn this year. Check them out if you haven’t already. And, please share if you like! Use What You Have, Start Where You Are Time. Is it Worth your Investment My (Minimum) Requirements for Social Media Ten Top Tips for Talking I’ve been publishing on LinkedIn since June of this year. Did you know you can, too? Here’s how![...]

Continuing my occasional theme of aiming for good health, one of my Ten Top Tips for Talking, I'm always trying to gather more information on building a strong immune system. I do believe that while it is extremely important for me in my job, it's important for everyone. Here are 12 tips for avoiding illness in random order: Take vitamins – multi, Omega 3, vitamin D – and probiotics Sleep consistently, sleep enough Avoid stress Eat 5-9 servings of Fruit and Veg per day Add fresh ginger to your meals and/or beverages Add more green vegetables in your diet Drink warm water with lemon[...]

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Tuesday
Nov 2014

There is no question in my mind that SLEEP is one of the most important factors in my success as a voice talent, a business owner, and as a parent. While a good night's rest may be obvious for success in parenting, and in general, as a person who works with my voice, it's absolutely key. If exhausted, there is nothing that replaces sleep in order to speak with an even, consistent tone. If you are working with your voice as a trainer, presenter, teacher, speaker, sleep needs to be a priority. While only #4 on my list of 10 Top[...]

My job requires me to be very, very precise. Certainly not brain surgery, but recording voiceovers does require crossing the proverbial "t's" and dotting the "i's", listening back to all recordings and making 100% certain that each word, no matter how small, be precisely read as written. I pride myself on the specificity and precision I bring to my work. This same precision is important in most jobs, I imagine – from doctor to waitress, being sloppy is not an option and lacks excellence. Equally important in getting it right the first time is in the role of passport administrator. And yet,[...]

I once threw a birthday party for my mom and invited all her friends to my house. She took the liberty of giving her guests “the tour” and since we happened to rent the rectory of a church at the time, a Heritage property (and the house where both my children came home from the hospital), it had the potential to be interesting. When my mom made the stop in my office / studio – she kept her friends in there for at least 10 minutes, offering a soliloquy of what I do for a living, or so I thought… Weeks later, my mom[...]

The number one rule in marketing is not to “sell” your product or service, but to fulfill others’ needs. Apparently, people do not care what you do, but what the benefits are for them, how you can help them. Time and time again, I’ve read that selling your business is not about constantly sharing how great you are, but about telling people how you are going to solve their problems. Okay. So how do we do this? As someone who voices commercials and is not really saving the world in any way, I have wondered about this for a long time… How[...]

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Tuesday
Oct 2014

Due to my half-hearted efforts to drink enough water, I am never quite hydrated enough as evidenced by the mouth "clicks" I hear in my recordings. I've heard someone call them the dandruff of voice actors. Much of the time, I edit out the clicks, but sometimes they are within a word itself and impossible to remove. Being well hydrated is therefore always important to me for recording clearly and is my 4th tip from my 10 Tips for Talking. However, staying hydrated is not just for voice talent…no, no! Water is for everyone, despite what some water bottling companies will[...]

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Tuesday
Oct 2014

My husband was teasing me recently about a client I was working for…chortling about the company I keep, so to speak. Medication for crusty elbows to loans from questionable banks and even non-narcotic herbs, I've written and recorded a lot of material that I wouldn't necessarily buy into myself. As "the queen of retail voiceovers", as I lightly call myself, there is only one script I have ever turned away, uncomfortable about selling the product. It comes down to a question of integrity. Integrity – I do love that word because, despite human mistakes I have made along the way, I always[...]

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Tuesday
Sep 2014

Like many, I originally dragged my feet about joining Facebook and then, up until Easter of this year, dragged my feet about joining Twitter. Life is SO full already, adding more things to do seemed like a frivolous luxury.  However, if the “things” are helpful to us, in life and/or in business, then by all means, why not?! No one can deny that as a tool to be in touch with friends all over the world, Facebook has proven to be outstanding.  As a tool to share my business, my enthusiasm for marketing and entrepreneurship, social issues, and anything I deem worthwhile, Twitter allows[...]

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