I had the pleasure of attending a conference given by World-Voices Organization and finally experienced first hand what they are all about. What an opportunity to meet people I have watched online, grow their business, sell their spinoff businesses, plus, meet friends I’d never met in person! WoVOCon4 provided the opportunity to meet… to reflect… and to learn… and I am grateful.
For the most part, when going to an industry function, most of the people ARE NOT your competition. They are not YOU. We have our unique way of being and doing. Walking in with that attitude welcomes connections with EVERYONE. Still, the attendees are those who do what you do everyday and generally live the same lifestyle as you. As a result, you receive A LOT from interacting for:
-support, empathy, understanding your business issues
-resources, in order to raise your own game and raise the bar
-educating you as to where you stand
Since we work in, essentially, TOTAL ISOLATION, a voice conference obviously allow you to get out of the studio!!! Further, you receive a reflection of where you stand. By listening to speakers, and other attendees, you ultimately do a self-evaluation – Did I know that already? Did I learn something? This, in turn, allows you to raise your own bar, from both an educational stand-point and marketing-wise. Further, you gain access and exposure to available resources that you may or may not have known about. And, you meet others with the exact same lifestyle, issues, conundrums you may face on a day-to-day basis.
The event started this weekend with a generous swag bag and a 5-minute massage! The weekend included invaluable socializing and an educational WoVO shareholders meeting. And, here are some of the highlights:
In short, WoVO is a huge resource at every career level, a supportive community, a place to share ideas, knowledge, and an organization working in your best interest – the interests of voice-over talent. Click here to find out all about them and why it’s important for you to join. Once a member, you have access to invaluable resources!! Please join me!
We speak for those who speak for a living.
The World-Voices Organization (WoVO) is a non-profit, member-driven industry association of professional voice talent.
Our mission is to inform and educate members of the voiceover community and other business professionals about best practices, standards for ethical conduct and professional expertise as it relates to the voiceover industry.
“We are committed to integrity, creativity, and the pursuit of excellence and … advocate for the highest ideals and practices within all aspects of the voice over marketplace.” – World-Voices Organization