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How to Create Commercials People Will Actually Watch

By Todd MacLean

November 25, 2015

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Creating effective commercials re: advertising campaigns

Are you striving to strike the right chord with your audience?

Wracking your brain to figure out the art and science of connecting on an emotional level with your target market?

Creating commercials that resonate with viewers is within reach for your company.

Discover what makes for an effective commercial the modern world of advertising in today's Vox Daily.


5 Power Tips to Build Your VO Business

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

November 24, 2015

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Building your voice-over business with tips from Bill DeWees

Are you looking for new ways to build your business?

Short on ideas but big on motivation?

Imagine how different your voice-over business could be if you paid attention to some basic marketing principles and best practices in the studio.

Take a look at these five tips from Bill DeWees and make some real progress before 2016!


Looking for Authentic Wildlife Vocalizations? The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Can Help!

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

November 17, 2015

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Penguin photo, sound captured on microphone. Article from Voices.com about the CornellLab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library re: Wildlife recordings.

For those of us who work in the world of sound design, creating authentic SFX or casting the right voice matters a great deal.

That's why we stood up and cheered when we heard that the Macaulay Library recently released over 7500 hours of audio online, featuring onsite wildlife recordings from around the world.

Does this sound like something that would make your life easier (or in the very least, intrigue you?)

Hear more in today's Vox Daily.


Does Your Microphone Help or Hinder You?

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

November 10, 2015

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Many different microphones that can be used for capturing voice-over recordings.

Have you ever thought how great a role your microphone plays in the overall scheme of things?

Many talent obsess over which microphone they should get. They focus on how the technology captures their voice, on if they should have a dynamic mic or a condenser mic and on and on it goes.

Did you ever consider though that your microphone, or microphones if you have more than one, can make or break landing a gig?

Hear more in today's Vox Daily and discover one of the safest microphone investments you can make as a professional voice talent


What Is Professional Services, How It Works and How It Benefits You

By David Ciccarelli

November 3, 2015

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Voices.com Team

The last few years can be best characterized by exciting growth. We've been heads-down focused on growing an organization that is set on leading and transforming our industry.

During this time, we've introduced many innovations to our industry such as the first responsive website, the industry's first iPhone, iPad and Android apps created for voice talent to audition for freelance voice-over jobs on-the-go. VoiceMatch, our recommendation engine, has also benefited talent who now can discern which jobs are best suited to their voice, according the information put in their profile.

Today however, I aim to provide some clarity on yet another innovation, that of our Professional Services offering, the amazing group of people working on this team and some of the successes they've achieved.

But more importantly, it's vital that you, as a voice talent on Voices.com, know how this service works and how it benefits you.


Is Your Brand Ready for the Holiday Season?

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

October 30, 2015

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Advertising calendar, getting ready for the holiday season.

Have you checked the calendar lately? The holidays are coming!

With Thanksgiving in the US now less than a month away, now's the time to make sure that you've got all of your ads in production (if not already in post-production).

Is your brand ready for Thanksgiving, New Year and everything in between? Get inspired by these tips from members of our Voices.com Professional Services team.


Is That Acting Role Right For You? Here Are 3 Ways to Tell

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

October 23, 2015

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Woman behind a microphone in a recording studio

When trying to decide what to audition for, having a few filters to put the opportunity through makes knowing whether or not to audition an easier task.

How do you determine if you're the right fit?

Check out these ideas on how to figure fit out in today's Vox Daily.


Is Your Profile Headshot Limiting Your Voice Over Opportunities on Voices.com?

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

October 20, 2015

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Multiple faces, headshots, profile pictures

The age old debate resurfaces, but in a different form!

Rather than, "Should I have a headshot?" actors should be asking themselves whether the headshot they are promoting themselves with is the best representation of them and their abilities.

Kate McClanaghan of Sound Advice joins us, sharing her thoughts on how your professional headshot can help or hinder your ability to book work from your profile at Voices.com.


How to Effectively Work with a Newcomer in the Voiceover Industry

By Amber O'Neill

October 2, 2015

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Voice talent in studio, engineer at his desk smiling

When you want a voice-over job to go smoothly, good communication goes a long way.

While this is true of all working relationships, it's especially important when you are taking on a project with someone who has recently entered the world of casting and working with voice over talent.

How can you make the process easier on everyone?

Find out in today's Vox Daily!


3 Reasons Why Your Ads Get Skipped on YouTube

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

September 24, 2015

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Sad child, facial expression

How do you get people to watch your entire YouTube advertisement?

What stops someone from clicking "Skip Ad" to jump ahead and fulfill the immediate gratification they desire?

In this hasty, soundbite world, drawing an audience in by appealing to their emotions is absolutely critical. Whether on the computer or watching via a mobile device, millions of heartstrings are waiting to be pulled and thousands upon thousands would welcome an impromptu bout of the giggles to pass the time and get through their day.

Hear from members of the Voices.com team as they share insight on why ads get skipped and what you can do to increase the amount of time your ad is viewed in today's Vox Daily.