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What's the #1 Secret Ingredient for Box Office Success?

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

May 25, 2016

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What's the #1 Secret Ingredient for Box Office Success? - Voices.com #1 Voice Over Marketplace for Voice Talent. Man walking on a dock with his son toward a group of people fishing off the end of the dock. The sun is setting and the scene is hopeful.<br />

What films gross the most at the box office?

Is there a formula or pattern that screenwriters can follow?

Discover what makes for storytelling that more people will pay to see in today's Vox Daily.


 

How To Use Storytelling to Make Science More Accessible

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

May 11, 2016

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#scicomm - How To Use Storytelling to Make Science More Accessible - Voices.com #1 Voice Over Marketplace for Voice Talent. Two female scientists and one male scientist. The first female scientist is looking into a microscope. The second female scientist is holding a beaker filled with liquid and the male scientist, wearing dark rimmed glasses is evaluating a project.

Can scientists use story to communicate more effectively?

Using language filled to the brim with industry jargon can result in smaller audiences and a steeper learning curve. That's why there are people in the scientific community who are trying to make what they have to say easier to understand.

Are you fighting the accessible language battle, like many #scicomm folks are?

Hear how you can make science (or your own business jargon) easier to understand *and more engaging* through story in today's Vox Daily.


 

4 Tips to Keep Players from Tapping the Mute Button on Your Casual Game

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

May 10, 2016

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4 Tips to Keep Players from hitting the mute button on your casual game - Voices.com #1 Voice Over Marketplace for Voice Talent. Man and woman looking at a mobile device together, playing a casual game on said device while sitting in seats on a bus or subway.

Do your players enjoy listening to the audio in your casual game? Could they even be muting the game to have a better experience?

If so, that's a huge missed opportunity for your brand (and possibly, a poor gaming experience!).

Discover four tips from a talk given by Nick Thomas, CEO of SomaTone Interactive, Inc. from his talk at Casual Connect Europe.


 

The Beautiful Narration of Many Beautiful Things

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

May 5, 2016

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'The Beautiful Narration of Many Beautiful Things' - Voices.com #1 Voice Over Marketplace for Voice Talent. Image shows a man with has back to us, faced with choosing one of two diverging paths. Documentary is voiced by Michelle Dockery (Lilias Trotter) and John Rhys-Davies (John Ruskin).

Have you ever been at a crossroads?

Ever needed to choose one path over another?

In today's Vox Daily, we're shining the light on Lilias Trotter, a woman whose life nearly slipped into obscurity. Why haven't you heard her name until now? Find out in today's Vox Daily.


 

Introverts: Does Auditioning Energize or Drain You?

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

April 29, 2016

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Female voice artist auditioning for a role in studio

What other career allows you to work from home in relative seclusion while interacting with others virtually on your own terms?

Voice acting in today's marketplace seems to attract a large number of self-identified introverts, and for good reason.

Read more about how auditioning in a virtual environment positively impacts the lives of introverted voice actors in today's Vox Daily.


 

Want To Be More Authentic in a Role? Here's How!

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

April 28, 2016

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Man somewhat conflicted, holding hands on either side of his head. Contemplative.

Are the roles you audition for ones that you relate to?

Can you draw upon something within yourself to create a truly authentic and believable performance?

In today's Vox Daily, we take a look at three ways an actor can approach a role inspired by the musings of distinguished actor, Johnny Depp.


 

5 Tips For Doing Business with Northwestern Europeans

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By Agnes Kes

April 25, 2016

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Map of Northwestern Europe, green pin marking a destination.

Do you have any prospects, clients or business partners in northwestern Europe?

When you reach out, how are you received?

In today's Vox Daily, Voices.com's Agnes Kes shares (from a European perspective) how your calls or emails might be perceived by companies in northwestern Europe with tips on how to best communicate going forward.


 

5 No-Nos for Voice Actors

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

April 20, 2016

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Microphone in a circle with a line through it - i.e. Don't do this, like No Smoking or No Dogs. 5 No-Nos for voice actors

Never walked into a studio before?

Just getting into voice acting?

Here are 5 No-Nos for all actors to think about (hopefully before the fact!), learn from and apply in today's Vox Daily.


 

How Do You Get into Character?

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

April 12, 2016

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Female actress holding up a two-tone theatrical mask. Spin on comedy and tragedy.

Getting into character is a job actors do multiple times a day, whether they're auditioning or working on a project they booked.

With all that jumping about character wise, do you find it easy or hard to get in the zone?

Setting the stage for a great performance is easier than you think if you have a plan.

Learn more in today's Vox Daily!


 

Want to Act Full-Time? How to Go from Hobbyist to Acting Pro

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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

April 11, 2016

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Going from part-time to full-time voice-over work

If you've been wondering about what it takes to make voice acting (or acting in general) a full-time gig, you're about to discover how to go about it!

Heidi Dean of Marketing4Actors shares her tips and insight with us in today's Vox Daily.