By Stephanie Ciccarelli
July 5, 2007
Is your voice acting business something to cheer about?
What makes you different and why should people work with you?
Define yourself through a 60 Second Pitch and also qualify to win one of three prizes at Voices.com!
Ever been out with other people and had to explain what it is that you do for a living?
It can be hard to come up with something concise and witty to say about your role in the voice industry when asked at a party, mixer, or BBQ.
As we've come to understand, many of you are quite hesitant to share your profession with others for a variety of reasons, mainly because it isn't a typical profession that people are familiar with much less understand from a technical point of view.
Our goal is to help you define three basic elements that will go a long way when making first impressions with other people, prospective clients or business partners.
Those three elements are:
1. Who you are
2. What you do
3. Why people should be working with you
Although those elements may seem rudimentary we've witnessed a variety of people struggle in various fields of business time and time again with these simple aspects of explaining who they are and how they can serve other people with their gifts.
The 60 Second Pitch contest is a vehicle for you to come up with a brief and exciting way to define your business as a professional voice actor, audio producer, instructor, or agent in the field of voice over.
While there will be prizes for a select number of participants, the real purpose of this activity is to invigorate your image of your business, exercise your mind and stretch your creative juices so that you can present people, regardless of their knowledge of our industry, with a concrete, interesting and valuable definition of your offerings and your business.
I want to encourage all of you to write a pitch if not to enter the contest to simply have on hand at networking events and other social gatherings.
There will be a special webinar on Monday July 9th that you can register for to learn more about how to craft your pitch.
You can also use outtakes of your pitch to market yourself on your website, via email or on YouTube... really, the possibilities are endless, you just need to define your business and services for the world.
At present, there's $4000.00 worth of prizes, and whether you enter the contest or not, you'll still come out a winner if you can define your business through a 60 Second Pitch.
So, here are the details:
Contest start date: Today
Prizes: Cool stuff from Voices.com
Deadline for entries: July 20th, 2007
Where to send your MP3: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners Announced: July 27th, 2007 via the VOX Talk Podcast
Register for the Webinar: 60 Second Pitch Webinar on Monday July 9th, 2 p.m. EDT
Learn more: Watch the video below or go to the 60 Second Pitch website at Voices.com
If you'd like to help spread the word, you are more than welcome to blog about this contest and use the imagery with the stop clock.
Also, if you'd like to add anything to sweeten the pot as a sponsor, just send me an email to email@example.com and we'll talk.
Looking forward to receiving your pitch!
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