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Let's Get It Started in Here: Share Your Blog Ideas

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

July 31, 2008

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The summer months are passing quickly and already there's a whiff of back to school in the air!

I thought we should welcome August by setting the agenda for the Fall on the VOX Daily blog. By leaving a comment on this article, you'll be able to give suggestions for the kind of articles and subject matter you'd like to see over the next several months.

And the bass keeps runnin' runnin' and runnin' runnin'...


Salutations!

Lately, I've been immersing myself in some pretty intense voice over research and reviewing, something that has been extremely exciting and inspiring.

I've learned a lot and also have become impassioned to learn more, do more interviews and also stir the pot a bit.


Setting the Agenda

What's up? I'm bringing some ideas to the table and am also opening the floor up for you to help set the pace for the next several months on VOX Daily.

Over the next little while, I'll be presenting a number of series regarding particular topics of interest as they relate to voice over, including:

๏ Radio
๏ Shades of Gray (misconceptions, myth busting, etc.)
๏ Audio Recording
๏ Unions


Town Hall Meeting

Do you have any suggestions for topics, subjects, or series to be published and discussed here on VOX Daily?

Your feedback means a lot to me so I hope to hear from you, even if you're just saying "hi" :)

Looking forward to your comments!

Best wishes,

Stephanie

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Related Topics: blog, blogging, radio, union, Voice Acting, voice over, voice overs, VOX Daily


Comments


    Hello, Stephanie,

    I am "stopping in" to say hello, but also to ask if you would please talk about the worth of a good voiceover artist. It's one thing to have a wonderful voice, but clearly another to have someone that a client can depend on to ask the right questions about a script, make minor adjustments for better flow, create a broadcast-quality audio file and deliver it to a client's Inbox well within deadline. I see so many postings for huge jobs (more than 10,000 words) that offer voice talents $1,000 or less for the entire job. It just seems to be happening more and more because clients know that SOMEBODY is going to be desperate enough to take the scraps they throw, and consequently, it hurts everyone by driving prices lower. I'm sure you have addressed this again and again, but it helps to keep it out there since it's still happening.
    Thanks so much, and a happy August from Florida! The only thing hotter than July in Florida is August in Florida....

    Cheers,
    Robin Rowan

    Posted by:
    • Robin Rowan
    • August 1, 2008 1:03 PM

      Hello Stephanie,

      I would like to learn more about how to compile good voice over contracts that protect the voice over talent on prompt payments and residuals. Thanks.

      Michael

      Posted by:
      • Michael Reagan
      • August 1, 2008 1:48 PM

        Hi Robin and Michael,

        Thank you both for your wonderful ideas. It sounds like there is great interest in billing matters and general finance.

        Does anyone else have some topics they'd like to see addressed?

        Best wishes,

        Stephanie

        Posted by:

          Hello Stephanie,

          Here are a few items that I thought of :)

          • Talent agent(s) - how to get one, what to look for in one, When to get one, Should you have more than one in different markets…
          • Demos – is one demo enough or should you have one for every genre? Making your own demo(s) vs. having demo(s) produced
          • Training – What to look for in a VO Coach, how to find one, how long to train.
          • Mentor – What to look for in a VO Mentor, how to find one, etc…

          Just a few thoughts off the top of my head :)

          Have a Great Weekend!!

          Posted by:

            Stephanie...

            Town Hall meetings are a great idea. Each person reading this blog is at a different level of their career, but we are all striving for the same goal (to be a better vo talent), so there is a pretty wide radar screen for you to put your thoughts on. Personally, I'm at a place where I feel I need to expand my vo beyond the area of radio stuff and lean toward more of the emerging vo stuff. Avenues that weren't even a thought in someones head as little as ten years ago. Specifically, I am interested in learning more about non broadcast vo work... e learning, narrations, audio books. Even the voice seekers for radio projects seem to say it in many of the auditions..."no announcers". So, how do you not sound like an announcer? I would think by pursuing other avenues of vo work. Don't get me wrong. I started in radio, then radio free lance, and still see much of my monthly revenue come from the radio side. But any research you can share dealing with the other aspects of vo work in addition to radio stuff would be much appreciated by me.

            Thanks again for all your hard work. It's great to have a place to go to check out the many different parts of this business.

            larry

            Posted by:

              Hi, my name is May McDonald and I am totally blind and very new to the voice over business. What I would like is to hear from other blind individuals if there are any around. What tips and tricks are out there that would be helpful to know in my case?

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