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The New Saturday Giveaway at VOX Daily : Step Up to the Mic


By Stephanie Ciccarelli

August 2, 2008

Comments (68)

Step up to the Mic

The VOX Daily Saturday Giveaway!

Starting today, we're going to be having weekly Saturday Giveaways to show our appreciation to our readers and say "thank you" for subscribing to VOX Daily.

Kicking it off, there's a copy of "Step Up to the Mic" by Rodney Saulsberry, a dear friend and phenomenal person, who also happens to be one of the most in-demand voice actors and lecturers around.

Rodney Saulsberry's "Step Up to the Mic" is a book all about stepping up to life's challenges and a positive approach on how to succeed from the perspective of a voice actor.

If you're looking for an uplifting, empowering and nourishing book to read, you'll want to comment here on VOX Daily for a chance to win this book!

Saturday Giveaway for August 2, 2008 : Step Up to the Mic

I've had a chance to read Rodney Saulsberry's books, "You Can Bank on Your Voice" and "Step Up to the Mic" (they've actually both been reviewed on the blog already), and I think it's truly fitting to start with Rodney's gem of a book that will encourage you, challenge you, and help you to grow in your voice over career.

If you'd like to read the review, click on this link:

"Step Up to the Mic"

How Do You Enter For a Chance to Win?

All you need to do is comment on this article and let us know that you'd like to win the book!

Each week, there will be something different, so be sure to subscribe to VOX Daily to get the Saturday Giveaway notices as well as other voice acting articles throughout the week.

The giveaways will include voice acting:

  • Books
  • DVDs
  • Coaching Sessions
  • Recording Equipment
  • Gift certificates
  • Workshop / Conference Passes
  • Unique Promotional Opportunities

When is the Winner Chosen?

Winners will be drawn randomly from the comments left on the blog and announced the following Saturday. Those who win will be notified by email at which time we'll confirm their shipping address. On the following Saturday, the winner will be announced and another opportunity to win a Saturday Giveaway will present itself.

Looking forward to hearing from you! Don't forget to comment :)

Best wishes,


Related Topics: how to, Rodney Saulsberry, Saturday Giveaway, Step Up to the Mic, Voice Acting Books, VOX Daily


    Enjoyed the VOX Daily article, and I would love to win the "Step Up to the Mic" book by Rodney Saulsberry"!

    Posted by:

      Woo hoo!! Forget Vegas, I'm playing the Vox Daily odds!!


      Posted by:
      • September Day Leach
      • August 2, 2008 10:09 PM

        I'd like to win.

        Posted by:
        • Marcus Sonsteby
        • August 2, 2008 11:07 PM

          Love all of the VOX articles (ESPECIALLY ones that give the chance to win an amazing sounding book by an amazing sounding person!!) This is my offical entry into winning the "Step Up to the Mic" book by Rodney Saulsberry!

          :~ Kathryn :~

          Posted by:
          • Kathryn McClean
          • August 2, 2008 11:07 PM

            Excellent promotion, Stephanie! Count me in, please. From what I've read, Rodney's book is a must have!

            Posted by:

              This is a great idea! It literally does pay to read VOX Daily and I'd love a chance to win.

              ~ Russ

              Posted by:

                Hey Stephanie!

                I haven't had much of a chance to post lately... I hope all is going well and I will make an effort to get back to my regular posting! I would love to be entered to win Rodney's book. I have a lot of respect for him. He's one of our top people!

                Thanks, and be well everyone!

                Tom Conklin

                Posted by:

                  I just recently bought Rodney's other book "You can bank on your voice" and I'll start reading it today. If I don't win this book, I'll buy it anyway. I heard Rodney's commercial Zatarans and it was cool. I hope I win!

                  Posted by:

                    This book, combined with my rugged good looks and witty repartee, will enable me to cause spontaneous ovulation among my female listeners. Count me in!

                    Posted by:
                    • Robert "Bert" Bertelson
                    • August 3, 2008 9:14 AM

                      I own Rodney's book "You Can Bank on Your Voice" and it is an awesome read. I would love the chance to win Rodney's latest book.

                      Posted by:

                        I have been a newscaster, from local to network, for more than 30 years. I dabbled in voice over during this time, but over the past year or so decided to get serious about voice over work. The transition has proven far more arduous than I had anticipated. I am, therefore, always on the hunt for any books, blogs or articles that will give me insight on how to complete the transition and get regular voice gigs. It appears Rodney's book would be an invaluable resource in that quest so if possible please send one my way.

                        Many thanks,


                        Posted by:

                          Hi Stephanie,

                          Great! Sign me up...

                          Good luck all!

                          Posted by:

                            I'd love to win Rodney's book, Stephanie. But whether or not I'm chosen, this is a great idea! Thanks so much for implementing it. :) All the best, -- Jodi

                            Posted by:
                            • Jodi
                            • August 3, 2008 11:47 AM

                              Saulsberry is the man!!! Anything I can read to help us become better "voicers" is fine with me. Enjoy receiving VOX too!

                              Posted by:

                                is this like "Permission Marketing"?

                                I'm in! Me want free stuff!

                                Best always,

                                Posted by:

                                  I would love to win! I need all the help I can get!! I've only booked a few jobs and sometimes I get discouraged!!! Thank you!

                                  Posted by:
                                  • Wendi
                                  • August 3, 2008 1:15 PM

                                    Hey Stephanie, I'd really, really, really like to win a copy of Rodney's book. Thanks for the chance! Wish me luck!!

                                    Posted by:
                                    • Joe
                                    • August 3, 2008 1:15 PM

                                      It would be a thrill to have Rodney's book.
                                      He is a 5 star talent and a gracious gentleman who is always generous with sharing his experience and skills.
                                      AND.....with business being a bit slow right now...I have PLENTY of time to read! '-)


                                      Posted by:


                                        Great incentive to get us vo types to read your thoughts and reflect on some of your hard work as you put this Daily together!

                                        Plus I of course love free stuff! Put my name in the hat.

                                        larry wayne

                                        Posted by:

                                          Rodney is not only one of those great talents who are also GREAT TEACHERS, but he is also a great AUTHOR and one heck of a nice guy, as well! This is the only thing he's written that I haven't yet read, so please enter me too. Thanks and what a wonderful idea, Stephanie.

                                          Posted by:

                                            Hello Stephanie,

                                            I just signed up for a voices.com guest account today. I have been reading your VOX Daily for several months and I so appreciate all the wisdom, encouragement and fun that you put into your blog...even on Sundays! One day I hope to get into voiceover full tilt. Until then, I am learning as much as I can. Winning Mr. Saulsberry's book would be a real help. Please enter my name.

                                            Oh, and, an email to point out a tiny error on one voices.com website yielded several very enthusiastic email replies from one of your top 100 talents. I was very honored. This community is fantastic!

                                            Posted by:

                                              I'm in! Best of luck to all.

                                              Posted by:

                                                Great idea, Stephanie!

                                                Posted by:
                                                • Julie Williams
                                                • August 3, 2008 5:31 PM

                                                  Looks like a great book! Sign me up!!

                                                  Posted by:
                                                  • Rebecca Brown
                                                  • August 3, 2008 5:58 PM

                                                    What great fun! Of course I'd love to win a copy of "Step Up to the Mic"

                                                    Have a great week,

                                                    Posted by:
                                                    • Elinor
                                                    • August 3, 2008 6:02 PM

                                                      Me! Me!

                                                      Posted by:
                                                      • Jeanine Yamanaka
                                                      • August 3, 2008 6:06 PM

                                                        Woohoo! I want to win!

                                                        All Good Things, Nyenye!

                                                        Posted by:
                                                        • Nyenye
                                                        • August 3, 2008 6:53 PM

                                                          This is serendipitous. I've spent the weekend trying to find a copy of this locally with no success. After first reading about it on Bob Souer's boblog (and now here), it sound like just the tonic I need. While I believe it's quite true that self-promotion and self-marketing are harder work than actual performance... many times just maintaining the confidence to present oneself is even more daunting. I find it especially true in a "business" where one is solitary so much of the time. It's to Rodney's credit that he focuses on this aspect of freelance voice work. So many books on voice acting barely acknowledge this major, major challenge in their efforts to be positive. So... If I don't win this in a drawing, it's off to amazon.com for me. Thank you for letting more know more.

                                                          Posted by:
                                                          • Rowell Gormon
                                                          • August 3, 2008 7:09 PM

                                                            I think this is a great idea and I'd like to participate as a very happy member of the Voices.com community.

                                                            Keep up the great work!

                                                            Maria Berry

                                                            Posted by:
                                                            • Maria Berry
                                                            • August 3, 2008 7:43 PM

                                                              Wow! What a great bonus to have free giveaways as well as a place to learn something new every day! Thanks for your “Dailies’ and the chance to receive some cool stuff that will help us on our VO path to greatness. I was fortunate enough to meet Rodney at a VO conference in Los Vegas last year and bought his CD “You Can Bank on Your Voice”. I would have bought his book but already had a pile of VO books on hand to read and wanted a few CDs to listen to while I was driving to further my education. It is a great CD if anyone wants to learn from him. I would love to get my hands on Rodney’s “Step Up to the Mic” book if I could as I’m still eager to learn from him.

                                                              Thanks again and I’ll keep a close watch to my “Dailies” to see who the lucky winner is.

                                                              Greg Hamilton

                                                              Posted by:
                                                              • Greg Hamilton
                                                              • August 3, 2008 7:45 PM

                                                                Hey Stephanie,

                                                                SURE I'd like to be entered in the drawing :-)


                                                                Posted by:
                                                                • Daniel Schwab
                                                                • August 3, 2008 8:35 PM

                                                                  Hello, Stephanie,

                                                                  I know how much Voices.com's "Internet Marketing Plan for Voice Actors" has helped me market myself--and it's working! I so appreciate comments, tips and suggestions from people like Rodney Saulsberry who have been there for a long time. We can never stop learning! I relish every opportunity to learn more, do more and BE more!

                                                                  Posted by:
                                                                  • Robin Rowan
                                                                  • August 3, 2008 8:59 PM

                                                                    Count me in. This is the first I've heard of Rodney. The review of "Step up to the Mic" is quite compelling. Sounds like a wonderful addition for any library.

                                                                    Posted by:

                                                                      Hey Stephanie,
                                                                      Thanx so much for your tireless efforts with voices.com & the VOX Daily. I really, really appreciate all you're doing!
                                                                      And please enter my name to win a copy of Rodney Saulsberry's "Step Up to the Mic".


                                                                      Posted by:
                                                                      • Jeff Coussin
                                                                      • August 3, 2008 9:19 PM

                                                                        Looks like my first comment went to your spam filter. I guess because I included a link.

                                                                        In any case, I would like to be entered in the contest. Winning anything that can help you in the long run is a good thing, right?

                                                                        Posted by:

                                                                          He's on Master Yoda's (Don LaFontaine) website under other voices. I'm guessing that means he's bad @$$. Count me in for a copy. "Winner winner chicken dinner".


                                                                          Posted by:
                                                                          • Matthew Clark
                                                                          • August 3, 2008 9:37 PM

                                                                            Stephanie, great idea!
                                                                            I would love to add this book to my collection of Voiceover books that have helped to ameliorate my craft.
                                                                            It would be so wonderful to see what Rodney can bring out from me :)
                                                                            Thanks for this opportunity!
                                                                            - Rupa

                                                                            Posted by:

                                                                              I'd love to win, please.

                                                                              Posted by:

                                                                                From what I read in the book review, I'm liking his positive approach to voice work and to life!
                                                                                I'm definitely interested!


                                                                                Posted by:
                                                                                • elizabeth wiley
                                                                                • August 3, 2008 10:41 PM

                                                                                  Count me in. I'd love a copy of the book. Thanks.

                                                                                  Posted by:
                                                                                  • Chris Rooney
                                                                                  • August 3, 2008 10:53 PM

                                                                                    I'm good, but Rodney's Great, so I really need his book.


                                                                                    Posted by:

                                                                                      Any form of knowlage in this field helps. I would love to read this book.

                                                                                      Posted by:
                                                                                      • Jaana Humlie
                                                                                      • August 4, 2008 12:23 AM

                                                                                        I am so new to this site, but I am wanting to learn all I can....I would love to win a copy of the book. I love the idea of the blog. Thanks for getting it going!

                                                                                        Look forward to more great articles.


                                                                                        Wendy Perkins

                                                                                        Posted by:
                                                                                        • Wendy Perkins
                                                                                        • August 4, 2008 12:31 AM

                                                                                          Rodney is great! What a perfect prize to win! I would love to own it. Thanks for the great info. on Vox Daily!


                                                                                          Posted by:

                                                                                            Hi Stephanie and co.

                                                                                            This is a cool idea. Believe it or not...I don't want to win this book...because I already have it and read it everyday.

                                                                                            I just wanted to comment on how BRILLIANT it is. It's so inspirational and encouraging. Whoever wins it is most blessed. Anyone who doesn't win should run out and buy it!

                                                                                            However, I'll be looking forward to entering the next Saturday giveaway. Whoo-hoo! :D

                                                                                            Posted by:

                                                                                              This would be a great read. If you need good, solid help on voice acting, this book would be perfect. I'm no more deserving than any other member but I would like to win it.

                                                                                              Posted by:

                                                                                                Always look forward to the VOX Daily article, please enter me to win the "Step Up to the Mic" book by Rodney Saulsberry"!

                                                                                                Posted by:
                                                                                                • Anand Thaker
                                                                                                • August 4, 2008 8:44 AM

                                                                                                  They ROLL THE DICE.........SPIN THE WHEEL......CAST THE ROD......they SWING........to the 30, the 20, the 10.......TOUCHDOWN!!!! VOXDAILY does it again with another fine illustration of why they stand out from all other online casting sites. This will certainly be HIT!

                                                                                                  Thanks for all you folks continue to do for all of us.

                                                                                                  Posted by:

                                                                                                    I'd like to win the book! I love VOX Daily. Thank you.

                                                                                                    Posted by:
                                                                                                    • Dheeaba Donghrer
                                                                                                    • August 4, 2008 9:45 AM

                                                                                                      Hi Stephanie -- I'd love to win this book-- This is an excellent way to encourage participation!! YOU GUYS ROCK!!!

                                                                                                      Posted by:

                                                                                                        I would love a chance to be considered to win this book, and or other prizes you may be giving away! Thanks! Great idea to get people writing in!


                                                                                                        Jessie Gilman

                                                                                                        Posted by:
                                                                                                        • Jessie Gilman
                                                                                                        • August 4, 2008 11:25 AM

                                                                                                          I'd love a chance to win an invaluable read such as this one...please enter me!!

                                                                                                          Posted by:
                                                                                                          • Mark
                                                                                                          • August 4, 2008 11:26 AM

                                                                                                            Oooh, I've been wanting to read this book, too! Sign me up for the contest!

                                                                                                            Posted by:
                                                                                                            • Jennifer E.
                                                                                                            • August 4, 2008 12:25 PM

                                                                                                              ARE YOU KIDDING ME,I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THE BOOK BY RODNEY BECAUSE AROUND HERE IN NIGERIA ITS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GET VOICE OVER BOOKS.ENTER ME FOR THE DRAWS PLEASE.

                                                                                                              Posted by:

                                                                                                                I'd like to get my hands on any material that can get me into the voice over business and the voice training I need.

                                                                                                                Dan Gorham Kingston, NY

                                                                                                                Posted by:
                                                                                                                • Dan Gorham
                                                                                                                • August 4, 2008 1:36 PM

                                                                                                                  I'd like to win this book!

                                                                                                                  Posted by:
                                                                                                                  • Matthew Dickens
                                                                                                                  • August 4, 2008 1:42 PM

                                                                                                                    Yes I want to win on Saturday! As a VOX Newcomer, I need all the help I can get!

                                                                                                                    Posted by:
                                                                                                                    • Vanessa White-Smith
                                                                                                                    • August 4, 2008 1:42 PM

                                                                                                                      I love this promotion. I'd love it even more if I won! ^_~

                                                                                                                      Posted by:
                                                                                                                      • P.J. Simmers
                                                                                                                      • August 4, 2008 1:57 PM

                                                                                                                        Great idea Stephanie! I'd love a chance to win Rodney's book.

                                                                                                                        Thanks for all you do... it is appreciated. Last week, I enjoyed a number of your podcasts!!


                                                                                                                        Posted by:


                                                                                                                          An excellent promo idea. Rodney Saulsberry is a very inspired and motivational speaker and teacher. Absolutely need this book in my library. Hope you pick my name!

                                                                                                                          All the Best....
                                                                                                                          Bobbin Beam, Voice Actress

                                                                                                                          Posted by:

                                                                                                                            Another great resource for the voiceover community! Part of an actor's life is finding new tools to continuously learn and grow and I am happy to have a new outlet to hone my skills! Thank you!

                                                                                                                            Posted by:
                                                                                                                            • Kathleen France
                                                                                                                            • August 4, 2008 2:26 PM

                                                                                                                              Well this is a GREAT way to get people to respond and get involved in their VO careers! Just want to acknowledge you for always keeping things new & fresh at VOICES.COM
                                                                                                                              Way to go!

                                                                                                                              Best regards,


                                                                                                                              P.S. In one of your future "Saturday Giveaways" I am willing to offer a free (1 hour) "Promo/Trailer" demo coaching session to some lucky winner.

                                                                                                                              Posted by:

                                                                                                                                I think this is a terrific idea - although I need no prize to continue reading Vox Daily! I find these articles to be packed with a wealth of information, encouragement and direction – as someone who is in the process of breaking into the business it has helped me tremendously.

                                                                                                                                Rodney’s book “You can bank on your voice” I feel was honestly written and from a perspective that gives clarity on all aspects of the business. Thanks for all the great stuff you continue to put out and for opening me up to a community I look forward to being a part of – keep up the good work!

                                                                                                                                Posted by:
                                                                                                                                • Pedro Felix
                                                                                                                                • August 4, 2008 10:34 PM

                                                                                                                                  Hi Steph,

                                                                                                                                  What a great way to kick off your new program. We were so thrilled to meet you and Rodney in Schenectady.... he is a true champ.

                                                                                                                                  Maybe Voices.com should put together a conference..... that would be so strong!

                                                                                                                                  Thanks for all you do.

                                                                                                                                  David Rodwell
                                                                                                                                  Silver Tongued Angels

                                                                                                                                  Posted by:

                                                                                                                                    I'll take the trip to Vegas please, and I'll read the book on the way.

                                                                                                                                    Posted by:

                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the chance Stephanie!
                                                                                                                                      Rodney's You Can Bank On Your Vice was so accessible and informative, it really opened up a lot of possibilities for me. Been looking forward to reading this next one.
                                                                                                                                      Best of luck to all,
                                                                                                                                      -Carl Welden

                                                                                                                                      Posted by:

                                                                                                                                        What a great idea. Again Voices steps up with another reason they are the best. I would love to win Rodney's book. Thanks for the chance!


                                                                                                                                        Posted by:

                                                                                                                                          Quite a community here! I am happy to be a part of.

                                                                                                                                          Posted by:

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