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Saturday Giveaway : There's Money Where Your Mouth is: An Insider's Guide to a Career in Voice-Overs


By Stephanie Ciccarelli

August 30, 2008

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There's Money Where Your Mouth Is by Elaine A. Clark

Is There Money Where Your Mouth Is?

Elaine Clark of Voice One wrote an amazing book, now in its second edition, called "There's Money Where Your Mouth is: An Insider's Guide to a Career in Voice-Overs".

You might recognize Elaine as one of our experts on the Voice Over Experts podcast. If you click on her name above, you'll be taken to her profile and will be able to listen to her speak to learn more about her teaching style.

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There's Money Where Your Mouth Is

Described at Amazon as:

Aimed at seasoned actors as well as vocal talents who lack show-biz experience, this career manual offers the most complete guide to a lucrative field.

Voices are increasingly in demand for commercials, cartoon characters, announcements, and other voice-over spots. This outstanding handbook explains how to launch a career and find work. Along with sample commercials and script copy, the author gives advice on vocal exercises, on self-promotion, and on business matters, and this expanded edition includes new tips on making a demo CD; vocal modulation and breath techniques; advanced copy-reading techniques; and a section on how copywriters see the job of the voice artists they write for.

How Do You Enter For a Chance to Win?

All you need to do is comment on this article and let me know that you'd like to win Elaine's 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.

I'd like to say congratulations to last week's contest winners, Wayne Henderson, Greg Hamilton, Bill Keating, Joe J Thomas, Daniel Rodrigues, Debbie Nomburg, and Kirk Greenhill who will all be receiving a trio of "Entertainer's Secret Throat Relief" in the mail soon.

Comment Now for an Opportunity to Win Elaine Clark's book from Voices.com!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Don't forget to comment for your chance to win :)

Best wishes,


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    I'm a newbie. I've already read a lot, listened to the podcasts and audio lessons, and taken a workshop with Patrick Fraley. But this is one book I don't have, yet.

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    • Jerome Santucci
    • August 30, 2008 2:14 PM

      I'd love to win Elaine's book, looks like some great material!

      Posted by:

        It SURE sounds like a book I would LOVE!
        to read!
        Joe Mc Millan

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          Outstanding! Sign me up! :)


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            Oooh, pick me, pick me!

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              This was the first book on voiceovers I read. It's great for a newbie, but I am curious what has been updated for the second edition. The version I got had in it material about demo TAPES, and all about how to design your "J-card." I assume the new version talks about CDs and maybe a little more about the marketing of the VO craft?

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                Hey Stephanie...looking forward to the chance of winning!


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                  Hi Stephanie,

                  Elaine's book "There's Money Where Your Mouth Is" is a book I would love to win through Voices.com - Hook me up!
                  Thanks for all your interesting blogs, podcasts and posts gang!
                  Everyday I'm learning something new!


                  Blair Wilson

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                    I would really love to win a copy of Elaine's book!
                    Liz Wiley

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                    • Elizabeth Wiley
                    • August 31, 2008 8:51 AM

                      As someone who wants to "launch a career and find work" in voice acting, I would not only like to receive a copy of this book, I would LOVE to!

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                      • Elazar Nudell
                      • August 31, 2008 8:58 AM

                        It sounds like this would be a good addition to my VO library - whether it is won or purchased.

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                          Me, me,me please! That book's a winner.

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                            My daughter and husband are looking to break into the voice-over business.... I would love to get this book and share it with them!

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                            • Heather
                            • August 31, 2008 9:31 AM

                              Sign me up!

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                                I looked through this book while killing time at Border's and it is great! Lots of great info!

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                                • Rebecca Brown
                                • August 31, 2008 10:09 AM

                                  Hi Stephanie,
                                  There is ALWAYS more to learn, even for someone who's been in the biz for 3 decades--oops! not me, surely! I also have to put in a plug for the outstanding "Internet Marketing Plan for Voice Actors" which I purchased some time ago and read and re-read to pick up new info and tips. I hope I'll be doing that with Elaine Clark's book as well.

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                                  • Robin Rowan
                                  • August 31, 2008 11:56 AM

                                    I SOOOOOOOOOOO want to win this book..

                                    ...I'm really looking to excel in this business... and "just" moving into this arena.

                                    pick me?!?!?!


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                                    • Rob Taylor
                                    • August 31, 2008 12:37 PM

                                      Hi Stephanie. Sounds like a fantastic book and I'd love my name to be put in the hat for a possible copy. :) I'm just trying to absorb all the information I can these days. This site really helps to make that possible. Thank you!

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                                        Sounds like a really great read - count me in :)

                                        Posted by:

                                          Hey there!

                                          Count me in!


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                                          • Daniel Schwab
                                          • August 31, 2008 4:29 PM

                                            Looks like a wonderful read to me!

                                            I would definately love to get my paws on it! =]

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                                            • Jennifer
                                            • August 31, 2008 4:58 PM

                                              I suppose lightning striking twice is out of the question. I would, however, love to have a copy of this book. I have read a lot of books on VO. This looks like a good addition to my library. I have listened to podcasts with her and even the teasers were helpful.
                                              Bill Keating

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                                                I say you can never know enough. In addition to the intriguing title, Elaine's book sounds like it would be full of nuggets that any serious voice talent would love to get their hands on. Count me in ... I'd love to win this book !

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                                                  "There's Money Where Your Mouth Is" has been on my list for a while. As I finish one I add it to the library and start another.

                                                  This would be a wonderful way to "add" it to the library!

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                                                    I'd like to win this book!



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                                                    • Carol Nicholson
                                                    • September 1, 2008 11:42 AM

                                                      I would really love to have a copy of her book. I need all the help I can get!

                                                      Susan Addis

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                                                      • Susan Addis
                                                      • September 1, 2008 11:43 AM

                                                        You must be very proud that your people are so generous sharing their "tips" for success. In a world of me-me-me's, how nice to see something else.

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                                                        • Maryann Strossner
                                                        • September 1, 2008 11:46 AM

                                                          Please enter my name to win this book.


                                                          Dennis G.Osborne

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                                                          • Dennis G.Osborne
                                                          • September 1, 2008 11:47 AM

                                                            I'm an actor who is just beginning my journey into voice overs. I took Scott Brick's workshop in Sacramento at Nakamoto Productions on July 27. I'm making my demo in two weeks and am certain that Elaine's book would be valuable in my education re voice overs!

                                                            Sandy Klagge

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                                                            • Sandy Klagge
                                                            • September 1, 2008 11:48 AM

                                                              Elaine Clark's "There's Money Where Your Mouth is" is one of my favorite VO books in my library and reread many times. My book was published in 1995 and is full of real information needed such as chapter 5 "Making it M.I.N.E." ... digging beneath the surface of the script and bridging the gap between yourself and the character... helps the reader make the dialogue theirs and come alive. Nope, I don't work for Elaine or the publisher but highly recommend this new revision.

                                                              Gary Hood - Carlsbad, California.

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                                                              • Gary Hood
                                                              • September 1, 2008 11:52 AM

                                                                As someone new to VO, it would be fantastic to add Elaine's book to my growing library of resources. Thanks for sharing these opportunities with all of us!

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                                                                • Chris Anderson
                                                                • September 1, 2008 5:16 PM

                                                                  Hi Stephanie:

                                                                  This is just the kind of book that I need. I'm trying to make a transition from being a career drama teacher to doing voice overs. There is so much stuff out there that I would love to have this book to help me to focus and learn from an expert to get my second career "outta the gate!"

                                                                  Brenda from Hanover, Ontario

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                                                                  • Brenda Smith
                                                                  • September 1, 2008 7:19 PM

                                                                    Stephanie - - this book would certainly help my understanding of the V.O. business and what it takes to "make it". I'll read it regardless, but would sure like to win it through your give-away.

                                                                    Chris from CT.

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                                                                    • Christopher Erskine
                                                                    • September 2, 2008 9:41 AM

                                                                      Wow! Just subscribing to Vox Daily has turned out to be a great choice. I don't usually subscribe to lists but this provides great insight to someone like myself just starting out.

                                                                      Nice job Stephanie!

                                                                      Joe 4Z

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                                                                        This is a great book. The best read I've ever loaned to a friend and then not gotten back. I'd love to have it in my collection. Again.


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                                                                          Why not... I'll take a shot at this one too.


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                                                                            This book sounds great! I'm gathering all the info I can to help in launching my new career and this would be a fabulous addition. Thanks for the chance to win!!


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                                                                              There is Money where my mouth is and I need help finding out how to make more!! A copy of this book would be a great start in finding my untapped, "Pot of Gold"!
                                                                              Pick me, Pick me!!

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