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Saturday Giveaway : You Can Bank on Your Voice


By Stephanie Ciccarelli

November 8, 2008

Comments (53)

You Can Bank on Your Voice by Rodney Saulsberry

Have you heard of Rodney Saulsberry's book "You Can Bank on Your Voice?"

We're giving it away this week, so if you've been waiting to read this fabulous book, now is the time to put your name in the hat.

Comment for a chance to win!

You Can Bank on Your Voice

I had the opportunity to review You Can Bank on Your Voice by Rodney Saulsberry in January of 2007 and highly recommend this book to all voice over professionals, particularly those who are fresh in their careers or are aspiring to join the fray.

Click here to read the review of You Can Bank on Your Voice.

Published in 2004, Rodney Saulsberry's book (covers all aspects of getting started as a voice-over talent coupled with well chosen vignettes from his own career to entertain and inspire.

While the book was literally brimming with useful information about getting started, setting up a home studio, growing your business and taking care of your voice, I'd like to mention the three elements that stood out the most to me.

These elements were:

๏ Rodney's storytelling capabilities
๏ The attention given to the importance of relationships in the voice-over business
๏ A comprehensive guide on how to interpret copy for commercials, tags, promos, trailers, and legal tags as well as hard sell / soft sell reads and so on

In addition to the core content, Rodney includes several appendices covering copy samples, vocal exercises, and resources as well as an extensive glossary.

How Do You Enter For a Chance to Win?

Just comment on this blog posting and let me know that you'd like to win!

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, Bill Johnson, Roger Tremaine, and Jay Lerner who will all be invited to join Nancy and Anna's teleseminar.

Yes, you read correctly, there were 3 winners! In the middle of last week, Nancy and Anna generously offered to donate two more seats on the call as a surprise for those who entered the contest. If you didn't win but would still like to get on the call, click here for more details.

Comment Now for an Opportunity to Win Rodney Saulsberry's book You Can Bank on Your Voice!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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

Best wishes,


P.S. If you haven't heard Rodney Saulsberry before, take a listen to his podcasts on Voice Over Experts.

Related Topics: Book, how to, Rodney Saulsberry, Voice Acting, Voice Overs, You Can Bank On Your Voice


    Oooh, pick me! Pick me!
    : )

    Posted by:
    • Nicola
    • November 8, 2008 1:33 PM

      I love to learn! Sounds like a book I'd love to read, and to win it... well even better!

      Paul Hernandez

      Posted by:

        Stephanie, you post all that stuff about staying healthy, and then I go and get sick. Very frustrating.

        Posted by:
        • Jerome Santucci
        • November 8, 2008 2:42 PM

          My two main interests at the moment are "How to get started" and "How to set up a good home studio," so this book looks like the perfect thing for me! I'll wait a week, and if I don't win I'll put it on my "buy" list.

          Posted by:
          • David S.
          • November 8, 2008 3:49 PM

            I'm trying to soak up as much VO info as I can, so I'd love to win this book. Thanks for doing this contest!

            Posted by:
            • Scott
            • November 8, 2008 5:08 PM

              If you don't enter, you can't win.

              I don't usually win anyway, but what the heck!

              Posted by:

                I am a sponge..

                ...this book looks juicy!!!

                Posted by:
                • rob taylor
                • November 9, 2008 2:52 PM

                  I would love to win!



                  Posted by:

                    I would love to win the book! Thanks for these daily blogs, they're really inspiring.

                    Posted by:
                    • Robin Gwynne
                    • November 9, 2008 3:03 PM

                      Hi Stephanie
                      having recently finished a most brilliant but disturbing book called We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver - I need some light reading!!

                      Posted by:
                      • kara noble
                      • November 9, 2008 4:10 PM

                        Hi Stephanie,

                        I hope Rodney's book is as inspiring and practical as Terri Apple's was !! Hope I win. Thanks a bunch.


                        Posted by:
                        • matthew phillips
                        • November 9, 2008 4:37 PM

                          Need all the info I can get.
                          Put my name in the hat.
                          Michael Maurice

                          Posted by:
                          • Michael Maurice
                          • November 9, 2008 4:37 PM

                            Put my name in for this one. Thanks!
                            Bobbin Beam

                            Posted by:

                              I happen to have borrowed this book at the library and it was very insightful. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs to get off on a good footing.

                              The voice over industry isn't for pushovers, and Rodney Saulsberry's book reminds you of this. It teaches all sorts of useful tips and nuggets of information that can spark a great career.

                              I would love to receive a copy of this wonderful book, since it has left its mark on me, and I would really enjoy revisiting such a useful book. So, please,

                              Pick me,


                              Posted by:
                              • James Senecal
                              • November 9, 2008 5:44 PM

                                Another great give away! Please count me in!

                                Posted by:

                                  PLEASE INCLUDE ME IN THIS CONTEST

                                  Posted by:
                                  • Donna Siragusa
                                  • November 9, 2008 7:11 PM

                                    Hey! I'd love to have a shot at winning this book! It would really help me to get started with my voice acting, which is one of my life long dreams, and I could learn so much from it, so that I am a little more prepared when auditioning for the job. So gove me a chance and stick my name in the hat!

                                    Posted by:
                                    • Hannah Wood
                                    • November 9, 2008 7:11 PM

                                      THIS sounds like exactly the information I SHOULD have had AGES ago...

                                      Although I hit a speedbump in the form of a paralyzed cord JUST AFTER my FIRST voice over audition this past spring, I'm STILL determined to work my way back and break into the voice over field.

                                      And since the good news was there is no OBVIOUS reason for the cord to have gone wonky, I'm keeping the faith (but a little professional direction won't hurt!!!)

                                      Glad to have found you!

                                      Posted by:
                                      • Mary Barrow
                                      • November 9, 2008 9:41 PM

                                        I have his other book, be great to have a set! Enter me, please!

                                        TJ Jones

                                        Posted by:
                                        • TJ Jones
                                        • November 10, 2008 12:56 AM

                                          I would love this! Thanks for the opportunity!

                                          Posted by:
                                          • Daniel Schwab
                                          • November 10, 2008 2:15 AM

                                            Hey, this sounds like a book I must have! I hope I win!

                                            Barbara Passolt

                                            Posted by:

                                              Yes please! I need some help & encouragement. This book would go down a treat! :D

                                              Posted by:

                                                I love reading VOX daily, and I'm excited to get the chance to read
                                                Rodney's book.

                                                Posted by:
                                                • Jasen Anthony
                                                • November 10, 2008 9:37 AM

                                                  Sounds great. Pick me....Ill send you some tea! No, that would be bribery........

                                                  Posted by:
                                                  • Brian Whitaker
                                                  • November 10, 2008 10:26 AM

                                                    Hi Stephanie,

                                                    I would love to be entered into this drawing.
                                                    I can use all the help I can get to begin my career doing voice overs and I love to read anything and everything I can get my hands on regarding the process of recording.

                                                    Thank you,
                                                    Jai Ingersoll

                                                    Posted by:
                                                    • Jai Ingersoll
                                                    • November 10, 2008 11:07 AM

                                                      Would love it! The book that is!! and to bank on my voice more!

                                                      Thanks, Jessie

                                                      Posted by:
                                                      • Jessie Gilman
                                                      • November 10, 2008 12:06 PM

                                                        As always, I want to be in it and win it!
                                                        Come on lucky stars!


                                                        Posted by:

                                                          I would love to win this book because I seem to be having a bit of trouble getting my foot in the Voiceover door. I need that extra little push!


                                                          Tina Ward

                                                          Posted by:
                                                          • Tina Ward
                                                          • November 10, 2008 2:20 PM


                                                            Thanks SO MUCH for doing these giveaways each week! I've never won a giveaway in my life before last week. I'm very excited to sit in on the Nancy and Anna call on Wed. I'm sure I will take away some very useful info. to put in my VO toolbox!

                                                            Sooo.....don't pick me, 'cuz I won! :)

                                                            Posted by:

                                                              I would love to win Rodney's book. He is a great guy and truly talented.

                                                              Posted by:
                                                              • Jeff Gelder
                                                              • November 10, 2008 4:05 PM

                                                                I'd love to win this :)


                                                                Posted by:

                                                                  We wants the prrrrrecioussssss! ;)

                                                                  My tribute to Matt! :D

                                                                  Posted by:

                                                                    I've heard of Rodney Saulsberry and I am aspiring to join the fray! Yes! I want to enter!

                                                                    Posted by:
                                                                    • Tarun
                                                                    • November 10, 2008 4:55 PM

                                                                      This is a great addition to any voice actor's book collection, and I would love to win this. Rodney's a great pro with words of wisdom we can all live by. Thank you.

                                                                      Best Regards,
                                                                      Martin Victor

                                                                      Posted by:

                                                                        I want that book, yo.
                                                                        But about everyone is deserving of the book. It feels a shame to not be able to tell who necessitates it or can benefit the most from it.
                                                                        Good luck to the rest of us regardless.


                                                                        Posted by:
                                                                        • Joeran A. Lee
                                                                        • November 10, 2008 5:22 PM

                                                                          The articles were full of helpful information. Thank you. I am not familiar with Rodney Saulsberry at all but if he is as good as you say he is I will begin to check into him and his work. The book sounds like a winner. I'd love to be one of your winners to recieve a copy. I am a newby and am trying to get started out right in this industry.

                                                                          Posted by:
                                                                          • Oluwole Adegbile
                                                                          • November 10, 2008 6:20 PM

                                                                            Count me in.

                                                                            Posted by:
                                                                            • Chris Rooney
                                                                            • November 10, 2008 8:02 PM

                                                                              Excellent work as ever, Stephanie.

                                                                              Posted by:
                                                                              • Ed Parnell
                                                                              • November 10, 2008 8:03 PM

                                                                                Hi Steph,

                                                                                I definitely would like to be entered in the draw for this.


                                                                                Posted by:
                                                                                • Jacob Ekstroem
                                                                                • November 10, 2008 8:03 PM

                                                                                  Please enter me for the drawing.



                                                                                  Posted by:
                                                                                  • Dave Evans
                                                                                  • November 10, 2008 8:08 PM

                                                                                    Books? Oooo, I like books.

                                                                                    Posted by:

                                                                                      Yes, I want it. Give it to me, gimmyit now.....please

                                                                                      Posted by:
                                                                                      • Marian Michaels
                                                                                      • November 10, 2008 9:18 PM

                                                                                        Rodney's book "You Can Bank On Your Voice" is simply exceptional. A must for the beginner or pro and a great reference tool for any voiceover artist!
                                                                                        I Read it twice...just wish I had a copy!
                                                                                        I borrowed it out of our local Central Library!

                                                                                        Pick me Stephanie! Pick me!

                                                                                        Thanks for the post and...keep 'em comin'!!!


                                                                                        Blair Wilson

                                                                                        Posted by:

                                                                                          Sounds terrific. Please include me! Also, thanks so much for your hard work on Voices.com. It's really well done.

                                                                                          Posted by:
                                                                                          • Linda Morris
                                                                                          • November 11, 2008 7:51 AM

                                                                                            I already have the book and love it! No need to enter me in the drawing, but for those of you who haven't read it yet, it's a great resource!

                                                                                            Posted by:

                                                                                              I'd love to win, enter me. Thanks.

                                                                                              Posted by:
                                                                                              • Brenden
                                                                                              • November 11, 2008 12:02 PM

                                                                                                I'm in!

                                                                                                Posted by:

                                                                                                  I'm up for it!

                                                                                                  Posted by:

                                                                                                    Dear Stephanie,

                                                                                                    In May of this year I attended Voice Coaches Self-Marketing Expo where
                                                                                                    Rodney Saulsberry was one of the guest speakers. His presentation was
                                                                                                    captivating, informative, and inspiring. I would love to receive a
                                                                                                    copy of his book!

                                                                                                    Thanks for the Opportunity,

                                                                                                    Posted by:
                                                                                                    • Dawnne Smith-Roberts
                                                                                                    • November 11, 2008 4:18 PM

                                                                                                      Ah, a book that addresses the business end of the business. This is much needed; I look forward to reading it.

                                                                                                      Posted by:

                                                                                                        I'm spending way too much time immersed in voices.com audio podcasts. I need to take a break and read a good book. This one sounds like just the thing!

                                                                                                        Posted by:

                                                                                                          thanks for the review. this looks like a great resource.

                                                                                                          Posted by:
                                                                                                          • Joseph C. Battrick
                                                                                                          • November 13, 2008 2:15 PM

                                                                                                            Oh yes...definitely enter me! Trying to move from the occasional VO job that finds me, to turning this into a business! Proactive marketing. Sign me up!!

                                                                                                            Posted by:
                                                                                                            • Elizabeth Wiley
                                                                                                            • November 20, 2008 4:55 PM

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