By Stephanie Ciccarelli
May 4, 2011
Last month I received an email asking for permission to quote something from this blog in a book regarding my definition of work and the significant role work plays in enabling us to use our gifts.
Do you find meaning in your work as a voice over talent?
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In a previous VOX Daily article, I defined work as follows:
"Work is meaningful, work is essential, and through our work we use our talents, gifts and strengths to the best of our abilities to serve other people, and through that service, we see a return that sustains us."
Something I want to stress is that work can be meaningful regardless of how menial the task may appear to others. For instance, people might place one profession above another because they think it serves a higher purpose, affects more people or simply because the pay is higher.
The same can be said when recording voice overs in terms of the work and also of some talent who think they are above others.
While all jobs may not be equal in terms of pay or prestige here in this world, the motivation behind why someone works is very important and each job serves a greater purpose.
One of the saving graces of troubled economic times is that there is a greater need for advertising and entertainment. Unlike some other industries, our industry has grown and flourished in this economic climate because audio products are usually digital which means they are easily delivered, there's no inventory so to speak and the cost of production is lower than most.
Advances in technology and new products requiring the human voice have also produced more work for freelance voice talent.
For these reasons we should be grateful and take time to consider what makes voice over work meaningful on a personal level.
Be sure to join the conversation and let me know what your work means to you.
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