By Stephanie Ciccarelli
August 5, 2011
Feeling the least bit discouraged?
Take heart, my friend!
Herb Merriweather shares a number of statements that when delivered with gusto will make an enormous impact on your outlook, performance and spirit!
Strike your best heroic pose and prepare to be inspired in today's VOX Daily.
Those words come from one of my favorite movies "Galaxy Quest"--the story of a group of 'Star Trek'-like TV actors who get dropped into the middle of a very real interplanetary war. Although ham-fistedly delivered at first, the words come back to define them as forces for good.
When thinking about how such lofty qualities could be promoted in the voice over world we only need to remember a few basic principles. There are some things we should try to cling to and defend as professionals in order to maintain integrity and a healthy business climate. So raise your mics high, strike your most heroic pose and utter throatily this mighty oath (OK...I saw THOR recently--but you get the idea).
Never Give Up...no matter who, what, where, why, how or when you are!
Never Surrender...to compromise, mediocrity or 'good enough'!
Never Give Up...on sharing all you can with others going in your direction.
Never Surrender...to petty jealousies, silly arguments or useless controversies.
Never Give Up...on the audition process--learn something from each one!
Never Surrender...your own gift/talent. Practice it, sharpen it; learn how to enhance, control and unleash it!
Never Give Up...Hope! Stay with it!
Never Surrender...to bad/tough customers. The tough ones teach perseverance; the bad ones teach grace under pressure.
Never Give Up...that Stooges-loving, crazy laugh, milk-through-your-nose sense of humor.
Never Surrender...your ability to heal and help others when called upon!
If you found this article to be helpful or appreciated what Herb had to say, be sure to comment and let us know.
Herb Merriweather is a voice talent based in California who has a future so bright that he has to wear shades. Herb grew up in a musical family and counts his experiences in choral ensembles, bands and gospel music as having played in integral role in the shaping of his signature style, citing his sister, Gospel singer Rosalind Graham, as a major influence, inspiration and encouragement. After attending a Baptist seminary for some time, Herb realized that God's call on his life was not only to speak the truth of His word but to do so in a way that would use his vocal gifts the world over through broadcast radio and via the audio medium as a voice actor. Herb has worked with many amazing people over his career including the great Ruth Dickerson, a Gospel music historian and radio personality. Herb Merriweather continues to build meaningful relationships with those in his community and seeks out opportunities to be a voice in the wilderness.
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