By Stephanie Ciccarelli
February 6, 2012
Are you out pounding the pavement for your voice?
Do you seek out specific opportunities where you believe your voice would shine?
While not all marketing efforts lead to a warm microphone, they can certainly help you to build relationships and create bridges to better business.
Such has been the experience of one talented lady in my acquaintance.
Hear more about one voice artist's inspiring story about how she is making inroads with prospective clients in today's VOX Daily!
You might recall an article from last week about how to approach publishers to record audio versions of a publication. I hope you enjoyed reading it and found some of the tips and insights from narrators useful!
Although it's possible each book you see without a narrator is up for grabs narration wise, the opportunity where you are concerned may not come to pass...but don't let that discourage you from trying! Lisa Biggs pursued an opportunity, and while she didn't book the job, she was able to develop a meaningful relationship and connections with a book publisher.
Lisa shared, "Recently I contacted the woman who owns the rights to Dare Wright's book, The Lonely Doll, and asked when and or if they planned on producing an iBook. I also sent her a recording of myself reading The Lonely Doll, which has been one of my all time favorite children's books! Although they ended up asking a longtime friend of Dare's to narrate the iBook version of The Lonely Doll, I now have a relationship with them. They were receptive to my suggestion and even though this opportunity didn't work out the way I had hoped, it may pave the way for a future opportunity to lend my voice to one of Dare's books. Maybe they'll bring her stories to life through animation and guess who'll be first in line to be the voice of Edith! This business is all about relationships and every time you ask someone a question, you start a conversation which begins a relationship that may create an opportunity."
If what Lisa shared resonates with you, be sure to comment and let me know! I'm interested to hear about how your attempts to work with others, whether big or small, have produced fruit for your business.
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