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Voices.com Exhibiting at VOICE 2014

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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James Alburger, Dave Courvoisier, Penny Abshire at VOICE 2012 Red CarpetDo you have any plans this year to step up your game as a career voice artist?

The VoiceOver International Creative Experience, lovingly known as VOICE, will take place in Anaheim, California from August 27th through August 30th, 2014.

Over the years, Voices.com has enjoyed participation at VOICE on multiple levels including sponsorships, serving on panels, media coverage of the conference and more.

Will we see you there?

Be sure to let us know by commenting on today's VOX Daily!


 

Reflections on NAB 2014

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Did you go to NAB this year?

With so many awesome things to do, and more than enough square footage to walk, Ben Jackson and Grant Thomas from Voices.com took in the massive industry event in Las Vegas earlier this month.

Hear about some of their experiences in today's VOX Daily.


 

VO Atlanta 2014 Recap

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Did the tweets you saw with the hashtag #voatlanta2014 make you want to attend VO Atlanta 2015?

From Animation to Audiobooks, from Business to Products and Technology, VO Atlanta treated its attendees to an action-packed conference where learning abounded in abundance.

Wish you were there?

Check out some of the highlights in today's VOX Daily!


 

What to Expect at VO Atlanta 2014

By Trisha Beausaert

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The biggest voiceover conference on the east coast, VO Atlanta 2014 is fast-approaching; do you know what to expect?

Starting on Thursday March 20th in Atlanta, Georgia, VO Atlanta 2014 is a 4-day event that is a must-attend for talent, coaches, and producers from all levels in the industry. Panel discussions, workshops, networking, and demonstrations are just a few of the things that attendees can take in.

Read on as Voices.com breaks down what to look forward to this year in today's VOX Daily.


 

Are You Attending Voice Over Virtual?

By Lin Parkin

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VOVirtual-logo.jpgIf you've always wanted to meet some of the top influencers in the industry but haven't had a chance due to the travel involved then this is a conference for you.

Voice Over Virtual is the industry's first conference held entirely online. It will be a three-day event jam packed with learning and networking opportunities beginning today, September 18th, and will run for three days.

At its conclusion on September 20th a recording of the event will be available on demand for attendees until November 30th, 2013.

Join VOX Daily today to learn more about this mammoth voice-over event.


 

A Shellabration with SpongeBob SquarePants

By Lin Parkin

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SpongeBob ShellabrationAre your kids (or perhaps yourself) SpongeBob SquarePants fans?

Have you heard about the "Shellabration" that will take place next weekend in honour of this quirky cartoon?

The talking Sponge and his crazy underworld adventures became an unlikely pop culture phenomenon over 14 years ago with the cartoon being an immediate hit with the kids, emerging as the most-watched animated program with kids 2-11 for more than 12 consecutive years.

Over the past several years, it has averaged more than 100,000,000 total viewers every quarter across all of Nickelodeon networks. A testament to its popularity, SpongeBob is seen in over 170 countries and translated in more than 35 languages.

Join VOX Daily to learn more about the event and a few interesting factoids around the iconic Nickelodeon character.


 

Conditions that Affect the Voice

By Lin Parkin

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Male Doctor.jpgKeeping the voice healthy is priority one for working voice actors or anyone who uses their voice to make a living.

We do everything we can to keep our voices healthy but there are some things in life that cause unavoidable change in the sound of our voices and our ability to communicate. Pregnancy, weight gain or loss, and aging will cause the vocal resonance to change.

However, neurological disorders have a more permanent effect on the ability to control speech and articulate words.

We often take for granted the ability to speak normally. It seems like the most natural thing to do to simply open your mouth and talk but the mechanics of speech production require precise muscular coordination of the voice box, throat, palate, jaw, tongue, and lips.


 

IndieCade: The International Festival of Independent Games

By Lin Parkin

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indiecade-logo.jpgAre you interested in expanding your services?

Have you been thinking about breaking into video game voice-overs? Are you regularly booking video game work?

Do you love learning about new technology and video games?

Whether you are just getting started in video game voice-overs or you are an experienced voice actor regularly booking video game jobs, or you're a technology buff, you may want to check out IndieCade.

The Festival offers a unique opportunity to play and preview the latest innovative indie video games and rub shoulders with the creators of the newest games, as well as meet legends from across the industry.

Join us in today's VOX Daily to learn more about this one of a kind exciting celebration that the Los Angeles Times called "the video game industry's Sundance."


 

Stop by the Voices.com Booth at SIGGRAPH 2013

By Lin Parkin

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SIGGRAPH 2013 LogoAre you involved with digital art, computer graphics, or interactive technologies? Will you be attending SIGGRAPH 2013?

Stop by the Voices.com booth! Voices.com co-founders, David and Stephanie Ciccarelli, are thrilled to be participating in SIGGRAPH 2013, networking with many of the companies who hire voice actors. For the creators of online videos, video games, animation, commercials and more, this is THE event to attend!

New to SIGGRAPH? Join us in today's VOX Daily to learn more about this special interdisciplinary event.


 

Demand Success: Vocus Conference 2013

By Lin Parkin

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puzzle pieces held in hand painted like a skyHow do you plan on marketing yourself this year?

No matter what the size of your business, if no one knows what you have to offer or why they should spend their hard earned time and money on your product or service they have no reason to interact with you.

Getting your name out there is key to landing the leads that will hopefully turn into long time customers. What are the best ways to do that?

Many companies have been bitten by a marketing plan that didn't yield results. Frustrating though it can be, it is also a valuable learning experience for what not to do.

So, how do you learn the lesson without having to attend the school of hard knocks?


 

VoiceWorld Toronto Thrilled To Announce OIART as Gold Sponsor

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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OIART logo Ontario Institute of Audio Recording TechnologyThe science of sound and the art of voice acting will soon collide at VoiceWorld Toronto.

We're happy to announce that the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology (OIART) is our VoiceWorld Toronto Gold Sponsor!

Robert Breen, Career Development and Industry Relations at OIART, has written a special note to share why the school is coming alongside Voices.com and the VoiceWorld Toronto Conference.

OIART's involvement is music to our ears!

Will you be coming?

All students of sound with ears to hear, get yourselves to Toronto!


 

VoiceWorld Toronto Pleased To Announce Platinum Sponsor Edge Studio

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Edge Studio logoHave you heard about the voice-over conference taking place in Toronto, Canada?

Voices.com is pleased to present VoiceWorld Toronto, the Canadian voice acting conference you won't want to miss. We're really looking forward to seeing everyone as is our friend and the conference's Platinum Sponsor, David Goldberg of Edge Studio.

Discover more about this unique event and learn more about how you can get involved in today's VOX Daily.


 

Voices.com Android App Contest Winner Announced

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Thank you to everyone who downloaded, reviewed the app and participated in our Voices.com Android app contest!

It was really great to hear your thoughts and learn more about how we can build the best Android app for voice actors auditioning everywhere.

Find out who won in today's VOX Daily!


 

Voices.com Android App Now Available in Google Play

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Today is the day!

The Voices.com Android app is now available in the Google Play store.

At present, the app is available for Android operating version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and other versions will be coming soon.

To hear more about the app and where you can get it, be sure to read this edition of VOX Daily.


 

VoiceWorld Toronto May 3-4, 2013

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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VoiceWorld Toronto 2013Are you ready to rock, Toronto?

Voices.com is launching our first VoiceWorld Conference in the city of Toronto, Ontario Canada!

We're excited to share this news with you now as we start looking forward to what 2013 will bring for our community at Voices.com and the industry in general.

Learn more about the conference, who the speakers are, our cool industry mixer and how you can get involved in today's VOX Daily.


 

The Voice of Bubbles

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Maxwell Glick on the beach in FloridaHave you ever had to travel to do voice-over work?

What about voicing live at an event?

While most voice-overs are easily recorded from home, sometimes you need to be in person to deliver your lines.

Such was the case for a recent job that Maxwell Glick booked.

Hear more about his trip across the country to voice an elephant called Bubbles in today's VOX Daily!


 

The Importance of Saying Someone's Name Properly

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Red haired woman in a grassy field smiling at the camera while holding up a placeholder or blank business card suggesting her identity/name.  Her hair is short with tight springy curls. Blue shirt.Do you know what it is like to have someone mispronounce your name?

If you grew up with a name that was hard to say or was pronounced differently from how it appeared in writing, you probably have experienced many instances where your name was said incorrectly.

How does being addressed properly affect us and do these sort of things really matter?

Share your stories in today's VOX Daily.


 

VOICE 2012 Day 2: Beverly, Celia And The Super Socials

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Terry Daniel, Trish Basanyi and Dave Courvoisier are the Super Socials!Day 2 was incredibly busy, bursting from the seams with content.

This article features write ups on sessions conducted by Beverly Bremers, Celia Siegel, and the Super Socials, Terry Daniel, Dave Courvoisier and Trish Basanyi.

Grab a coffee/tea, sit back and let the show begin!


 

VOICE 2012 Day 2: Beverly, Celia And The Super Socials

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Terry Daniel, Trish Basanyi and Dave Courvoisier are the Super Socials!Day 2 was incredibly busy, bursting from the seams with content.

This article features write ups on sessions conducted by Beverly Bremers, Celia Siegel, and the Super Socials, Terry Daniel, Dave Courvoisier and Trish Basanyi.

Grab a coffee/tea, sit back and let the show begin!


 

VOICE 2012, The Week That Was

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Stephanie Ciccarelli with Ashley Davidson at Disneyland, VOICE 2012.Disneyland was hopping with voice over artists from all over the world!

Voices.com was the premiere sponsor for VOICE 2012 and we were thrilled to be part of this wonderful conference again.

Ashley and I took some notes on our great California adventure and want to share a bit of the awesomeness that was VOICE 2012 with you.

Find out more in today's VOX Daily.


 

VOICE 2012, The Week That Was

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Stephanie Ciccarelli with Ashley Davidson at Disneyland, VOICE 2012.Disneyland was hopping with voice over artists from all over the world!

Voices.com was the premiere sponsor for VOICE 2012 and we were thrilled to be part of this wonderful conference again.

Ashley and I took some notes on our great California adventure and want to share a bit of the awesomeness that was VOICE 2012 with you.

Find out more in today's VOX Daily.


 

Meet Voices.com At VOICE 2012

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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VOICE 2012 logoThis June, voice over professionals from all over the world will gather in Anaheim, California for VOICE 2012!

Ashley and I look forward to attending the conference and representing Voices.com as sponsors at what promises to be the industry event of the year.

The conference takes place between June 13-16.

Hear more about this exciting event and how you can be part of it in today's VOX Daily.


 

Meet Voices.com At VOICE 2012

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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VOICE 2012 logoThis June, voice over professionals from all over the world will gather in Anaheim, California for VOICE 2012!

Ashley and I look forward to attending the conference and representing Voices.com as sponsors at what promises to be the industry event of the year.

The conference takes place between June 13-16.

Hear more about this exciting event and how you can be part of it in today's VOX Daily.


 

Voices.com Sponsors CNIB SENSEsation2011 UnGala

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Has vision loss affected your life or that of someone you love?

Voices.com is serving as the social media sponsor for CNIB's annual fund-raising event the SENSEsation2011 UnGala whose aim is "to ignite the senses and bring out the funky and fabulous in everyone."


 

How Do You Talk About Voiceovers?

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Voice talent and coach Terry Daniel recently had the opportunity to share some wisdom and practical knowledge on a television interview about entering the business of voice overs.

How do you explain what your job is, why it's important and how it impacts others?

Share your insight and tips in today's VOX Daily!


 

Voices.com Presents at PodCamp London 2011

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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PodCamp London 2011 LogoWill you be going to PodCamp London (Canada) on Saturday June 11, 2011?

Voices.com is sponsoring PodCamp London and will also serve as presenters speaking on the topics of social media and search engine optimization.

If you can't make the event in person, be sure to catch the live stream! More details to follow in today's VOX Daily.


 

Voices.com Presents at PodCamp London 2011

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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PodCamp London 2011 LogoWill you be going to PodCamp London (Canada) on Saturday June 11, 2011?

Voices.com is sponsoring PodCamp London and will also serve as presenters speaking on the topics of social media and search engine optimization.

If you can't make the event in person, be sure to catch the live stream! More details to follow in today's VOX Daily.


 

June Is Audiobook Month!

By Lin Parkin

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Do you love audiobooks?

Then join APA members, narrators, authors and fans as we spread the word about audiobooks. Throughout the month of June tell everyone you know what makes audiobooks so great!

Learn more in today's Vox Daily.


 

How To Take Care Of Your Voice

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Female singer / voice talent holding a microphoneYour voice is an instrument that needs to be taken care of properly which means warming it up and maintaining your vocal apparatus. Think of your voice as a vehicle for the words just as your car is a literal means of getting around.

In order to get those words out and share them convincingly, vocal preparation, maintenance of the voice and overall health considerations are a must.

How do you keep your voice in tiptop shape?

Share your vocal warmup and care routines by commenting on today's VOX Daily!


 

How Do You Stay Motivated and Self-Assured In Your Work?

By Lin Parkin

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Dark haired businesswoman smiling confidentlyDo you find it difficult being completely self-reliant in your work?

You're not alone.

It can be tough when you don't receive feedback on your work but that's the reality many freelancers and independent business people face.

Let's explore how successful business people are self-assured and how that key attribute can help freelancers stay motivated and on the road to success.


 

How Do You Stay Motivated and Self-Assured In Your Work?

By Lin Parkin

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Dark haired businesswoman smiling confidentlyDo you find it difficult being completely self-reliant in your work?

You're not alone.

It can be tough when you don't receive feedback on your work but that's the reality many freelancers and independent business people face.

Let's explore how successful business people are self-assured and how that key attribute can help freelancers stay motivated and on the road to success.


 

Sticking Out in a Crowd

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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school-of-goldfish.jpgWhen you're exceptionally talented or skilled in an area, people do tend to take notice and not necessarily because they are happy for you.

Were you one of those people growing up who seemed to gather more criticism or jealousy for your talent than encouragement and support?

Recently I spent some time among some people who fit this description and I've decided to share my experience with you.

Find out more in today's VOX Daily.


 

Voices.com Presents the Voices of Vision Panel

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Voices of Vision woman with microphone, headphones and pop filterWe're very excited to announce the Voices of Vision Panel!

This Friday night in Toronto, a number of people from various parts of the industry will be speaking on a panel that will talk about animation voice over work in Canada as well as how the Canadian voice over landscape differs from that of our American neighbours.

Learn more about this panel and also about other events taking place during Voices of Vision, September 23-25 in Toronto, ON Canada.


 

FaffCon, a Voice Over unconference in Portland, OR

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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What's FaffCon?

FaffCon, a voice over event organized by Amy Snively, will take place on September 11th and 12th, 2010 in Portland, Oregon.

Learn more in a video featuring Peter O'Connell and a number of voice over artists as they explore what FaffCon is.


 

Voices of Vision, a VO Event in Toronto

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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voices_of_vision_toronto.jpgHave you been waiting for a voice over event in Canada?

Voices.com is pleased to help promote "Voices of Vision," taking place this September!

This event takes place on September 23-25, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario. This is Canada's first-ever event of this scope, bringing some of the industry's top coaches and personalities to teach, inspire and motivate voice actors. Can you feel the excitement?

Find out more in today's VOX Daily.


 

Andy Boyns Podcasts "The Person Behind the Voice"

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Bob Bergen with Andy BoynsWhat brought some of voice over's finest into the industry and what motivates them to stay?

Andy Boyns has started a new podcast series that takes a look at the person behind the voice, profiling a number of voice actors and personalities.

While at VOICE 2010, Andy graciously extended opportunities to many people to be interviewed and to share their story.

Find out more about these interviews and how you can listen to them in today's VOX Daily!


 

VOICE 2010 Diversity Panel Coverage

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Multiracial trio, two women and one manThe Diversity Panel has received a lot of attention post-VOICE 2010 and rightly so.

Big Llou Johnson was such a gracious host and the conversations during and after the panel were out of this world.

In today's Vox Daily, I'll be sharing what I took from the panel and hope that the exploration of this topic and discussions therein will be illuminating, encouraging and motivational.


 

Interview with Morgan Freeman Sound A Like, Larry Davis

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Larry DavisDuring VOICE 2010, I happened to meet a very interesting person who has the amazing ability to sound like one of the most beloved and universally recognizable voices working today.

Larry Davis, a professional voice over artist, is a man of many talents, including being able to sound like Morgan Freeman.

We got chatting after the Diversity panel and I'm excited to share my conversation with Larry about his work and how he has come to be known for delivering Hollywood style reads.


 

Diversity... and Parity?

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Multiracial hand circleFor those who were at the Diversity Panel moderated by Big Llou Johnson at VOICE 2010, it was hard to leave unmoved spiritually or emotionally.

The panel explored issues that some people in this industry prefer not to acknowledge resulting in a new understanding of the struggles and prejudices that minorities, specifically people of colour, face when on the job.

Herb Merriweather was also in attendance at this breakthrough panel and has some thoughts to share with us in today's VOX Daily.


 

VOICE 2010 Audiobook Panel: Pat Fraley, Hillary Huber and Scott Brick

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Books with headphones around themThree big name narrators were on hand for the VOICE 2010 audiobook panel to share insider tips, dispel myths and direct volunteers in long form narration.

Patrick Fraley, Hillary Huber and Scott Brick set the record straight on a number of fronts and provided information that is critical for anyone aspiring to record audiobooks, even for seasoned audiobook narrators, to hear.

Join me now in this coverage of the audiobook panel and an awesome display of talent. Enjoy!


 

Invasion of the Headphone Snatchers!

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Trash headphonesTo use or not to use headphones?

That is the question:

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous decibels or to take arms against a sea of sound waves and by opposing thine headphones, end them.

Dan Roberts joins us today to share his reflections on whether or not you should put the cans on while performing a voice over as inspired by sessions at VOICE 2010.


 

Promo Panel at VOICE 2010

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Microphones lined upThe Promo Panel is always a session to look forward to at VOICE and this one was no exception.

Joe Cipriano moderated the panel which was jam packed with top talent who do promos and trailers including Scott Rummell, Ashton Smith, Rino Romano, Sylvia Villagran, and Stew Herrera.

Glean some wisdom from promo royalty today on VOX Daily.


 

PromaxBDA Honors Joe Cipriano with Don LaFontaine Legacy Award

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Joe CiprianoPromaxBDA and Brief Magazine are proud to present the 2nd Annual Don LaFontaine Legacy Award to Joe Cipriano.

Created collectively by PromaxBDA, Rudy Gaskins and Anita LaFontaine to honor the name, memory and defining legacy of one of the world's most famous voices, the Don LaFontaine Legacy Award recognizes a voice of impact as determined by a specialized industry committee.

Through the criteria filter of character, longevity, talent, professionalism and the passion for giving back, this year's recipient embodies much of Don's defining legacy.

The award will be presented to Joe on June 24, 2010.


 

8 Elements of Comedy with Pat Fraley

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Can anyone learn how to be funny?

Comedy has a formula, and in today's VOX Daily, I'm going to share some of what master voice over instructor Pat Fraley had to share in his VOICE 2010 presentation that had people laughing into the aisles and falling off their chairs.


 

Stay Tuned For Coverage of VOICE 2010

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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I'm writing to you from the VOICE 2010 conference in Los Angeles where I, among hundreds of other voice over people, will from June 2nd through June 5th, 2010.

Want to know how to keep up with what's going on here without having to leave home?

Stay tuned to Voices.com on Twitter, Facebook and of course, VOX Daily!


 

Voices.com To Sponsor and Speak at PodCamp London 2010

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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podcamp-london-2010-logo.jpgWe're very excited to be part of PodCamp London 2010!

The event is being held on May 8, 2010 at the Convergence Centre in the UWO Research Park in London, Ontario Canada.

In addition to Voices.com's sponsorship of the event, I will be speaking and facilitating a masterclass style session for podcasters who want to improve their vocal performance and creative interpretation skills.

Find out more in today's VOX Daily.


 

Voices.com Mixer Schedule and City Tour Coming Up!

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Do you want a Voices.com Mixer to come to your city?

We're excited to announce a number of cities we are planning events in throughout the course of 2010. Find out where we'll be next as well as which cities will play host this year!


 

Voices.com Toronto Mixer 2010

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Last weekend we hosted a mixer in Toronto that was attended by over 50 people including voice over talent and customers who hire talent on the Voices.com website.

Ben, Ashley, Brogan and I were thrilled to see everyone and want to share some of our experiences from our time in Toronto with you.

Catch up on the goings on and see some pictures from the mixer in today's VOX Daily!


 

Digital Interactive Gaming Developers DIG Voices.com

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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London, Ontario is known officially as The Forest City, but in recent years, its reputation has expanded to include digital interactive media and gaming!

This year marked the second Digital Interactive Gaming Conference in our city and I had the opportunity to attend a few events on Tuesday that were absolutely fabulous and telling. Hanging out some of the crème de la crème on the Canadian video game development scene from all across the country.

Find out more about the Canadian gaming industry and how the voice over community is reaching out to game developers.


 

Voiceworx in Toronto Creates Great Performances With Heart

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Mike Kirby's Voiceworx, TorontoFounded in 1996, Mike Kirby's Voiceworx has served students of voice over for 13 years, and has introduced Canadian talent to the wonderful world of voice over, including Shakespearean actors who have performed at The Stratford Festival, broadcast professionals, and aspiring voice artists.

Based in Toronto, Canada, Voiceworx focuses on helping people to find the part of themselves that will blossom in the booth. It didn't take long for me to see that the very core of Voiceworx is HEART.

Jessica, Erica, and I had the opportunity to sit in on a couple of Voiceworx sessions at their Weekend Warrior Workshop in October and had an amazing time!

Learn more about this fabulous training company for voice over artists in our own backyard.


 

DB Cooper's "The Big Grunt: finding, trapping and taming exertion sounds"

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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DB-at-AGDC.jpgHave you been wondering how to make convincing exertion sounds for video games and character voice acting?

How do you make yourself sound like you're injured, in peril, or decidedly indisposed?

Find out in this neat article submitted by DB Cooper about her experience presenting at the Game Developers Conference Austin 2009.


 

Voices.com LA Mixer an Awesome Success!

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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voice-girl-drinking-tea-300.jpgMeeting with over 144 voice actors in one of the hottest clubs in Los Angeles at the W Hotel was absolutely amazing!

Who was there, what happened, and how did it turn out?

There's so much to share with you and I can't wait until you read this!

Check out today's VOX Daily for coverage of this event!


 

23+ Free Magazines Distributed at AES Conventions

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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When I found this information, I couldn't help but share it with you!

Earlier this week I came upon a video (above) that rhymes off a number of audio magazines that may be of use to you when recording and producing voice overs.

Read on for links to some of the magazines mentioned in this video and for more information about how to get them.


 

Franchises and Conventions Give Voice Actors Exposure in Community

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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It's amazing how many different "worlds" voice actors can be part of when there is a successful franchise in place.

Have you ever gone to an Anime convention or any other convention where they celebrated characters you have voiced?

I'd love to hear all about it so leave a comment!


 

Spotlight on Katherine Kellgren, Audie Award-Winning Narrator

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Katherine KellgrenKatherine Kellgren, though classically trained, sophisticated and sonorous, narrates stories from the depths of her soul, combining talent and skill with pure passion infused by a love of the spoken word, uplifted by her father's devoted ears.

I was there to see Katherine present at the Audies and also be acknowledged for her talent. Fortunately, I also was present to hear her speak at the BookExpo America Audiobook and Author Tea, discovering more about her creative process and hearing a reading from "Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary 'Jacky' Faber, Ship's Boy."

Learn more about this lovely and gracious lady who not only walked away with three Audies this year but also with the hearts of those to whom she read.


 

Voice Coaches Expo Expert Panel Discussion 2009

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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This transcript of the Voice Coaches expert panel will make you feel like you were there, and for those who were there, you get to relive some of the event!

If you've been wondering what the difference is between NYC and LA for voice over, when it's time to redo your demo, what the current trends are, working as a voice actor in an animated film or cartoon, what it takes to get the gig and why it pays to be prepared (and a little nervous), sit back and let the experts deliver the answers to you here at VOX Daily.


 

Rodney Saulsberry Wows and Inspires at Voice Coaches Expo

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Gigantic Beech treeVoice over legend Rodney Saulsberry returned to the Voice Coaches Expo to a rousing, standing ovation.

A Detroit native and graduate of the University of Michigan, Rodney Saulsberry is one of the most sought-after voice talents in our industry. As one of the top movie trailer voices in the business, moviegoers have heard Rodney's voice promoting some of the most popular films of recent years, including How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Friday, Drumline, Finding Forrester, Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Dumb and Dumberer, and many more. His voice has also announced for prestigious ceremonies including the NAACP Image Awards and the Essence Awards.

Filled with anticipation, people sat in the darkened theater, fully engaged in captivating storytelling that was both authentic and inspired.

Learn more from this phenomenal teacher through this coverage and hear about some personal experiences in voice acting.


 

Voices.com Speaks at Voice Coaches Expo 2009, Shares Power Tips

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Profile screen shot, Voices.com Voice Talent Joy Lyn ShawDavid and I delivered an interactive presentation that shares how members of Voices.com can get the most out of the service and gave some power tips that make a world of difference.

Giving the presentation was so much fun! I'm excited to share some of the highlights with you now.

Even if you are already doing much of what is mentioned, you'll probably find something new that you haven't explored or tried, so dig in!


 

The Evolution of Voice Over in Multimedia by Dan Dinsmore

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Woman taking a picture of herself with her cell phoneHow has the use of voice over changed in multimedia over the years?

You'd be amazed by where a few decades has brought voice over! In fact, you'd even be more amazed by what a matter of months can do in the age of modern multimedia.

This informative lecture presented by Dan Dinsmore of Overit Media at the Voice Coaches Advanced Marketing Expo will share how new doors of opportunity have opened for voice over talent online, specifically through podcasts and interactive gaming.

Want to learn more?

Gain a new perspective on this field and learn how you can make multimedia voice over part of your business.


 

Adam Caplan Shares Experiences Working With Don LaFontaine

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Don LaFontaineAdam Caplan gave an amazing presentation at PodCamp London called "The Practice of Brevity", teaching us how to deliver a compelling, educational and entertaining message in two minutes or less.

Don LaFontaine's name came up as someone he had worked with and I decided to follow up with Adam to discover more about his experiences with "The Don". Adam has graciously shared some of his insight and memories here with us at VOX Daily for you to enjoy.

Learn more about how Don LaFontaine's masterful application of the art of brevity helped him to make a significant and profound impact while maintaining his trademark delivery and singular style.


 

Voice Coaches Expo "Technology + You = Opportunity" on May 2, 2009

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Voice Coaches Expo 2009

In the near future, many of the voice over industry's brightest minds will gather for an event that is sure to knock your socks off.

Voices.com is pleased to announce that the Voice Coaches Expo, "Technology + You = Opportunity" will take place on Saturday May 2nd in Schenectady, NY at the GE Theater, featuring presenters and experts within the field of voice over and beyond, to name just one, Rodney Saulsberry!

Find out more about this event now.


 

Coverage of PodCamp Toronto 2009 / #pcto09

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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PodCamp Toronto 2009For the next several days, I'll be writing about what went on at PodCamp Toronto over the weekend.

David, Erica and I attended on behalf of Voices.com and split up, taking in as much as possible from the five track unconference over the course of two days.

This first article is meant to introduce you to the concept of PodCamp, its significance and what it is meant to achieve.


 

Voices.com Sponsors PodCamp Toronto 2009

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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PodCamp Toronto 2009Are you into podcasting?

Do you live in or around Toronto, ON Canada?

Make plans to show up at PodCamp Toronto on February 21 and 22, 2009 at the Rogers Communications Centre at Ryerson University.


 

Voices.com Is Planning a Conference

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Voice World Toronto

The team at Voices.com is planning a conference and we want your feedback!

Want to know more?


 

The 2008 New York Voice Over Mixer!

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Erik Sheppard hosted a bash attended by 200 people from the voice over community on Friday December 5th at the Butterfield 8, a memorable networking event that engaged New Yorkers as well as industry professionals from all over the US and Canada.

Enjoy a taste of the event by viewing pictures from Erik's Flickr photostream and by reading this article.


 

Midwest Voice Conference : Neurological Diseases Associated with Voice Disorders

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Dr. Arlene Barr

Do You Know Who Has Had a Stroke or Has Parkinson's Disease?

In Dr. Arlene Barr's lecture, she discussed how neurological diseases are related to voice disorders, featuring Stroke and Parkinson's Disease, among others.

Learn more about how neurological disorders affect speech at VOX Daily.


 

Midwest Voice Conference : Rhinology and The Voice

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Dr. Stephanie Joe

Doc, I've Got Sinus!

Learn all about:

๏ How allergies develop
๏ Treatment options

Dr. Stephanie Joe gives us the rundown on runny noses in this excerpt from her presentation at the Midwest Voice Conference in Chicago.


 

Midwest Voice Conference : Pharyngeal Voice : Description and Application to Pop Music Styles

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Diagram of the Pharynx

Ever heard of Pharyngeal Voice?

Some people debate its very existence while others study it and credit the singing style for their success.

Find out more about this centuries old method through this mind-bending lecture presented by Randy Buescher, of Your True Voice, and Dr. H. Steven Sims, Director of the Chicago Institute for Voice Care.


 

Midwest Voice Conference : Do Singers Need to Be Fat?

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Luciano Pavarotti

Does Girth Have Anything to Do With Your Voice?

Just because there are many portly singers doesn't necessarily mean that you need to be fat to be good.

In this lecture, we'll take a look at:

  • The state of American obesity
  • How obesity affects the voice
  • Treatment options

Find out this and more, all courtesy of Dr. Carlos Galvani, here at VOX Daily.


 

Midwest Voice Conference : Diagnostic Evaluation and Medical Treatment of Adult Patients with GERD

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Dr. Jay L. Goldstein

What is GERD?

According to the American College of Gastroenterology, GERD is defined as:

"Chronic symptoms or mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus."

Do you have acid reflux?

If so, this lecture presented by Dr. Jay L. Goldstein will teach you the basic principals of gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), help you to understand how reflux can get to and affect the vocal folds, and learn about treatment options.


 

Midwest Voice Conference : Current Methods in Singing Voice Rehabilitation

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Have you ever suffered a vocal injury?

For those of you who have you know the long road to vocal recovery that presents special challenges and demands.

Read some pearls of wisdom from Karen Wicklund, MD, as she shares some tips on how to help recover from a voice injury like surgery, nodules or a vocal hemorrhage and also how to take it easy while exercising your voice to return to full strength.


 

Midwest Voice Conference Coverage Begins Today!

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Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Midwest Voice Conference on August 9, at the University of Illinois at Chicago, an event sponsored in part by Voices.com.

Prepare to be educated en mass! I'll be covering two lectures each day in this week dedicated to protecting your asset, in other words, your voice.


 

Meet Me in Chicago at the Midwest Voice Conference August 9, 2008

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Diagram of the vocal organs

A couple of weeks ago, you may remember that I wrote an article about the Midwest Voice Conference, but what I didn't say at the time is that I will also be there!

In this article, I've detailed the conference program so that you have a chance to learn more about what you can expect from this one-day event on Saturday August 9, 2008 in Chicago.

Will you be coming?

Let me know by adding a comment so that we can meet up :)


 

Midwest Voice Conference in Chicago on August 9, 2008

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2008 Midwest Voice Conference

Voices.com is pleased to provide promotional sponsorship for the Second Annual Midwest Voice Conference in Chicago, IL on Saturday, August 9, 2008 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you use your voice to earn a living, make your way to this very informative, enlightening and practical conference in Chicago!


 

Rapid Fire Experts Panel Discussion at Voice Coaches Conference

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Voice Coaches Marketing Expo 2008 Expert Panel

At the end of the day, we were treated to an expert panel Q&A session featuring Rodney Saulsberry, Billy Serow, Evan Farmer, Heather Frenz, David Ciccarelli, Dan Dinsmore, Jay Silverman, Jenny Marcotte, and David Bourgeois.

Get some fabulous insight and then some here on VOX Daily.


 

When Preparation Meets Opportunity, You Get Luck

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Rodney Saulsberry speaking at the Voice Coaches Expo

Rodney Saulsberry taught people more than a thing or two about how you can bank on your voice at the Voice Coaches Advanced Marketing Expo and Conference.

Discover some tips that will more than get you on your way and light a lively fire beneath you in your voice over career.


 

Sweetwater Sound Drills Down Basics of Home Recording for Voice Actors

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Mark Magdich Sweetwater Sound

Mark Magdich from Fort Wayne, Indiana flew in and gave a whirlwind talk featuring audio recording equipment and basic concepts of home recording for voice actors.

Discover the benefits of investing in quality gear and learn about standard technologies you should have in your studio.


 

13 REs of Self-Marketing for Voice Actors

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Jay Silverman of Voice Coaches took his bulldog at the gate lecture to new heights with a baker's dozen of self-marketing tips specific to offline marketing for voice actors.

While these tips are based upon traditional marketing procedures elements of this presentation can also be applied for auditions online through the voice over marketplace.


 

Game On : Gaming Voiceovers

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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SpiderMan Videogame Voiceovers

When it comes to blockbuster video games few companies compete with Vicarious Visions and Activision.

Are you ready to go inside the world of gaming voiceovers?

This article profiles Vicarious Visions' gaming VO Producer Evan Skolnick. Evan has worked as a producer and writer on games including Guitar Hero, Spider Man 3, Shrek 2 and numerous others.

At the Voice Coaches Marketing Expo, we learned how material is prepared for recording and how Evan works collaboratively with his team on both coasts, as well as celebrities like Tobey Maguire and James Franco to complete the job.


 

Voice Coaches Advanced Marketing Expo and Conference Mixer

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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After seven hours of driving, we arrived in Schenectady, NY for the Voice Coaches Advanced Marketing Expo and Conference at the GE Theater at Proctors.

The energy here is great and everyone can't wait for what tomorrow will bring. Come join us by catching the latest news on VOX Daily!


 

Worth Every Penny? Conferences : Justifying the Cost

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Conferences

Are you going to any conferences this year?

We're right smack dab in the middle of conference season (NAB just wrapped up in Las Vegas) and there are a couple of conferences coming up in the voice over industry.

While there are conferences out there, it's up to you to decide whether or not they are worth every penny.


 

Voice Coaches Marketing Expo : Experts Panel

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Hilton Garden Inn Albany NYEnjoy a Q&A period at the Voice Coaches Advanced Marketing Expo!

Learn from industry experts Jim Sciancalepore, Heather Frenz, Bob Souer, David Ciccarelli, Billy Serow, Evan Farmer, and David Bourgeois.

Moderating the discussion was Voice Coaches Marketing Director, Warren Garling.


 

Voice Coaches Marketing Expo : Voices.com

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Voice Over in the Google EraDavid and Stephanie Ciccarelli presented on the topic of Voice Over in the Google Era.

With so many ways to promote your voice using the monolithic conglomerate that is Google, there's no stopping the voice over industry online!

Discover ways that you can improve and increase your presence on the Internet as a voice over talent regardless of your location.


 

Voice Coaches Marketing Expo : Overit Media

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Overit MediaDoes your demo have a case of the uglies?

Join the graphic design experts Dan Dinsmore and Phil Montelone from Overit Media as they give tips on how "putting on the makeup" for your Demo CD and branding materials.


 

Voice Coaches Marketing Expo : Billy Serow

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Billy Serow Abrams ArtistsLooking for a voice over agent in top tier commercial voice casting?

Learn more about Billy Serow, a commercial voice talent agent at the Abrams Agency in New York City.


 

Voice Coaches Marketing Expo : Albany Ad Club

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Albany Ad ClubMarketing yourself as effectively as you could locally?

Learn some hot tips on how to grow your circle of influence and increase your bottom line with tips from Stacey Nooney, Marketing Director / Project Director for Working Pictures in Albany, NY.


 

Voice Coaches Marketing Expo : Jay Silverman

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Jay SilvermanMeet Jay Silverman, the resident Advanced Self Marketing Guru at VoiceCoaches.com.

Learn about the concept of how to make the administrative assistant (or bulldog) your friend to get to where you want to go when marketing your talents for voice over work!


 

Voice Coaches Advanced Marketing Expo

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Voice Coaches

We're at the Voice Coaches Advanced Marketing Expo just outside of Albany, NY.

Learn more about this fantastic organization of progressive and caring instructors through the VOX Daily blog!


 

VOICE Conference : DB Cooper

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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DB Cooper VoiceWant to be a video game voice actor?

Learn the biz of video game voice acting and secrets on how to keep Gamers happy with your performance by reading this wonderful article about DB Cooper's VOICE 2007 lecture "Infinite Ammo".

Get ready to rock!


 

VOICE 2007 : Bob Bergen

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Bob Bergen and Porky PigWho is the real Porky Pig?

How did he get there?

What keeps him going?

Read about Bob Bergen's extraordinary one man show "Not Just Another Pretty Voice" here at VOX Daily.


 

VOICE Conference: MJ Lallo

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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MJ Lallo at VOICE 2007Looking for a Character workout?

MJ Lallo brought the house down with her comedic personality and unique character voice acting techniques.

Learn some tips on how to make the most of your character voice acting career from a pro's point of view.


 

VOICE 2007 : Don LaFontaine

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Don LaFontaineWine, cheese, Don...

Couldn't get much better than that!

Want to know more?

Keep reading!

Discover the magic that is Don LaFontaine, the King of Voice Overs.


 

VOICE Conference : Bettye Zoller

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Bettye ZollerHas it been your dream to see your name on the credits of an audio book at Barnes & Noble or on Audible.com?

Have storytelling skills burning a hole in your pocket?

Bettye Zoller presented a fabulous lecture on the business of audio books and how you can find your voice in the 2nd largest growing sector of the entertainment business.


 

Debbie Munro on VOICE 2007

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Debbie MunroA member of the Canadian contingent that came to VOICE 2007 in Las Vegas, Debbie Munro has some insight to share with you!

Find out what one of Canada's top VO coaches thought of the VOICE conference.

As Deb says, "We discovered that we’re still in the baby steps of something huge about to burst."


 

Debbie Munro on VOICE 2007

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Debbie MunroA member of the Canadian contingent that came to VOICE 2007 in Las Vegas, Debbie Munro has some insight to share with you!

Find out what one of Canada's top VO coaches thought of the VOICE conference.

As Deb says, "We discovered that we’re still in the baby steps of something huge about to burst."


 

VOICE Conference : Gregory Best

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Gregory Best VOICE 2007New to the Art of Negotiation?

Are you in for a treat!

Let master negotiator Gregory Best show you the ropes on how to negotiate and use your negotiation skills to your advantage in the business of voice over.


 

3rd iPod Shuffle Winner at VOICE 2007

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Debbie Andreen iPod Shuffle Voices.comThe anticipation mounted as the third and final iPod Shuffle winner was being drawn.

A mass of people ran up to the stage to get their business cards in last minute for the drawing...

What follows could only be described as WOW!


 

VOICE Conference : James Alburger and Penny Abshire

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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James Alburger and Penny AbshireJust what is the psychology of voice over?

Something to do with left brain and right brain...?

To find out, check out James Alburger and Penny Abshire's lecture presented at VOICE 2007!


 

VOICE Conference : Pat Fraley

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Pat Fraley VOICE 2007Just how many tricks did Pat Fraley smuggle out of Hollywood?

These tricks will astound you!

Learn from one of the masters in this hilarious post.

Pat Fraley delivers pure Edutainment!


 

VOICE Conference : Chris Wagner

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Chris WagnerNeed a website tuneup?

Chris Wagner's lecture on voice over on the World Wide Web will give you several ideas on how to renovate your online real estate.

Read, take notes, and apply!

Discover some of the hottest website secrets unleashed at VOICE 2007.


 

VOICE 2007 : What Was Your Favorite Moment?

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Palace Station Hotel, Las VegasHave a special memory of VOICE 2007?

Share it with everyone as a comment on the blog!


 

VOICE Conference : Frank Frederick

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Frank FrederickYou don't have to serenade your clients beneath their balcony literally, but it doesn't hurt to send them some good old fashioned "Love Notes".

Frank Frederick's lecture on the subject of getting your customers to love you was a hit with those who have a way with words.

Branding all the way along, you'll thoroughly enjoy this post for the sheer loveliness of it! Grab a tic tac and get ready for some Love Notes with Frank Frederick, The Voice.


 

VOICE Conference : Connie Terwilliger Part II

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Connie Terwilliger Voice CoachWhat kind of instrument do you have?

When it comes to voice quality and professional range, you need to know how to work that instrument of yours.

Find out what pro voice talent and coach Connie Terwilliger has to say on the matter!


 

VOICE Conference : Connie Terwilliger

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Connie TerwilligerCurious about the Art of Science and Self-Evaluation where voice over is concerned?

Looking for a formula for success as a professional voice over talent?

Connie Terwilliger may just have the answers you're looking for!

Read about Connie's lecture from VOICE 2007 to conduct your own self-assessment of where you stand in the world of voice overs.


 

6 Hour Flight with iPod in Tow

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Kara Edwards Voice ActorWho got the second iPod?

A lovely lady with a long flight home!

Check out this post to find out who the winner of the second iPod Shuffle at the VOICE Conference was, sponsored by Voices.com.


 

VOICE Conference : Rodney Saulsberry

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Rodney SaulsberryHave you read Rodney Saulsberry's book, "Step Up To The Mic"?

If not, this account from notes taken during Rodney's lecture at VOICE 2007 is an awesome preview of the book.

If you missed the conference or haven't yet read the book...

You've got to read this!


 

iPod Shuffle Winner at Voices.com

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Jeff Gelder VoiceThe first iPod Shuffle has been drawn for!

This is the first of three iPod Shuffles, so if you haven't put your business card in our special box yet, be sure to do so before the conference is through.

Find out who won the iPod Shuffle and put a name and face to one of your colleagues.


 

The VOICE Conference!

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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At the halfway point for the conference, there's been lots to celebrate!

Find out what's going on at the VOICE Conference at VOX Daily, and remember...

What happens in Vegas, doesn't have to stay in Vegas!

Voice Conference 2007


 

PodCamp Toronto: How to make your podcast more listenable

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Peter O'Connell PodCampPeter O'Connell of audio'connell wowed PodCamp with expert advice and hot tips on recording equipment, teaching the crew about PodPresence.


 

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