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Aflac seeks new voice for its duck

Started by Beth Skowvron. Last reply by William Williams Nov 16, 2011. 1 Reply

Bill Holmes Workshop in Hawaii October 23 & 24

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VOICE2010 Roommates @ the Hyatt

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Harlan Hogan Mic

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VO classes and seminars

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Where can I find VO scripts for demo?

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New to VU and VO and looking for feedback.

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Anyone heard of this new site? www.VOCareer.com

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VOICE 2010, FINALLY!

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MO-JOE Friday Video Episode 62: "Change is a Comin'" by Joe Loesch

Change can be traumatic, but if you want to stay ahead of the curve in voice over, accept change. And move with it. "Don't let it threaten you," says Joe Loesch in this MO-JOE Friday Video episode. Rather, use it to propel your career success ...

Career: What Type Of Voice Over Career Do YOU Want? Quick Buck, Steady, Or Elite? by J. Michael Collins

Beyond the fun and challenge of voicing, voice over is a business. And an essential question for you is: What type of career do you want? You certainly have options, as top VO pro/coach/producer J. Michael Collins details here. Just be sure what you choose is really where you want to stay ...

Voice Over Income: Are You An Indendent Contractor Or Employee? California AB 5 - Basic Info For Voice Actors, by Peter J. Marx

California AB 5 - the new law that appears to classify voice actors as company employees, rather than independent contractors - has some folks in a jitter. Consider: What starts in CA often sweeps the US. But voice actor / CA attorney Peter J. Marx advises calm, detailing here the basics of the new law, and what he believes will happen ...

1/9/2020: Author Stephen King To Receive 'Lifetime Achievement' Honor at Audie Awards Gala, March 2 in New York

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) will honor bestselling author Stephen King for Lifetime Achievement at the 2020 Audie Awards Gala, March 2 at Guastavino's in New York City. Known as the most prestigious award in the audiobook industry, the Audies will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, capping a period of tremendous growth in popularity and acclaim for audiobooks ...

Income: Here Are Four Voice Over Compensation Scenarios That Can Drive You Crazy, by Dave Courvoisier

Voice over freelancers are paid in a myriad of ways (or sometimes, not at all). VO pro Dave Courvoisier vents about four compensation scenarios that can drive us crazy ...

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Comment by William Williams on November 16, 2011 at 6:36pm

Hello Buzz! Look forward to hearing the latest and greatest!

Comment by Rodney Jackson on May 9, 2010 at 10:41am
To all mothers and mother’s to be Happy Mothers Day!
Comment by Ann Richardson on January 31, 2010 at 7:30pm
Howard, great question. I have heard so many conflicting instructions on what a demo should and shouldn't be, and each one comes from successful professionals! Looking forward to a hint here.... Also, if the wrong type of demo (too long, too short, music, no music) is submitted, is the VO artist automatically "off the list" for potential work? Can one's marketing efforts overcome a demo that isn't exactly what they were looking for?
Comment by Howard V. Yates on January 31, 2010 at 1:43pm
I'm working on a new narration demo for my website and I'm wondering what material would be most beneficial. Some considerations I've run across are travelogue, fiction, and non-fiction. Also, reading an excerpt from a classic novel was suggested, but how can this all fit in to a one to two minute demo? I'm not trying to combine eLearning tutorials and corporate narrations into the same demo, I'd rather keep them seperate. Any suggestions on what would work, a good script for travelogues, and what should be the timing of the whole demo?

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Comment by Rodney Jackson on December 25, 2009 at 12:43pm
Happy Holidays Everyone!!!
Comment by Bettye Zoller on September 15, 2009 at 2:05pm
The jobs in Europe are growing. With two European agents now, it's really exciting to see how much American English unaccented voices can do. I cover this aspect in my Business seminars and first began voicing in Europe about four years ago aided by the fact that my youngest son and family live in Switzerland and Croatia and we visit there often. Now, it's better than ever and the jobs keep coming. If you are not connected in Europe, you should be.
 

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