Stephanie Ciccarelli's Blog (34)

VoiceWorld Toronto Conference May 3-4, 2013

Greetings friends! is pleased to announce that we will be hosting an industry conference in Toronto on May 3-4, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

VoiceWorld Toronto is going to be an amazing event and I hope to see you there. Here's a bit about…


Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on December 10, 2012 at 2:08pm — 1 Comment

Voice Artists & Friends

Have you heard of KIVA?

If so, you'll want to check out a new group on the site founded by voice talent Sharon Feingold. Sharon, and many other professional voice artists, are teaming up to help support entrepreneurs in other parts of the world who need temporary financial assistance through microloans.

Everyone starts somewhere and hard times are… Continue

Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on August 12, 2009 at 6:13pm — No Comments

What's Your Greatest VO Success Story?

Hi there,

I hope all is well with you. Sorry it has been a little while since I last updated my blog here at VU.

What have you been up to lately? Any good news you would like to share? Perhaps you've landed a huge gig of late that you can't wait to tell everyone about, that is, unless you've signed a non-disclosure agreement!

Regardless of where you've found success, I'd love to hear about it. If it was through, I'd really love to hear about it… Continue

Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on June 15, 2009 at 11:53am — No Comments

Ciccarellis to speak at Voice Coaches Expo this weekend

Hi there!

Just a quick note to share that both David and I will be presenting at the Voice Coaches expo in Schenectady, NY this weekend.

I'll also be on the experts panel at the end of the day.

If you're coming to the event, please let me know so that I can keep my eyes out for you.

Best wishes,


Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on April 27, 2009 at 1:05pm — No Comments

What Are Your Favorite Voice Over Videos on YouTube?

Hi everyone,

I thought I would take a moment to ask you what your favorite voice over related videos on YouTube are :)

If you have a top 10 list or a few that you could recommend, please comment and share them with the community on VU.

One of my personal faves has got to be Pablo Francisco parodying Don LaFontaine. I also love Voice Talkers, featuring Dave Foxx.

You can find both of those vids on YouTube through a keyword search here:…


Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on February 4, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Women in Movie Trailers

Dear Friends,

There's been much talk of who will fill the void of our late friend, Don LaFontaine. has speculated that it may be time for women to come to the fore and start kicking some butt in this arena.

I'm all for that and am also interested to hear which new male voices will rise to the occasion in this time of flux.

While honouring Don and his legacy is paramount, he would want us to embrace this change as he himself supported the idea of… Continue

Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on November 19, 2008 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

What Do You Call Your Studio?

Do you Have a Nickname for your studio?

Don LaFontaine used to call his recording studio a "Hole" while others decide to bestow a slightly more endearing name to their place of voice preservation.

What have you decided to call yours?

Leave a comment here and I'll add it to the conversation already going on at VOX Daily. If you want to head over there now to read what others are saying… Continue

Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on October 14, 2008 at 1:08pm — 6 Comments

Voice Over Experts Attains Seniority With 65th Podcast!

This past week, Voice Over Experts hit 65 episodes.

I want to thank all of you for listening and subscribing over the past year. When we started this podcast in June of 2007, we kicked off our show with Marc Cashman, a gentleman who many of you know as Ask The Voice Cat through various publications including a blog hosted at Since then, he has been joined by a number of his colleagues and peers from around the world, giving back to the community in a very special and… Continue

Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on October 9, 2008 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Pat Fraley's Buffalo Workshop was Awesome!

Over the weekend we (David and I) were very fortunate to attend Pat Fraley's workshop at Chameleon Connections in Buffalo hosted by Toni Silveri of All Coast Talent.

It was the most fun I've had in a long time and I wanted to thank everyone for making our time at "The Silly, The Serious and The Subtle" a memorable and rejuvenating experience!

I'll be writing more about the workshop soon and hope you'll be reading on my blog VOX Daily.

Thanks again Pat, you're… Continue

Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on August 17, 2008 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Do you have a marketing budget for your business?

What's something that's fun to do, necessary and gets you business?

The answer is Marketing!

Most businesses has a set marketing budget that is determined by their annual sales. A good rule of thumb when planning your marketing budget is to reinvest 20% of your revenues into getting the word out about your voice over… Continue

Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on July 23, 2008 at 1:42pm — No Comments Sponsors Midwest Voice Conference

Hi Friends,

I thought I would share some excellent news with you! is providing promotional sponsorship for the Midwest Voice Conference in Chicago, IL. The conference takes place on Saturday August 9, 2008 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Here's some more information about what you'll get out of the conference.

The objectives of the conference are:

Principles of Speaking Voice Restorative…


Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on July 16, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

A Job Well Done

Last week on Voice Over Experts, we were treated to a very interesting lecture presented by Lisa Rice of Lisa Rice Productions called "A Job Well Done".

Part of doing a job well done is follow up with your clients. Did you know that there is an even greater need today for effective communication when working with… Continue

Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on June 30, 2008 at 3:40pm — No Comments

A Man Who Has Never Met a Stranger

I couldn't help but use the words of DC Goode to start this blog post off because they are so amazingly true, significant and befitting of the gentleman we are honoring today on the VOX Daily blog.

If you haven't been to read the article, the gentleman in question is Pat Fraley, someone who has made an enormous impact on the voice over industry through his generosity and burning desire to share… Continue

Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on June 23, 2008 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Full Circle Comes 65 Years Later for UK Voice Actor Derek Partridge

Do you ever hear stories that make you drop your jaw and ponder the significance of what you have just heard?

Recently I had the privilege of interviewing a dear friend, Derek Partridge, who shared something that you would only dream up in the movies about his life and an astounding invitation that brought him an opportunity to bring closure to a 65 year-old mystery which has captivated thousands of people if not millions since 1943.

For those of you who are familiar with… Continue

Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on June 20, 2008 at 11:09am — No Comments Pays Tribute to Narrator Frank Muller

The audiobook family in voice over has suffered a tragic loss of one whose voice was quieted too soon.

To read a nice tribute about Frank Muller, please click on this link.

Also, Scott Brick shared his feelings following the death of Frank Muller shortly after he passed.… Continue

Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on June 13, 2008 at 4:56pm — 1 Comment

Interview with J.D. Hall, Voice of The Incredible Hulk!

Yesterday I had the privilege of speaking with J.D. Hall and got to chat with him about his voice acting role as the grunting, growling and groaning persona of the Incredible Hulk.

It was a real pleasure and I hope you can take a couple of minutes to read about this gentleman's experiences and accomplishments.

Voice actors don't nearly get the respect and recognition that they should.… Continue

Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on June 12, 2008 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Paying it Forward

Do you invest time in aspiring talent?

There are a lot of people who chat in forums and comment on blogs who are completely oblivious to the fact that they are changing lives and are perceived as mentors to those who are in need of guidance.

If you're adding to your community, you're paying it forward!

Just a pat on the back to those of you who chime in, give reviews when… Continue

Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on June 10, 2008 at 10:50pm — 1 Comment

Voice of Disney's The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Hi all,

Mark Silverman spent his early years growing up Disney by visiting the theme parks and also spent quite a bit of time watching The Twilight Zone.

After the whirligig of time spun for a while, Mark has found himself in a fortunate position to merge those two childhood interests into a terrifyingly cool voice over job!

His voice can be heard, in the spooky style of Rod… Continue

Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on June 9, 2008 at 10:36am — No Comments

You Guys Are So Disciplined!

It's nearly lunch but I wanted to make sure I let you all know just how much I admire the discipline of voice actors and people who use their voices professionally on a daily basis.

Yesterday, I had an interview over the phone with my good friend Julie Williams, and man, did I ever have to prepare. No cheese, milk, no caffeine after lunch...

I love cheese. Dairy is a major of weakness of mine so to go without was pretty hard.

It's amazing how quickly one can… Continue

Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on June 6, 2008 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

The New World of Freelance Voice Acting

One might say it's a new era while others are quick to point out that it's a whole new world (or a different ball game).

What's really going on in this fast paced and morphing industry?

Join the discussion at VOX Daily Voice Acting in Today's Industry : Are you ready for it?

Best wishes,


Added by Stephanie Ciccarelli on June 5, 2008 at 12:27pm — No Comments

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