In a day it’s not imposable to speak to over 100 people, how about 350 people a day! If your wanting to find an agent and someone that will represent you, you will have to pick up the phone and smile and dial baby;-)) Its not always easy having the phone hang up on you, however the proven number of calls made shows that persistence pays over the long haul. What you can expect commonly out of 100 calls, at least 15-20 that may want to have some continued dialog with you and your voice. How many calls have you made today? this week, and this year? What’s stopping you? If it’s the phone bill get magic jack, $19.95 a year! If you want to work in this business start making calls. Many just rely on e-mail…bad mistake, the human connection is so much stronger and they can hear your voice. I practice what I preach, and you will find me on the phone smiling and dialing all throughout the week, sharing my talent and expecting results. You will find after 40-50 calls, you can do this…practice makes perfect!

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Comment by Maurice Showers on October 15, 2010 at 9:01pm
Keith, your blogs are very helpful. I was feeling a little lost and your blogs gave me a much needed sense of direction. I read every thing I could find that you wrote. Don't stop blogging brother and keep on being sucessful! Thanks for the post!
Comment by Gene Dixon on October 8, 2010 at 4:07am
Thanks Keith!
Comment by Marc Brimacombe on October 8, 2010 at 12:23am
You're certainly right in that phone calling is an important part of any prominent voice actor's business. But it's not always easy to know what to say or how to say it, is it? Bearing this in mind, I like to follow through with many of the guidelines found in Susan Berkley's book, "Speak to Influence". It was here that I learned many helpful tips such as using verbal nods, practicing your opening, imagining face-to-face contact, etc. It really is amazing how just keeping a few pro tips in mind can cut down on the number of calls you make and how many you get back.
Comment by Keith Alan on October 7, 2010 at 5:59pm
Thank you!
Comment by Don Ferguson on October 7, 2010 at 4:28pm
Thanks, Keith! I actually enjoy the phone thing.....I treat it like a game! A few years in sales prior to my voice-over gig taught me the basics....
Comment by Marlo aka Double M on October 5, 2010 at 4:16pm
Great advice. Thanks you!
Comment by Narada Campbell on October 5, 2010 at 10:33am
Good advice. Thanks!!!

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