I'm reading your books, watching your videos and learning a great deal. It doesn't appear that you do one on one training? Could you refer me to someone who you have confidence in and/or trained with? I'm looking for a solid coach that will work with me and develop my talent. Anyone come to mind? Thanks.
In "You Can Bank On Your Voice", one of the things you suggested we ought not to do is offer alternate takes after a buy. This rings very true for me--but in a different line of work. Since the mid nineties, I've been pretty lucky as a drummer in the music scene and have had some real fortunate opportunities to work with some great producers and artists. And I think you're right: it is definitely tempting to want to hang around after they get "the take" and play around with some other ideas. Usually I felt this way because I was having so much fun and didn't want to leave. (In some cases, I was a real fan of the artists I got to play for--in which case I really didn't want to leave!) But what you say is true; if you give 'em something new that they actually like...well, you might've just bought yourself another couple of hours in the studio--a couple of hours that probably won't be paid for.
As a V.O. noob, one of the very first things I did was pop into the Thousand Oaks Public Library and check out your book, You Can Bank On Your Voice, which is a five-star read! Well-written, enjoyable, and absolutely loaded with practical advice, great stories, and wonderful resources. Once I finished reading it, I realized that I'll have to actually buy a copy to keep as a desk reference!
Thanks very much for stepping up and producing such a marvelous resource. You not only have a great gift in your voice, you have a wonderful writing style, too!
Thank you Rodney. I been viewing your page and listening to your work. Man, you are good! I was a radio DJ for about 20 years and now I have an interest in voice over work. I'm new to this and trying to learn! I had no idea the voice over world was so big. Thanks again. :)
How ya doin? Life's busy as usual here. I've always loved teaching but it sure do get difficult sometimes, yes?? Thinking about desert island, or maybe just eating a rich gooey dessert...lol. Send me a line. Hugs. Bettye.
I know you’ve been a member of Voiceover Universe for some time, but I wanted to introduce one of our groups to you.
I hope you'll check out and join a group called MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT. It's a group dedicated to discussing ways we can market ourselves - what works; what doesn't. You’ll find some very interesting ideas and concepts there! And we would appreciate your input. Click here for the link: MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT!
Thanks for your time! I trust our paths will cross soon!