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At 7:53pm on May 12, 2013, Penny Abshire said…

Welcome to Positive Thinkers UNITE, Bettye!

It's so nice to have you join us!



At 1:34am on October 29, 2012, Phillip J Mather said…

Good evening, Bettye - I am a displaced Englishman living outside of Houston with my Texan wife and a motley assortment of rescued creatures on Dysfunctional Farm.  I've just relaunched my VO career after a 10-yr gap.  Jim Conlan (whom I believe you know) produced an excellent demo for me, and as of the end of last week I am represented by Cindi Davis-Andress at Pastrini-Bosby Talent . . . stay tuned for further developments :)


At 4:07pm on June 26, 2012, Channe Nolen said…

Hey Betty, thanks for the info on Sound Forge. I did get the MOTU Microbook II it comes with AudioDesk which is Digital Performer babyware.  Learning to use it for my audio book recordings.  Lots of useful editing tools.  Channe

At 7:45am on March 3, 2012, BOB NOBLE said…

As one pro to another . . . Thanks for your kind remarks regarding our son's passing. Have a Great Day              Bob

At 1:48pm on January 25, 2012, Ann Richardson said…

Thanks, Bettye, I'll check it out!

At 10:03pm on December 7, 2011, Timothy D. Sanders said…

Hey Bettye,

Just listened to the recording of the Political Voiceover Demo.....Good info! Thanks again for helping me with my Political Demo....Just gotta get out there now and take your advice and 

At 8:29pm on November 29, 2011, William Williams said…

Hey Bettye,


Thank you for the add! I very much enjoy following your advice on VO Xtra and look forward to connecting!



At 5:29pm on August 2, 2011, Leesha Saunders said…

Hi Bettye: I feel unsure about submitting some auditions because of my accent. I've been working on my phrasing.  However, I am sensitive to my accent now so it seems to really stand out. Your class sounds great. I will sign up. Thanks!

At 4:07pm on April 28, 2011, Markham Anderson-VO Artist/Coach said…

Hi Bettye!!!!!!

So glad we are friends now! You are a legendary and terrific voice talent and everyone speaks so highly of you. Personally, I am tiring of doing straight commercials for so long and really excited about getting more into cartoon bookings. I just posted my Character-Animation reel just about everywhere. I am with DeSanti Talent in Chicago, and on voicebank and VO Planet. I am a single dad and my little boy lives with me in Michigan. He is mildly autistic and is my guiding light in this world! God blessed us with these kids....what a journey. I am from Houston originally! I do want to take your course on working in the cartoon genre! God Bless you ma'am.

-Markham Anderson

At 5:14pm on March 20, 2011, Ran Alan Ricard said…

Hello Dear Heart,


     Things haven't worked out as well as I'd liked.  In fact the jobs just dried up like a desert creek.  I keep my hand in now by making 'audio books' for my grandchildren.  They seem to like them and the pay is in hugs and kisses, so in that regard I'm really cleaning up.  I just finished one called, 'Scary Stories for Stormy Nights'.  I'm sure not giving up and I believe the pendulum will swing my way again.  I hope you are well and appreciate you thinking of me.


'Don't Just Get Voice Over .... Get Ran Over'.

At 7:40am on March 17, 2011, David W Stone said…

Hi Bettye!

Yep...I was just considering changing the color of my profile text...Done!

So...I'm guessing that this is in response to my post in the VO-Coaches Corner ...

Tell me...what do you have in mind???

btw... I remember your voice, Mother Nature .... the cadence and inflection... I remember it vividly!

At 10:36pm on January 20, 2011, Dan (Daniel Eduardo) Hurst said…

" A demo only lasts as long as you're not better!"


What a brilliant statement!!!





At 7:37pm on January 12, 2011, Rita Pardue said…
Thanks so much for the lovely b'day wishes. I should check this site more often. Wishing you an awesome 2011.
At 9:24pm on December 24, 2010, Jobe Allen said…
I just love your voice. Your gift is splendid indeed. I am enamored by its ability to straighten my posture. :)
At 1:45pm on October 21, 2010, Hazel Buys said…
Hi, Bettye, I bought your webinar series on how to do audio books - very, very useful and packed with info. Thank you so much. I need a bit more info about the use of music in preparing a sample CD for audio book auditions/demos. Is it ever advised to include a (carefully selected) music track along with the read? Thanks! Hazel Buys
At 5:35pm on October 20, 2010, Joe Loesch said…
Bettye, I just found your note asking about This is my audiobook publishing, production and distribution company. It actually falls under the umbrella of Readio Theatre, LLC. All of the titles there are mine. We research, write, copyright, produce and distribute through various wholesalers. You can listen to sound bits there. Looking forward to our class. I started a page for us on my Hugs
At 1:31am on September 23, 2010, Dan Harder said…
Hello Bettye,
Thanks for "friending" me today. It's an honor to make your acquaintance.
I hope you have a splendid day!
-Dan Harder
At 4:43am on August 31, 2010, Marinda Botha said…
Apologies Betty, I found it! Like my mother always says "If it was a snake, it would have bitten you by now!"

At 4:42am on August 31, 2010, Marinda Botha said…
Hi there Bettye

I am a South African voice artists who recently joined VU.

I saw your posting on the audio book group regarding your 3 -part webinar. I was wondering where I could buy the podcasts? You mention a John, but I am unaware which John you are referring to :)?

Thank you for your help. Your posting down below for reference.



"Comment by Bettye Zoller on August 5, 2010 at 11:54am
Excellent turn out for my Audio Books Part III Webinar sponsored by John Florian and VoiceoverXtra Mon night Aug 2. Thanks everybody for tuning in. And John's got a $99 special going where you get all three podcasts emailed to you. Check it out on his site."
At 3:11pm on August 10, 2010, Ran Alan Ricard said…
Hello Dear Lady,

Yeah, I've been a tad 'incommunicado' of late. Had a bit of a financial setback and it's hard to recoup when living on a fixed income. We're trying to sell our house here and if we're successful, we're headed back to Missouri to take care of family. The plus side of that is it's only a short 6 hour drive or so to Dallas and the possibility of taking some lessons from you ;o)

I had to stop my pay2play subscription for a while too. Honestly though I wasn't getting any work from it anyway. I'm afraid I even reduced myself to being a bottom feeder in my bids for the projects and I still didn't land any.

My only employer of late has been a small recording studio in Rhode Island who pays me a whopping $1.25 per finished minute. I've been one of several voices they use to compile audio anthologies and such. It's been good practice, but it doesn't even keep me in cheap wine ... much less the kind of cigars fit for a man of my caliber ;o)

I won't lose heart though. I'll keep recording, even if it's just for my grand kids and maybe at some point in the not too distant future I'll be able to step up and start competing again.

I have a few local prospects, but so far they've failed to launch (both are new companies in the Tampa area).

I've only been able to land one agent also, and I've gotten two auditions from him the past 6 months .. and didn't land either one of those gigs.

Anyway dear lady ... this isn't a 'woe is me' epistle, I've been down a lot darker alleys than this. I'll keep on keeping on, watch and listen to the greats like you and someday ...................................

'Don't Just Get Voice Over ... Get Ran Over'

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