The importance of telling people what you want and the merits of paying attention

A scant 6 weeks ago, author David Niall Wilson posted on his blog that he had a strong desire to turn some of his books into audio books.  The universe heard him. Two audiobook narrators left comments at the blog and the result is that several of Wilson’s titles are now available from his new audiobook publishing […]

Visiting My Past.

Sometimes I have trouble getting myself out of the house. By now I should have learned that invariably I have a good time when I go out. But last Thursday instead of packing my suitcase and heading to New York for my high school reunion, I answered emails, did voice-over auditions, and generally dragged my […]

Peter O’Connell responds.

Voice talent Peter O’Connell took time from his busy schedule of bagel noshing to respond to my breakfast story with a wonderful & hilarious post about networking and marketing. Peter is a very funny guy, but his post is not purely comedy – it is full of excellent ideas for voice actors (and all business […]

Why I Don’t Conduct Voice-over Business Over Breakfast Like Peter O’Connell Does.

My friend Peter O’Connell is a voice talent, producer and marketing expert, and he is one of my heroes. He’s full of ideas and of energy that he invests in his business and in his family, friends, and colleagues and he’s always coming up with something new. So, when Peter says that over the years […]

Voice-over Networking: NATURE Edition.

You just never know what cool events are going to pop up in my little town. A few days ago I heard, rather at the last minute, that the local PBS station was hosting an evening with Fred Kaufman, Executive Producer of Nature. I love those shows, and documentaries are of course of great interest […]

Meet and Eat

My Chamber of Commerce hosts four breakfasts each year. I enjoy these events tremendously as they give me a chance for relaxed conversation with people I’ve never met and in greater depth than is usually possible at the monthly Arrive @ 5 events. The December breakfast took place last week at the Delaney House, a […]

I love my Ad Club.

Today was the season finale for the monthly luncheon series sponsored by the Ad Club of Western Massachusetts, a group I joined last December. I enjoy their events tremendously, always finding congenial people to talk to. Most of their gatherings are sit-down affairs, a venue I as a shy person find much easier than cocktail […]

Volunteering at the “Making Media Now” Conference.

A few weeks ago I learned via the Beanywood website that the Boston Filmmakers’ Collaborative was hosting a conference at Boston University on June 1st. The registration fee wasn’t in my budget so I responded to the call for volunteers, and spent a delightful and extremely long day greeting, smiling at, listening to and directing […]

Voice artist wins big at Ad Club of Western Massachusetts event.

My friend and fellow voice talent Steve Anthony reminded me a few weeks ago of the existence of the Ad Club of Western Massachusetts. Although I had looked at their membership list some time ago, I have not really given them the attention they deserve. And after hearing a testimonial from Janet Ault on Pat […]

No rest for the weary…

The trip to Boston should have been plenty for one week, but I had an obligation to give a talk with a group from Hidden Tech at a forum on virtual companies at the New England Business Expo in Worcester, Mass., yesterday, so off I went. This time I had no audiobook to keep me […]