The Social Contract

I’m not terribly social media-savvy and find all the talk about it exhausting.  I do try to keep up on at least the basics, along with the related gadgetry, but I feel like I’m drowning when I ignore Mashable for a couple of days and all of a sudden I have nearly 200 articles piled up […]

Changing Business Model for Hiring Voice-over?

I’ve just come from the “Meet and Eat” breakfast hosted by my Chamber of Commerce, held each December in the ballroom at the beautiful Delaney House. The program this morning was a round-table discussion about the economy and how it has affected our businesses. At my table were a business consultant, a bank executive, a […]

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 in Real Life

Today was one of my Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly “Meet and Eat” breakfast events, which took place at my very favorite venue: the Garden House at Look Park. It was a frigid morning, so there was no lingering in the garden today, but the crackling blaze in the great stone fireplace offered considerable consolation. As […]

Networking in voiceover

In voice-over as in all business ventures we think a lot about networking, and numerous articles have been appearing about it lately in various internet haunts that I frequent, including voice actor haunts like the Voice Registry Blog. It’s an indispensable activity, intimately related to marketing. But, it is not marketing and it shouldn’t look […]

Out of the Studio Again!!

Hey, I crawled out of my catacomb again today and visited another studio, making the 1 hour-plus drive to Worcester, MA to visit Slav Vaskevich of Vaskevich Studios. Slav had sent some voice-over work my way last week and then had floored me with an offer to print some business cards for me. I wondered […]

New Media Focus Group

Last night I found myself in front of a microphone again, but this time I wasn’t being recorded, I was giving a talk to a room full of people. The occasion was the New Media Focus Group organised by Amy Zuckerman, tireless founder of Hidden Tech and of the strategic marketing firm A-Z International. Hidden […]