I love good humans.
My dear friend Megan Tusing uses the term “good human” in a very particular way that I have come to appreciate. According to Megan…
If you are a good human, you are kind. You are compassionate. You listen. You care. You don’t judge. You give good hugs. You want to connect with others because you want to know their story, not because you want something for your personal gain. You are a true friend. You are positive. You are there when it matters. You make people laugh. You are real, genuine, true.
I had the genuine pleasure of spending time with many, many, many good humans last week. I ventured to Chicago for The Audio Publishers Association Conference (APAC for short), The Audie Awards (like the Oscars for audio books but with less speeches & commercial breaks), and The Johnny Heller 2nd Annual Splendiferous Narrator Workshop (JWASH for short, an acronym I just made up).
Before I list all the good humans with whom I cavorted last week, I need to thank good human John Florian for allowing me to represent Voice Over Xtra yet again.
Thank you, good human Pam Tierney for organizing a fabulous FaffCon alumni dinner at Howells & Hood.
That’s me and the lovely Pam.
Thank you good human Tavia Gilbert for helping put together an amazing set of panels at APAC.
Thank you good human Teri Schnaubelt for organizing the APAC After-Party Shenanigans at Flo & Santos. That’s me with good humans Megan Tusing, Erin Mallon, and Faith Cruz Coons. Faith is a particularly good human because she gave me a ride home twice AND brought me coconut water as a surprise. That’s good human-ship right there.
Thank you to the good humans at APA for presenting a swank-tastic Audie Awards show. If you’re wondering why that lady in the picture with me looks like Paula Poundstone, that’s because it’s Paula Poundstone. She hosted the Audies and was a very, very funny good human.
And finally, thank you good human Jeff Kafer et al for the 3rd Annual Naudies, the consolation party for everyone who didn’t get nominated for an Audie. BTW that lady doing the Uncle Sam impression is Sadie Alexandru who got nominated for her first Audie on her first audio book! Crazy, right?
TIP OF THE WEEK
All of the above good humans made that incredible week about attendees & friends, not themselves. They celebrated not only the audio book industry, but each other and it was enlightening, inspiring, just plain fun. My advice to you is simple: be a good human!
NEWS AND NOTES
Part One of my Voice Over Xtra APAC article is up! Click here to check it out.
My next Edge Studio “Business and Money 201” webinar will be this Thursday, May 19th @8:00 PM EST. The subject: Time Management. We’re going to talk about how not to faff about with all that free time you think you have during the day. Click here to register.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Everyone is crazy. You just gotta find the crazy that matches your crazy. James Rogers
From my village to yours; this is Tom Dheere, GKN News…
Tom Dheere is a 20-year veteran of the voice over industry who has narrated thousands of projects for clients in over a dozen countries. He is also a coach at Edge Studio, voiceover business consultant known as the Voice Over Strategist, and is currently writing & producing the comic book “Agent 1.22”.
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