For the past year or so I’ve noticed that when people pose voiceover related questions on a Facebook group or other forum, I’ve already addressed the question in the past with a blog entry. So when a question is posted, I just paste a link to the relevant blog entry. That way I don’t have to write my thoughts on the matter again from scratch.
The odds are that almost all voiceover related questions you have has likely been answered many, many, many times over. Most, if not all of the groups are clogged with questions that are posed every day and it’s not only a waste of everyone’s time to answer them yet again but they often cause arguments. VO veterans want to help everyone with their voiceover related questions but there has to be a better way.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Before you pose your voiceover related questions such as “What do you think of Voices Dot Com?” or “Which microphone should I buy?”, please use the Facebook group or forum Search function first. By doing that, you are being considerate of other people’s time and the effort they have already put in answering the question. You can also go to www.tomdheere.com and search there.
NEWS AND NOTES
Check out my Voiceover Xtra article recapping the 2018 Audies!
www.pronounceology.com is open for business! This is the endeavor of my friend Adam Verner who built an app to help you build your audio book pronunciation guides. It’s amazing!
Thursday, June 21st @8PM EST: my next Edge Studio “Business and Money 201” webinar topic will be ‘Managing Your Money’. We’ll talk about how to spend, earn, and save your money like a boss! Click here to sign up.
Sunday, June 24th @5:30PM EST: At Abacus Entertainment, Melissa Exelberth and I will host a conversation about being a union vs. a non-union voice talent. This won’t be a “which is better” conversation! We will talk about the pros and cons of being union, non-union, and fi-core to help you determine which is right for you at this point in your voiceover career.
The Q&A fee is $75 but if you become an Abacus Entertainment Studio Member you get $25 off! The newly updated Studio Membership program has a ton of great benefits: check it out at https://www.abacus.nyc/studio-member-signup.
FYI this is an in-person only event and seating is very limited. Click here to sign up!
Thursday, June 28th @8PM EST: my next Edge Studio “Marketing 201” webinar topic will be ‘Brand Yourself’. We’re going to talk about how to make you distinct as a voiceover business without having to burn yourself with a hot poker so the agents can tell us apart. Click here to sign up.
November 9-11: MAVO is coming!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
From my village to yours; this is Tom Dheere, The H is Silent, but I’m Not.
Tom Dheere is a 20+year veteran of the voice over industry who has narrated thousands of projects for hundreds of clients in over a dozen countries. He is also a voiceover business and marketing consultant known as the Voice Over Strategist and is currently producing the comic book “Agent 1.22”.