The VOHeroes Podcast

David H. Lawrence XVII

Voice over is a heroes' journey. Make it your journey. Actor, voice talent and storytelling coach David H. Lawrence XVII takes you on a journey each episode into the art, commerce, science and mindset of voice over as a performing art, and as a profession and business. Presented by VOHeroes.com. read less
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13189: Your Demos Should Not Be Rushed. Or Crowdsourced.
2d ago
13189: Your Demos Should Not Be Rushed. Or Crowdsourced.
Hey there, hero!There are great MeetUp groups (like our beloved Voices Anonymous here in LA)......and then there are MeetUp groups that are not so great.I know they meant well, but still...Joining a MeetUp group, creating content to be used in a VO demo and sharing among members is possibly the worst strategy I've ever heard.And I got invited to participate in this voyage...by that site's algorithm.I doubt they could have asked a worse candidate to join their merry MeetUp menagerie.The group organizer, I hope, was just trying to help. But he didn't even specify which VO demo was to be built for the members.Sigh.So...other than that...what did you do to put together your first writing sample, on-camera reel or VO demo? Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.---Are you an actor, VO talent or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one):     https://voheroes.com/start     ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent):     https://acxmasterclass.com/     ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author):     https://narrateyourownbook.com/     ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent):     https://mikesock.com/     ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines):     https://rehearsal.pro/#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13188: Success-ful Doesn't Mean Mistake-free
Jul 16 2024
13188: Success-ful Doesn't Mean Mistake-free
Hey there, hero!Feel free to wake up every morning and give yourself a break. You are fallible.Don't assume that with experience, even a great amount, comes perfection.Even if you have years of mastery, you can still make a simple mistake.And it doesn't mean anything other than you're a human being.You're going to make mistakes. Forever. Learn to take them on as teachable moments.How do you treat yourself when you make a mistake you don't think you should have made? Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.---Are you an actor, VO talent or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one):     https://voheroes.com/start     ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent):     https://acxmasterclass.com/     ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author):     https://narrateyourownbook.com/     ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent):     https://mikesock.com/     ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines):     https://rehearsal.pro/#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13187: You Might Want To Listen To What Jodi Picoult Has To Say
Jul 9 2024
13187: You Might Want To Listen To What Jodi Picoult Has To Say
Hey there, hero!This episode is a simple reminder that some data is visible, and some data is hidden.You likely know who your haters are - and you might not know how many people love you.Is this something you might be missing on a fairly regular basis? The people who love you for who you are, as opposed to those who don't? Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.---Are you an actor, VO talent or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one):     https://voheroes.com/start     ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent):     https://acxmasterclass.com/     ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author):     https://narrateyourownbook.com/     ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent):     https://mikesock.com/     ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines):     https://rehearsal.pro/#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13186: What You Can And Cannot Effing Change
Jul 2 2024
13186: What You Can And Cannot Effing Change
Hey there, hero!I'm now subscribed to two newsletters I cannot quit.One is from James Clear, and the other is from Mark Manson.Mark is the one that can't stop using the F word in his book titles.But that bit of profanity can distract you from the power of his writing. And in particular, the writing in his weekly newsletter.In a recent edition, he talked about what we can and cannot change. And it's worth talking about.Ever struggle with trying to change something that you simply can't? Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.---Are you an actor, VO talent or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one):     https://voheroes.com/start     ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent):     https://acxmasterclass.com/     ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author):     https://narrateyourownbook.com/     ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent):     https://mikesock.com/     ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines):     https://rehearsal.pro/#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13185: A Mistake About Predicting Your Future You Can Easily Avoid
Jun 25 2024
13185: A Mistake About Predicting Your Future You Can Easily Avoid
Hey there, hero!We get comfy when we have a pattern to look at: we create a life for ourselves, we get into a habit, we get systems in place and we think that's it.It's never going to change. What we have now is what we will always have, good and bad.But is that really true?Does what we have now somehow predict what we'll have in the future? Is what we have now all we can expect for the future?Absolutely not. Think about the completely random nature of our business. And how we are training to get better, working on new things.I'm in the midst of a project right now that I didn't see coming.And that can happen to you...at any crazy moment.Questions? Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.---Are you an actor, VO talent or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one):     https://voheroes.com/start     ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent):     https://acxmasterclass.com/     ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author):     https://narrateyourownbook.com/     ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent):     https://mikesock.com/     ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines):     https://rehearsal.pro/#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13184: Keeping All Your Audiobook's Voices Straight
Jun 18 2024
13184: Keeping All Your Audiobook's Voices Straight
Hey there, hero!Had a great time on the VOBB (VO Booth Besties) with Jen, Jen and Aleesha:https://www.boothbesties.com/...and I had the chance to answer some questions from the attending audience of VO talent.One question that came up was "How do you keep all the voices you create for the characters in an audiobook straight? How do you avoid using the wrong voice for a character by mistake?"Great questions, and one that has a number of different possible answers. Let's explore exactly how to do that - especially as an actor (or writer).How do you keep everyone straight? Is this a challenge for you? Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.---Are you an actor, VO talent or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one):     https://voheroes.com/start     ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent):     https://acxmasterclass.com/     ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author):     https://narrateyourownbook.com/     ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent):     https://mikesock.com/     ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines):     https://rehearsal.pro/#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13183: Scheduling Success (Or Failure)
Jun 11 2024
13183: Scheduling Success (Or Failure)
Hey there, hero!One of the most satisfying things that can happen to us is that all goes according to plan.That you set up a process, and you follow the path, you execute the steps, and it works out perfectly.But ask yourself: how often does that really happen? Not very often, if at all, I would think.It's really difficult, given all the variables in life, and especially in the performing arts, to set everything up to occur on a particular date and time. And that can be really frustrating, as there are bills to pay and obligations to meet that other people seem to put on the calendar for us.A quick mindset shift for you in this episode: how to be at peace with not having your successes (or failures) timed out to a particular moment, and how to prepare for the ups and the downs.Can you find joy in the random nature of the timing of your results, good or bad? Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.---Are you an actor, VO talent or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one):     https://voheroes.com/start     ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent):     https://acxmasterclass.com/     ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author):     https://narrateyourownbook.com/     ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent):     https://mikesock.com/     ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines):     https://rehearsal.pro/#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13182: Is It Too Late For You?
Jun 4 2024
13182: Is It Too Late For You?
Hey there, hero!This episode is for you if you feel like you missed the boat. That you're too old to be the artist you want to be. So...We tell ourselves the stories we hear from others.It's convenient and reliable.Sometimes.But sometimes, the stories we tell ourselves are different from the conventional wisdom. And it's actually all a choice. It depends on how much you want it.If you want to switch up what you're doing in life...you can. Really.And you actually have an advantage to switch things up. I'll tell you what that is, boomer (or GenXer) in this episode - I think you might welcome the option I present.Are you thinking it's too late for you? Or do you have the resolve to ignore that easy assumption? Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13181: That Moment When You're Just About To Hit REC
May 28 2024
13181: That Moment When You're Just About To Hit REC
Hey there, hero!The little moments in life when we do what we do as performers...record an audition, narrate a chapter in an audiobook, self-tape an on-camera audition...they are juicy, aren't they?I'm wondering what goes through your head, just as you're about to start.To take that "blank page" and add content to it.To change it from nothing to something.Do you have doubts? Are you supremely confident? Something in between?Do you even notice that moment anymore?I wonder how that on-the-brink moment hits you these days. Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13180: Two Ways You Can Buy Back Your Time
May 21 2024
13180: Two Ways You Can Buy Back Your Time
Hey there, hero!If there's one thing we don't have enough of, it's time.But there are ways to guard your time and protect what you have.You can even take steps to re-claim that precious commodity. One is fairly obvious.The other can feel a bit dangerous. A bit risky.I'd like to set your mind at ease about that "dangerous, risky" one.How do you guard your time? How do you make sure you have the time you need to do the things you want? Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13179: See How Easy It Is To Create A Scam Project On ACX
May 14 2024
13179: See How Easy It Is To Create A Scam Project On ACX
Hey there, hero!Our NarrateYourOwnBook.com training course, designed for authors who want to be the voice of their own books, has a lesson in it that shows them how to "claim their title" from Kindle and start the process of producing the audiobook version of their book on ACX.You'd think you'd need some sort of permission to claim a title, but you'd be wrong.In this episode we discuss how easy it is for scammers to create ACX projects from any title that has yet to be claimed, leaving us in the position of being taken advantage of.As a narrator, you'll want to watch this, and then be extra vigilant when someone contacts you out of the blue on ACX to narrate their book. And if you're an author, you'll want to watch for your title being claimed without your permission.Could it be any easier? Thoughts on this? Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13178: Advice, Please: Switching Seats From Teacher To Student?
May 7 2024
13178: Advice, Please: Switching Seats From Teacher To Student?
Hey there, hero!I'm just starting the process of taking a course, and I'm looking for advice from you.Whether you formally teach others or not, we all make the move from showing others how to do something to learning how to do things ourselves.What do you do to be as open as possible to the great things headed your way? How do you combat the assumptions you've made about something you're learning? What do you do to quiet the distractions? What are your best practices as a learner?I'd like to maximize my level of success in this course I'm taking, and I'd love to hear your best practices.Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13176: Ruts and Goal Trauma
Apr 23 2024
13176: Ruts and Goal Trauma
Hey there, hero!It's easy to get into a rut. You get used to doing something, you're not challenged any longer, and it starts feeling monotonous.Even if your goal was to create a reliable ritual. It just gets old. You get stuck.Then Ajarae Coleman jumped in with a new concept.You try to shake things up, and strike out for something more challenging. Something new.And it doesn't quite work out.The feelings you have when you try something, fail at it, and reflect on the process can range from the thought that you learned something to "meh" to disappointment to outright sadness to..."goal trauma."(Yeah, I didn't know what that meant either, until I used the google to find out what Ajarae was on about.)Please discuss, once you've watched the episode. What's your go-to reaction when you try something and fail? Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13175: You Never Forget Your First Time
Apr 16 2024
13175: You Never Forget Your First Time
Hey there, hero!The number one answer to the question I ask when I'm trying to gauge a student's concerns about learning, "What are you most worried about?" is so interesting.And we don't really think about that one moment, that one concern, that everyone in the world has also experienced. It's a universal.And if you give this momentous occasion a thought or two, it can really change your perspective on being a beginner.Or a "never tried it.".Or, at some point, an experienced professional.Do remember the moment you switched from "I've never done this" to "I know how to do this!"? What did that feel like? Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13174: Grammar Girl, Audiobook Narration and The Public Domain
Apr 8 2024
13174: Grammar Girl, Audiobook Narration and The Public Domain
Hey there, hero!If you're as big a fan of language, expression, narration and audiobooks as I am, and if you care about proper usage and what is required to do your own public domain audiobook narration, this is the episode for you.I had a chance to spend some time with Mignon Fogarty, discussing all that and more.Enjoy this visit with one of my heroes, Grammar Girl.If you're a writer, and haven't grabbed VOHeroes or the ACX Master Class, and you want to learn how to narrate your own book, here's Grammar Girl's link to register: https://narrateyourownbook.com/grammar . Questions about grammar? Ask Mignon over at the Grammar Girl podcast site (https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/) Questions about audiobooks and the public domain titles you might be undertaking? Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13173: Overwhelmed By Excellent Choices?
Apr 2 2024
13173: Overwhelmed By Excellent Choices?
Hey there, hero!Ever been in the situation where you have an abundance of great choices?An embarrassment of riches when it comes to solutions, any one of which would be great?Does it stop you from making a decision on which to choose?I mean, how often do you have a bunch of options...that are all good?Here's a hall pass for choosing any one of them that would work out for you.It's OK to succeed, even when it's surprising.Is it rare for you to have more than one good choice? How do you react to that awesome situation? Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13172: Know Your Brand, But Don't Let It Limit You
Mar 26 2024
13172: Know Your Brand, But Don't Let It Limit You
Hey there, hero!Knowing your brand is essential, but once we determine the boundaries of our brand we might mistakenly misuse that knowledge.In this episode, I'm going to give you two examples around opportunities and your brand.Your brand can be your first filter, but then...I have a secret weapon for you. And it depends who is asking - if you're searching, or if someone is searching for you.You might be tempted to reject opportunities because "it's not my brand." My advice might run counter to that.Ever turn something  right off the bat because it wasn't your brand? Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13171: A Simple Shift For Your Mental Health
Mar 19 2024
13171: A Simple Shift For Your Mental Health
Hey there, hero!Does the world these days tend to make you angry? I know there are aspects of our existence that piss me off.And I want to delete those things. Don't you?James Clear helped set me straight. You know, the guy who wrote Atomic Habits?He got me again this week with something in his newsletter.Once you hear it (I repeat it, it's so good!), let me know your thoughts in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)
13170: Your Brand: On-Camera vs. Audiobook Auditions
Mar 12 2024
13170: Your Brand: On-Camera vs. Audiobook Auditions
Hey there, hero!The consideration you make for a single role in an on-camera or stage opportunity and the many many characters you might play in an audiobook......means your personal brand is likely going to be less of a discriminator.You're not auditioning for that one character.You're auditioning for the entire cast.Once you let that marinate...does that help? Or does that give you pause? Let me know in the comments below.REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes, where the comments are moderated and civil.#Acting #Voice #VoiceOver #Performance #Productivity #Tips #Art #Commerce #Science #Mindset #Success #Process #Options #BestPractices #MarketingWant to be a better VO talent, actor or author? Here’s how I can help you......become a VO talent (or a more successful one): https://voheroes.com/start ...become an audiobook narrator on ACX (if you’re an actor or VO talent): https://acxmasterclass.com/ ...narrate your own book (if you’re an author): https://narrateyourownbook.com/ ...have the most effective pop filter (especially for VO talent): https://mikesock.com/ ...be off-book faster for on-camera auditions and work (memorize your lines): https://rehearsal.pro/The VOHeroes Podcast is heroically built with: BuddyBoss (site platform and theme) LearnDash (learning management) DreamHost (website hosting) SamCart (ecommerce and affiliate platform) TextExpander (customer support content management) BuzzSprout (podcast management platform)