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How To Personalize Commercial Copy and Sound More Believable

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

April 15, 2015

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Do you know how to make commercial copy conversational? Bruce Kronenberg of Abacus Entertainment shares what it takes to sound natural while communicating effectively to the person hearing your voice-over recording. Over the years, personalization of copy and interpret it with an opinion, you will sound real and conversational, not fake and announcer like.

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The Future of Commercial Voice-Over

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

April 7, 2015

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When is the last time you intentionally watched a commercial while viewing a television program? J. Michael Collins has been keeping tabs on the evolution of commercial voice-over and how consumer behaviour is impacting its overall effectiveness. He cites that for the majority of content users, advertising is an unwelcome intrusion, avoided at almost any cost. What does the future hold for commercial applications of voice-over? Tune in!

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The What, Why and How of Audio Description

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

March 17, 2015

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Ever wondered how to get into Audio Description voice work? Maybe you've heard about the work but don't know what it entails. In this episode of Voice Over Experts, presenter Herb Merriweather explains what Audio Description is and shares how thoughtful, detailed word painting helps the visually impaired to see beyond sound. If you're interested in accessible media, Audio Description is a growing field that may appeal to you. Learn more now!

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How to Get What You're Worth: Creating A Reliable Income Doing Voice Over

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

February 3, 2015

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Do you still struggle to make a reliable income doing voice work, despite having a steady flow of clients? Voice talent and teacher, David Tyler, will explain how to change that by understanding your perceived value. He'll explain why the price you charge should not be based on competition and how to avoid common pricing pitfalls.

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Giving Back as a Professional Voice Talent

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

January 27, 2015

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Have you ever considered volunteering your voice? Professional voice talent Amy Weis describes her own journey on this path and shares her reasons for doing pro bono work. Giving back should come from the heart with no strings attached. Listen in to discover how giving your voice to select organizations can enrich your life, touch countless others and on occasion, lead to paid work from business clients.

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3 Key Priorities For Continued Success in Online Casting

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

January 20, 2015

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Look or leap? Never mind the hardware - it's about you. English voice actor Howard Ellison plunged in, then surfaced to discover the life-saving value of a plan. In these six minutes, he shares three key priorities for continued success in online casting ...assisted by Inadequate Ingrid and an Obnoxious Orcan.

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Being Conversational in Narration and eLearning

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

January 13, 2015

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Does voice-over for eLearning and narration need to be boring? Voice-over coach and talent, Julie Williams, shares how you can make reads for applications such as medical narration conversational by doing two things: coloring your words and paying special attention to phrasing. Hear samples from a variety of Julie's students to see how they go about coloring their words and delivering copy in an engaging and meaningful way. Stay tuned for a couple bonus tips at the end of Julie's episode!

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Taking Care of Your Voice

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

October 21, 2014

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How often do you consider the health and maintenance of your voice? As a professional voice artist, you rely on your voice for your livelihood, so doesn't it make sense to take good long term care of what pays the bills? You may also be unwittingly damaging your voice with bad lifestyle habits and by using your voice incorrectly. In this podcast, veteran VO Pro and Coach Tommy Griffiths, creator of the "5-Minute Voice Workout" chats with a renowned Speech and Voice Pathologist about how you should care for your voice, and how you might be unknowingly damaging your vocal cords.

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Accent Reduction and the Standard American Accent

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

October 14, 2014

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Do you have a regional American accent? Sharon Feingold, the founder of Babel Consultants, discusses an emerging trend in communications called accent reduction. Accent reduction may also be referred to as accent modification, accent neutralization and so on. In the US, the goal of accent reduction is to adopt the Standard American Accent. This accent is most frequently heard on NPR and other national-level media outlets. Sharon touches on the International Phonetic Alphabet and how it factors into accent reduction for the Standard American Accent, provides real life examples of accent reduction and explains how being able to modify your accent opens more doors of opportunity for voice-over work in different markets.

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Finding Your Unique Voice

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

October 8, 2014

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How can you stand out amongst other people with your specific style of voice? Kabir Singh invites you to dig a little deeper, to think of your voice as a tool...but what does that really mean? According to Kabir, your voice is directly in between your thoughts in your mind and your heart, which holds your feelings. Your voice truly starts inside of you, connecting your logic and your emotions.

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