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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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Giving Your Clients a 5-Star Customer Service Experience

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

March 27, 2014

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Clients come in all shapes and sizes. It's easy to be professional with great clients, but what do you do with clients who are a little more challenging to work with? How you handle a client's request matters. Learn how to give your clients a 5-star customer service experience in this Voice Over Experts podcast from J. Michael Collins.

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How to Interpret Punctuation in a Voice-Over Script

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

November 6, 2013

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While not all scripts are perfectly punctuated, those that are act as a roadmap for voice actors and allow for moderation of pace, rhythm and breathing in a manner that permits the smoothest and most natural delivery possible. Voice over coach J. Michael Collins believes that understanding and reading punctuation is essential to a quality performance. Intrigued? Tune in now to this edition of the Voice Over Experts podcast.

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What's On Your Voice Over TACO?

By Lin Parkin

July 8, 2013

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Have you heard of J. Michael Collins' voice-over TACO? Talent, Audio, Commitment, Organization. This is what it takes to be successful in the industry. In this episode of Voice Over Experts, J. Michael shares his recipe for voice-over success with tips on how to get a great start in the industry, make the most of marketplaces, and the importance of marketing your business.

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Interview with Zack Taylor on Being Successful at Voices.com

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

August 9, 2012

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Ever wondered what it takes to be successful at Voices.com? Voice over coach and talent J. Michael Collins interviews Zack Taylor, one of the busiest working talent on the site, to learn more about what he's doing to win jobs and his approach for auditioning via the online voice-over marketplace.

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Understanding Voiceover Jargon and Buzz Words

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

March 13, 2012

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How can you tell what clients want in a read? Oftentimes, producers will include tags or "buzz words" to describe what they are looking for. J. Michael Collins explores the most common tags he's seen on Voices.com auditions and identifies buzz word categories, explains what many of them mean and guides you on how to use buzz words when auditioning for voiceover work.

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Why It's Important to be a Versatile Voice Actor

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

April 12, 2011

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Do you feel like your voice has been typecast or pigeonholed? J. Michael Collins knows that sentiment all too well! Learn more in this short lecture on the importance of versatility and how an artist can use various tools, including Voices.com, to expand their range.

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Voice Over Experts Podcast

Voice Over Experts is the industry's most downloaded educational podcast featuring renowned voice over coaches from US, Canada and abroad. Join us each week for pearls of wisdom and tricks of the trade to improve your voice over career. Listen online or subscribe in iTunes to hear from leading experts in the field of voice-overs.

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