By Stephanie Ciccarelli
January 15, 2009
Opportunities for voice over product reviews, Rodney Saulsberry's new CD and giveaway, Bettye Zoller Dallas workshops, Bobbin Beam in the Biz, Ian Stuart in the VOX Box.
Hello there and welcome to VOX Talk, I'm Stephanie Ciccarelli.
Making voice over headlines this week are Rodney Saulsberry and Bettye Zoller, but first, let me tell you about a new way that you can get your voice over work more publicity.
For two weeks running, commercial products that include voice over have been reviewed in a new column on the VOX Daily blog, providing background on the product, how voice over is used, a review of the voice over itself and a brief biography of the voice over talent. Reviewed so far have been a Curious George Read-along book and CD narrated by Don Wescott and the Pixar Cars Shake N'Go King talking toy voiced by NASCAR's best-loved racer of all-time the King, Richard Petty.
All kinds of items are being showcased, for instance, audiobooks, talking toys, documentaries, video games and much more. Although appreciated but not solicited, sample products for review may be mailed to the Voices.com offices and upon their published review, will be donated on behalf of the voice over artist to a local charity or organization that can best make use of the donation.
For more information, click on the link in the VOX Talk show notes or visit blogs.voices.com/voxdaily/reviews
Do you need some inspiration to help pull you through? Rodney Saulsberry has just released a new CD called "Better Than Before", complete with 7 motivational and inspirational songs written with the voice over community in mind, drawing from his books You Can Bank on Your Voice and Step Up to the Mic. To learn more about this CD, visit RodneySaulsberry.com, and if you're listening to this podcast before January 17th, 2009, be sure to comment for a chance to win a copy!
In closing, Bettye Zoller is holding two voice over workshops called "The Business of Voiceovers" and "Narration Techniques" in Dallas, Texas on the weekend of January 24th and 25th, 2009.
For more information or to enroll, go to voicesvoices.com.
Today in the Biz, Bobbin Beam joins us in her sequel to What's Never Out of Style.
Thank you for that, Bobbin!
If you're a new listener to the podcast, you can hear Part I of Bobbin's feature in episode 57.
Joining me in the VOX Box today is Ian Stuart, a voice over professional in the United Kingdom. Ian has a couple of questions to ask you, so have a listen now and see if you can answer them:
PLAY IAN'S FILE
What do you think? To join in the conversation that's already going on, you'll want to visit the VOX Daily blog as linked from today's show notes.
While we have another minute or so, I wanted to ask you what you thought of this episode? Be sure to share your thoughts, questions or ideas on the VOX Talk blog or record them and email me at Stephanie at Voices.com and I'll air your feedback on our next show.
Thank you for listening and for staying subscribed. If you haven't yet subscribed, you can find the VOX Talk podcast in the iTunes podcast directory or enter in your email address at the VOX Talk blog to receive the podcast directly to your inbox!
I'm Stephanie Ciccarelli. Thank you again for joining me and we'll see you next time.
VOX Talk is the #1 voice acting podcast covering industry news, business tips, technology, and an assortment of voice actor contributions. Listen to the VOX Talk podcast online, download the MP3s to your computer or subscribe in iTunes so you can listen to the next episode on your iOS.
Explore a new resource hub covering all aspects of planning, scheduling and launching successful radio advertising campaigns.