It’s not enough to have a nice voice…

"It's not enough to have a nice voice. You have to know how to use it." says the original voice of Siri, Susan Bennett.   The most interesting article/interview that should be of interest to seasoned pros, and of course newcomers. And it's about the voiceover business in a huge state of flux. She's dead on! Her voice was replaced with a new Siri and/or has been technologically altered so much, it no longer sounds like her since iOS 7. And, as she says, "Apple ain't … [Read more...]

Character Study in Inspiration: Liam Neeson

  Liam Neeson is an inspiration, and a very successful and versatile film actor; from the dramatic Schindler's List to action hero in Taken as well as a gifted voice actor. He voiced Aslan in the Narnia films and the good cop and the bad cop in The Lego Movie. I recently read an interview with Neeson in Success magazine and his point of view resonated with me, so I'm sharing some highlights here. Perhaps they may help you in your voice acting business, possibly that next voiceover … [Read more...]

My Mouth, My World

BobbinBeam

Big realization: My world is my mouth! I'd been fighting an infection since last July that was "multi-factual". It all actually began toward the end of June when I caught what I thought was a silly Summer cold, followed by a weird sensation and sensitivity near my left jawline and back molar that developed into what was misdiagnosed as a sinus infection. How strange is that, right? The x-ray taken at my dentist's office showed my upper sinus in my cheek was impacting a nerve that went around … [Read more...]

ISDN to Go Memberships Could Save Thousands

ISDN To Go is an easy ISDN bridging service , and is the first to offer monthly memberships.  Such is the increased need for this service as the telcos are putting pressure on voice talent  and recording studios in various portions of the USA by steadily jacking up the monthly rate for service or discontinuing new connections of ISDN service altogether. Born from obvious and growing demand, ISDN To Go will bridge to ISDN via Source-Connect or ipDTL offering a plethora of membership options, … [Read more...]

Hello…Talk Center America!

Talk Center America, is  a hybrid television program, "at the intersection of social and  mass media, web, and TV", which featured a show last evening titled, "Trade Secrets: Voice Over Artists". I am honored to have been asked to be one of the 20 or so voiceover talents to appear on the show. Talk Center America features a patented, host-driven interactive format with original, new live content.  Read more about this innovative and interactive medium of communication and content and then watch … [Read more...]