January Perspective: My Month In Review

by | Personal, Training

January: It was  a crazy  busy month. What a great start to the New Year. I can’t believe it’s already February 1st!!!

January was wild and wonderful. I had lots of voiceover jobs, auditions, and top-notch training.

But after a typicial twelve-hour day, I just have to shut off the computer and wind it down, and be more available and nurturing to family.

But with that  Voiceover work, comes the administrative stuff, paperwork,  marketing, and networking.

And there are things other than Voiceover. (Huh- Really?) The third weekend of the month was my birthday, so I did take some time to play.

There is life, and other financial  and real property interests that take time to manage, like the fact that we’re remodeling a bathroom in a second home we own in Wisconsin,  and the duties of management of a commercial property in California. Yes, many irons in the fire.

I also decided to kick off the new year with some intensive training, to ramp up and begin strong. The workshops involved one weekend (Jan. 16) doing the Patrick Scott Smokin’ Mysteries with Pat Fraley & Scott Brick, and this weekend  (Jan. 30-31) I went back to Los Angeles for a workshop weekend wih Marice Tobias.  I always find that I book more work the more I train.

What a cohesive group. This weekend workshop was a very special experience for me. Everyone was extremely funny, supportive and generous in spirit! And we worked hard. Many, many drills. Many rounds on-mic, even cold reading.

                                        From The Marice Tobias Los Angeles event Jan. 30-31, 2010.
Pictured in front , L-R, Perry Anne Norton, Alan Burns,, Stephanie Riggio, Janet Ault, Catherine Campion, Tony Banks, Bobbin Beam, and Bob Dunsworth.

Back row, L-R: Mark Barbolak, Peter Cuttler (session engineer), Michael Cohen, Jon Mohr, Steve Frost (missing is Bill Lloyd, who attended Saturday only. Bill was also in my October Marice workshop- So it was kind of like “old home” weekend )

I  am so lucky to have made some wonderful, talented new friends. I savored every moment.


  1. It was great to meet everyone – thanks so much for the wonderful photo. Loved yakking with you over dinner and hope to see you again soon…

  2. Hi Perry,
    It was a great voiceover coaching experience with Marice, and our group dynamics seemed to make the weekend even more special. It was wonderful to connect with you & I hope our paths will cross again.

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