3 Voiceover Thoughts In My Head…And Now Yours

thoughtLast weekend, when I shared my picks for 10 Top Voiceover Blog Posts This Week, I mentioned a few of the vo thoughts that were rattling around in my head. I figured today was as good as any to expand and share more.

So, here are…

3 Voiceover Thoughts In My Head

1. Voices.com VOX Talk Podcast Returns

voices.comIf you were not familiar with the VOX Talk Podcast, it began in 2007 with episodes that aired every week, for two years. Many experts in the fields of coaching, technology, and marketing shared their advice and tips via the VOX Talk Podcast. In addition, a number of professional voice talent shared their experiences and recommendations on business, agents, recording techniques, and more during the two-year run.

Now Voices.com has brought back the VOX Talk Podcast. You can listen online, download the episode via mp3 to your computer, or subscribe thru iTunes. I learned a TON when the series ran before and am already signed up via iTunes again for more. The first returning episode ran July 3, so don’t miss out.

Click here to learn more about the VOX Talk Podcast.

2. More Than Just A Voice – The Real Secret To Voiceover Success

Dave-FB-Cover1This is the title of the soon-to-be-released book from my good friend and fellow vo talent/blogger, Dave ‘Courvo’ Courvoisier. You know Dave from his many online vo efforts, including his blog, Voice Acting In Vegas, which is considered one of the best and most read vo resources online.

This book has been a labor of love in compiling over 2,500 blog entries into a resource that will be used by those wanting to know more about the voiceover business to those who need a refreshed about about the latest trends and techniques.

Knowing Dave as I have over the past few years, I can tell you that this book will be exceptionally professional, full of every-day tips and advice, and one that every voice talent should have close at hand at all times.

For more information about More Than Just A Voice, which will be released July 22, click here.

3. Voiceover Blogging Community Comes To The Rescue For FaffCamp II

faffcamp-patch-logo-faffcon_225x200A little over a week ago, Amy Snively and Lauren McCullough put out the word that without a certain number of registrants by the deadline, FaffCamp II wouldn’t happen in March, 2015. Fellow voiceover bloggers went to work, and within 24 hours, over a dozen influential vo blogs were sharing information and advice for others to heed about registering and attending this one-of-a-kind voiceover gathering.

Many of those who posted articles about attending FaffCamp were those who had attended a prior Faffcon unconference. Being able to share personal experiences and testimonials as to why ALL vo talent should attend FaffCamp helped push the registrations over the top, and FaffCamp II WILL NOW HAPPEN in 2015.

I am proud and honored to be a Faffcon alum and a member of such a group of voiceover talent who use their blogs for the betterment of other vo talent and the industry as a whole.

For more information about FaffCamp II, click here.

To find your favorite voiceover blogger, or to visit a blog you may not be familiar with, click here.

Now that I’ve got those three vo topics out of my head and into yours, others are quickly filling the void. More to come…

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Monday Morning ‘Edge’ – Corp Industrials Pt 2/Studio Rumbling

edge studio logoOn this week’s edition of the Monday Morning Edge, the staff at Edge Studio continues their analysis of the industrial/corporate video voiceover genre and introduces you to Danielle Quisenberry. Plus, George Whittam answers Dave DeAndrea’s question about a Rumble in the Studio on Whittam’s World. 

David Goldberg, CEO of Edge Studio, and his staff & coaches, are industry leaders in coaching, recording, and directing voiceover talent,. They are well known as one of the premier studio’s for voiceover education and community, providing years of knowledge and insight, not to mention tons of free stuff.


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Industrial and Corporate Videos (Part 2) – How To Make Yourself More Interestingby Edge Studio

NOTE: This is the second part in a two-part series. To read part one, click here.

industrialsLast week, we began listing some tips for voicing corporate and industrial videos. Most of them were functional. This week’s tip is a bit more subtle, but just as important:

Don’t bore the viewer!

Use emotion.

Why is that so important in Industrial and Corporate? The genre is a challenging mix of documentary narration on the one hand, and e-learning or commercials on the other.

Click here to continue reading.

To learn more about the Corporate Industrials genre or to schedule with one of our voice over coaches, call Edge Studio at 888-321-3343 or email training@edgestudio.com.


Edge Coach Spotlight

Danielle Quisenberry – Corporate Industrials

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Award-winning voice actor Danielle Quisenberry has contributed her talents to radio and television commercials, web and software narrations, corporate campaigns, industrial and documentary films, English as a second language tutorials, and telephone systems. She is an experienced live industrial narrator and works each session at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’ Kids Film Festival in live interactive animation. Her client list includes, Aetna Insurance, Fiat, McAfee, McDonalds, People PC, Timex, Tyco Toys, Mr. Meyers Clean Day, and Panasonic.

At Edge Studio, she is a coach, and the instructor for many of the Technique 101 workshops, How To Supplement Your Income With VO Workshops, and the popular Acting of Voice Acting class. She really enjoys introducing cross over acting techniques to new voice performers and working with trained actors to help them transfer their existing skills to the microphone. Her academic interests include acting methodologies, movement and the physical process of vocal production. She is personally interested in how advances in neuroscience affect teaching and adult learning in the arts.

To Schedule with Danielle, call Edge Studio at 888-321-3343 or email training@edgestudio.com.


Whittam’s World

with George Whittam

“Rumble In The Studio”

Thanks, Dave DeAndrea, for submitting this week’s question!

Be sure to check out our new YouTube playlists!

Missed an episode? See all of George’s vlog entries on our Whittam’s World Pinterest Board.

Do you have a home studio topic suggestion or question for George?
Email him at WhittamsWorld@EdgeStudio.com.
We will review your emails each week and pick one (or two) to address on the next blog/vlog.

Thanks to David Goldberg and Emily Battles for supplying the content for this week’s Monday Morning Edge.

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10 Top Voiceover Blog Posts This Week – July 13, 2014

blog-pic-for-top-blog-postsDo you ever have those times where SO many ideas are popping into your head you have to write them down so you don’t forget? Duh Derek, I’m a voice talent. I think like that everyday! Well, true.

Here are a few of the topics ricocheting around in my brain today, based on experiences this past week in the vo world, that I will take time to share with you on this blog later this week:

  • The power of a blogging community and the use of social media
  • VOX Talk podcasts return via Voices.com
  • Monday Morning Edge via Edge Studio (with Whittam’s World)
  • Can’t wait for Courvo’s book to debut

Ok, there they are…along with a million others like, updating my demo’s, my new website we’re working on, VOICE 2014, Faffcon 7, FaffCamp II, we need milk, bread, and tp from the store. (Oops, those last three snuck in from the other list in my head!)

Enjoy the Top Voiceover Blog Posts This Week and Have a Great Week Behind the Mic!

10 Top Voiceover Blog Posts This Week

(no particular order)

  1. Voiceover – My Declaration Of Independence Dan Friedman Dan Friedman
  2. Why Hire A Full-TIme Voiceover Talent For Your Next Project? debbie grattan Debbie Grattan
  3. 15 Things To Do When You Have Nothing To Do Marc Scott Marc Scott
  4. When Networking, Don’t Just Promote Yourself: Pay It Forward Tina_Wilson Tina Wilson
  5. How To Avoid Annoying Mouth Noise susan berkley Susan Berkley
  6. Subway Car Hugh Klitzke Hugh Klitzke
  7. Forget Regret paul Paul Strikwerda
  8. Questions We Get Asked Everyday About Agents And Unions reatime casting Realtime Casting
  9. Pixar’s 22 Rules Of Storytelling – Rule 3 David Lawrence Xvii David H. Lawrence XVII
  10. Enhancing Your Social Media Marketing With Audio Lin Parkin Lin Parkin

You can read ALL of the voiceover-related blog posts from the past week on VOICEOVER BLOGTALK.

Don’t see your favorite Voiceover Blog author here? Find them on the VO BLOGROLL.

And, if you missed them, be sure to read the Top Voiceover Blog Posts of 2013


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FaffCamp II – Make It Happen By Tonight!

faffcamp-patch-logo-faffcon_225x200As you have most likely seen on various social media sites and voiceover blogs, a final push is being made for registrants to sign-up for FaffCamp II – March 19-22, 2015, in San Antonio, TX.

Why the big rush if the event is over eight months away? Because deposits have to be made, pre-payment requirements met, and commitments promised. For these reasons, the registration for FaffCamp II has been done ‘Kickstarter’ style, which means, if there are not enough registrants by the deadline – Thursday, July 10, 2014 @ 11:59 p.m. – FaffCamp II doesn’t happen!!


There are SO many positives to attending a Faff-event, and in the video below, you can hear the Faffing queen herself, Amy Snively, tell you all about them, in a recording of last night’s FAFFCAMP Q&A. You’ll also hear from fellow-faffers about their experience at FaffCon and FaffCamp events previously held. And, many of the questions you have will likely be answered.


The Bottom Line is this: If you want the BEST return on money spent to help improve your voiceover business…develop connections with some of the most knowledgeable and talented vo pro’s in the biz….and have a TON of fun doing so…


Still on the fence? Watch the FaffCamp II Q&A and I bet you sign up before it’s over!



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12 Top Voiceover Blog Posts This Week – July 5, 2014

blog-pic-for-top-blog-postsYes, it has been a few weeks since I’ve curated and shared the Top Voiceover Blog Posts This Week. The lapse was not by design. I’m not one to make excuses, but the past few weeks have brought two new grand-babies on consecutive weekends, two time-consuming trials in my law practice, two large vo gigs, and assistance with social media presence for FaffCamp II. ‘Nuff said!

I do appreciate your patience and continued interest in my blog and the Top VO Blog Posts, which I will start sharing again on a weekly basis…there are no more grand kids expected for a while! To see all of the blogs posted by your vo colleagues during the past few weeks, visit Voiceover BlogTalk.

Speaking of FaffCamp…if you feel you need ANY help at all with ANY aspect of your voiceover business, I emphatically encourage you to consider registering TODAY for the next faffing experience. It will be the BEST money you’ve ever spent on your vo carrer! Trust me, I’m a lawyer. Ok, nevermind that. Trust me, I’m a past Faffcon attendee! (That carries more credence than the lawyer-thing). Visit FaffCamp.com NOW!! (Time sensitive Registration, or the event doesn’t happen!!)

Enjoy the blogs below and have a Great week behind the mic!

12 Top Voiceover Blog Posts This Week

(no particular order)

  1. Don’t Fry Your Voice This Summer ann utterback Ann Utterback
  2. What Marketing Options Remain? peter oconnell Peter O’Connell
  3. Planning Your Voice Over Demo? Remember These 3 Simple Words To Get The Job Done Right susan berkley Susan Berkley
  4. An Emergency FaffCamp Announcement tom dheere Tom Dheere
  5. 8 Ways To Avoid Sabotaging Your VO Career Lin Parkin Lin Parkin
  6. Giving The Benefit Of The Doubt Marc Scott Marc Scott
  7. You Actor joe j thomas Joe J. Thomas
  8. A Key Quality To Building A Successful Voiceover Talent Career debbie grattan Debbie Grattan
  9. Do These Four Things For Your VO Business on “The Fourth” dave courvoisier Dave Courvoisier
  10. Beyond Voice Over: How Your Voice Can Ruin Opportunity David Lawrence Xvii David H. Lawrence XVII
  11. Imply Hugh Klitzke Hugh P. Klitzke
  12. Take The Easy Way Out In A Script…Avoid Risks…And Lose The Magic Christian Rosselli-crop Christian Rosselli

You can read ALL of the voiceover-related blog posts from the past week on VOICEOVER BLOGTALK.

Don’t see your favorite Voiceover Blog author here? Find them on the VO BLOGROLL.

And, if you missed them, be sure to read the Top Voiceover Blog Posts of 2013

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