Archive for Edumification
So Its been almost 6 months since I’ve written anything for The Voice Emporium and for my regular readers I apologize. The truth is that in some cases there was not much to report about and in others I was extremely busy.
As most of you have already forgotten I am not a full time Voiceover artist, though that is the goal, the dream, the target, which means that for around 8 hours everyday for 5 days a week I am not available to record or write for my blog or do much in the voiceover-verse. I was given a promotion and handed 23 people and a company to manage and that has meant longer hours at work and many sleepless nights trying to figure out solutions for problems that I never knew I would ever be involved in.
A few weeks back I did something pretty stupid and though it didn’t hurt anyone but myself… I guess.
Lately, which I must admit is kind of sad, I discovered that there are two (or three) kinds of people in the business world.
No matter how sophisticated and advanced the science of barter and exchange gets … in the end it boils down to those 2 (or 3) kinds of people. The Salesman and the Businessman
Now that is not to say that Businessmen cannot be effective at sales… no I am, in fact, speaking of a state of mind. I won’t mince my words in this article mainly because I don’t have much time to write it… but this is a point that I found enlightening though obvious.
By using the term Salesman I do not mean people who work in Sales… rather I am talking about a definition I came up with to define a specific business character and their business model.
I don’t know about you but I’m one of those people that likes to have a plan B. A contingency solution for a possible problem or situation that might come up.
I see the Plan B ethos as necessary, like some people who lavish gifts on their spouses so that if they accidentally forget an anniversary the repercussions aren’t as dire.
The B in Plan B
Having a Plan B for possible business situations can be a life and career saver. I believe the B in Plan B stands for creating multiple contingencies for your business plan/modal.
That sounds kind of technical but the…Read More
A little while back Taji wrote a great followup article on getting the most out of Twitter after asking for information on how people use it. I’ve been tweaking Twitter myself over the last week or so after making a very helpful connection there, and that put me in mind of the article. So I thought I’d jot a few things down.
First of all, this comes with a huge caveat – these are just suggestions. Like architecture or sex, beyond a few universal principles there is no ‘Right Way’ to use Twitter. Now, before I talk about these suggestions, it might be worth spending a moment talking about why it’s worth using Twitter. It’s become an almost self-fulfilling assumption that you should be on it because everyone’s on it, right? But apart from keeping pace with the rest of the flock, why actually sign up? Read More
At the end of December of every year I Audit my Voiceover Business and review all the earnings.
In the first few years the process was very amateurish. I would not put expenditures into account and so my main focus was on how much I made as opposed to the proper review of what is coming in vs. what is going out.
To make matters worse I was only auditing my earnings through PayPal. Not the payments made via bank transfer or via western union.
So obviously I needed to come up with a better way of tracking everything.
Working In The Cloud
The Cloud is an IT catch phrase that means storage on the Internet. But it doesn’t just mean storage as in keeping documents out there. It also includes the use of applications that are web based and therefore accessible from any computer with a browser anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
That makes internet based email clients like Gmail and hotmail part of the “Cloud” since you can access them and all the emails that they store from your browser.
That also makes twitter a part of the cloud since all your tweets are archived on their server.