This Weekend I did the unthinkable.
I told a paying customer not to send me anymore work.
For a year now I’ve been “courting” this voice over agency. The owner is a nice guy… a little quirky but nothing far outside the ordinary. I contacted him back in 2008 and we’ve been emailing back and forth. He would ask me to audition for a job… I would and then something would happen and someone else would get the job.
Nothing new there, I mean this is the deal with every single voice over casting agency I deal with. You win some… you lose some.
Very often you lose more than you win.. but the wins are sufficient to keep the ball rolling and the work coming in.
n larger markets such as NYC, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, when a voiceover talent speaks with an agent or casting director, great emphasis is placed upon one’s former training and performance credits. It’s almost as if it is assumed that whatever one’s credits are any given time, whatever one’s main training activities have been up to a point in time, that is who you are and what you can do (forever and ever…without room for any other type of expertise until another type is proven in the future) and this is can be, to a talent, very…Read More
Today I bring another installment of B & P which is basically a highlight of certain articles and bits of news that has caught my eye and that other bloggers have featured in their blogs…
1. Voice Over Xtra Article by Jennifer Vaughn: I actually read this article and spoke to Steven Lowell of Voice123 about it but kind of filed it in the back of my mind until I saw a reference to it at Peter O’connell’s blog Voxmarketising so yeah its a bit of a convoluted way of remembering but hey this is a good article on voices.com VS. Voice123 and Jennifer’s return on investment from both.
Hello Peoples of the world!
As I sit here with a runny nose (again?!?!) and inflamed sinuses it occurs to me that many of my readers are not familiar with some of my earlier writings that could be extremely beneficial to them.
So what I think must happen is that I make a dedicated page on TVE that lists all the featured articles that I have written in the hopes that the newer (and maybe older) readers can have better access to them:
Morning Mi Amigos,
It’s been a few days since I launched the new-and-improved TVE (Taji’s Voice Emporium) and since then I have tried to promote some of the newer sections on the site.
What I think I have to do is introduce you guys directly to these new sections because there are lots of goodies on the site that very few people seem to have discovered: