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Voice over is a heroes' journey. Make it your journey. Actor, voice talent and storytelling coach David H. Lawrence XVII takes you on a journey each episode into the art, commerce, science and mindset of voice over as a performing art, and as a profession and business. Presented by VOHeroes.com.

The VOHeroes Podcast David H. Lawrence XVII

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Voice over is a heroes' journey. Make it your journey. Actor, voice talent and storytelling coach David H. Lawrence XVII takes you on a journey each episode into the art, commerce, science and mindset of voice over as a performing art, and as a profession and business. Presented by VOHeroes.com.

    0039: The 3 Biggest Fears We Have When Starting Something New (And How To Kill Them)

    0039: The 3 Biggest Fears We Have When Starting Something New (And How To Kill Them)

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    Hey there, hero!

    I just wrapped up registration for the new VOHeroes Pro training (unless you could use a payment plan, the registration is now closed). That means a lot of people are now going on a brand new adventure with me.

    Whenever you start something new and exciting, there can be, and often is, a strong feeling of fear, dread, concern...along with the newness and exciting feelings.

    But how we deal with that fear can go a long way to helping us succeed at this new endeavor.

    Let's talk about the biggest fears we often have...and how to vanquish them.


    #acting #voice #voiceover #onboarding #performance #productivity #tips #art #commerce #science #mindset #success #process #options #bestpractices #marketing

    • 47 min
    0038: Dr. Robert Pondillo: The Ethics of AI Voices

    0038: Dr. Robert Pondillo: The Ethics of AI Voices

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    Hey there, hero!

    I wouldn't be where I am today without mentors, and one of my most valuable mentors is Dr. Robert Pondillo. I grew up listening to him when he was the nighttime DJ on a station he eventually helped me get a show on, 1220/WGAR in Cleveland. It's safe to say he was instrumental in my success.

    He went on, after he retired from radio, to return to school for his doctorate in Mass Communications, and taught that for many years at Middle Tennessee State University. He often lectured on the state of media, and as a talent himself, has a particularly interesting viewpoint on how we operate as VO artists.

    I had the chance to talk with him regarding the use of AI voices in the documentary about Anthony Bourdain, called Roadrunner - the director used what some have called unethical and misleading production techniques to put words in Bourdain's mouth that he wrote, but never actually said. He did this using an AI voice generator.

    You probably are concerned about the ethics, and even the use itself, of AI voices in the various categories of VO work we now perform live as humans.

    Listen in as Bob gives me his take on this industry-changing development.


    #acting #voice #voiceover #onboarding #performance #productivity #tips #art #commerce #science #mindset #success #process #options #bestpractices #marketing

    • 34 min
    0037: Audiobooks Unleashed: Sarah Sampino

    0037: Audiobooks Unleashed: Sarah Sampino

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    Hey there, hero!

    Many of my clients begin their audiobook narration career mining the opportunities on ACX.

    They hone their craft, polish their business skills and learn to recognize scams as well as possibilities for success.

    So what do you do when you want to go beyond the opportunities on ACX?

    You might find big publishers, distributors, producers and...aggregators.

    We talk about these further opportunities with the founder of aggregator/producer/distributor/promo code manager site AudiobooksUnleashed.com, Sarah Sampino.

    Watch and learn and consider your future opportunities as a narrator with Sarah.


    #acting #voice #voiceover #onboarding #performance #productivity #tips #art #commerce #science #mindset #success #process #options #bestpractices #marketing

    • 24 min
    0036: Liz Atherton On Her New VO Casting Site: CastVoices.com

    0036: Liz Atherton On Her New VO Casting Site: CastVoices.com

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    Hey there, hero!

    At this point in your VO career, you may be suffering not from "audition fatigue," but rather "oh there's a new VO casting site fatigue."

    I urge you to put that aside for now, and give this podcast episode a view or listen.

    Liz Atherton has been in the business for a long time, and has both casting and talent rep experience that no other casting site creator to date has had...and understands what we all miss most about the late, lamented Voicebank.

    I had the chance to sit down with her as she took a break from the heady moments of launching her new casting site, CastVoices.com.

    What she has to say just might surprise and delight you.


    #acting #voice #voiceover #onboarding #performance #productivity #tips #art #commerce #science #mindset #success #process #options #bestpractices #marketing

    • 49 min
    0035: Radical Self-Care: Getting Started With Coach Karen-Eileen

    0035: Radical Self-Care: Getting Started With Coach Karen-Eileen

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    Hey there, hero!

    Your friendly neighborhood rainbow encrusted unicorn VOHeroes coach, Karen-Eileen Gordon, will be a featured speaker at VO Atlanta over the next week or so.

    You should consider attending this virtual event! It's going to rock. Here's a link:

    https://vms.swoogo.com/voa21/ (be sure to join the event, then look for her session and join that)

    Coach K-E will be speaking on a subject she rocks the house at: self-care. This is taking care of you and your instrument, health and wellness-wise. And her version is RaDiCaL!

    If you want more of her gooey goodness, do sign up for her VOHeroes workout this or any other month.


    #acting #voice #voiceover #onboarding #performance #productivity #tips #art #commerce #science #mindset #success #process #options #bestpractices #marketing

    • 20 min
    0034: Want Better Answers? Ask Better Questions.

    0034: Want Better Answers? Ask Better Questions.

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    Hey there, hero!

    I'm a huge fan of helping people out, but damn, some people make it next to impossible.

    It's not just the people who don't really ask a question, like the user who dismissively writes me a support request of "This stupid software doesn't work! Help!"

    It's everyone who asks a question that isn't the best question to ask...or even a better question than the one they do ask.

    If you'd like better answers, I'll give you 2 big pieces of advice in this video.


    #acting #voice #voiceover #onboarding #performance #productivity #tips #art #commerce #science #mindset #success #process #options, #bestpractices #marketing

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