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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.

    0086: AI, Synthetic Voices and Anne Ganguzza

    0086: AI, Synthetic Voices and Anne Ganguzza

    Hey there, hero!

    One of my fave peeps in the entire VO world is Anne Ganguzza.

    She was a coach when we were VO2GoGo, and she's gone on to become a force to be reckoned with with sites like VOPeeps and the VOBoss Podcast.

    And one of her superpowers is combining tech with VO. That's kind of in demand these days, not only to support her clients but also to deal with the perceived threat of artificial intelligence coming for our voices.

    We talk about synthetic voices in this episode, and she has a particularly unique take on the future.

    Once you've heard what she has to say...what say you? Let me know in the comments below.

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

    • 16 min
    0084: "You Are One Of The Variables!"

    0084: "You Are One Of The Variables!"

    Hey there, hero!

    My buddy Bob just called me, and on occasion, he says something brilliant.

    This was one of those times.

    He said "When you're looking at how successful you might be at something, don't forget: you yourself are one of the variables."

    Brilliant. And worth remembering when you start looking at how long it will take you to make the money back that you spend on training. Want to know how long? Wouldn't that be great to know...but who can say given all the variables in the process, including...

    ...you.

    Here's the link I talk about in the video (that I'll be removing after Wednesday night at midnight) for the payment plan offer for VOHeroes Pro - a 4 month payment plan that goes easy on your cash flow:

    https://voheroes.com/4pmt

    How do you handle the personal responsibility you have for your own success? Let me know in the comments below.

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

    • 10 min
    0083: The Difference Between Easy And Straightforward

    0083: The Difference Between Easy And Straightforward

    Hey there, hero!

    Here's something to mull over as you decide to embark on a new experience: there's a big difference between something being easy...

    ...and something being Straightforward...

    ...and something being time-consuming.

    The differences can make or break you in terms of success.

    Ever encounter something that you chalked up to being easy, but was anything but, because it was so tedious? Talk to me in the comments below.

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

    • 7 min
    0082: Let's Settle On "Synthetic Voices," Not "AI"

    0082: Let's Settle On "Synthetic Voices," Not "AI"

    Hey there, hero!

    I get it. "AI" has two short syllables, and "synthetic voices" has five longer ones, so it's a bit more time-consuming to say.

    But it might be useful to try to commit to using the latter, rather than the former, despite its slightly longer length, when we start feeling concerned about our future as human voice talent.

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is used in almost every facet of our creative process, from script management to casting to recording to production to proofing...and on to email, social media and just about everything else.

    AI is a broad, generic category of technology.

    Synthetic voices, on the other hand, is a pretty specific use of machine learning, data mining, digital modeling and yes, AI.

    Can we all agree to use accurate terminology for the dangers we observe that doesn't throw the baby out with the bath water?

    Lots of technology (I'm looking at you, Pozotron) is getting a bad rap because they happen to use aspects of AI in their workflow. People have made grossly inaccurate statements about AI-based products and services because...well...they don't know any better.

    We can and should know better.

    Once I've made my case for this in this episode, answer this for me: do you agree? Or do you simply feel that Skynet will soon be self-aware, so who cares what we call it? Discuss, if you would, in the comments below.

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

    • 8 min
    0081: Are You Judging Your Success Too Early?

    0081: Are You Judging Your Success Too Early?

    Hey there, hero!

    We're all on a journey. Our own journey. With different speeds, timelines, and horizons.

    And we can easily forget about considering time when plugging along on the highway to getting it all done.

    I'd like to remind you to be gentle with yourself when you start examining your results...especially with when you actually judge yourself, because things like this take time. And you might be jumping the gun just a bit.

    And so, I will.

    Once you hear what I have to say...is that helpful? Is it a reasonable reminder, or are you hell bent to get to your goals as quickly as possible? Let me know in the comments below.

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

    • 5 min
    0080: Having A Bias For Action Can Uplevel Your Schedule

    0080: Having A Bias For Action Can Uplevel Your Schedule

    Hey there, hero!

    Estimating how long things take, from small, short things like auditions, to longer, multi-step projects like recording and editing an audiobook, is an art as well as a science.

    And one of the ways we protect ourselves is to give each project more than enough time.

    I'd like to suggest that you consider being more stingy with your schedule. See if things can take less time, with the same quality.

    Why? Because of my boss, back when I worked at America Online.

    Questions about the whole bias for action thing? Let me know in the comments below.

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

    • 4 min

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