Do VO People Really Have More Fun?

Chuck Anne G Stacy 1Chuck is THE Producer Director at Chuck Duran at Demos That Rock and Guitarist For Rock Sugar. He and stacy have done hundreds of interviews with top VO talent as you will see when you visit their site, http://www.vobuzzweekly.com/episodes.html. Stacy J. Aswad is a multi-talented threat (or should that be TREAT?) as an actress, spokesperson and VO artist. (just LOVE her Voice!...as do hundreds of National Sponsors!)  Anyway, their friend, (or victim) Joe Cipriano is one of the busiest guys in VO.(Is there any Sitcom for which he hasn't yet done a promo?) and a willing accomplice here. No matter what your role in media you'll enjoy this video. Thanks to Anne Ganguzza  (seen here lovingly crushed between by Chuck and Stacy) of VO Peeps for leading me to it!

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Agents of Negativity

 

         After the usual niceties on the phone, which take all of five seconds, they launch into a mantra I’ve heard dozens of times before, going back to the early 1980s when I had the first of my 15 books published, that last being two years ago: “The business has changed! Publishers don’t operate the way they used to.  They want a proven commodity with a platform and a track record.  They won’t take a chance if they don’t think they have a sure thing.”

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The Power Of Collaboration

MCAi's MediaProCamp is a unique opportunity to share and be rewarded multi-fold. The annual get-together is based on the 'bar camps' of the IT industry, adapted for media professionals. At its core, it is an ad hoc series of roundtable discussions with topics chosen by the participants. Everyone brings their problems, needs, questions, etc. in the form of discussion topics and the most common are chosen (voted on) and become a roundtable. Invariably every roundtable —whether 3 or 30 attend—is populated by people interested in the subject. Some may be experts but all will have something to contribute. It's this collective wisdom focused on a single problem that is the power of collaboration. If you've never experienced a MediaProCamp you're in for a treat. The next one happens June 11th at Santa Ana College's Digital Media Center.

The event also features nationally and regionally known experts speaking about a broad range of tipics important to pros working in media! Read the details at www.mcai-oc.org  It's All FREE--including morning coffee and lunch! RSVP at MCAI's Meetup Site It may be free but if you don't RSVP we won't have enough food for you! Seating is limited!

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Marcelo Lewin The Dude of DIGIMEDIAPROS

 

The following narrative was the keynote delivered by Marcelo at last June’s MediaProCamp run as an annual event by the MCAI-OC at Santa Ana’s Digital Media Center. Marcelo is a master of reinventing himself and is an inspiration to all who know him. There will be a short Q&A with Marcelo at the end of the keynote.

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13 Frequently-Used Phrases That Make You Sound like A Hollywood Rookie

If you have looked for information about how to handle yourself in a pitch meeting, you know that there isn’t that much available. 

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How To Handle The Good And The Bad On Review

            Let’s say you are invited on a press trip to the Caribbean or by a hotel company that just opened a lavish resort in the Maldives.  And let’s say you go and find plenty of wonderful things to write about:  the natural beauty of the place; the tremendous effort and expense that went into a unique design that distinguishes the resort from its competitors; a golf course cut out of the contours of the land and sea it sits on; and highly personalized service from the front desk to the bar—all of which you cannot wait to write about with unalloyed enthusiasm.

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RoundTable's Media Headlines Are a Great Resource!

i used to get dozens of industry newsletters and feeds I never read because my in-box was too full! Now I just go to RoundTable's Media Headlines page and scan the top stories from close to 20 top publications every day! It's amazing! I love it! For instance, I've got coverage of this year's NAB from all those sources in one centralized place - my bookmarked RoundTable Media Headlines page! I also use it for research on dozens of topics including talent! Check out the recent article in Backstage I saw on Scott Aukerman Holds Comedy Court. Roundtable's Media Headlines is a unique resource for your business so I hope yu will use it regularly! —John

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Effective Social Media for Voice Talent

 

You might be surprised at the casting or lurking or “talent evaluation” that gets done on Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, etc. You always want to make sure that you are poised to get your share of any potential work opportunities!

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Tech Never Stops!

And thank goodness for that! Even if you're not a tech geek, we all get to play with newer and better toys as a result. And that usually includes the fact they're easier to use as well! Making better images, capturing better audio and creatively manupulating them for fun and profit! Go TECH!

 So one of my new tech heros is Michael Kammes. I love his Vlog, "5 Things." His latest episode in on HDR. If you don't yet know what that is, Michael will tell you at: http://5thingsseries.com/hdr/ I also caugt it on the Moviola.com website. That Kammes boy get around!

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1 in 5 Listen to Podcasts!

 

The magazine is quoting findings released from Edison Research's Infinite Dial 2016 study, conducted in partnership with Triton Digital. The “That increase is some of the largest growth for the medium that we have observed in more than a decade of our podcast research, and represents an estimated 57 million Americans,” Edison VP of strategy & marketing Tom Webster says. You can read the article on Inside Radio here:

http://www.insideradio.com/free/podcast-consumption-surges-to-one-in-five-americans/article_bce00ee0-e4b1-11e5-9077-9f119ab66694.html

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