Episode 36: How To Make Riches In Niches {Yes… you REALLY CAN!}

My Beehive

I mentioned my Honeybees as a contribution to the environment and a great source of relaxation. Checkout the Photo Gallery below and watch the 50 second video. See if your blood pressure doesn’t drop a bit. I’m standing about 3 feet away from the hive while shooting this video.

These Bees is Makin’ Honey… Honey!

Riches In Niches! An Interview With Author Susan Friedmann

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Susan Friedman

Susan is a successful author and a very savvy marketer. That’s why we have her on the show!

Susan Friedmann, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), is a veteran business and niche marketing expert who has carved her niche by helping companies worldwide get the most out of attending trade shows and industry events. Susan has written 14 books (!) including, “Meeting and Event Planning for Dummies,” and “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Target Marketing,”

Her book “Riches in Niches: How to Make it BIG in a small Market,” made it to #1 in hot business books on Amazon.com!

During Our Conversation We Discuss:

  • Setting Yourself Apart From Your Competition
  • Why Establishing Yourself As An “Educator” in a niche is Critical
  • Going Where the Competition ISN’T!
  • Doing The Opposite of What Everyone Else Does
  • And Much More!

Special Bonus!

To Access the 10 Point List to establish YOUR Niche Market and to schedule the FREE 15 Minute Phone Consult Susan mentioned in the program, send her an email to: susan@richesinniches.com

FREE Resources!

Use Your Personal Story to Market Your Business

In Episode 19 – Do You Have Time for A Story? I spoke about how you can download a free copy of my Marketing Piece that I use with new clients.

Click here To obtain a FREE copy of my Marketing Piece that uses my Voice Over Journey Story_PictureStory

New Opportunity to Contribute and Support the Podcast

If you find any value and inspiration from these episodes, please consider a modest Donation — however much you can afford. When it comes freely from you in the spirit of generosity and an abundance mindset, it’s the kind of gesture that humbles me with warm appreciation.

Recommended Resources!

Protect Your Voice Over Business and Keep it Legal! Order Rob Sciglimpaglia’s Book “Voice Over Legal”!vo_legal_book

Rob Sciglimpaglia was my guest on Episode 23 of the Podcast. We’ve received Rave reviews on the interview!

I’ve arranged an affiliate code with The Publishers of Rob’s Book “Voice Over Legal” so you can save $5 (up to 20%!) off the list price of the book and support the podcast.

Simply Click this Link: www.VoiceOverLegal.com and enter the promo code “VMP” at checkout to save 20% ($5) off the cost of the book and support the podcast!

Do you spend your days (and nights?) staring at computer monitors and hand held devices? Have you noticed that it’s affecting your vision? You know I’m BIG into peak performance and health/wellness.

Z-health is the company that developed the training system that I use with my trainer to stay flexible. First and foremost, Z-health is a complete training system that puts you back in control of your own performance. By using the nervous system to rapidly “debug” your movement patterns, you can create lightning-fast improvements in performance. (Plus pain relief, injury prevention, and mindset.)

As an educational company, the goal of Z-Health Performance is to help create professionals in the top 1% of their respective fields.

They’ve recently developed a Product called “The Vision Gym” It is VERY Cool! If you’re finding it harder to see then check this out…

This IS an Affiliate Link. If you choose to purchase the product I will earn a commission. I only recommend something to you if I’ve used it myself and think it is well worth the value. This is one of those products! And it’s very cool!
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If you liked this podcast please subscribe to it by clicking one of the Subscribe options found in the upper right side of this page, so you’ll get notices of new episodes. Please share it with your friends and colleagues in the voice over world.

Also, it would be a huge help if you’d like this podcast and rate it on iTunes to help keep it near the top of the list. Also, feel free to chare your comments and questions about this episode and future topics you’d like discussed.

If you’d like more information on coaching opportunities where we focus on growing your business, feel free to drop me a line at my cyber assistant’s email address at Mike@JohnMelley.com.

Thanks for listening. Now go out there and share your voice with the world!

All written and recorded content associated with the Voice Over Marketing Podcast are ©2013 – 2015 AR Enterprises Co., Inc. d/b/a John Melley Voice Overs & Production. All other trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners.

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Episode 35: An Interview With Marketing Expert Andrew Lock

“Help! My Business Sucks!”

“…the show has become more popular than
a supermodel at a Catholic boarding school.”

Andrew Lock’s Story

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Andrew Lock

It all started with potatoes…

As a kid, Andrew challenged every ‘normal’ way of making money that was accepted by all the other kids. While most school age kids were doing a paper route to earn some pocket money, Andrew hated getting up early in the morning so that didn’t seem like a good idea.

One day while traveling on a bus, he overheard some old people complain to each other about not being able to carry bags of potatoes home from the store, and that sparked an idea to create a potato round.

Andrew found a farm that was willing to supply sacks of potatoes and had his parents drive him over to collect them. He then divided the potatoes into small ‘retail’ bags and went from door to door, quickly establishing a little business that earned him 18-20 times more than his school friends were making with their paper rounds, AND he was able to do it after school, not at 5am in the freezing cold of the British winters.

The Rest Is History….

Andrew’s first info-product was created at age 14, a guidebook about planning a vacation to Florida theme parks. “This was before desk-top publishing so I used a typewriter to create the guide, and photocopied it to make copies to sell. By today’s standards they looked horrible, but again it taught me that if the information was good, people would overlook presentation (or lack of it).”

Deciding to forgo college, Andrew started a video production business and 22 years on, after producing countless movie projects, commercials, and documentaries, Andrew is a leading consultant.

Andrew created, hosts and produces the wildly successful ‘Help! My Business Sucks!’; a free, weekly web TV show that helps entrepreneurs to “get more done and have more fun.” Hosted by maverick marketer Andrew Lock, the show provides plenty of practical marketing tips, big lessons from well known brands, and lots of little known resources that small business owners can use to increase their profits fast. In addition, you’ll learn countless video production tips from Andrews vast experience.

With an irreverent, entertaining, and humorous style, the show has become more popular than a supermodel at a Catholic boarding school.

The show has become the #1 most popular marketing WebTV show in the Apple iTunes store, beating well known ‘traditional business training’ competitors like Harvard Business Review, Advertising Age, and Business Week.

In this Episode Andrew and I Discuss:

  • Why Andrew Believes “Everything is marketing and marketing is everything.”
  • How Disney Creates Money From Thin Air and How You Can Too!
  • Disney Pricing Strategies
  • The Importance of Differentiating Yourself From Your Competition
  • And Much More!

Connect With Andrew at:

http://helpmybusiness.com/ and

Magical Marketing Experience.com

FREE Resources!

Use Your Personal Story to Market Your Business

In Episode 19 – Do You Have Time for A Story? I spoke about how you can download a free copy of my Marketing Piece that I use with new clients.

Click here To obtain a FREE copy of my Marketing Piece that uses my Voice Over Journey Story_PictureStory

New Opportunity to Contribute and Support the Podcast

If you find any value and inspiration from these episodes, please consider a modest Donation — however much you can afford. When it comes freely from you in the spirit of generosity and an abundance mindset, it’s the kind of gesture that humbles me with warm appreciation.

Recommended Resources!

Protect Your Voice Over Business and Keep it Legal! Order Rob Sciglimpaglia’s Book “Voice Over Legal”!vo_legal_book

Rob Sciglimpaglia was my guest on Episode 23 of the Podcast. We’ve received Rave reviews on the interview!

I’ve arranged an affiliate code with The Publishers of Rob’s Book “Voice Over Legal” so you can save $5 (up to 20%!) off the list price of the book and support the podcast.

Simply Click this Link: www.VoiceOverLegal.com and enter the promo code “VMP” at checkout to save 20% ($5) off the cost of the book and support the podcast!

Do you spend your days (and nights?) staring at computer monitors and hand held devices? Have you noticed that it’s affecting your vision? You know I’m BIG into peak performance and health/wellness.

Z-health is the company that developed the training system that I use with my trainer to stay flexible. First and foremost, Z-health is a complete training system that puts you back in control of your own performance. By using the nervous system to rapidly “debug” your movement patterns, you can create lightning-fast improvements in performance. (Plus pain relief, injury prevention, and mindset.)

As an educational company, the goal of Z-Health Performance is to help create professionals in the top 1% of their respective fields.

They’ve recently developed a Product called “The Vision Gym” It is VERY Cool! If you’re finding it harder to see then check this out…

This IS an Affiliate Link. If you choose to purchase the product I will earn a commission. I only recommend something to you if I’ve used it myself and think it is well worth the value. This is one of those products! And it’s very cool!
John Signature

Thanks for Checking The Show Out!

If you liked this podcast please subscribe to it by clicking one of the Subscribe options found in the upper right side of this page, so you’ll get notices of new episodes. Please share it with your friends and colleagues in the voice over world.

Also, it would be a huge help if you’d like this podcast and rate it on iTunes to help keep it near the top of the list. Also, feel free to chare your comments and questions about this episode and future topics you’d like discussed.

If you’d like more information on coaching and mastermind group opportunities where we focus on growing your business, feel free to drop me a line at my cyber assistant’s email address at Mike@JohnMelley.com.

Thanks for listening. Now go out there and share your voice with the world!

All written and recorded content associated with the Voice Over Marketing Podcast are ©2013 – 2015 AR Enterprises Co., Inc. d/b/a John Melley Voice Overs & Production. All other trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners.

Disclosures: There are links to different items and sponsors on this and other pages on this site. If you click on them and make a purchase I may earn a commission from them.

Episode_34: What To Do When Disaster Strikes… Are You Prepared?

Condo_FireIt’s been awhile. I dropped off the radar for a number of weeks…. Why?

It’s been a crazy couple of months.

The Building my condo is in was hit by a deadly fire. It got me thinking.

I’m fine. No damage to person or property. Others weren’t so lucky.

In this episode I ask you a number of questions:

  • How prepared are you?
  • Do you have a fire extinguishers & smoke detectors?
  • Do you have data back-ups? Are they in multiple places?
  • What about important documents that aren’t stored electronically?
  • God forbid you get in an accident. Is there someone else on your banking accounts who can access them and make payments and/or deposits for you?
  • Are all your passwords for emails and web site admin pages somewhere for a trusted person to be able to make changes to the pages or close them down for you if necessary?
  • What would happen if your studio burned down or you were flooded out? How long would it take for you to be back up and running?
  • And many more that make you stop and think.

Please listen.

This episode is so important I’m not adding the usual notes at the end. I care about you and I want you to take this message to heart and take action.

John Signature

All written and recorded content associated with the Voice Over Marketing Podcast are ©2013 – 2015 AR Enterprises Co., Inc. d/b/a John Melley Voice Overs & Production. All other trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners.

Disclosures: There are links to different items and sponsors on this and other pages on this site. If you click on them and make a purchase I may earn a commission from them.

 

Episode 33: An Interview With Voice Over Talent & Author Jodi Adler!

My Guest Today is The Hilariously Talented Jodie Adler – Here’s a Sample…

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Voice Over Talent & Author Jodi Adler

What do you do—how do you cope when the world’s gone mad? Well, of course you need to consult with Auntie Jodi. She provides a brassy, sassy, and classy way to deal with the overbearing, thoughtless, “my needs are greater than yours” POV that so many people adhere to today.

Stop thinking that if you are polite you’re a pushover—ask Auntie, and she’ll help you put those crass losers back in their place. How? Here’s a Hint from Auntie Jodi’s Helpful Hints that will set them straight (and help you maintain your sanity, too):

If an over-solicitous kumbaya type shares that you seem “angry,” simply laugh and tell the poor soul “it’s called ‘having an opinion.’”

About Jodi Adler

Jodi Adler has become a popular presence in Los Angeles—first as a news anchor and reporter, and then as a talk show host, actor, and stand up comic.   While anchoring and reporting news at KFWB,  she covered stories ranging from the Northridge Earthquake, Simpson trial and elections to lighter fare including the pitfalls of dating in the big city, health and consumer news, to film reviews and entertainment. She has been honored with many awards, including Golden Mikes.  Jodi was also the only female finalist in the Funniest Person in the Valley contest where her standup comedy was called “more disarming than alarming.”

During Our Interview We Discuss…

  • How She’s Created a Character to Market Her Business
  • We Peel Back the Curtain on Why She REALLY Wrote The Book and…
  • How She’s Using Her Book to Grow Her Business
  • What’s RETRO Marketing and WHY it Works!
  • How To Handle Criticism
  • How Your Life Experiences Impact Your Voice Over Skills
  • And Much More!

To Get A Copy of Jodi’s Book Click The Picture Below

To Contact Jodi Visit JodiAdler.com

FREE Resources!

Use Your Personal Story to Market Your Business

In Episode 19 – Do You Have Time for A Story? I spoke about how you can download a free copy of my Marketing Piece that I use with new clients.

Click here To obtain a FREE copy of my Marketing Piece that uses my Voice Over Journey Story_PictureStory

New Opportunity to Contribute and Support the Podcast

If you find any value and inspiration from these episodes, please consider a modest Donation — however much you can afford. When it comes freely from you in the spirit of generosity and an abundance mindset, it’s the kind of gesture that humbles me with warm appreciation.

Recommended Resources!

Protect Your Voice Over Business and Keep it Legal! Order Rob Sciglimpaglia’s Book “Voice Over Legal”!vo_legal_book

Rob Sciglimpaglia was my guest on Episode 23 of the Podcast. We’ve received Rave reviews on the interview!

I’ve arranged an affiliate code with The Publishers of Rob’s Book “Voice Over Legal” so you can save $5 (up to 20%!) off the list price of the book and support the podcast.

Simply Click this Link: www.VoiceOverLegal.com and enter the promo code “VMP” at checkout to save 20% ($5) off the cost of the book and support the podcast!

Do you spend your days (and nights?) staring at computer monitors and hand held devices? Have you noticed that it’s affecting your vision? You know I’m BIG into peak performance and health/wellness.

Z-health is the company that developed the training system that I use with my trainer to stay flexible. First and foremost, Z-health is a complete training system that puts you back in control of your own performance. By using the nervous system to rapidly “debug” your movement patterns, you can create lightning-fast improvements in performance. (Plus pain relief, injury prevention, and mindset.)

As an educational company, the goal of Z-Health Performance is to help create professionals in the top 1% of their respective fields.

They’ve recently developed a Product called “The Vision Gym” It is VERY Cool! If you’re finding it harder to see then check this out…

This IS an Affiliate Link. If you choose to purchase the product I will earn a commission. I only recommend something to you if I’ve used it myself and think it is well worth the value. This is one of those products! And it’s very cool!

John Signature

Thanks for Checking The Show Out!

If you liked this podcast please subscribe to it by clicking one of the Subscribe options found in the upper right side of this page, so you’ll get notices of new episodes. Please share it with your friends and colleagues in the voice over world.

Also, it would be a huge help if you’d like this podcast and rate it on iTunes to help keep it near the top of the list. Also, feel free to chare your comments and questions about this episode and future topics you’d like discussed.

If you’d like more information on coaching and mastermind group opportunities where we focus on growing your business, feel free to drop me a line at my cyber assistant’s email address at Mike@JohnMelley.com.

Thanks for listening. Now go out there and share your voice with the world!

All written and recorded content associated with the Voice Over Marketing Podcast are ©2013 – 2015 AR Enterprises Co., Inc. d/b/a John Melley Voice Overs & Production. All other trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners.

Disclosures: There are links to different items and sponsors on this and other pages on this site. If you click on them and make a purchase I may earn a commission from them.

Episode 32: An Interview With Voice Over Talent Marc Graue

Get Ready To Laugh While You Learn!

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Marc Graue

My Guest today is Marc Graue. Marc is the owner of the legendary Marc Graue Voice Over Studios, a Burbank CA. landmark for over 29 years and an experienced voice over talent in his own right. Marc can be heard on numerous network cartoon series including Nickelodeon’s Avatar:The Last Airbender, Cartoon Network’s Codename:Kids Next Door, Judge Dredd: Superfiend,Veggie Tales, & EverAfter High. He’s also narrated 6 seasons of Nat Geo’s popular series, “Alaska State Troopers” & “ Cowboys Of The Sea” plus promos for Anderson Cooper 360 & CBS. You can hear Marc on video games as well, including Ratchet & Clank, Skylanders, Fallout New Vegas. Wasteland 2, Spiderman, World Of Warcraft and Lord Of The Rings! As a producer Marc has recorded voice over demos for some of the top voice over talent in the world: E.G.Dailey, Yeardley Smith, Stephen Root, Maurice LaMarche, Doris Roberts, Gary Owens, Randy Thomas, John DiMaggio, Dennis Haysbert, CarlosAlazraqui, John Ratzenberger & 100’s more!!

During Our Conversation We Discuss:

  • How Marc got started in Voice Overs
  • Hear him move in and out of characters seamlessly!
  • How he taking a BIG chance when working with Van Halen gave a BOOST to his Career!
  • Going Outside Your Comfort Zone
  • Persistence
  • What It Takes to GROW a Business
  • Treating your business Like a Business
  • Sounding “Natural”
  • And Much more!

Folks, this is one of my favorites. I’m sure you’ll love it too. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Contact Marc

Website: www.FixInTheMix.com

FREE Resources!

Use Your Personal Story to Market Your Business

In Episode 19 – Do You Have Time for A Story? I spoke about how you can download a free copy of my Marketing Piece that I use with new clients.

Click here To obtain a FREE copy of my Marketing Piece that uses my Voice Over Journey Story_PictureStory

Here’s the link to a Free Script Analysis

Download a free PDF of John’s marked up scripts and notes that got him into the Final 6 at the That’s Voiceover Audition Spotlight! They dissect what all the arrows and squiggles mean and how he approached the scripts.

Just CLICK HERE! It’s FREE!

New Opportunity to Contribute and Support the Podcast

If you find any value and inspiration from these episodes, please consider a modest Donation — however much you can afford. When it comes freely from you in the spirit of generosity and an abundance mindset, it’s the kind of gesture that humbles me with warm appreciation.

Protect Your Voice Over Business and Keep it Legal! Order Rob Sciglimpaglia’s Book “Voice Over Legal”!vo_legal_book

Rob Sciglimpaglia was my guest on Episode 23 of the Podcast. We’ve received Rave reviews on the interview!

I’ve arranged an affiliate code with The Publishers of Rob’s Book “Voice Over Legal” so you can save $5 (up to 20%!) off the list price of the book and support the podcast.

Simply Click this Link: www.VoiceOverLegal.com and enter the promo code “VMP” at checkout to save 20% ($5) off the cost of the book and support the podcast!

“Meldawg’s Book Club”

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Meldawg In the Woods

Years ago after a station concert I was imbibing a few beers with some colleagues at local pub when they – for some unknown reason – started referring to me as… (Click here to read more)

The Show Keeps GROWING!

We’ve had 23,646 downloads as of this writing! Thanks for continuing to spread the word!

The Voice Over “Definition” T-Shirt!

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Voice Over “Definition” T-Shirt

This Episode is sponsored by the Voice Over Definition T-Shirt. Let your clothing do the talking for YOU for a change!

I had a brainstorm and came up with these designs. Fun T-Shirts that shout out and define what you do… literally!

Have fun and order one for you and a friend right now! All orders fulfilled by CafePress.com

Recommended Resource!

Do you spend your days (and nights?) staring at computer monitors and hand held devices? Have you noticed that it’s affecting your vision? You know I’m BIG into peak performance and health/wellness.

Z-health is the company that developed the training system that I use with my trainer to stay flexible. First and foremost, Z-health is a complete training system that puts you back in control of your own performance. By using the nervous system to rapidly “debug” your movement patterns, you can create lightning-fast improvements in performance. (Plus pain relief, injury prevention, and mindset.)

As an educational company, the goal of Z-Health Performance is to help create professionals in the top 1% of their respective fields.

They’ve recently developed a Product called “The Vision Gym” It is VERY Cool! If you’re finding it harder to see then check this out…

This IS an Affiliate Link. If you choose to purchase the product I will earn a commission. I only recommend something to you if I’ve used it myself and think it is well worth the value. This is one of those products! And it’s very cool!

John Signature

Thanks for Checking The Show Out!

If you liked this podcast please subscribe to it by clicking one of the Subscribe options found in the upper right side of this page, so you’ll get notices of new episodes. Please share it with your friends and colleagues in the voice over world.

Also, it would be a huge help if you’d like this podcast and rate it on iTunes to help keep it near the top of the list. Also, feel free to chare your comments and questions about this episode and future topics you’d like discussed.

If you’d like more information on coaching and mastermind group opportunities where we focus on growing your business, feel free to drop me a line at my cyber assistant’s email address at Mike@JohnMelley.com.

Thanks for listening. Now go out there and share your voice with the world!

All written and recorded content associated with the Voice Over Marketing Podcast are ©2013 AR Enterprises Co., Inc. d/b/a John Melley Voice Overs & Production. All other trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners.

Disclosures: There are links to different items and sponsors on this and other pages on this site. If you click on them and make a purchase I may earn a commission from them.

Episode 31: An Interview With Voice Over Talent Monique Coppola

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Monique Coppola

In this interview with Monique I discuss:

  • Her Audition Spotlight Experience
  • Her Journey Into Voice Over
  • The Importance of “Showing Up”
  • Going Outside Your “Comfort Zone”
  • Handling Projects You Don’t Agree With
  • Sounding Natural
  • And Much More!

Monique is originally from Massachusetts where she studied music, theatre and dance at Dean College.  She has acted in theatre, film, industrials and television projects in Boston, Los Angeles and New York.  Monique has lent her voice to hundreds of radio and television commercials, cartoon pilots, business presentations, educational programs, audiobooks, business voicemails, and looping for film and television.

Monique is an award-winning radio news reporter, newscaster and talk show host.  She covered the 2008 New Hampshire Presidential Primaries and has interviewed a wide array of notables such as president Bill Clinton, author Doris Kearns Goodwin, Robert Kennedy Jr., John McCain and Betty White.

She loves film and animals and is the national assignment editor for animal welfare issues for Public News Service. She resides in NY with her husband and rescue cat, Monty.

Contact Monique Through her Web Site @:

MoniqueCoppola.com

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FREE Resources!

Use Your Personal Story to Market Your Business

In Episode 19 – Do You Have Time for A Story? I spoke about how you can download a free copy of my Marketing Piece that I use with new clients.

Click here To obtain a FREE copy of my Marketing Piece that uses my Voice Over Journey Story_PictureStory

Here’s the link to a Free Script Analysis

Download a free PDF of John’s marked up scripts and notes that got him into the Final 6 at the That’s Voiceover Audition Spotlight! They dissect what all the arrows and squiggles mean and how he approached the scripts.

Just CLICK HERE! It’s FREE!

New Opportunity to Contribute and Support the Podcast

If you find any value and inspiration from these episodes, please consider a modest Donation — however much you can afford. When it comes freely from you in the spirit of generosity and an abundance mindset, it’s the kind of gesture that humbles me with warm appreciation.

Protect Your Voice Over Business and Keep it Legal! Order Rob Sciglimpaglia’s Book “Voice Over Legal”!vo_legal_book

Rob Sciglimpaglia was my guest on Episode 23 of the Podcast. We’ve received Rave reviews on the interview!

I’ve arranged an affiliate code with The Publishers of Rob’s Book “Voice Over Legal” so you can save $5 (up to 20%!) off the list price of the book and support the podcast.

Simply Click this Link: www.VoiceOverLegal.com and enter the promo code “VMP” at checkout to save 20% ($5) off the cost of the book and support the podcast!

“Meldawg’s Book Club”

Tree_Slaughter
Meldawg In the Woods

Years ago after a station concert I was imbibing a few beers with some colleagues at local pub when they – for some unknown reason – started referring to me as… (Click here to read more)

The Show Keeps GROWING!

We’ve had 22,615 downloads as of this writing! Thanks for continuing to spread the word!

The Voice Over “Definition” T-Shirt!

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Voice Over “Definition” T-Shirt

This Episode is sponsored by the Voice Over Definition T-Shirt. Let your clothing do the talking for YOU for a change!

I had a brainstorm and came up with these designs. Fun T-Shirts that shout out and define what you do… literally!

Have fun and order one for you and a friend right now! All orders fulfilled by CafePress.com

Recommended Resource!

Do you spend your days (and nights?) staring at computer monitors and hand held devices? Have you noticed that it’s affecting your vision? You know I’m BIG into peak performance and health/wellness.

Z-health is the company that developed the training system that I use with my trainer to stay flexible. First and foremost, Z-health is a complete training system that puts you back in control of your own performance. By using the nervous system to rapidly “debug” your movement patterns, you can create lightning-fast improvements in performance. (Plus pain relief, injury prevention, and mindset.)

As an educational company, the goal of Z-Health Performance is to help create professionals in the top 1% of their respective fields.

They’ve recently developed a Product called “The Vision Gym” It is VERY Cool! If you’re finding it harder to see then check this out…

This IS an Affiliate Link. If you choose to purchase the product I will earn a commission. I only recommend something to you if I’ve used it myself and think it is well worth the value. This is one of those products! And it’s very cool!

John Signature

Thanks for Checking The Show Out!

If you liked this podcast please subscribe to it by clicking one of the Subscribe options found in the upper right side of this page, so you’ll get notices of new episodes. Please share it with your friends and colleagues in the voice over world.

Also, it would be a huge help if you’d like this podcast and rate it on iTunes to help keep it near the top of the list. Also, feel free to chare your comments and questions about this episode and future topics you’d like discussed.

If you’d like more information on coaching and mastermind group opportunities where we focus on growing your business, feel free to drop me a line at my cyber assistant’s email address at Mike@JohnMelley.com.

Thanks for listening. Now go out there and share your voice with the world!

All written and recorded content associated with the Voice Over Marketing Podcast are ©2013 AR Enterprises Co., Inc. d/b/a John Melley Voice Overs & Production. All other trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners.

Disclosures: There are links to different items and sponsors on this and other pages on this site. If you click on them and make a purchase I may earn a commission from them.

Episode 30: An Interview with Voice Over Talent and Coach Dave Walsh

What Do You Get When You Combine Killer VO Chops, a Marketing Background…?

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Voice Over Talent Dave Walsh

… And a unique style of Voice Over Coaching that helps voice actors bring out their most authentic performances?

You get my guest Dave Walsh and a killer interview full of insights. I hope you’ll join me for this great conversation.

About Dave Walsh:

Dave Walsh has enjoyed a truly multi-faceted career on both sides of the glass, as successful artist, studio executive and Voice Over Coach for almost 20 years.

He’s been the signature voice for AT & T, Honda, DirecTV, Shell, Mitsubishi, Wells Fargo, Lincoln-Mercury, Hyundai and Credit Suisse.

In the documentary/clip show world, Dave has narrated numerous well-known series including BIG BROTHER, the E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY, TLC’s MODERN MARVELS and the VH1 NEWS PRESENTS franchise.

Among network television promos, Dave Walsh has been the voice of ABC, NBC and The WB as well as ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, FEAR FACTOR and the reality smash hit THE BIGGEST LOSER.

What Dave Walsh Has for VO Talent:

As a Voice Over Coach, Dave says the core of his coaching with clients is teaching them what he has termed “The TrueTell”, which helps actors achieve and deliver 100% authenticity in their reads.

Dave understands the framework of entertainment branding better than most. As a studio executive and consultant, he was the marketing and research guru behind some of the most established primetime and daytime television franchises ever including ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, the entire STAR TREK television franchise, THE MONTEL WILLIAMS SHOW, THE MAURY POVICH SHOW, CHEERS and FRASIER.

Contacting Dave Walsh

Dave Walsh Voice Over Coaching website:  www.walshvoiceovercoaching.com

Dave Walsh’s personal voiceover site:  www.walshvo.com

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I’ve arranged an affiliate code with The Publishers of Rob’s Book “Voice Over Legal” so you can save $5 (up to 20%!) off the list price of the book and support the podcast.

Simply Click this Link: www.VoiceOverLegal.com and enter the promo code “VMP” at checkout to save 20% ($5) off the cost of the book and support the podcast!

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Using Your Personal Story to Market Your Business

In Episode 19 – Do You Have Time for A Story? Lot’s of folks took advantage of the opportunity to download a free copy of my Marketing Piece that I use with new clients.

Click here To obtain a FREE copy of my Marketing Piece that uses my Voice Over Journey Story_PictureStory

“Meldawg’s Book Club”

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Meldawg In the Woods

Years ago after a station concert I was imbibing a few beers with some colleagues at local pub when they – for some unknown reason – started referring to me as… (Click here to read more)

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The Equalizer DVD Now Available!

Hey Folks! Shameless self promotion “Alert”!

The Equalizer is now available on DVD. Here’s a screen shot of me appearing as a meat cutter in a scene with Denzel Washington. As I’ve said all along… “Don’t BLINK!”

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Episode 29: What Does Voice Over Have in Common With Tapping a Hammer…(?)

Short Episode This Week!

Intro Music excerpted from Rush’s “Countdown” on their Signals Album

 

Short Hammer Story on How Knowing What Value You Bring To The Table Can Help You Justify Your RatesHammer

We frequently get push-back from clients and prospective clients on our rates – Hey it’s just reading out loud Right? … right.

This episode features a short story and some other real life examples from my world that will help you re-frame how you approach this topic.

Re-framing the rate question allows you to bring in your life experience to your performance and skill set.

Differentiating between the simple “Audio File” and the performance within the audio file is how you can charge higher amounts for your voice over services.

With that in mind you need to use your personal story in your marketing.

Using Your Personal Story to Market Your Business

In Episode 19 – Do You Have Time for A Story? Lot’s of folks took advantage of the opportunity to download a free copy of my Marketing Piece that I use with new clients.

Click here To obtain a FREE copy of my Marketing Piece that uses my Voice Over Journey Story_PictureStory

Here’s the link to the Free Script Analysis I Mentioned

Download a free PDF of John’s marked up scripts and notes. They dissect what all the arrows and squiggles mean and how he approached the scripts that got him into the Final 6 at the That’s Voiceover Audition Spotlight!

Just CLICK HERE! It’s FREE!

New Opportunity to Contribute and Support the Podcast

If you find any value and inspiration from these episodes, please consider a modest Donation — however much you can afford. When it comes freely from you in the spirit of generosity and an abundance mindset, it’s the kind of gesture that humbles me with warm appreciation.

Protect Your Voice Over Business and Keep it Legal! Order Rob Sciglimpaglia’s Book “Voice Over Legal”!vo_legal_book

Rob Sciglimpaglia was my guest on Episode 23 of the Podcast. We’ve received Rave reviews on the interview!

I’ve arranged an affiliate code with The Publishers of Rob’s Book “Voice Over Legal” so you can save $5 (up to 20%!) off the list price of the book and support the podcast.

Simply Click this Link: www.VoiceOverLegal.com and enter the promo code “VMP” at checkout to save 20% ($5) off the cost of the book and support the podcast!

Thanks!

Audition Spotlight Contest Audio & Video

Hey There! The response to the free download of my script analysis has been HUGE! Thank you!

{A link to download the scripts is below the 2 videos – if you haven’t already gotten yours.}

People have been asking me for copies of the recordings to hear how I performed it so they can follow along with the scripts.

So I’m going to try and load the audio and videos here.

Here’s the Audio File of my initial entry to get me into the final 40:

 

Unfortunately there is no recording of the audition that got me into the Final 6, but the room was so noisy it wouldn’t have sounded very good.

BUT… my wife “The Lovely Ann” was able to capture the video of my  performance on stage. Here Are the Videos of Takes 1 & 2

Here’s Take 1

And Here’s Take 2

If you haven’t downloaded YOUR Free copy of my Script Analysis yet, here’s how you can do that:

Special Listener Download Opportunity!!

Download a free PDF of John’s marked up scripts and notes. They dissect what all the arrows and squiggles mean and how he approached the scripts that got him into the Final 6 at the That’s Voiceover Audition Spotlight!

Just CLICK HERE! It’s FREE!