How To Use Pinterest For Your Voice Over Business by Marc Scott

Here’s a guest post from fellow Voice Actor, Marc Scott about using Pinterest to Market Our VO Businesses.

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Marc Scott

Have you ever questioned whether you’re a voice actor or a social media manger? Sometimes it likely feels like the latter. With so many social networks at your disposal, and with the benefits of maintaining a presence on them, it can become quite time consuming!

The standard networks most voice actors seem to use are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. But, have you ever considered trying out Pinterest?

More Than Just Recipes

I avoided Pinterest for years. In fact, I felt fortunate that it was an “unnecessary” social network for me. It meant it was one less website demanding my time!

As far as I could tell, it was a great place to share recipes, craft ideas, fashion photos and motivational quotes. Beyond that, there was seemingly no benefit to me as a voice actor.

Turns out, it’s more than just recipes!

How To Use Pinterest For Your Voice Over Business

I’ve only been on Pinterest for a few months. However, I’ve already got a few different boards set up and I believe they’ll be a benefit to my voice over business.

I have a board set up for my demos – Follow It

I have a board for my Explainer Videos – Follow It

I have a board for my other voice work – Follow It

I have a board for voice over “stuff” – Follow It

One Benefit Of Pinterest

One of the great things about Pinterest is that it gives me a place to collect all my content in one place.

I specialize in voice over work for animated explainer videos. If a client asks to hear samples of my work, I can send them to my Pinterest board and many of my projects are there! Easy.

If you specialize in different niche areas, you could set up a board for each one.

The best part… it’s not nearly as time consuming as you might think!

Adding samples of your voice over work to Pinterest is as simple as copying links from YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud or wherever else your content is posted.

It’ll take some time to set up your boards initially. However, once they’re done, it’s a few minutes here and there each time you want to add something new.

Unlike other social networks, you don’t need to be on Pinterest daily to make it useful and enjoy the benefits.

If you’d like to check out my Pinterest account to get some ideas visit pinterest.com/MarcScottVO

Happy pinning!

 

“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 6,139 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!

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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 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 ©2014 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 15 How To Use and Create Videos to Market Your Business

Special Guest Zephan Blaxberg

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Zephan Blaxberg

You’re going to love my conversation with Zephan. During the interview we discuss:

  • The 6 Different Types of Videos Every Business should have to market their business
  • How To Survey Your Favorite Clients to Attract More Just Like Them
  • How to Overcome Being Camera-Shy
  • Information on Attending Zephan’s Free Webinar on creating Powerful Videos just using your iPhone and
  • Much More

Here’s Information on Attending Zephan’s Free event Friday March 21, 2014! Hurry!

Are you a small business owner who wants to create your own professional marketing videos to promote your business?

Join me in viewing my friend and “go-to” video guy, Zephan Blaxberg who is hosting a FREE WEBINAR where you will discover how he used video to make $18,000 in just 41 days and how you can too (without any fancy equipment or on camera training).

On this FREE WEBINAR you will discover…

- The six types of videos you need to create right now in your business to increase your visibility and profits

- A simple “Point + Aim + Shoot” Formula to creating professional looking videos on your iPhone

- Zephan’s #1 strategy for using videos to enroll new clients.

Reserve your spot now! Yes right now!

http://lightscamerascashin.com/webinar-signup/

“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 6,139 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.

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Special Message from Pat Fraley

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Pat Fraley

“Nicole Nielson, my ill student who you so generously supported last year, needs help. She is a warrior. She is still fighting the horrible effects of Parry Romberg Syndrome With your donations, she has been able to visit doctors in the U.S., and get critical diagnoses. She has lost much of her ability to speak, hearing in one ear, and hearing in the other is leaving her. She has saved almost enough of your donations to have surgery to reconstruct her eustachian tube, which will give her hearing back.”

Here is how you can help.

1. Consider enrolling in Pat Fraley’s new Home Course Study. All proceeds will go to Nicole and her up-coming surgery. Here’s a link:
http://patfraley.com/Events/HCS/Everything-Mar2014.html
2. Purchase any of Pat’s instructional sets, and your fee will go to Nicole.
http://www.patfraley.com/shop/Shop.html
3. Donate any amount, following this link:
http://patfraley.com/Press/Nicole2014.html
OR
Send any donation via PayPal to:
patfraleyteaches@aol.com
You can also send a check payable to:
“Nicole Nielson or Pat Fraley”
To:
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Studio City, CA 91604

Special Guest Stephen Labuda

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Stephen Labuda

Stephen is a web veteran with a well over a decade of experience building and managing websites for businesses and non-profit organizations of all sizes. He founded AGENCY 3.0 to combine his creative pursuits with his love of all things geeky.  Through the years, Stephen has stayed focused on using the web to help small and mid-sized companies achieve their online and offline business goals. This focus on the client’s goals means that his company starts every project by developing an understanding of the business objectives and how we can apply design and technology to achieve them.

You can reach Stephen via twitter http://twitter.com/agency3

Resources Mentioned In Interview

 

Announcing “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 6,139 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 13 – The Power of Asking Questions & Baby Carrots – “What If”?

The Power of Asking Questions – What If?

In this Solo Episode I share with you some thought provoking and business growing questions you can ask your prospects and clients and some questions you can ask yourself about your attitudes about money.

It all started from remembering an interaction I had with a couple of people at a marketing conference when someone asked me out of the blue:

“Is there anything I can do to help you”?

When is the last time someone asked if they could help you instead of asking you for something?

It got me thinking about the power of questions. Proof of this is I still remember that interaction 2+ years later!

I also share some stories about Baby Carrots and Chocolate Diamonds and how looking at situations and asking How Can I look at this from a different angle? Where’s the opportunity? and how it can create opportunities for you

Other Questions Asked:

How can I learn from people who have money and can make money?

What are my attitudes about money? Is my attitude about money and the people who have it getting in the way of my being able to make more for myself and my family?

The Voice Over Marketing Mastermind Group

I mentioned there are some openings in the Voice Over Marketing Mastermind Group. Click here to learn more and access an application.

Announcing “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 6,139 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 12 with Rodney Saulsberry

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

Rodney Saulsberry

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Rodney Saulsberry

My Guest for this Episode is Rodney Saulsberry, the voice of choice for behind-the scenes narration. This Detroit native and University of Michigan Graduate, is one of the premier voice-over talents in the country. He is also a published author with two bestselling books, You Can Bank on Your Voice and Step Up to the Mic.

Saulsberry’s distinctive announcer voice is literally everywhere. He has announced promos for the ABC hit Dancing With The Stars and the ABC critically acclaimed Charlie Brown Christmas Special. He announced the 34th NAACP Image Awards and the Essence Awards specials on FOX Television and voiced promos for the Grammy Awards and Country Music Awards for CBS.

As one of the top trailer voices in the business, Rodney’s voice has promoted many favorites: Red Tails, Tupac Resurrection, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Friday After Next, Drumline, Undercover Brother, The Best Man, Dumb & Dumberer, Finding Forrester, Soul Food, Crooklyn, and many more. Black Enterprise Magazine called Saulsberry “The voice of choice for behind-the-scenes-narration.”

During Our Conversation We Discuss:

  • Rodney’s Journey to becoming a Premiere Voice Actor
  • How Rodney Markets his Business
  • The Source of his greatest sense of fulfillment in his career
  • How he ALWAYS stays employed
  • How “Speaking His Truth” Gives him the confidence to promote himself
  • The Consultants Club
  • His Voice Over App and
  • Much More!

Connect with Rodney Saulsberry

Web Site: RodneySaulsberry.com

Email: rodtalks@aol.com

The Consultant’s Club. Click Here

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A1 Voice App

To get Rodney’s A1 Voice App scan this code – FREE!:

 

Announcing “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 5227 downloads as of this writing! Thanks for continuing to spread the word!

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 11 Special Guest Terry Daniel

Terry Daniel

Terry Daniel is a full time voice actor and coach, who first got started in voiceovers during his

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Terry Daniel

earlier radio and theater days, in the early 90′s. He toured with the Sam Sheppard play, “True West”, where he played the role of Austin.

These days, he can be found in his home studio recording commercials/narrations for clients all over the country. His niche is theme park announcements and eLearning narration.

He is also known as a social media expert and credits facebook and twitter for taking his career to the next level. He also helps people who are passionate about learning voiceovers and enjoys teaching the craft.

During Our Conversation we discuss:

  • Using Social Media
  • How to use YouTube to generate business
  • The Power of Using Coaches to grow your business and other interests
  • The Importance of Marketing
  • and Much More

You Can reach Terry at:

To Watch Terry’s Halloween YouTube Video Click Here

www.universalvoicetalent.com

The Voice Over Cafe Podcast

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Connect With Me!

Announcing the Voice Mail feature. Take a look at the orange button running along the right side of the screen ——–>. Click the button and use your computer’s microphone to leave me a message up to 90 seconds in duration. You might make the show!

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

The Voice Over Marketing Mastermind Group

In case you’re thinking … “Should I do this? Will this be worth it?” or something like that… Let me share a brief story with you about my own experience with Mastermind Groups….

I remember the first Mastermind Group I joined was $300 per month and I remember wondering how I would do it, but I also knew that I could benefit from having other people see opportunities in my business that I was too close to seeing for myself.

It turned into one of the best decisions I ever made for my business. One idea from my Mastermind Group turned into a 6 figure business idea.

I can’t promise you’ll have the same results. You will have to do some work. It will not be handed to you.

But I CAN Promise you this:

You will gain insights into your present business you’ve never had before. Opportunities you’ve never seen will be developed. You will enjoy working with and supporting others all with the mutual goal of growing and supporting each others businesses.

I know once you are a member and participating in all the great ideas and exchanges from a mastermind group you will see it is well worth this investment.

Click Here to learn more.

Announcing “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 4838 downloads as of this writing! Thanks for continuing to spread the word!

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 10 The Power of Planning and Having a Vision for your Business

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My Interview with Special Guest Rob Berkley

Rob Berkley is an executive coach, consultant and adviser to owners and leaders of fast-growing rb_st_sml_sqcompanies. He is also the co-developer of Vision Day®, the acclaimed strategic planning program that has helped hundreds of people identify their passion to live an extraordinary life.A former corporate executive for companies such as Bankers Trust, Simon&Schuster and Pearson and board member of public and private companies, he is the co-founder of the Entrepreneur-to-CEO Mastermind that advises the owners of successful entrepreneurial ventures.  He is married to Debbie Phillips, the founder of Women on Fire®, and they live in Naples, Florida and on Martha’s Vineyard.

During our Conversation Rob and I discuss.

  • The Importance of Clarity
  • Moving Swiftly – Taking Action
  • What’s The Next Meaningful step or action?
  • Making Transitions
  • Writing Your Goals and more

I know you’ll enjoy the knowledge and insight Rob will share with us.

Connect With Rob Berkley

Connect With Me!

Announcing the Voice Mail feature. Take a look at the orange button running along the right side of the screen ——–>. Click the button and use your computer’s microphone to leave me a message up to 90 seconds in duration. You might make the show!

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

3030 Task Management App. Link: http://3030.binaryhammer.com/

The Voice Over Marketing Mastermind Group

In case you’re thinking … “Should I do this? Will this be worth it?” or something like that… Let me share a brief story with you about my own experience with Mastermind Groups….

I remember the first Mastermind Group I joined was $300 per month and I remember wondering how I would do it, but I also knew that I could benefit from having other people see opportunities in my business that I was too close to seeing for myself.

It turned into one of the best decisions I ever made for my business. One idea from my Mastermind Group turned into a 6 figure business idea.

I can’t promise you’ll have the same results. You will have to do some work. It will not be handed to you.

But I CAN Promise you this:

You will gain insights into your present business you’ve never had before. Opportunities you’ve never seen will be developed. You will enjoy working with and supporting others all with the mutual goal of growing and supporting each others businesses.

I know once you are a member and participating in all the great ideas and exchanges from a mastermind group you will see it is well worth this investment.

Click Here to learn more.

Announcing “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 3908 downloads as of this writing! Thanks for continuing to spread the word!

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

Recommended Reading

The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson – Here’s a quick description from Amazon.com.

“Why is it that some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else?

One simple reason: those that are “successful” have found their SLIGHT EDGE!

The Slight Edge is not just another self-help, motivation tool of methods you must learn in order to make it up the path of success. It simply shows you how to create powerful results from the simple daily activities of your life, by using tools that are already within you.

What do you need to make that happen? Discover that one thing that will help you achieve that goal, realize a life-long dream or propel you up the ladder to success.

Once you’ve got it, then you will discover how your philosophy… creates your attitude… creates your actions… creates your results… creates YOUR LIFE!”

My First Amazon Kindle Book is NOW available Exclusively on Amazon Kindle!

The Book is an Introductory Guide to the world of Voice Overs for people relatively new to Voice Over. Or it’s for people exploring the possibility of beginning a Voice Over career/hobby.

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.

TVOMP_Episode_009 Dave Courvoisier Interview

Shop Amazon – Blockbusters Movies on Blu-ray and DVD

“Amoredine,” Soggy Towels Vs. Scratchy Towels, and Being Present. Plus… My Interview with Special Guest Dave Courvoisier

Intro piece is a spoof spot I wrote and produced for a made up pharmaceutical called “Amoredine” – Tongue planted firmly in cheek.

Announcing the Voice Mail feature. Take a look at the orange button running along the right side of the screen ——–>. Click the button and use your computer’s microphone to leave me a message up to 90 seconds in duration. You might make the show!

Announcing “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)

Being “Present”

Don’t be “This Guy.”

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Don’t be “This Guy”

A past instructor of mine Alex Case posted something on facebook the other day describing the pictured activity where people shove their smartphones in the air to capture moments from a concert – and blocking the view of others.

His post combined with a comment during my interview with Dave Courvoisier generated a series of thoughts I had about the tension of technology and being present to the moment.

By the way, in the episode I mention a book written by Alex Case that I think is a fantastic resource for anyone recording and producing audio tracks.

Here’s a review I wrote on the book on Amazon.com:

I’ve had the benefit of taking courses from the author prior to this book being published. As a result I know his teaching style. The author’s style and voice comes through loud and clear in the text. It’s enjoyable to read while you’re learning some rather complex subjects.

Coming from a non engineering background I find the explanations of concepts clear and the graphics used to illustrate the concepts extremely helpful. This text will be useful for those wishing to learn more about the science behind the art.

If you want to know things like how to add a touch of reverb to make a voice pop through a music bed without having to simply lower the volume of the music; this book will show you how to do that and other production techniques in a way a non-techie will understand. It will also explain ‘why’ it works.

Having said that, this is not a “Sound Effects for Dummies” book either. This book goes in-depth. It will benefit those who have a technical/engineering background and are more “into the math” of sound and acoustics as well.

Access to the website with audio examples and the samples that are used to further illustrate the concepts is an invaluable resource that obviously took time to compile.

Investing the $39.95 for the knowledge “Sound FX” contains is a “no brainer” for anyone seriously interested in learning more about the science of sound and sound design.

- John Melley, www.JohnMelley.com

Dave Courvoisier

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Dave Courvoisier

Dave is a voice actor, blogger, TV news anchor, renaissance man, perspicacious & itinerant prospector of social media, father and husband.

For the last 30 years, Dave has risen in the ranks of local TV, earning Emmy’s for various aspects of reporting, producing, and anchoring.  He currently anchors the 5, 6, and 11 o’clock weekday newscasts at the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, NV:  KLAS-TV.  Dave is a graduate of the prestigious Poynter Institute’s curriculum on “Digital Media Strategies for Today’s Newsroom Managers.”

During our conversation Dave and I discuss;

  • His career
  • Using Social Media in Marketing
  • World Voices
  • Being Present
  • Tips on using social media for YOUR business and more.

Dave is also the marketing director for CommercialVoices.com, and E-Learningvoices.com, and serves on the Executive Board of World-Voices Organization, a Voice Talent Industry Trade Association.

Here’s how you can Connect with Dave:

Dave Courvoisier, Voice Actor
Las Vegas, NV
702-610-6288
CourVO@CourVO.com
ISDN & Source Connect
Listen to Dave’s Demo NOW
Follow Dave on Twitter 
Friend Dave on FaceBook
See Dave’s profile on LinkedIn
Dave’s VO Blog: Voice-Acting in Vegas
Dave’s YouTube Channel

This Episode is Sponsored by the Voice Over Virtual Conference.

If you’d like to learn more about Voice Over Virtual, here’s an affiliate link to the site:

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The Show Keeps GROWING!

We’ve had 3194 downloads as of this writing! Thanks for continuing to spread the word!

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

Recommended Reading

The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson – Here’s a quick description from Amazon.com.

“Why is it that some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else?

One simple reason: those that are “successful” have found their SLIGHT EDGE!

The Slight Edge is not just another self-help, motivation tool of methods you must learn in order to make it up the path of success. It simply shows you how to create powerful results from the simple daily activities of your life, by using tools that are already within you.

What do you need to make that happen? Discover that one thing that will help you achieve that goal, realize a life-long dream or propel you up the ladder to success.

Once you’ve got it, then you will discover how your philosophy… creates your attitude… creates your actions… creates your results… creates YOUR LIFE!”

My First Amazon Kindle Book is NOW available Exclusively on Amazon Kindle!

The Book is an Introductory Guide to the world of Voice Overs for people relatively new to Voice Over. Or it’s for people exploring the possibility of beginning a Voice Over career/hobby.

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_008 Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income

Note About this Episode’s Opening Music:

Here are the Lyrics to the last verse of the tune “Time Stand Still” by the band RUSH. I thought they were appropriate since we’re moving from Summer into Fall… and boy does time fly!

Summer’s going fast, nights growing colder
Children growing up, old friends growing older
Freeze this moment a little bit longer
Make each sensation a little bit stronger
Experience slips away
Experience slips away…
The innocence slips away

Lyrics by Neil Peart. Vocals by Geddy Lee and Aimee Mann. Drums by Peart. Bass and keyboards by Lee. Guitar by Lifeson

Creating Wow Experiences for Your Clients… With a Shaving Kit?

In Episode 1 of this podcast I talked about setting yourself apart from your competition and creating a “Godiva Zone” for your business. You do it in the way you present yourself and your services. How you set yourself apart.

A few weeks ago I received a gift from a client of mine, Dr. David Scharf. I had sent some DVDs and CDs to David. I received a notice in my P.O. Box that I had a package waiting for me at the UPS Store that I needed to pick up.

I like getting packages as much as anybody, so I drove over the next day and got the box. I opened it up to find this:

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It’s a shaving kit from “The Art of Shaving” Look how they’ve taken something as mundane as your daily shaving routine and made it oh so classy.

The box was wrapped with a ribbon. There was a note from my client, a brochure about the products, coupons, an invitation to join “The Brotherhood of Shaving” (very clever) and then, of course the products in the kit; shaving oil, a brush, lathering lotion and moisturizer. All packaged in a way like you still felt “like a guy.”

Kicks butt over the rows of bottles of shaving cream stacked on shelves in your local drugstore.

It also was very kind and gracious of my client to send it to me. He was thoughtful. I was impressed. I wrote him a thank you note – not an email – a note.

That’s setting yourself apart. How can you do the same in your business?

My Guest this Episode is Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income

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Pat Flynn

Pat is a beloved thought leader in the areas of online entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and lifestyle businesses. He is routinely celebrated for his transparent leadership style and authentic principles. Pat overcame career adversity at an early age by finding his own path and true passion. Despite his success in business, Pat’s greatest joys are spending time with his family and friends as well as helping inspire and educate others on how to succeed with their own entrepreneurial careers.

Pat has been featured in The New York Times and Forbes Magazine for his accomplishments, and has recently been enjoying talking about his story and business strategies in front of large crowds at various conferences and events in the United States.

In my conversation with Pat, we discuss:

  • How You Can Create Passive Income for Your Business
  • The Importance of Research before creating products and services
  • Why you shouldn’t worry about “Someone stealing your ideas.”
  • Pat’s book: “Let Go” and the importance of having courage to go after what you want
  • and more

Contact Pat at:

Smart Passive Income or Pat Flynn.me

Pat Flynn’s Best Selling Book “Let Go”

Book Recommended by Pat Flynn

This Episode is Sponsored by the Voice Over Virtual Conference.

If you’d like to learn more about Voice Over Virtual, here’s an affiliate link to the site:

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The Show Keeps GROWING!

We’ve had 3194 downloads as of this writing! Thanks for continuing to spread the word!

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

Recommended Reading

The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson – Here’s a quick description from Amazon.com.

“Why is it that some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else?

One simple reason: those that are “successful” have found their SLIGHT EDGE!

The Slight Edge is not just another self-help, motivation tool of methods you must learn in order to make it up the path of success. It simply shows you how to create powerful results from the simple daily activities of your life, by using tools that are already within you.

What do you need to make that happen? Discover that one thing that will help you achieve that goal, realize a life-long dream or propel you up the ladder to success.

Once you’ve got it, then you will discover how your philosophy… creates your attitude… creates your actions… creates your results… creates YOUR LIFE!”

My First Amazon Kindle Book is NOW available Exclusively on Amazon Kindle!

The Book is an Introductory Guide to the world of Voice Overs for people relatively new to Voice Over. Or it’s for people exploring the possibility of beginning a Voice Over career/hobby.

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_007 Protecting Your Voice

Protecting Your Number One Business Asset… Your VOICE!

My guest today is Dr. Ahmed Abdelal a speech language pathologist and we’ll be talking about the health of your voice.

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Dr. Ahmed Abdelal

  • What the pitch of your voice may indicate for health problems
  • How we communicate with pitch changes in our voice and how early we start to learn how to do this
  • How Drs are using voice recordings to diagnose Parkinson’s Disease way in advance of other tests
  • Peak hours for voice over performance
  • Massage for your voice
  • 3rd hand smoke!?
  • How sleep repairs your voice and much more.

I think you’re really going to enjoy it so please stay tuned for that.

This Episode is Sponsored by the Voice Over Virtual Conference.

If you’d like to learn more about Voice Over Virtual, here’s an affiliate link to the site:

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The Show Keeps GROWING!

We’ve had 2169 downloads as of this writing! Thanks for continuing to spread the word!

Marketing Tip: Defining Your Target Customer

To define your target customer, ask yourself “Who do you want to serve”? This is something I go into great detail in my presentation at the Voice Over Virtual, but defining who you want as your customer can do great things for your business.

You can’t be all things to all people. Who do you like to be around? Who’s your ideal client? What interests do they have – hobbies? What do they read? Are they civic minded, politically active – which way – lib/conservative? Do they exercise?

Create Paths of Entry

Knowing this allows you to introduce these interests in your marketing and makes you more relatable to them. They share common interests and you’re more like them. People like to do business with people they know, like and trust. People like people who have similar interests. This is called a “Path of Entry”

Drill Down

For example, one of my interests is music – particularly rock music. To narrow it down further, progressive rock and ultimately the band Rush. Tangentially I love drumming and percussion because I play the drums. Anyone who knows anything about Rush, knows their drummer Neil Peart is probably one of the best rock drummers of all time.

So, if you or someone else were to send me something that had information about drumming, or particularly the band Rush or Neil Peart, I would stop and pay attention to whatever that thing is.

If you can relate on that level to a target audience you want to work with as clients you will do more business and you can charge more for a defined market rather than trying to appeal to everyone.

Don’t Appeal to the Masses

A good example – most fast food burger places appeal to the masses and the sell a lot of burgers at really low prices.

Mooo Restaurant on Beacon Hill in Boston isn’t about appealing to the masses. They’re gonna sell you yes… higher quality food, premium Single Malt Scotches and steaks at higher prices, but they’re also going to give you a fantastic dining experience and their marketing appeals to people who are willing to pay for that. And more importantly they know where to strategically place that marketing in places they know where their target audience will see it.

Take some time and think about who you want to work with and define that. It’s huge. It also makes your business more fun and helps you to actually say no to people and opportunities that aren’t a good fit.

Next episode I’ll tackle another marketing basic for you. If you have a question, or comment, please submit them here!

Next episode I’ll tackle another marketing basic for you. If you have a question, or comment, please submit them at the episode at Voice Over MarketingPodcast.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

Recommended Reading

The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson – Here’s a quick description from Amazon.com.

“Why is it that some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else?

One simple reason: those that are “successful” have found their SLIGHT EDGE!

The Slight Edge is not just another self-help, motivation tool of methods you must learn in order to make it up the path of success. It simply shows you how to create powerful results from the simple daily activities of your life, by using tools that are already within you.

What do you need to make that happen? Discover that one thing that will help you achieve that goal, realize a life-long dream or propel you up the ladder to success.

Once you’ve got it, then you will discover how your philosophy… creates your attitude… creates your actions… creates your results… creates YOUR LIFE!”

My First Amazon Kindle Book is NOW available Exclusively on Amazon Kindle!

The Book is an Introductory Guide to the world of Voice Overs for people relatively new to Voice Over. Or it’s for people exploring the possibility of beginning a Voice Over career/hobby.

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.