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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.

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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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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)

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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!

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