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Episode 31: An Interview With Voice Over Talent Monique Coppola

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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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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

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!

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 healthy and in shape. 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

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!

FREE Download!

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”

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 21,143 downloads as of this writing! Thanks for continuing to spread the word!

The Voice Over “Definition” T-Shirt!

premium_made_in_usa_voice_over_fitted_tshirt
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

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 ©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.

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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!

Episode 27: An Interview With Joe Bevilacqua


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Joe Bevilacqua

In this episode of the Podcast I talk with Joe Bevilacqua A.K.A. “Joe-Bev” about using your voice over and production skills to create products on your own and how to profit from them.

About Joe:

Joe Bevilacqua, also known as Joe Bev is primarily known as a radio theater dramatist. However, his career has taken him into every aspect of show business, including stage, film and television, as a producer, director, writer, actor, and even cartoonist.

In 1975, Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many Hanna-Barbera and Jay Ward cartoon characters, dubbed himself Joe Bev’s personal mentor.

Since 1980, Bevilacqua has produced any award-winning radio programs for National Public Radio, Sirius XM Radio and others.

In 2012, Bevilacqua signed an exclusive distribution deal with Blackstone Audio, for his more than 40 years of audio work. He is releasing hundreds of hours of audio documentaries, comedies, dramas, autobiographies and more.

Bevilacqua  won a 2007 New York Festivals Awards for his “Tribute to Joe Barbera” which aired on NPR s All Things Considered. And his NPR Weekend Edition story “A Guy Named Joe Bevilacqua” won the 2004 National Federation of Community Broadcasters Award.

Joe Bev also produces & hosts four pod-casts per week: The Jazz-O-Rama Hour, Cartoon Carnival, The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, and The Joe Bev Experience.

Contact Joe:

www.WaterLogg.com

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 (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!

FREE Download!

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”

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 17,775 downloads as of this writing! Thanks for continuing to spread the word!

The Voice Over “Definition” T-Shirt!

premium_made_in_usa_voice_over_fitted_tshirt
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 24: The Power of Persistence – An Interview With Mark Malkoff

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Mark Malkoff

Mark Malkoff is a comedian and filmmaker. He has been featured on the “Today” show, Anderson Cooper 360,  and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. He starred in a popular short video in which he visited and consumed purchases at all 171 Starbucks locations in Manhattan in less than 24 hours.

Mark also achieved worldwide media attention by living and sleeping in an IKEA store in Paramus, New Jersey for an entire week. In June of 2009 he stayed on an airplane for an entire month to get over his fear of flying which resulted in a Guinness World Record for most scheduled flights in thirty days. You can check out Mark’s work at www.markmalkoff.com and at the CarsonPodcast.com

During Our Conversation We Discuss:

  • The Power of Passion for your Goals
  • Visualizing Success
  • Choosing Whom to Share Your Goals With
  • Tenacity
  • Success Takes Time
  • And Much More!

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!

John Florian from VoiceOverXtra.com says: I’ve had some legal scares and contacted Rob – he’s right there, right away.

I’ve arranged an affiliate code with The Publishers of Rob’s Book “Voice Over Legal” so you can save $5 (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!

Thanks!

Contact Rob Sciglimpaglia:

www.RobPaglia.com

Using Your Personal Story to Market Your Business – Continued

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”

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 13,911 downloads as of this writing! Thanks for continuing to spread the word!

The Voice Over “Definition” T-Shirt!

premium_made_in_usa_voice_over_fitted_tshirt
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 23: How To Protect Yourself Legally in Voice Over

My Guest in this Episode is Rob Sciglimpaglia.

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Rob Sciglimpaglia

Robert has appeared on National Television several times.  He is best known as the DAD on the 2012 Chevy SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL, HAPPY GRAD.  He has appeared several times on Travel Channel’s “Mystery at the Museum”, Discovery ID’s “My Dirty Little Secret”, History Channels “Engineering an Empire”, a Recurring Role on Discovery ID’s “Watching the Detectives”, and has had several series regular roles on various shows.  He most recently appeared in a Television pilot called “Male Bondage” where he is one of the series regulars.

Most recently, he was asked to play the lead in a new feature film where the part was written for him.  The film is called “One” and will begin shooting in Fall of 2014.

University of Connecticut, where he graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Political Science. Robert then graduated from Pace University School of Law in 1991. He passed the Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania bar exams on his first attempt and was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1991. He is currently a practicing attorney, as well as an actor and accomplished voice over artist. Robert hosted a local radio program back in the mid 1990’s called “The Law Show”, and more recently, hosted a radio show called “Ask the Lawyer.”

He had the honor of writing a chapter in the fourth edition of the book The Art of Voice Acting, written by James Alburger, which is considered by many to be the bible of the voice over industry.  He is also the author of the book Voice Over Legal.

Robert has done on camera or voice overs for: the LA Dodgers, Dean Koontz’s book, “The Husband”, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Aquafina Water, GlaxoSmithKline, Mountain Dew, the CIA, the US Marines, Reebok, TGIFridays, Zales Jewelers, Doritos, XpressBet.com, Saratoga Raceway, and many more.  He has also appeared on camera in numerous commercials and industrial videos.

Robert has also helped many, many students, both beginning and experienced, get started in the voice over industry, and advance in the business, through teaching and production of their demos.

During Our Conversation We Discuss:

  • The Importance of Treating Your Business Like A Business
  • When you Should Start to think about the legal side of your VO Business
  • Why You May NOT want to do a low paying job (Hint: It could cost you BIG down the road
  • How To Get Paid and avoid getting ripped off
  • How to Order His Book: Voice Over Legal
  • And Much More!

Order Rob’s Book “Voice Over Legal”!vo_legal_book

I’ve arranged an affiliate code with The Publishers of Rob’s Book “Voice Over Legal” so you can save $5 (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!

Thanks!

Contact Rob Sciglimpaglia:

www.RobPaglia.com

Using Your Personal Story to Market Your Business – Continued

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”

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 13,202 downloads as of this writing! Thanks for continuing to spread the word!

The Voice Over “Definition” T-Shirt!

premium_made_in_usa_voice_over_fitted_tshirt
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 22: An Interview With Rudy Gaskins

Rudy Gaskins

I invited Rudy to discuss The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences™ along with the creation of the Voice Arts Awards™.

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Rudy Gaskins

Rudy Gaskins is an Emmy-winning producer CEO and the Executive Creative Director of Push Creative, Inc., a full-service branding agency providing strategic marketing, graphic design and video/film production. The company also  provides voiceover training and media training for on-camera presentations. Recently, he celebrated a huge win after providing media training for Miss New York, on her way to being crowned the new Miss America 2013. Rudy is also developing branding and mobile applications for the Tribeca Film Festival and planning the fifth annual That’s Voiceover event in Los Angles and the UK.  Other clients include  Lexus,  FOX News
Channel, BET, American Express, Spike TV, ABC Television, Actors Federal Credit Union, History
Channel, MSNBC, and NBC Sports.  Drawing on his  former  experience as  a filmmaker and
writer/producer/director for PBS, Gaskins has expanded Push Creative’s production scope to
include program development and is actively developing TV and web series in several genres.

He serves as President and CEO of The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences™ along with the creation of the Voice Arts™ Awards and the 5th annual production of That’s Voiceover!™. The other 30% of my time is devoted to managing marketing accounts with Tribeca Film Festival, American Express, and several boutique firms and several individuals. For sanity, he’s currently training for his black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

During the Interview We Discuss:

  • The Power of Thinking Big
  • What An Award Can Do For You and Your Business
  • Why There’s an Entry Fee
  • Playing in a bigger “field”
  • Mindset for Success
  • And Much more

I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Rudy. Get a pencil and notebook when you listen to this episode – ‘cuz you’re Gonna Wanna take some notes on this one!

Ways to Connect:

Voice Arts Awards Website

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VoiceArts

That’s VoiceOver: http://thatsvoiceover.com/

I’m Hosting a Webinar with VoiceOverXtra.com!

How To INCREASE Your Rates and WHY You NEED to Increase Them AND… How to Get Paid in Advance of Doing the Work – Or At Least Get a Hefty Deposit

John Florian has graciously invited me to conduct a webinar for VoiceOverXtra.com. It’s on July 9th.

You’ll Get A Full recording of the webinar – both audio and video!

Only $49. – It’s less than what you’d spend on take-out and what I’m going to share with you is worth many times that investment.

Click HERE to Register NOW!

I’m really excited to share some information with you that changed FOREVER:

  • The way I look at the income I earn,
  • How I spend my resources and
  • How I value my time.

I must admit, the first time someone shared with me the information I’m going to cover in the webinar, I was a bit frustrated and candidly, angry that no one had shared this with me before.

You may feel the same way when I share it with you

But I knew it made total sense and I’m sure once you see it, you will think so too.

It showed me that I needed to differentiate myself in the marketplace of the services I provide and compete in ways other than simply having the “Best prices.” {Best for whom?}

You can learn more by clicking here:

Using Your Personal Story to Market Your Business – Continued

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”

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 11,794 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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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 18 How To Get Voice Over Work Using A Paper Plate!

OK pure tactics in this episode. Direct MailIMG_2337

I haven’t done this exact mailing, but I’ve done similar mailings and used the principals from it and they apply to all marketing pieces.

Here Are the Principles

Write this down: “AIDA” It stands for:

  • Attention
  • Interest
  • Desire
  • Action

Here’s How This Came About

One of my coaching clients decided she wanted to do more agency stuff. The first step is get a list of ad agencies within a certain geographic area.

Attention

We need to attract attention. People want to be entertained. They’re bored. Another CD and cover letter isn’t going to cut through. How? Mail something different than CD or an email. Something with dimension, not just an envelope.

Tips for Preparing Envelopes That Get Opened

  1. Hand address the outside of package. No labels
  2. Put “Do Not Bend” on the outside of the package.
  3. Get stamps and put them on (multiple if necessary – not a metered stamp)
  4. Want this to look as “Hand done” as possible.

Interest – Solve Their Problem

They work hard and with a lot of clients and crazy deadlines. What’s their problem? Getting out for lunch.

Write a letter and put a paper plate and a plastic fork in with it. (See Picture above for what goes on the paper plate.

Here’s A Sample Letter

Dear {Name of specific contact} Not to whom it may concern

You’re probably wondering why I’ve enclosed a paper plate, fork and napkin in this envelope. Well, I’m a local voice over talent and my experience has shown me you folks in the ad agency world are really busy and have a hard time getting out for lunch.

I thought I’d help you out putting together a handy guide of restaurants very close to your office and their menus so you can choose what you’d like to have for lunch.

I’ve only selected one of each type of cuisine to give you a variety to choose from.

I’ve also included a CD of my most recent demo, so when you’re looking for a little variety in your voice talent pool you might give mine a listen and consider me for your next project.

I hope this is helpful and I look forward to hearing from you very soon.

Bon Appetite!

Desire

People love food! They’ll associate you with something positive.

Action

They order from the menus and they think of you each time. They’ll order from your VO too.

Get Others To Pay For This

How would you like to hear about a way that this will pay for itself? Create a booklet and charge the restaurants an advertising fee to be in your exclusive resource.

$20 gets ‘em in. You’re only letting 1 of each type of restaurant in the guide. If they say no – you tell them you’re going to their competition. If you get 10 restaurants in then there’s $200 to play with for postage and materials. 20 then it’s $400.

You put together a guide that has your voice over contact information on the cover and the footer of each page.

Wanna do regular updates to pay for your mailings on a regular basis? Put the restaurants on a subscription and mail monthly updates to your guides along with your demo info to stay in front of them each month.

Let me know how it works!

“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 10,469 downloads as of this writing! Thanks for continuing to spread the word!

The Voice Over “Definition” T-Shirt!

premium_made_in_usa_voice_over_fitted_tshirt
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 16 The Goose That Lays The Golden Egg

Opening Music: “Mission” From the Album Hold Your Fire by Rush

Hold Your Fire
Keep it burning bright
Hold the flame ’til the dream ignites
A Spirit with a vision
Is a dream
With a Mission

Lyrics by Peart. Music by Lee, Lifeson and Peart

Special Guest Mandla Nkosi

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Mandla Nkosi

Mandla combines Joint Mobility, Kettlebell Training and Body-Weight Exercises to provide pain free, movement-based solutions to fitness enthusiasts and elite athletes alike.

Mandla strips every routine, exercise and drill down to its basic components to ensure that you receive a complete and comprehensive understanding of what is involved. He aims to promote a love for movement and athleticism, that takes his clients way beyond their expectations and goals, to achieve powerful and enduring results.

Mandla has provided physical training for over ten years to clients ranging from children to adults and fitness newcomers to professional athletes. For the past six years, he has consistently taught classes in his own studio as well as successfully implemented other programs in a number of fitness facilities.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • How Everyone is an Athlete (We all use our bodies to accomplish our work)
  • How even SITTING takes a certain type of training!
  • Comparing Sedentary Vs. Active – An athlete wouldn’t train for 12+ hours everyday. You shouldn’t sit for 12+ hours a day either. Both take a physical toll
  • Don’t underestimate the power of good nutrition
  • Your Capacity for Productivity and Earning Potential Increases the healthier you are
  • And Much More!

John’s Before and After Pictures

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Before

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Present

To reach Mandla please visit his web site at Boston Kettlebell

“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 9,794 downloads as of this writing! Thanks for continuing to spread the word!

The Voice Over “Definition” T-Shirt!

premium_made_in_usa_voice_over_fitted_tshirt
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.