Voiceovers And Strange **** – The Not Silent Blog 2/27/18
Let’s talk about some strange **** that happened. But first, a reflection…
I started blogging almost twelve years ago. Looking back, I’ve noticed that the content has evolved over time.
For the first few years, I talked incessantly about my pittance of voiceover gigs and how awesome I thought I was. Needless to say, I didn’t have much of a following.
Then I started to talk about my voiceover blunders and what I’ve learned from them. We admire people more for their flaws than their virtues so that made it at least somewhat more digestible.
Lately I’ve talking about important events in the voiceover industry because some strange **** has been going down. This has evoked a number of positive responses from y’all and I sincerely thank you for that. Interestingly, most of you have sent me private correspondences rather than commenting publicly. I think it’s because we have been discussing serious, sensitive subjects and I totally understand your reluctance. BTW if you ever want to comment anonymously just PM me and I’ll post it without mentioning you by name.
Speaking of strange **** going down, I got a very interesting email yesterday. Someone or someones compiled a dossier called “Voices Dot Com: Follow the Numbers”.
Click here to read the dossier: Voices Dot Com Dossier
FYI shortly after Deep Throat sent me the dossier, it was posted elsewhere. The difference between what I posted and what was posted elsewhere is that I have not published the conclusions that were drawn by the author of the dossier. I want you to draw your own conclusions.
TIP OF THE WEEK
What does all of this mean? I leave that up to you. I will say that it is more important than ever to do your own research on any subject whether it be political, voiceover-ical, or otherwise. The voiceover industry is not for the faint of heart. Complacency, ignorance, laziness, and selfishness won’t get you far. You need to understand what the voiceover industry is, how it works, and why it works.
No blog next week. I’m going to Hawaii on vacation. Whoohoo!
NEWS AND NOTES
Sunday, March 18th @1PM EST: at Abacus Entertainment I will teach the seminar ‘Learning to do eLearning’. You can attend either in-person at the New York studio or online. Use the promo code TOMSENTME to get 20% off! (in-person only) Click here to sign up.
Tuesday, March 20th @7PM EST: at Abacus Entertainment I will teach the seminar ‘Get Your $$$ Going!’ about how to manage your finances, pay your taxes, get insured, and save for the future. Use the promo code TOMSENTME to get 20% off! (in-person only) Click here to sign up.
Thursday, March 22nd @8PM EST: my next Edge Studio “Business and Money 201” webinar topic will be ‘Tax Time!’. We’re going to talk about how to file your taxes this year and get ready for the new tax code next year. Click here to sign up.
Thursday, March 29th @8PM EST: my next Edge Studio “Marketing 201” webinar topic will be ‘What Your Website Says About You’. Click here to sign up.
Happy Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day and Polar Bear Day!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
(On Calvin Coolidge) Mr. Coolidge’s genius for inactivity is developed to a very high point. It is not an indolent inactivity. It is a grim, determined, alert inactivity, which keeps Mr. Coolidge occupied constantly. Columnist Walter Lippmann, 1926
From my village to yours; this is Tom Dheere, The H is Silent, but I’m Not.
Tom Dheere is a 20+year veteran of the voice over industry who has narrated thousands of projects for clients in over a dozen countries. He is also a coach at Edge Studio, voiceover business consultant known as the Voice Over Strategist, and is currently producing the comic book “Agent 1.22”.
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