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    Posted by Kitzie Stern

    The other night I was sharing some VO trivia with a friend of mine, and realized that so many people don’t really know what VOs do. There are so many funny pieces out there that illustrate our world, and I thought we should have them in one place for easy reference. And what better place than my blog? So, I’m going to post the […]

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    Oh, the stories we can tell. How easy people think it is to do voiceovers, how they know they can do it because they’ve been told they have such a great voice. The hordes that are out there with a cheap mic and Garage Band, thinking it’s so easy to break in, to get jobs, to make a living, to make a fortune. Why is VO suddenly […]

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    Actor Tim Robbins made the keynote speech at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas on Monday night. Read the transcript here. It’s worth a read, mainly because he holds the industry to task for appealing to our lesser selves, and that it’s time for those in power in broadcasting to say “enough is eno […]

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    Posted by Kitzie Stern

    I’ve been meditating, in one form or another, for most of my adult life. It is what anchors me, and keeps me grounded and free. Why then do I find it so hard to sit down and do sometimes? It’s the same thing with exercise, but that’s a topic for another day. Today was one of those days when I had time and still didn&#821 […]

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    Posted by Kitzie Stern

    Here is a great article in Advertising Age that says consumers are yearning for authenticity in advertising. Well . . . duh. After the Bush years, aren’t we all hungering for something . . . anything . . . that’s authentic? Someone that genuinely talks to us from the heart? Someone who isn’t conning us, or screaming at u […]

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    Posted by Kitzie Stern

    I’ve been doing a lot of marketing lately, and I’m again reminded about how tedious the whole thing can be . . . the database and the Excel spreadsheets. I usually feel like an idiot after an encounter with Excel, but it’s useful. So, data entry is tedious, and after the data entry there is the cold calling. But this is […]

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    Posted by Kitzie Stern

    I used to work in radio. This isn’t necessarily a good thing in today’s VO world. I’ve spent the last year trying to lose that radio sound in my voice because it isn’t really in demand in the VO market these days. A key person in helping me find the “real” in my voice has been Marice Tobias. Me, Bob Sou […]

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    Posted by Kitzie Stern

    I know this is a common ailment these days, but I have trouble getting out my front door. There’s a whole, wide world out there. . . not to mention fresh air. But there’s a whole world in here too, and it’s tempting to stay in and “interact”. Anybody else?
    I have several things that usually get me out the doo […]

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    Posted by Kitzie Stern

    Marice Tobias (my voice coach) introduced me to Seth Godin, and his blog has become one of my favorite reads in the morning (along with Andrew Sullivan). His post “Workaholics” describes perfectly the way most talents I know think about VO. It’s our passion, something we absolutely love to do. It’s not easy. It&#82 […]

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    Posted by Kitzie Stern

    Most voice talent I know have remedies for things that normal people probably don’t even think of. Clicks and pops (the dreaded mouth noise). Raspy throat. Nasal sound (like during & after a cold). Stomach grumbles during a long narration. Noisy clothes (if you’re a normal person you probably just said “. . .noisy cl […]