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Merry & Bright

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We have two very special gifts under the Voxmas tree today, from two very special Voxy Ladies! First, a copy of Voxy Lady, Julie Williams’ How to Make Money in Voice-Overs Even if You Don’t Live in N.Y. or L.A. (5CD VO marketing course) AND a free registration to one of Julie’s Voice-Over Webinars to get your 2014 off to a fantastic(…)

In A World….

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It’s day seven & we’re still rockin’ around the VOXmas tree!! Today’s presents include a (pre-ordered) DVD copy of In A World. In A World comes to DVD on Janurary 21st.  The Voxy Ladies have been & will continue to be super supportive of this film that highlights the voice over industry AND features several of our(…)

Here’s Your Sign

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Yet another exciting day here at VOXmas headquarters!! Today we’re giving away A MUST for every voice actor, a Voice Over Recording Sign from Harlan Hogan & Voice Over Essentials! This VOXmas gift also, comes with a DVD copy of Animalia, featuring the voice of Voxy Lady, Katie Leigh! Katie is a veteran voice actor(…)

Rockin’ Around the VOXmas Tree

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Things are starting to really get crazy here at the North Pole…uh…we mean, the Voxy Ladies headquarters! Today the elves from Voices.com have left us a 1-year Premium Annual Membership from Voices.com AND a copy of Voice Acting For Dummies!! This VOXmas gift also comes with a Hot Wheels gift pack from Lindsay Sheppard, whose(…)

The Voxing Dead

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Feeling like someone ate your brain when it comes to operating your home studio?? The Voxy Ladies wanna give you 1 hr of VOStudio Tech Services from George Whittam and Edge Studios!! This VOXmas gift also comes with a pre-ordered copy of The Walking Dead (Video Game) Season TWO featuring the voice of Voxy Lady,(…)

A is for Abundance 0

Today is an exciting day for VOXmas, because today we are giving away a copy of Jonathan Tilley’s incredible ebook Voice Over Garden: How To Create Abundance As A Global Online Voice Actor AND (drumroll please) A spot (valued at $300) in Jonathan Tilley’s Voice Over Garden 30 Day List Building Challenge! Jonathan works tirelessly to bring voice actors the opportunities(…)

Are You Experienced?

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What: One Day Voiceover Intensive with Rob Paulsen, Brian Roberts (Director of Veggie Tales) and Kay Bess!! When: November 3rd from 3pm-10pm Where: Nashville, TN @ the Four Points by Sheraton How: email vo@voxyladies.com for registration and pricing information!!  

Guerillas & Purple Cows

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“Today the one sure way to fail is to be boring. Your one chance for success is to be remarkable.” -Seth Godin You have to live outside the box to persue a career as an actor. Heck, you have to be a little off your rocker be in this business. Like my mama always says, “You(…)

On the mark with Marc

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Your attitude speaks volumes before you utter a word.  Like your shadow, you are often unaware of it. Your attitude permeates everything about you: the way you think, the way you behave, the tone of your voice. Our attitudes are not just one element of succeeding in this business they are, in fact, the foundation(…)

Episode 7: Talking Vegetables & Emmy Award Winning Brains

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http://amyelk.com/Voxy/Episode_7.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Join Lisa & Diane as we chat it up with Bob the Tomato, “that guy” from the Lexus commercials & Voxy Lady, Christian Taylor!! As promised here is the link to Voxy Lady, Rebecca Davis walk to find a cure for Epilepsy!! xoxo

Podcast Episode 6: Around the VO World and Back

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http://amyelk.com/Voxy/Episode6_in_the_can.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Voxy Lady, Heather Costa brings us the scoop from the Don Lafontaine Poker Classic in Los Angeles! The Voxy Ladies get better acquainted  with Brooklyn based Kareem Taylor & then we “travel” to Scotland to have tea with UK “voiceoverist” Phillip Banks!!

Lisa Says Relax

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A few weeks ago I received an email from fellow Voxy Lady, Bobbin Beam that had evidently come from her Smart Phone because underneath her signature I read, “Sent from my Smart Leash”. If you’re a voice actor, or an entrepreneur of any kind you understand the (oftentimes) unhealthy dependency we have with our Smart(…)

Podcast Episode 5: Promopalooza

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http://amyelk.com/Voxy/Episode5Final.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Join the Voxy Ladies as we have a heart to heart with Joyce Castellanos, former agent & one of the VoiceOver industry’s most sought after promo coaches. Also, this weeks Voxy #FlavorOfTheWeek is Trish “The Dish” Basanyi and our “Voice Crush” is the ever charming Sean Caldwell!(…)

A Moment in TIME

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Early last month I received an email from TIME Magazine asking if I would be interested in being interviewed in an article about being a woman in the voiceover industry. Of course I told them I’d have to think about it……NOT!! If you had told 13 yr old me that one day I would grow up(…)

Podcast Episode 4: In A World and Beyond 8

http://amyelk.com/Voxy/Episode_4.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Join us for episode 4 of Girl’s Guide to Voiceover!! Our Voxy Lady flavor of the week Diane Merritt reveals that she moonlights as a rapper, our “Voice Crush” Joe Cipriano shares his story behind auditioning for In A World & our featured guest LAKE BELL, reveals(…)

Party Like It’s 1999

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THE VOXY LADIES PROUDLY SUPPORT SAG-AFTRA AND THE DON LAFONTAINE VOICEOVER LAB – AND WITH INCREDIBLE EVENTS LIKE THIS ONE, WOULDN’T YOU?!? If it wasn’t for the unions, where would a lot of us be? The SAG Foundation is committed to assisting, educating, and inspiring actors in their careers, lives and communities. The Don LaFontaine(…)

Podcast Episode 3: Third Time’s the Charm 2

http://amyelk.com/Voxy/GG2VOEpisode3.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Here’s the link to the Kickstarter campaign for Phil Lollar’s Iliad House!!

With A Little Help From My Friends

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Last summer I came across an article in Scientific American titled,Why We Help: The Evolution of Cooperation. In a nutshell, the article states, “People tend to think of evolution as a strictly dog-eat-dog struggle for survival. In fact, cooperation has been a driving force in evolution.” Please note, I don’t intend to open the floor for an(…)

Mid-Year Reassessment a.k.a Check Up From The Neck Up.

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Hard to believe it’s past the mid-point of this year. Wasn’t it just New Year’s, when we all made our best resolutions? I always commit mine to paper. They are more like annual goals for me. I keep my list taped to the wall of my work station. But sometimes it seems like the hardest(…)

Podcast Episode 1: ComicCONversations 7

http://amyelk.com/Voxy/71713_GG_Episode1.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Enjoy our first episode of Girl’s Guide to #Voiceover the PODCAST with the Voxy Ladies!! Alicyn Packard gushes about being a newlywed, Lucky Yates tells us how to know if you’re obsessed with you dog & proves that you DON’T have to live in LA to land(…)

It’s A Small World After All 4

Kevin Bacon once claimed that he’d worked with “everybody in Hollywood or someone who’s worked with them.” If that’s true & you’re a voice actor there’s a strong probability that you’re connected to Kevin Bacon. I’m separated from Kevin by 2 degrees. That being said, I’m sure you’re familiar with the theory of Six Degrees(…)

#FlavorOfTheWeek: Alicyn Packard

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She is Alicyn — a sun lit voice-over artist, actress and musician illuminating airwaves & screens, scripts & stages daily. She can be heard daily starring in the hit series Poppy Cat on NBC & Sprout as the cute-to-the-max bunny Alma. Alicyn’s silver lining sound can also be heard as Miss Sunshine, Miss Whoops, and Miss Naughty in Cartoon Network’s Emmy-nominated animated program, The Mr.(…)

Ask, Show Up, Follow Up: Old-Fashioned Marketing Still Works 5

Take a look at your last ten voice-over jobs – or, if you are just starting out, think about another business venture you had that was successful, or even your solid friendships. You may find that the “secret” to that success is as simple as ASF: ASK SHOW UP FOLLOW UP Sales experts talk frequently(…)

My Dog Ate My SAG Card 6

Recently we reached out to producer, director, mover, shaker & all around great guy Jim Kennelly, from LOTAS Productions (NYC) and Real Time Casting. We wanted to get the real scoop on Real Time Casting, and to find out if it was “just another” online casting site or perhaps something different and maybe even revolutionary.(…)