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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(…)

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,(…)

Reading is Sexy

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One of today’s VOXmas gifts comes to us from none other than JOE CIPRIANO!! That’s right boys & girls, “Santa Joe” has given us a signed copy and audiobook copy of his new book, Living On Air. Of his book, Joe says, “Through trial and error, successes and more error, I found my voice. Whatever your(…)

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

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The wait is finally over!! It’s Friday the 13th! Today is the first official day of 12 Days of VOXmas, brought to you by the Voxy Ladies, Neumann Microphones & VOICE 2014, the industry’s #1 conference for professional voice artists! We’re still making our list & check it twice, because the donations keep rolling in for(…)

Girl On Fire

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Almost two months ago I (Lisa) accepted a position as a “personal voice shopper” for SunSpots Productions, and early last week I celebrated my 100th casting/booking since coming on board with SunSpots. I have learned so much in this short time, and everyday I’m gaining new insight into some of the things that differentiate voice actors(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Cancer + Love + Email Marketing

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We are ramping back up to full-time (and doing better than ever!) at Celia Siegel Management—and boy, what a trip it’s been. Yup, I had cancer. Yup, I’m cured. And believe it or not, there has been a great silver lining! Today, I’m going to share the clarity I gained from this life-changing journey: ONE(…)

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(…)

#FlavorOfTheWeek: Jacqui Fehl

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Jacqui Fehl is perhaps one of our most talented Voxy Ladies. Not only is she incredibly versatile when she gets behind the mic of her ISDN studio, but her artistic talent extends far beyond the four walls of her Whisper Room.  Jacqui is the quintessential renaissance woman. When she’s not singing in her “puppy voice” as(…)

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(…)

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.(…)

Boys Whose Voices We Have Crushes On: Bob Bergen 3

This weeks “voice crush” is none other than Bob Bergen, perhaps best known as the voice of Porky the Pig. However, around the voice over “water cooler”, Bob is regarded as one of the most generous folks in the business. Bob freely gives his expertise, insight & mentorship to budding voice actors on a regular(…)

Against the Odds 9

By Jennifer Knight I was recently interviewed by Lily Rothman of Time Magazine. She’s doing a story on women in voice over and wanted to know my thoughts about the movie, In A World, by the amazingly talented Lake Bell. Bell wrote, directed, and stars in this funny and engaging film, a win for any(…)