This week I hit 2 amazing milestones thanks to an amazing audience of voice over artists that I am dedicated to serve 🙏🏾 My #youtubechannel hit 15K subscribers and my brand new #voiceover community that I just began about 30 days ago hit 100 followers! This only occurred because of consistency and actually listening to my audience on #Youtube and digging in with the voice over community of people really looking to start, build, and grow a successful voice over business. I sincerely want to thank all of you for the encouragement and support of our #grindanddontquit movement 👊🏾
Wow Mr. Hall. Kudos to you for nabbing two big milestones in one week. The true definition of #grind and don't quit! An excellent way to walk the walk through your persistent grind. May your arc continue to bend toward the mark of success 🙌🏾 🙏🏾
Thanks guys for helping me select the book cover. I am really happy with it. The Guy I selected on Fiverr was really great and I will definitely be using him again. I am excited to be working on this book and will be releasing it no later that March!
My oldest Daughter came over and we put up the Acoustic Foam on the ceiling in my booth! It took way longer that we had planned because the command strips didn't stick to the foam so I had to be creative and use some Elmer's Multi-Purpose spray Adhesive. I'm so happy it's finally done!
@Bill Freeman Jr. Your #grindanddontquit gear is on the way Bill was at the top of the leaderboard all of December so he is the winner of our gear. You can win just simply through posting, commenting, and liking in the group. You can answer questions and be a help to all of us in the group and get rewarded for doing so. CONGRATULATIONS BILL!!! Make sure to post a picture in the group with your new hat!!
So this is the book I am in the middle of writing for the person that is just now thinking about getting into voice over. The content I am writing about cover the 4 steps that I have talking about for a while now. Table of Contents INTRODUCTION Step 1 - Make a Decision Step 2 - Buy A Mic Step 3 - Download A DAW Step 4 - Record your voice and edit the audio Bonus Step - Now start Getting Work What are maybe some things you would like to see included in these 5 chapters
I did more thinking. Perhaps information on getting out of ruts when work is slow. How to challenge your talents by trying different voice over categories. How to be an influencer if you choose to. Social media presence for your career.
As we enter the final hours of our time here and as we all are better than when we arrived, I look forward to the future. We have gained tools that will allow all of us to enjoy success as we move onward. No matter where we go , regardless of the manner in which ( the who what when wheres and whys) we will always be here for each other and always share this bond . I personally look forward to the day I watch TV, the radio etc,,and hear each and everyone I've learned here with. I am always here and available for anyone who needs me Wether at the Facebook page, the new Saturday zoom or via email ( firstname.lastname@example.org) Grace and Peace to all...
Michael your efforts and willingness to help are commendable and much appreciated. It's a bitter sweet situation with this chapter closing. However with you doing zoom sessions now it's going to help fill the void. Plus we always have the opportunity to still connect with Earl. Thanks for standing up and taking the mantle for our microcosm in the VO community.
This coming Saturday, May 13th will be the final opportunity for everyone to attend the Live AMA sessions that we have been having every Saturday. Also the last day for this group, sadly will be Monday, May 22nd. However, @Michael Ray will be doing an amazing live Zoom session every Saturday at 1 pm EST starting May 20th. I highly encourage everyone to reach out to him for more info and to join Mike and take advantage of his knowledge in the realm of not only audio production but client acquisition as well! Finally, everyone that has access to the Voice Over Domination Course will also have access to all of the live recorded Zoom sessions for the AMA as well. I just added that to the bonus section of that course. If you do not have access to that course you can get more information on that here https://www.stepstovoiceoversuccess.com/offers/2zzjbows #GRINDANDDONTQUIT -Earl
Sad to see it coming to a close. I haven't participated to the extent I like but this group has been a bright spot on my path. Earl is a great leader and really good at bringing people to a platform where we all have been able to coalesce. Bringing ideas, experiences and respect has been a large part of what makes this group top tier. We've all fostered a great rapport with Earl and I believe each other. I hope with Michael igniting his flame off Earl's torch, our pathways to success will connect to be illuminated. A big shout out to Bill, Penny, Michael and several others. I pray we all reach the mountain top...however it looks for each of us. Be great good people!
Here's something some of you may already know. I'm looking to do a video podcast. Mainly about people in the group. I'm looking to prerecord us talking to each other talking about what you were doing before working in voice over. What are you working on know. How and were can people find you if they would like you to work on a prefect they have. Those are the main three things I would like to get out there. Who you are. What you can do. (here you might want to have a clip of you're latest project. Earl pointed out where you shouldn't look for people betting your door down in a week. But long term you might get some one calling you. This is a marathon and this will be playing every time all the time on the net. And we want to let them see us over and over again. That's phase one, Phase two is to make them into shorts. Shorts get plaid more then whole podcast so they get seen more often. And again the more often we are seen the more often we get talked about. If you saw the AmA from 4/08/23. I pointed out a man named Mattress Max. He owns a store in Houston called Gallery furniture. He's also one of the richest men in Texas. Why was I talking about him? Well you have to looking a the AmA to see. But I also heard him speak to HISD Teachers. Were He told his story ( That's for later). But in it he talk about a man in his town who everyone called the tire man, because were ever he went he Wore a tire around him. And ever one laughed at him. But when the needed a tire... Who do you think they thought of. And where do you think they all got their tires from. That's right, the tire man. And Mattress took that Idea and were ever he goes you see Gallery Furniture, on his Benz his 100plus K cigar speed boat. He's got kidd's that are more then likely out of collage. And where do you think they went? Any where they wanted to, because money was no object. I've never seen him in anything but a Gallery Furniture T shirt. And for the thirty years I lived in Houston other Furniture's popped up trying the same thing. I only know of one who made it. So guess what my plan is copy Earl and get us out there before some else does.
I am excited to announce that SnapStudio is a sponsor of my The Earl Hall Show. I created this video for them and you guys will be the first to see and hear it! This commercial is simply all about the sound you can produce with this great piece of gear. https://amzn.to/3LEohZf
Man there he goes again! Earl Hall is now Earl Midas...because whatever he touches becomes the gold standard. Man I really gotta jump in because this is inspiring 🙌🏾. Keep going Earl...folks are watching 👀 your blueprint!
I've been in two other groups in the past. And they tend to fall apart as they are starting up. But this group from day one, I felt that you guys were different. There's a feeling that we all want to help each other grow and succeed both as a voice artist and a business person. And that's very special.
Bill I completely agreed with your statement. The willingness to learn and become a teacher as well is strong amongst our group. We all have shared and learned together. I'm hoping that we'll all thrive individually but also together as the GADQ FAMILY! Better is coming for us all.
Well here we are , a new month many lessons learned in the previous.. Ups and downs surrounded by victories of all sizes!! So my question to the family is what are your goals for the next 31 days? what would you like to see checked of on your to do and learn list for this month.. **APRIL VO SHOWERS ... BRING MAY VO FLOWERS
I want to take a second to start this post by saying thank you, these last few months the Saturday ama has helped me grow exponentially as a vo talent.but not just with my vo abilities but with everything, so a glowing endorsement from earl has made me feel I'm more prepared than I thought.Or maybe I knew but needed the push.So allow me to introduc The Well Moderated Q & A . Premiere episode will be June 3rd 2023 at 1 pm est on zoom. (Link to follow as we get to mid may). All questions and comments will be welcomed. Let's continue to grow as a family, let's add as a family. As always with me if I don't know, let's find out together. All my experiences and thinks I've learned through all my tech experiences will be shared.. More to follow but wanted every one to know that I'm here and ready to share and grow..!!! The Well Moderated Q & A W/ Michael w. Ray 1pm on zoom Sat June 3rd
Sometimes it’s really fun to just CREATE and SHARE! I hope you take the time to watch the 2 downloads I've attached and I hope they inspire you all over again to use your voice for the betterment of humanity in whatever way you feel called to do so! Here is a 6 min excerpt from a 45 minute video I did back in 2021. I did the audio narration and then learned how to use Premiere Pro doing this video. It took me 2.5 months for the whole thing I had an unexpected gift from doing this – I shared my voice to help make the world a better place and in doing so, it really got me excited about voiceover and creating all over again. The time flew by when creating this video. Sometimes we can get lost in trying to “make money” to survive and lose sight of why we chose to get into voiceover in the first place – which for many is to use our voice to help make our world a better place. It was such a wonderful win-win experience for me creating this – I learned a lot, I got to share my gifts with the world and I had a lot of fun doing it! In case anyone is interested, here’s what I used to create this awesome video: Audio: Audacity and Adobe Audition with Shure SM58 mic and Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface; Video Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro Images: All free on Pixabay.com Music: All free music from Youtube Music Library Credits and Motion Graphics/Animation: free MOGRTs (motion graphics templates) files from RoyFx I hope you watch this video and are inspired and re-ignited about how fun it is to create using your voice and share it with the world! P.S. The caption file I included in this post (the 2nd file) has what I found to be a very motivational sharing. I am not religious (I am more metaphysical in my world view) but still I hope you find the short clip as encouraging as I did. No matter what you are experiencing in life right now, God has got your back! Love, peace and blessings to all! LaTonya
There are so many great things happening inside of Earl Hall Studio right now! I have spent many years in the voice-over community and look forward to many more. And, I know that what I teach so many of you can be used by so many more that are entrepreneurs and small business owners just like you. This is why I am launching my new podcast soon called The Earl Hall Show! The Earl Hall Show is all about digital marketing and content creation. Hosted by Earl Hall, a seasoned digital marketer and content creator, the show features interviews with experts in the field, as well as actionable tips and advice for entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to grow their online presence, generate qualified leads, and increase sales. I hope that you will continue to join me as I continue to help small business owners just like build a successful businesses 😊
Earl you're a business juggernaut. You are showing how to adapt in a digital world with style and savvy. Your blueprint is definitely one to be studied. Thank you for your willingness to serve and share 🙏🏾.
Well, It's done for now, Here's the link to my first Commercial Demo that I'm using to try and get some work! It will probably change as I grow but feel free to drop any constructive criticism if you feel the need to. I look forward to your feedback. Melvin Stewart Commercial Demo 1 - YouTube
Alright brother Melvin! That sounds great and it was a fun listen. You obviously had a light spirit and it could be heard in your reads. Vocals, music and clean sound throughout. Being southern it was nice to hear your accent although it wasn't to heavy. A+ work good sir 👏🏾.
I gave old girl an up grade. Bought a pack of sound proofing tiles And super glued them inside the milk crate. There's far less room for the sound to move around. But I like the result. Yea I could have bought one of Amazons portable sound boxes. But where's the fun in that. I'm also posting two clips of the test I did. Test is unprocessed and test2 is after processing With Amplifier, And ns1 wave for the basic sound. Now I get to play with reverb, echo and all the other effects.😊 Dear Santa, I've been an ok boy this year 2024 please can I have one of the grown up sound booths. Where there's a will :grind and don't you dear quit. 😉
The course was a huge success! We all learned so much about building our voice over business and about how to really start executing on our plans to grow! Want to get the Voice Over Domination self-study course? Click Here https://www.stepstovoiceoversuccess.com/offers/2zzjbows
I saw this job on backstage and thought someone might have a chance in our group. Go for it...ladies too. Change their mind or set up a future opportunity. https://www.backstage.com/casting/automotive-group-video-2621516/?utm_source=social_share&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=casting_call
Look what i got back At 3A.M. Hey cuz! You have an amazing voice! You definitely belong in voice over or radio! <Things worth noting!> You had a few pauses or "voice typos" 😀 Dr. Kennedy and Dr. (Not Ms.)Lawson Just a lil bumpy in places Maybe slow down just a lil, so folks can process vocab better. I appreciate you very much for doing this! Sorry for delay. I had to get it done in a quiet place. Let's chat soon! Cousin Evelyn To put somethings in context. We didn't know about each other until around a year ago. Found her through Ancestry. i knew nothing about my fathers mother, my grand father remarried. But there was nothing left about her. So I didn't knew Evelyn had a Phd. And the last time talked with her, I found out that Dr.Kennedy passed last year from covid. I was already working on a revision, I noticed the same thing that she and group member noticed. One down two to go.😊 p.s. I'm also contacting other relatives, Two lawyers, And one state rep. I let them know I'm doing this as practice for now. But if they really like the results that I will post them on line.
Congratulations Bill. Family is always important. You are getting an opportunity many never get. To find and put missing pieces in place and see a fuller picture. I wish you and your family well and all the connections possible.
My issues are time, motivation and consistency. My current career is eating up most of my time. I don't feel as motivated at times because I am spent from my primary grind. I know I need more consistency in my overall process of editing, demo work etc.
This is a book the one of my cousins wrote. I asked he if I could do one for her. And kept turning it over and over in my head how I wanted to do it. I was looking to make the person who would by the book feel like they were the court and that they would be reading it like it was a court case. I think it goes a little long for a trailer. But I was trying to get the person hearing hooker on needing to read it.
Bill it was good...but I have heard better from you. I noticed slight popping and you jumbled a few words. Also your inflection was not necessary is some places. Hey I am not a professional so you take it for what it's worth. Keep pushing, I believe you have a good voice and talent for this industry.
So I finally had a few free moments ( man life comes hard and fast sometimes).. But while enjoying a New York City spring day ( for the 23 minutes it lasts) I saw this post by Mr Bill.. So here is my humble contribution,,
Michael...you are that guy. The way you and Earl nail down scripts shows true artistry. A read that draws you in from the tonality of your voice to the background music. Keep showing up big brotha so we have great examples to reference.
Think of the group as being home. And try out your ideas while you at home were we might not know what your doing or why. But will applaud your efforts. Because fall flat on your face hurts less when you know there are people who are around you, will to help to get beck up. Love you guys❤️
So I was doing my usual first of the month update and maintenance, and got to thinking ( just bought another 🎤... somebody help meeeee) what is everyone's scheduled day to clean up and check there set up? What is you routine? Also what has everyone been working on ?