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Yesterday I received and email from a client whom I had sent a audition to. The platform shows if they listened ( which they did) and if they like they can shortlist you ( which on the platform they DID NOT). After the cordial greetings they mentioned that they had selected me as 1 of the 5 finalist for the job ( electric truck manufacturers). Their question was that they were pressed to meet deadline and if I was selected for the job would I be able to provide a turnaround by the end ( end of day) this was at 3pm est and their end was 7pm est. My response was ABSOLUTELY ( yes actual response all caps) . At 4 pm o recieced a response that they were going in another direction, but the representative stated that I was his choice. Would I mind if they added me to there personal list of vo artists as to avoid the hassles of searching ? Again I responded yes and thanked them for just being considered Your customer service , wether you do or don't get that job can determine your jobs in the future , and establish your reputation Just my 2 cents

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Bill Freeman Jr.
Rhonda Foster
Maria Torres
Victor Johnson
Ralph Toles
New comment 2d ago
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    Bill I'll give it you man how U stay on top like that in all 3 categories!

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    Ok right gotcha!😎 I'm struggling 18 hour days..🙄.

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Rhonda Foster
Melvin Stewart
Ben Brown
Victor Johnson
Ralph Toles
New comment 2d ago

#Live AMA Zoom Session 02.11.23 All the tools U need to get started that's for sure...

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Victor Johnson
Earl Hall
New comment 2d ago

#How To Set Up Your Recording Space Since creating a good recording space is so important I have been looking into it. I thought I would share some useful websites and information with everyone. How to build your own vocal booth : https://www.musicianonamission.com/diy-vocal-booth/ Useful information regarding making Vocal Booths : https://www.youtube.com/@Vocalboothtogo I have been told that Packing Blankets can be used. I haven’t tried this yet. Here are the links I have been sent regarding this: Sure-Max 8 Moving & Packing Blankets - Ultra Thick Pro - 80" x 72" (65 lb/dz weight) - Professional Quilted Shipping Furniture Pads Black : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CJHH7J8 To hang the blankets (I presume that if you are creating a booth using PVC Piping you probably won’t need these) : YeYeBest Double Curtain Rods 30 to 87 Inch, Metal Extendable Double Drapery Rod Set for Windows, Black : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09QFV4KG5?th=1 Curtain Rings with Clips 1.5 Inch Set of 20 Heavy Duty Curtain Hooks for Drapes, Caps, Pictures - Rustproof & Decorative Black Curtain Rings for Bathroom, Living and Guest Room : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08KWM35C2?th=1 I hope that this information is useful.

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Chey Senter
Carter Anderson
LaTonya Harrison
Victor Johnson
New comment 2d ago

#How To Set Up Your Recording Space still working on it.

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Victor Johnson
New comment 6d ago

I was in a Goodwill Store the other day. I saw this drafting table and immediately started getting ideas. One idea was using this a sound booth setup on top of a desk. With the purchase of a sound blanket(s), it could actually work. If anyone is still looking to develope a space for recording, this is just one of many out of the box creations. I even saw a clothing rack that could be used for a sound booth for pennies on the dollar. Just some ideas for anybody!

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Victor Johnson
Ralph Toles
LaTonya Harrison
Rhonda Foster
Maria Torres
New comment 9d ago

Doing a little work on my studio this morning 😊. Like most people that are a #contentcreator I love improving and upgrading to enhance the experience of my audience. I mean this is who we do it all for right? In this #creatoreconomy the #audience must come first. It took my some time to honestly hone in on that. It is definitely all about the audience and the #value we bring to them 🤗 #earlhallstudio #grindanddontquit

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Ruth Haskins
Rhonda Foster
Anthony Reed
Victor Johnson
New comment 9d ago
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    Earl! Love it! What a set up! Since I've been following you I go, "there's another level of element" Again love your set-up God Bless.👌

Hi all! I'm not sure who might benefit from this but I wanted to post it. I know a few people in our community told me they used an acting coach. Here is a website I found that has online sessions. We're now in a digital world so I guess it's par for the course. https://takelessons.com/search?service=Acting&focus=group&location_type%5B%5D=location_online&timeZoneId=America%2FChicago

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Earl Hall
Victor Johnson
Adam Hatcher
Anthony Reed
New comment 10d ago

Greetings all yesterday I received an email , that there was a company that reviewed an audition I submitted for . The radio advertisement was for a healthcare service provider in the southwest region of the united sates. Their message was that they liked what they heard and wanted me to voice their ad However they were having issues getting the script down to a 30 second or less read. They sent me the script... As I read it I got real chills and was on the brink of tears!! I began to think back on when I started, my fears , my limitations, was I good enough etc. in that split second I got a warm feeling, the reservations passed and the real me arrived. I thought of all the preparation, all the due diligence, all the naysayers and supporters alike..I leaned on my train and experiences. I thought of this group and what each of you and your journeys mean to me and what they have done to enable me to push..."TO GRIND AND DONT QUIT" I proceeded to the script like it was. the difference between a win and a loss... I recorded 2 versions a version of 29.1 seconds and a version of 26.9 seconds with a proposed edit to shorten the read. The client LOVED what they heard, requests the 29 second version.. EVERYTHING DONEFOR INITIAL CORRESPONDENCE TO RETURNED , APPROVED VO IN UNDER 35 MINUTES!!! I received payment , a 5 star review and the review is as follows "Michael W. provided files faster than they expected" This isn't a Michael accomplishment, THIS IS AN EVERYBODY IN THIS GROUP ACCOMPLISHMENT!! APPRECIATE THIS FAMILY

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Bill Freeman Jr.
LaTonya Harrison
Penny Orton
Melvin Stewart
Earl Hall
New comment 11d ago
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    Wow! Congratulations Michael its paying off for you!😁

Hey everyone. I want to insure that you are getting real value out of our live AMA calls on Saturdays. Can you let us know why you are showing up and your biggest takeaways? Thanks 🙏🏾

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Anthony Reed
Earl Hall
LaTonya Harrison
Victor Johnson
Ralph Toles
New comment 13d ago

While perusing the web I happened upon these sites. Perhaps someone may benefit from them. I wish everyone well and success. https://www.mandy.com/us/jobs/voiceovers https://bookriot.com/audiobook-narrator-jobs-for-beginners/

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Bill Freeman Jr.
Earl Hall
Michael Ray
Victor Johnson
Anthony Reed
New comment 13d ago

Since we are all on our own collective or personal VO journey, I'm curious to know something. If the further along you get into it, setting up your own booth, DAW, etc, have you started having random thoughts about any aspect of it that wake you up out of your sleep to think about? I mean, up until a few months ago, I would have never sat up in bed thinking about my Noise Floor in any particular room for recording, but here I am, lol. Silly, I know, but what random thoughts about your VO experience is keeping you up at night?

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Bill Freeman Jr.
LaTonya Harrison
Ruth Haskins
Maria Torres
Victor Johnson
New comment 13d ago

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Ralph Toles
Victor Johnson
New comment 13d ago
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    Whats so funny Ralph I'm a fresh beginner as soon as I get one thing off the check list here comes something else. The learning phase is challenging. But got great information and support from Earl and the grit and grind group.

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    For Real!

I have been thinking about practising reading. Essentially I plan to just practice reading so that I can get use to my recorded voice. I am not worried about the quality if these practice recordings. So I have an idea. My phone has a recorder on it. So I can just record myself reading using my phone. This would enable me to have practice sessions while I am on lunch break. What do you think of this idea?

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Chey Senter
Penny Orton
Ben Brown
LaTonya Harrison
Victor Johnson
New comment 13d ago
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    I concur. Listening to your playbacks are great to gain experience.

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    Practice does make perfect just when do U get perfect after striving for perfection...😀

Here's my first demo. I'd appreciate your comments. I know you are not experts, just listen as regular citizens who would hear those, and tell me if you *feel* them. Thanks!

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Annie Plourde
Melvin Stewart
Victor Johnson
Maria Torres
LaTonya Harrison
New comment 13d ago

Had to look through my hard drive but I found it.

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Bill Freeman Jr.
Anthony Reed
Victor Johnson
Melvin Stewart
LaTonya Harrison
New comment 13d ago
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    Bill Freeman Jr u know U have a way with words and wisdom! Keep up the great encouragement.

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    U man!🤑

Since the recording environment is important I have been looking into building my own “Hobo Fort”. However, space is a bit of an issue for me. So I have been looking into building a small “Hobo Fort”. I thought I would share my thoughts with you. My current idea is as follows: 1. Get a “BXI Portable Sound Recording Vocal Booth Box” (https://www.amazon.co.uk/BXI-Portable-Sound-Recording-Vocal/dp/B09NZY9SRC) 2. Using some blankets to cover the back (and my head) when I am recording. Something like Sure-Max 8 Moving & Packing Blankets - Ultra Thick Pro - 80" x 72" (65 lb/dz weight) - Professional Quilted Shipping Furniture Pads Black : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CJHH7J8 Ultimately the result will look like the picture in Step 8 on this site https://rachelcorbett.com.au/blog/diy-voice-over-booth/. What do you think of this idea? Do you think it would be suitable for voice over? I would appreciate all advice offered regarding this.

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John Clarke
Adam Hatcher
Earl Hall
Chey Senter
Victor Johnson
New comment 16d ago

Good advice about imagining that you are talking to one person when recording. Thanks!

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Penny Orton
Carter Anderson
Ruth Haskins
Victor Johnson
New comment 16d ago
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    I here ya that sounds like great sound advice for any VOA.

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Ruth Haskins
Victor Johnson
New comment 16d ago
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    Wow, got get my funds together.

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    Oh and getting in front of the camera when I've always been behind the scene. Oh me oh my where's Earl and the family help!

I made this video 5 years ago and it is so relevant still. Check it out and let me know what you think about it when it comes to getting scripts for creating your demo CLICK HERE

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Annie Plourde
Bill Freeman Jr.
Ruth Haskins
Victor Johnson
New comment 16d ago
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    Earl again you're good! Some more to take in. I'm doing a lot of reading and some recording my voice to get on track.

Hi - stepping into my grind-and-don't-quit boots for the rest of the day! I called a few places today and listened to their telephone service. I think I sound more like reading or announcing than providing information. By the way, I tried Adobe Enhancer and there was a noticeable difference.

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Penny Orton
Victor Johnson
New comment 16d ago
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    Hey Ruth great thought and information to process. 🌏

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Penny Orton
Victor Johnson
New comment 16d ago
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    Got mine tonight after the 1st Sunday night class March 5, 2023! 💥Thanks again Earl I'm trying to keep up.

Hey Earl! Here is my new store bought GADQ hat with your new Voice Over Acting book.

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Victor Johnson
New comment 16d ago

Is it commercial, narration, biographical, movie soundtrack, medical etc. ? I'm so far digging the epic movie reads. I also like PSA's and other similar scripts. I'm working on narration too. I posted my version of the first script Bill gave us for the contest. Attempting to be more comfortable outside what I like. What say you good people?

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Michael Ray
Melvin Stewart
Penny Orton
Anthony Reed
Victor Johnson
New comment 16d ago
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    Wow! The comment from Melvin I didn't know the industry was that wide open! so many different avenues U can take and many doors to try to go through. Good luck to U all or should I say good faith stand for all.

How would decide rights on a VO, considering you have that option such as in Fiverr or Upwork? I'm asking commercial rights and broadcasting?

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Michael Ray
Penny Orton
Anthony Reed
Victor Johnson
New comment 16d ago
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    Michael Ray good information I'll reach out to U & Earl when I get to that point.😯

I'm wondering have any of you done a live read? Like Earl did in the 1/28 AMA session? Have you ever auditioned in person? I auditioned at an arena many moons ago in front several hundred others. I remember the panel judges were a senior citizen, a middle aged person and teenager. I bombed and was nervous the whole time. My script was just 2 or 3 sentences. I'm grateful that I took the opportunity to try out. What's your story?

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Michael Ray
Bill Freeman Jr.
Anthony Reed
Victor Johnson
New comment 16d ago
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    Me to I agree with U all. Having the courage to step out on Faith when doing anything is a step in the right direction. 😎

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    I'm using Audacity cause its free and to understand the way to do it but once I get everything down pack I'll probably switch to Adobe Audition.

Are you doing Voice-over full-time or part-time? If not, are you aiming for full-time?

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Michael Ray
Penny Orton
Anthony Reed
Ruth Haskins
Victor Johnson
New comment 16d ago
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    Honestly, since the bottom of February 2023 I've so much going on I'm trying to sleep and read and study, watch content and get things toward really understanding my gear. But I'll get there! You guys are good peeps seem like you're all on course with Earl!

If you are lost and not actively looking for the answers so you can find your way. Then your not learning.😉

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Anthony Reed
Bill Freeman Jr.
Michael Ray
Ruth Haskins
Victor Johnson
New comment 16d ago
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    🌏 Stuff like that makes the world go round & round.

What are some of the websites you guys are using for music?

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Victor Johnson
New comment 16d ago
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    https://artist.io/Earl-3355010 (this is Mr. Hall affiliate link)

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