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 👊🏾
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!
I know that there are so many of you that have gotten insight from my 3 books. The pics are starting to come in of voiceover artists just like you that have gotten my books. I would love to be able to celebrate you!!! Feel free to post pics of you here or on any social media channel holding my book(s) (kindle or paperback). Don't forget to tag me so that I see it and give you your props. Just make sure you are in the shot as well so we can see your lovely face 😀 Oh, if you need the link to get your own copy so you can post your own picture here it is https://www.amazon.com/shop/earlhallstudio/list/37QZH8YA60B6C
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!!
I thought I would share something I found out about today. As far I am aware these sites provide free music that you can use. YouTube studio : studio.youtube.com (go to the audio library) Pixabay : https://pixabay.com/ I hope that these are useful
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 am away from home for the holidays, and will be for another 10 days. The grind doesn't stop and the biggest contributor to not moving forward most times is our own selves..I refuse to stop !!! And neither should you This is how I'm recording on vacation. Just submitted 7 auditions and it sounds GOOD.
@Melvin Stewart yes you cab hear the difference 100%. I really couldn't hear much background noise outside the box. But inside there was none or so low I couldn't hear it. I listen with my headphone on.
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...
The new AmA even with less people was still full of information, laughter and learning. We saw where Michael put a lot of time and effort into the first meeting. And look for what we need to grow our businesses as voice actors. For the most part as always Earl knew what would possible happen, that there were people in the group that would grind on. And Michael and Penny (Who started the face book Group.) Have lead the way. I for one applaud them for all they have put in to start the group.😊
Today was the last AmA with Earl. Two things. One you will never really know how much you effect a person. Even when you tell them, Earl in the short time I've been with him and the group. I have done more in the short time I've been with him. There aren't enough words in the English language to express the thanks for helping me move forward with my career....Business as a voice over artiest. And two he as said somethings that will be like a hard kick in your stomach. But sometimes you need that person in your life who can tell you what you need to hear so you can move on to do what you really want to do. This was the last one with him, because like the saying goes, he's work was done and it's time to move on. and we will follow him as we work om our own journeys. And he'll be right there look over our shoulders. And whispering a fine point or two. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE. AND AS ALWAYS YOU KNOW IF YOU NEED ANY OF US WE HAVE YOUR BACK .😊
Since I started learning voice over work. I've had three coaches, The first one passed a few years back. But when I was working with her she was going strong at 80 plus years old. The second one who I worked with the longest. Just closed his studio a few months back. I still see and chat with him on Face book. The third one I asked when was he coming to Houston. And a month later he announced he was coming to Dallas. I even paid him to make my Demo. I still have his number and see him on my Face book page as well. But we haven't said a word to each other in years. They all have their strong points that I picked up and still use today. But I hadn't done much until I ran across Earl's videos, I can't remember which one that started me thinking it's time to get back to work. And for the most part it's not impotent which one it was. One of them spoke to me and next thing I know I found myself in the hunt to work and lost in the weeds but looking to win. Earl has something my three other coaches didn't have. And that is a message that if you fight to win you will win. And now he's set up a small group of us to follow in his foot steps to win. This is not the end, but a beginning for those who want it. Like I said I can never take anything away from the other coaches. But Earl stand out from them.
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.
Well as I'm sure most now are aware and many others will be learning , we are moving forward. This honor that has been bestowed upon me is not taken lightly so to all who read this I am grateful of your trust. IF YOU ARE READY SO AM I.... SO LETS GO!!!! With the group closing effectively on the 22nd of the month allow me to share the well planned contingency as we push forward. @Penny Orton has created our Facebook home. this is where we will continue our posts, script postings and demo reels.. Ask and answer all questions. share what we have learned OUR wins Our losses And EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.. Everyone is welcome, the group is private so click the supplied link and COME ON IN!!! let me extend the warm wish of welcome to our new home upon your arrival. https://www.facebook.com/groups/vo.talent.exchange/ As mentioned previously I will be starting THE WELL MODERATED VO Q & A This will be the new Saturday educational, suggestion and learning session. with a Michael special sauce applied ( because @Earl Hall would demand nothing less ) everything I have learned I will share, all the tech, experiences networking and aquisition experiences. equipment review and techniques. You ask I will answer, and if I don't have an answer WE WILL find it together. The link will be posted in the new group. EACH AND EVERY SATURDAY 1 PM ON ZOOM STARTING MAY 20TH 2023 ( LINK PROVIDED BELOW) AND FOR THOSE WHO MAY FEEL IT NECESSARY FOR WHATEVER REASON ( DOESNT MATTER N I DONT CARE WHAT IT IS) I if you need a private 1 to 1 those are available as well.. I REFUSE TO LEAVE ANYONE IN THE COLD I am not just here for you, I am here with you!!!! Please excuse the extra long post , but I wanted to get it all out. any questions respond here , in the group or message me privately here.... WE WILL CONTINUE TO #GADQ https://www.google.com/url?q=https://us06web.zoom.us/j/6778223261&sa=D&source=calendar&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw2nEU2wMiAj0bvDI5eSq9-B