Voiceover Sins according Paul

One of my voiceover friends (and when I say friends, I mean voiceover folk who I know personally and can call to converse with and/or ask a favor and vice versa) Paul Strikwerda is a prolific blogger as well as a busy voice talent.

I recommend following his blog – http://www.nethervoice.com/nethervoice/

One of his most recent posts is titled “Voice-Over’s Seven Deadly Sins”

I’m sure you know them – Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, and Pride. But read his take on how they apply to the voiceover business!

Envy is a tough one. Social Media makes it very easy to post about our successes – landing a great new client or a national spot. There is nothing wrong with letting people know about significant milestones in your life/career, but avoid “bragging” about every little success. And be wary of the humble brag “an ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement whose actual purpose is to draw attention to something of which one is proud.”

When you do see other people succeeding when you are struggling – turn it into a positive experience instead of being jealous of their success. If they posted a simply fabulous project, study what they did. What was it about the delivery that made it stand out in the producer’s mind? If you know the person personally, take a hard look at the way they run their business. Do they have a great website? Are their demos fresh and believable? Do they present themselves well online?

Take the things that resonate and work them into your own way of doing business.





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