I’m always telling my clients to be authentic. To share who they are.
Well, cancer gave me a choice—be uber-next-level-authentic and share my fight with the world—or grit my teeth and pretend nothing is going on.
Fortunately, my amazing dream team here are CSM didn’t give me much of a choice.
They said, “You tell everyone to be authentic. And to ask for help. Now it’s time for you to take your own advice!” (more…)
I spend my days on the phone with voice actors like you. Time and again, do you know what wins jobs? CONFIDENCE. Yes, in a competition between 2 super talented actors—the one with the most confidence wins.
Some people have talent by the bucket-loads, but without confidence—they don’t soar.
Equally as important as honing your talent is developing and maintaining your confidence. If you don’t believe your read, nobody else is going to believe it. Nobody is out there winning gigs who doesn’t believe in themselves. (more…)
For so long, this industry relied solely on agents. Gatekeepers of the gigs.
VO artists looked to their agents to make it all happen.
But in 2020—it’s a whole new jam.
Yes, agents can provide you with some awesome career opportunities. But they’re one piece of the puzzle and can’t do it all for you.
The roles have shifted. Everything has shifted. My friends, we’re living in a brand new VO world! (more…)
I love back-to-school time. Stocking up on supplies and getting back into the swing of regular routines after the indulgences of summer feels to me like a fresh start — an opportunity to be brave and try something new.
Of course, as an actor you do brave things all the time. The choice to become an actor is in itself brave. Actors disappoint parents and teachers and leave home to pursue careers with no guaranteed income stream. (more…)
Hello Voiceover Achiever,
I love this quote by Steve Martin: “Become so good they can’t ignore you.” It’s a straightforward goal.
If you let this be your driving force, you will achieve your goals – no matter how grand. I have the good fortune of longevity in this business. I have worked with hundreds of actors over the years and watched many of their careers go through the roof. Others surprise me. They’re so talented, but they don’t get anywhere close. (more…)
Greetings VO Achievers,
Recently I was planning my move back to Los Angeles after my kids finish high school. I live in a super-cute, trendy neighborhood that’s full of hundred-year-old homes, many of which are being torn down and replaced by modern mansions. In the past three years, 50 percent of the homes on my block have been replaced.
I was talking to my real-estate agent, and I asked her: is my adorable house a teardown or a fixer-upper? Sometimes in a competitive market that can be a hard call. (more…)