It happened again.
I was in a remote demo recording session with a client, when I noticed she’d click the record button in Audacity, and immediately begin her read.
This isn’t necessary, and it can be destructive to your performance. Here’s what I mean by that.
I spent 35 years in radio. So I’m comfortable with wearing headphones when I perform.
And I think it’s an absolute must that you get comfortable with that as well – I don’t agree one bit with performance coaches who tell you to avoid it.
If you don’t wear earbuds or headphones, you can’t monitor your work as you perform it, effectively doubling the amount of time it takes you to get something recorded, then playing it back to make sure you didn’t make any mistakes.
And once you do get used to having earbuds on when you record, you can use their volume control to your advantage. Here’s how.
You’ve probably heard some form of this in your life: “Follow your passion, and the money will follow.”
I’ve got two instances where you might want to re-think that.
I recently did a Quora Session, which is kind of like an AMA (Ask Me Anything). Quorans ask questions, and the Session guest answers based on their career/life experience.
One of the questions I answered was “Want to Be a Better Public Speaker? Here’s How You Should Prepare for Your Next Gig,” and apparently, the folks at Inc. Magazine liked it so much that they republished it.
What I think made it interesting is that it wasn’t just a simple guide, but my answer answered another bigger question: what kind of a public speaker are you now?
And that makes all the difference in the world as to how I’d guide you on how to be a better speaker. Here’s what I mean…
I want to chat with you today about our progress.
Or, on occasion, our lack of progress.
It’s easier to quit, to give up, to stop and declare failure to get something done than it is to really take a look at how much you’ve achieved and how much you’ve experienced.
That’s what these 10 words are all about.
Got this note from a client today:
I’m working with a producer on an audiobook (outside of ACX) and he wants me to send him the raw audio in what he calls 48000. What does that mean and how do I do that?
It’s actually pretty easy, but it’s not advisable. Either way, here’s the answer.
One of the very first videos in this series dealt with my take on how you can be a world-class complainer.
I gave you three best practices for maximizing your success when posting in discussion groups.
In this video, I want to add one more crucial practice.