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Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling – Rule 4

Hey there!

Go ahead…ask me about storytelling, and how important it is to your VO career to develop and hone your storytelling skills.

It’s essential.

So, every so often, I like to roll out items from this list from Emma Coats, who used to work at Pixar as a story artist, and who serially tweeted Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling.

I’m giving you one of these rules every so often as we move through the next several months, along with how you can apply the rule to your VO artistry.

Today, Rule 4… Continue Reading →

Are you willing to travel to a studio near you?

Hey, there!

I’ve got good news, and some not so good news.

I got a call from one of my VO2GoGo Pros the other day, and he was in a bit of a panic.

Not a huge panic, just a bit of one.

He was wondering why a voice-seeker on Voice123.com wanted all of the people who were auditioning for their project to “go to a studio near them.”

I had an answer for him. And unfortunately, I had another answer for him. Continue Reading →

Follow Your Passion? Not So Fast

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OK. I’ll admit: I’ve given the advice of “Follow your passion and the money will follow you” more times than I can remember.

Guilty as charged.

I mean, it seems so logical – you’ll be happiest, and most likely more successful, if you’re doing something that you’re passionate about.

Well, I’m through giving that advice.

The truth is, following your passion is rarely even possible, especially in our business, for a very, very good reason. Continue Reading →

Lock Down Your WordPress Sites – Step 2 of 2

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There is a constant, world-wide war being waged against WordPress sites. And in the last post, I gave you one thing you could do right away to help you stay safe: change your WordPress administrator User’s username to something other than “admin.”

You did that, right?

Great.

And I promised you one more thing that would finish the bad guys off for good. Here it is. Continue Reading →