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No, Thank You.

Hey there!

Punctuation is everything, isn’t it?

As in, how would you read the title of this post?

I have one particular way in mind.

I’ve been getting a lot of private emails from my clients, thanking me for helping them in one way or another.

And I’m always surprised when I get one.

Because the truth is, I’m the one who should be doing the thanking.

So, that phrase in the title should not be read as a polite refusal, as in “No thank you, I’ll pass.”

It should be read as a gentle, self-deprecated reply, directing gratitude toward the original speaker.

“No, my dear clients, it’s you who I am thankful for.”

It’s true. I’ve had more fun and enjoyment helping performers craft an expert, profitable and satisfying VO career, than I ever would have imagined.

I’m thankful that they find value in my classes.

I’m thankful that I’m able to offer value to my Pro members.

I’m thankful that I get daily message about the audiobooks they’ve been offered, the commercials they’ve voice, the IVR trees they’ve created and work in every VO category imaginable.

I’m thankful that my clients have booked work all over the world. I get messages from the most unlikely places on the map.

I’m thankful that they have labeled my instruction “the best” and “awesome” and lots of other superlatives.

And I’m thankful that they have referred other performers to me.

And by they, I mean you.

Thank you, so very much, for being so supportive, so attentive and so productive. I really appreciate it.

And as long as you read this far, I’m planning on a very special way of saying thank you, that will save you a lot of money, next Thursday. Watch your inbox.

David

10 Responses to 6 Steps to a Perfect VO Demo

  1. Kelli August 18, 2011 at 2:58 am #

    I feel really good about my demo. It is a quick and fun process, even for someone like me who gets very self concious. :)

  2. David Britz September 5, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    The demos are great. Superb quality. Why go anywhere else?

  3. David Britz October 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Can’t wait to record my Narration VO Demo!! :))

  4. Mike Brang December 31, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Having a well-produced demo is one of the most important things in the VO business. I had a number of demos made from other producers in the past and they all had one thing in common — that manufactured, cookie cutter sound!
    What sets David apart from the rest, besides his affordable price and tremendously fast turn around time, is that all of the clips you record with him sound unique. Each spot sounds like an actual commercial you recorded for a job.
    My agent loved the quality and even asked who produced it to refer his other talent there!

    Thanks again, David for producing such a great, high quality demo for me. You made the process relaxing and enjoyable. I urge anyone reading this unsolicited reply to listen to David’s student demos to hear the difference for yourself. Anyone would be lucky to work with him

  5. Kristy Liles February 9, 2017 at 7:04 pm #

    I can not thank you enough. I worked so hard on 15 page IVR project, one day I cryed, look for answers, pull my hear (not really) but I was about until another VO send me this great tool. Thanks!

  6. Frank June 11, 2017 at 9:51 pm #

    David

    When v123 indicates the audition is for a student/ nonprofit are we to assume it is for $0. If so, why does the audition ask for an amount to be entered?

  7. shirley jordan June 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    David,
    I did get this scam through Voice 123. In our discourse, they offered me the gig and they gave me the name of a legit local place to record and the same runaround with the money. I didn’t send anything, but instead, I called the studio to make sure the booking was for the day we set up, and lo and behold, the people there had no idea what I was talking about. I then tried to call back my “contact person” who was setting this up and there was a fax machine beep on the other end. I immediately contacted Voice 123 and told them what had happened. You know what they say…if it sounds togaed to be true, it probably is. Thanks for the reminder!
    Shirley

  8. shirley jordan June 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm #

    …too good…not togaed.
    The one time spell check didn’t work!

  9. Bernard Prame July 1, 2017 at 9:44 pm #

    extremely helpful demo. Thank you!

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