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On Being Financially Safe

Hey there!

As I speak with actors and VO talent when I meet them for coffee dates, I often hear the same sentence:

“Money is really tight right now.”

I get that. As artists, we often put our art before our financial safety.

Some people even wear that strategy as a badge of honor.

I’m here to to tell you that you’re hurting yourself in many, many ways if you don’t get financially safe.

Aside from the calls from creditors and collectors, aside from the loss of use of services you can’t pay for, aside from the condition in which you have to live, transport yourself and eat…your very personality can begin to change.

You become more desperate, more cranky, and more defensive about your lifestyle when you’re in financial danger.

And all those around you become very aware of how you treat them when you’re hard up for cash.

Worst of all, it begins to affect the very thing you’re trying to protect: your ability to act, voice content, audition, rehearse, and perform.

And that happens because, quite naturally, you’re worried about money.

I want you to be successful. I try to share with you, whenever I can, things that enhance your artistic, business and technologic life.

One of the most important things I want for you is to be financially safe. You may not be there now, but I want to help you get there.

Imagine how much easier your life would be if you could get better sleep, not worry so much, and have a better relationship with money.

I’ll be sharing some strategies and tactics over the next few weeks about how to accomplish this. Stay tuned: I’m lining up some great advice to share with you.

And if you have anything in particular that you find stressful or confusing about financial safety, let me know in the comments below.

Hope this helps.


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 #


    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 #

    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!

  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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