This one line lost me a client, here is how it went down

As a voice-over actor, having prerequisites for committing to any given project goes a long way. Making sure you’re on the same page with your clients will help you determine when to dig deep, when to stick to a beaten path, or when to let an opportunity go altogether.

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Certificate: Voice Acting 101 by Closing Credits

You can’t go wrong with this one.

Whether you’re starting out, looking to dip your feet in the proverbial V.O. pond, brush up on the basics of articulation and projection, or just in search of peers to schmooze with, Closing Credits is the place to be.

Buford Taylor and the team over at Casting Call Club have done a great job offering value to the voice-over community. Wishing I’d signed up for their 6 and 12-week courses sooner is an understatement!

You can learn more about CC and what they can offer you at:

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Professional IVR and Auto-Attendant Business Phone Prompts

High-quality, on-demand recordings.

Language: English
Technical specifications: 48kHz / 24-bit / Mono / .wav

Commissions for custom prompts are available upon request.

Prompt list:
1. Hello!
2. Thank you for calling!
3. Please leave a message after the tone.
4. We will get back to you within one business day.
5. For Accounting…
6. For HR…
7. For Technical Support…
8. Press…
9. Dial…
10. Numbers 0-12 / asterisk (*) / pound (#)
11. That extension does not exist.
12. Please try again.
13. Please wait.
14. We’ll be with you shortly.
15. You’ve reached us after hours.
16. Our business hours are…
17. Monday through Sunday
18. From…
19. AM
20. …to…
21. PM
22. :30 (Thirty)
23. For Sales…
24. For Marketing…
25. To speak to the General Manager
26. For more information please visit our website at…
27. …or email us at…

Thank you for calling!
Please leave a message after the tone.
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Portfolio: Poetic Justice

In the early 1980s around 25,000 women were behind bars in the USA. This number now stands at around 230,000 with the state of Oklahoma having one of the highest rates of female incarceration in the country.


See the full reportage by Olivier Ponthus:

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Portfolio: Air quality in Serbia among the worst in Europe

Serbia, a country of 7 million people wants to join the European Union. But its path to accession is built on an economic model that gives short shrift to environmental protection. Belgrade regularly tops the list of the worst air in Europe due to polluting coal power plants.

See the full reportage by Vladimir Vasak:

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