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Why You Need to Back it Up

Of all the things I learned at VO Atlanta (and I learned a lot), no lesson was harder to digest than the one I taught myself.

My MacBook Pro died at VO Atlanta. Roughly five minutes before I was to present my marketing session.

My MacBook Pro did not recover.

Here’s what I learned.

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A Voice Over Usage Red Flag

Usage has always been a hot topic in voice over and with the exponential growth of online video, it’s something we, as voice actors, need to pay even closer attention to. You don’t want to agree to a web video and one day find it’s been turned into a national broadcast commercial!

How do you protect yourself? Check out this weeks tip.

Watch out for this usage red flag when you’re agreeing to terms for a #voiceover.
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Defining Revisions Versus Retakes

The term “retakes” is often used to describe any adjustment and/or correction to a voice over after the final recording has taken place. This isn’t accurate.

There’s a difference between retakes and revisions and you need to have a policy that covers both. This policy needs to be clearly communicated to your clients each time you book a job.

Do you know the difference between revisions and retakes? #voiceover
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13 Minutes for $10,000

We live in a smartphone, social media, 14o characters, push notification, instant gratification society. The always connected generation.

In other words, we want what we want… now. Unless we can get it sooner. Then we’ll take it sooner.

What does this mean for your voice over business? It means you better be prepared to meet (or exceed) client expectations when it comes to turnaround. It can mean the difference between booking the project or not.

Check out this real life example!

You don’t like waiting and your #voiceover clients don’t either. Deliver fast. Book more work.
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