Have you ever before in the history of VO seen so much information flying around?! …and people wonder why I’m such a big apostle for Social Media!
I’m about to launch into a list of helpful info / great sites / reminders / notices… that if you haven’t seen you SHOULD see…so forgive me if you so “in-the-know” that I’ve wasted your time. :)
No matter what you think of Voice123, I think you’d have to admit that their “Community Development Guru” — Steven Lowell — does a pretty darn good job of putting a human face on the company. The guy is all over social media, the forums, and almost always offers some pretty good insights on the business. Now, he’s compiled all that knowledge into a wonderful online resource called The VoiceOver Guide. Frankly, I think this is chock-full of stuff almost anyone…at any level of voice acting can use. And…OK…he added this blog to his list of VO resources…so there’s your disclaimer. Nice going Steven!
The latest Blue Microphones newsletter is out, and it’s always nice to see what this innovative company is up to. Including their Blueberry…with a transformer-balanced Class A discrete amplifier circuit and hand-selected diaphragm capsule. Yeah, I’m not sure what that means either. You’ll have to read the Blue Microphone newsletter and follow the links to understand.
Fellow Social Media addict and VO friend Terry Daniel pointed out a site on the web that gives instructions for adding the Google +1 button to your site. This is much like the FaceBook “like” button, and can only increase your influence on the web if you’re hoping to be noticed. Thanks, Terry!
Speaking of Terry Daniel…VoiceOverXtra is hosting Terry, Trish Basanyi and your truly in a trifecta of Social Media-learning webinars starting next week. Terry is first, covering that 800 lb. Gorilla of social networking: FaceBook. Trish will share VO job-finding secrets she’s perfected on Twitter, and I’ll be bringing up the rear a few days later with info on LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Blogging, and I’ll have a live interview with VU founder Zurek. If you haven’t seen our whiz-bang artwork…well, here it is:
Clicking on that snazzy picture will whisk you away to the info/sign-up page. It’s time to mark your spot…the webinars begin next Wednesday the 17th, then Thursday the 18th, and finally the 24th.
Brandon Drury over at the Recording Review always posts useful information that voice-over artists can use too. I say that, ’cause his site is designed mostly for musicians and souond engineers, but don’t let that throw you. Voice Overs is always the lost stepsister of this industry, so just look past the misdirected references to “guitars” and “singing” and take advantage of articles like: Home Studio Diffusion 201: What You Need To Know. See all the articles mentioned in this month’s newsletter on the Recording Review homepage.
I’d better get going, now, and work on my webinar materials for the 24th… but there’s more…much more out there on the internet…keep your eyes open…and let me know if I’m missin’ something big!