‘Actually a couple of updates to some posts earlier this week.
First, from Wednesday: I told you I was featured in a special book on small business entrepreneurs written by Internet Biz Coach Jim Kukral. The book has just been released and you can see a free offer when you click on “Internet Marketing for Business Answers“. (a completely no-cost copy of the audio book just by sharing the book on social media)
Here’s what Jim Kukral says about the contents: “In this book you will learn the secrets of business from over 18 super-skilled ninja experts who talk about things like affiliate marketing, word of mouth, search, sales, podcasting, landing pages, making money online and much more. It’s the ultimate insider, private consulting session, all in one volume, to read at your convenience. Imagine spending over $50,000 to sit down and spend an hour with all of these people? That’s what this book is.”
Yesterday hundreds of people read my blog on “8 VO Clichés We Love to Hate“, and several of you commented positively. One person, though, wrote with an emphatic correction on item #5, having to do with Unions. What was I thinking? I might as well have excoriated a major national political figure…or railed against the eccentricities of one or the other of two popular computer operating systems (I think you know what I mean).
I don’t think the issue of talent unions can be brought up without the discussion reverting eventually to a full-out debate. But I digress.
Noted VO Coach and voice talent Bettye Zoller took great exception to my summary judgement of union membership and said: ” Dave this is WRONG WRONG. I have done many many national AFTRA SAG JOBS with fab residuals over the years and I am based in Dallas. I knoew so many people living everywhere in the U.S. from New England to Georgia to S. Carolina to Chicago who do union jobs, local, regional, or national. And that’s another item you are incorrect in saying: Only national work? OH NO. All work, even local, pays more on a union contract. And you NEED NOT JOIN A UNION TO WORK UNION. It is the PRODUCER/CLIENT/COMPANY who determines if it is a union job or not.”
I’ll be talking to Bettye about this, and may even ask her to guest blog, or at least maybe post a Q & A with her about this.
Finally, if you haven’t read Paul Strikwerda’s latest blog — after nearly a month’s-worth of social media silence, then maybe you should trot on over and read: Egotistical Bastard.