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Voice over is a heroes' journey. Make it your journey. Actor, voice talent and storytelling coach David H. Lawrence XVII takes you on a journey each episode into the art, commerce, science and mindset of voice over as a performing art, and as a profession and business. Presented by VOHeroes.com.

Voice over is a heroes' journey. Make it your journey. Actor, voice talent and storytelling coach David H. Lawrence XVII takes you on a journey each episode into the art, commerce, science and mindset of voice over as a performing art, and as a profession and business. Presented by VOHeroes.com.

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Voice over is a heroes' journey. Make it your journey. Actor, voice talent and storytelling coach David H. Lawrence XVII takes you on a journey each episode into the art, commerce, science and mindset of voice over as a performing art, and as a profession and business. Presented by VOHeroes.com.

Twitter:

@voheroes

Language:

English

Contact:

818-326-7700


Episodes

0039: The 3 Biggest Fears We Have When Starting Something New (And How To Kill Them)

9/13/2021
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/the-3-biggest-fears-we-have-when-starting-something/ Hey there, hero! I just wrapped up registration for the new VOHeroes Pro training (unless you could use a payment plan, the registration is now closed). That means a lot of people are now going on a brand new adventure with me. Whenever you start something new and exciting, there can be, and often is, a strong...

Duration:00:47:14

0038: Dr. Robert Pondillo: The Ethics of AI Voices

7/18/2021
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/dr-robert-pondillo-the-ethics-of-ai-voices/ Hey there, hero! I wouldn't be where I am today without mentors, and one of my most valuable mentors is Dr. Robert Pondillo. I grew up listening to him when he was the nighttime DJ on a station he eventually helped me get a show on, 1220/WGAR in Cleveland. It's safe to say he was instrumental in my success. He went on,...

Duration:00:34:04

0037: Audiobooks Unleashed: Sarah Sampino

7/11/2021
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/audiobooks-unleashed-sarah-sampino/ Hey there, hero! Many of my clients begin their audiobook narration career mining the opportunities on ACX. They hone their craft, polish their business skills and learn to recognize scams as well as possibilities for success. So what do you do when you want to go beyond the opportunities on ACX? You might find big...

Duration:00:24:59

0036: Liz Atherton On Her New VO Casting Site: CastVoices.com

6/2/2021
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/liz-atherton-on-her-new-vo-casting-site-castvoices-com/ Hey there, hero! At this point in your VO career, you may be suffering not from "audition fatigue," but rather "oh there's a new VO casting site fatigue." I urge you to put that aside for now, and give this podcast episode a view or listen. Liz Atherton has been in the business for a long time, and has...

Duration:00:49:26

0035: Radical Self-Care: Getting Started With Coach Karen-Eileen

4/18/2021
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/radical-self-care-getting-started-with-coach-karen-eileen/ Hey there, hero! Your friendly neighborhood rainbow encrusted unicorn VOHeroes coach, Karen-Eileen Gordon, will be a featured speaker at VO Atlanta over the next week or so. You should consider attending this virtual event! It's going to rock. Here's a link: https://vms.swoogo.com/voa21/ (be sure to...

Duration:00:20:43

0034: Want Better Answers? Ask Better Questions.

11/25/2020
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/want-better-answers-ask-better-questions/ Hey there, hero! I'm a huge fan of helping people out, but damn, some people make it next to impossible. It's not just the people who don't really ask a question, like the user who dismissively writes me a support request of "This stupid software doesn't work! Help!" It's everyone who asks a question that isn't the best...

Duration:00:05:07

0033: An AudioCupcake Special For Black Friday/Cyber Monday

11/22/2020
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/an-audiocupcake-special-for-black-friday-cyber-monday/ Hey there, hero! Let me start by saying that if you're a current VOHeroes Pro or Pro Emeritus member, you get the Premium version of AudioCupcake for free, so you don't need to do anything but ask me for it. Don't take advantage of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday Special, since your special is even better. But...

Duration:00:08:35

0032: Pozotron Responds To Narrator Concerns About Data Retention

11/12/2020
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/pozotron-responds-to-narrator-concerns-about-data-retention/ Hey there, hero! If you produce and master your audiobook narration, as you would for ACX, Findaway and as an author-as-narrator, you probably have heard about Pozotron, the digital proofing and pronunciation tool that makes you unstoppable as an accurate narrator. When I first started using Pozotron,...

Duration:00:12:20

0031: How This Pro Member's Journey May Be Different From Yours

11/8/2020
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/how-this-pro-members-journey-may-be-different-from-yours/ Hey there, hero! I want you to meet our newest Pro. He has some challenges in his life that are probably unlike any you might have, but he's on it, and doing things to meet these challenges. Once you meet him, please welcome him in the private ProConnect group, and take a moment to be inspired by his...

Duration:00:10:04

0030: Watch LIVE As An Accent Is Built From Scratch

10/5/2020
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/watch-live-as-an-accent-is-built-from-scratch/ Hey there, hero! The Accents Class is open for registration (https://voheroes.com/accents - and if you join before Tuesday night (10/6/20), you'll save $300 in tuition.) And to celebrate that awesome offer, and to watch Jim, my amazing accent coach, in action, we're all going live on Facebook later this morning at...

Duration:00:12:26

0029: How To Take A Note From A Coach Or A Casting Director

10/2/2020
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/how-to-take-a-note-from-a-coach-or-a-casting-director/ Hey there, hero! As an actor and voice talent, I've been on both ends of notes. Meaning I've received them when auditioning or being taught, and I've given them when coaching talent. But when I received an email from one of my brand spankin' new VOHeroes Pros, concerned that others new to the profession...

Duration:00:45:23

0028: Pozotron Gets Even Better. You Can Get 7 Hours Free.

9/10/2020
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/pozotron-gets-even-better-you-can-get-7-hours-free/ Hey there, hero! I've been meaning to tell you about the new feature with Pozotron that will help you manage your pronunciation list when narrating an audiobook (or any other long form narration). And now's a really great time to share this with you, as I'm going to add a 7 hour free trial of Pozotron to the...

Duration:00:20:21

0027: New Class Coming. I Need Your Questions.

8/24/2020
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/new-class-coming-i-need-your-questions/ Hey there, hero! I'm debuting a new class this Saturday. It's free, and I'm almost finished with it. Since the pandemic, I've had hundreds of questions I'm going to answer in this class, called Mastering Home-Based Voice Over. As I put the finishing touches on it, I'd love to know what questions you have about doing VO...

Duration:00:04:06

0026: Three Tools To Help Make Sense Of The Senseless

8/19/2020
Hey there, hero! We face daily challenges to the sense of order and control that we crave. This goes for our work as performers, as well as social, political and emotional interactions. We're faced with things we don't understand, can't control and can't fix. And it can be maddening, and make us lash out, or have others lash out at us. (Just google "anti-mask" and click on the video results.) I have three tools I'd like to share with you that might make things a bit more tolerable in a...

Duration:00:12:06

0025: How COVID Affected My First On-Set TV Booking

8/4/2020
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/how-covid-affected-my-first-on-set-tv-booking/ Hey there, hero! I didn't see this coming, but I happened to have been fortunate enough to be one of the first actors back to work on a network TV show after production resumed a few weeks ago. Although I'm still under NDA, I wanted to give you a look behind the scenes of my shoot day, especially since Access...

Duration:00:13:59

0024: Hands On Demo Of Pozotron + 6x Bigger Free Trial Link

6/28/2020
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/hands-on-demo-of-pozotron-6x-bigger-free-trial-link/ Hey there, hero! After telling my VOHeroes Pros and my students in the ACX Master Class about Pozotron during the last week (they get the inside skinny first, always), it's time to share with you. Pozotron represents another leap forward in productivity when narrating audiobooks, cutting down your proofing and...

Duration:00:18:17

0023: Wait, What?? The LEVELATOR Now Works With Catalina?

6/11/2020
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/wait-what-the-levelator-now-works-with-catalina/ Hey there, hero! First, if you use Windows, you can safely ignore this podcast and continue to use The Levelator on your computer. This is super awesome for Mac users only. But... If you're an audiobook narrator, or a podcaster, or anyone who needs compressed, limited processing of your sound, here's some great...

Duration:00:10:17

0022: Predict Your Future By Designing It, Then Creating It

6/5/2020
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/predict-your-future-by-designing-it-then-creating-it/ Hey there, hero! The times we're living in are not ones we would have expected or predicted. And we can chalk that up to external developments that we neither asked for nor engaged in. But for some people, that notion of unpredictability applies to everything about their existence. It isn't just about...

Duration:00:11:22

0021: I May Have Struck A Nerve (In A Good Way)

6/2/2020
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/i-may-have-struck-a-nerve-in-a-good-way/ Hey there, hero! The previous episode of this podcast: https://voheroes.com/the-fear-some-vo-talent-are-now-facing/ ...has generated the most comment content of any podcast episode I've done. It appears that many more VO talent are concerned about being caught in the "digital performance divide" than I had imagined. And...

Duration:00:06:35

0020: The Fear Some VO Talent Are Now Facing

5/31/2020
REQUEST: Please join this video's conversation on VOHeroes.com, where the comments are moderated and civil: https://voheroes.com/the-fear-some-vo-talent-are-now-facing/ Hey there, hero! As I say at the outset of this episode, I really need your help. I've been getting tons of fearful messages from VO talent. From clients, students, and strangers out of nowhere. Confusion and fear runs throughout these emails from these lovely, struggling artists. All asking about the surprising standards...

Duration:00:19:02