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VO4TA: Tempo - No. 1


Tempo of a read (faster or slower) is controlled by the pace of the cadence of its syllables and by the length of the spaces between sentences, phrases and words.  It’s an invisible art and so very effective at changing the emotional intent of a read.

VO4TA: The Time Has Come


"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax-- Of cabbages--and kings-- And why the sea is boiling hot-- And whether pigs have wings."

VO4TA: What If? - No. 1


What if the work was about the skill, the discipline or the craft of our endeavor?   And what if it wasn’t just based on getting the job, the gig, or whatever you like to call the means to "keep body and soul apart?”  

VO4TA: The Difference


The difference between sounding like an announcer and sounding conversational is point of view.

VO4TA: The Informational Interview


There's great value in talking to someone working in the field of your endeavor. Not to ask them for things ­but to ask them about things.

VO4TA: News from MIT


MIT researchers say they have created the trickiest tongue twister to date. 

Try and say “pad kid poured curd pulled cod” ten times fast.

VO4TA: The Right Thing


Actors are asked if there is anything they are unwilling to lend their talents to support.  Some won't advertise petroleum. Others Scientology. Or Democrats.

A valid question for a business where the service of your visage or speech are sold.

VO4TA: Working


Work consists of three things: the gig, the hang, and the money. 

The gig. That’s the job you do. Digging ditches. Voiceover. Reception. Acting. Rattlesnake milking. Whatever. Hopefully you love it.  

VO4TA: Authentic


The demand for "authentic" has risen tremendously in voice over - especially in video games.  

Meaning if they want Jamaican - they mean authentic Jamaican and if they want French they want authentic French (and not Pepe’ Le Pew).  This is (in large part) a by product of the interconnected "wired" world.

VO4TA: Questions


A question is not just a question.