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The following are some valuable resources I recommend.

If you decide to work with any of them, please tell them I passed you along! 

 

BLOGS

Backstage – daily blog – advice and acting jobs in the industry

CastItTalent blog – News and Advice for the acting community

Dave Courvoisier – a personal blog from the President of the World Voices Organization – 30+ years in broadcasting

The DIY Narrator – excellent podcast/blog by a terrific voice actor for anyone who narrates their own eLearning projects

Findlaw.com – legal blog network and other interesting business-law posts

Get Started in VO – a FANTASTIC starting point in your journey into the world of voice overs!

Hootsuite – Social Blog – social media strategy, advice and tips provided daily – a handy resource

HubSpot – Marketing Blog & Sales Blog – inbound marketing company offering a variety of marketing services, but have a decent blog

Hugh P. Klitzke – Voice Over for The Actor – voiceover coach and casting director in NYC with an interesting take on all things VO

Medium.com – a plethora of articles daily on a huge variety of subjects

Mike Lenz – Mike Lenz is a professional voice actor, audiobook narrator, author, and podcast host

Nimble Blog – chock full of useful tips on social selling, productivity, and general business advice

Paul Strikwerda – Nethervoice – a true gentleman and “go-to” source for a pragmatic look at the voice over business

Rob Marley – An excellent read for anyone looking to “get into voice over.” <———*****

The Ad Contrarian – ruminations about the advertising world by industry veteran Bob Hoffman

TheSocialMS – content, social and online marketing blog

VOBS.tv – Voice Over Body Shop – Dan Lenard & George Whittam put on the best live VO show on the internets – almost every Monday night at 6PT/9ET

Voice-Over Xtra! – Comprehensive site for all things VO – news, training, directories, info, etc.

BOOKS

Breakthrough Branding – by Catherine Kaputa

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 – by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves

Making Money in Your PJ’s, Freelancing for voice-overs and other solopreneurs – by Paul Strikwerda

More Than Just A Voice: The REAL Secret to Voiceover Success – by Dave Courvoisier

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges – by Amy Cuddy

The Improv Book, Improvisation for Theatre, Comedy, Education, and Life – by Alison Goldie

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life – by Mark Mason

There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is – by Elaine Clark

Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook – by Tony Robbins

V-Oh!: Tips, Tricks, Tools and Techniques to Start and Sustain Your Voiceover Career – by Marc Cashman

Voiceover e-Book – by Dan Hurst

Voice Over Legal, Essential Information You Need to Successfully Manage Your Voice Over & Business Issues – Robert Sciglimpaglia Jr.

BUSINESS SERVICES

Ada Li – Creative/Art Director and Brand Strategist, (created my logo) – [email protected] or 1-416-562-6981

Bluehost – my website hosting provider – great deals on web hosting

Callback Headshots – local photographer (Toronto)

Kwik Kopy – local print shop (printed my business cards)

Tattoo Sound + Music – a local recording studio in Toronto, ON

COACHES / SCHOOLS / TRAINING

“Uncle Roy” Yokelson, Antland Productions – All-round nice guy with many years of experience in the biz – coaching and demo production (among his various talents)

Edge Studios – NYC based training school with online classes/workshops

Everett Oliver, myboothdirector.com – amazing 23-year veteran booth director in animation with experience in casting, production and booth direction

Global Voice Acting Academy – Tons of great programming by some of the best coaches in the business, all online

Gravy for The Brain – online VO school based in the UK

J Michael Collins – if you want to learn from the king of casting sites, sharpen your VO business acumen, or get a first-class demo, he’s your guy

Jonathan TilleyCreative Circle FB group – awesomely creative helping creative people shine online

Second City Improv – improv & acting classes in Toronto, Chicago, and Hollywood

Terry Daniel – 20-year veteran based in Minneapolis offers weekly training to new and seasoned VO’s

The Voice Over Network – the pre-eminent UK-based meetup organization for education and socializing organized by Rachel Naylor

VO Peeps – run by Anne Ganguzza, it’s an online global meetup group dedicated to providing resources and information about the Voiceover and related media industries

CONFERENCES

eLearning conference directory and another directory here

That’s Voiceover career expo & The Voice Arts® Awards – big shindig in LA for top talent, agents and various entertainment professionals

VO Atlanta – “the” voiceover conference of the year – the biggest and most in-depth in the industry

VO North – the ONLY conference in Canada for the voiceover industry!

VOX – the only conference in the UK for the voiceover and audio industry

WoVoconIV – only members of World Voices can attend, once yearly – see www.world-voices.org for the most up-to-date info.

EQUIPMENT

Audio-Technica – full range of audio products including affordable mics and headphones (including the mic I use AT2035)

Neumann – one of the leaders and producer of the popular TLM103 mic

Sennheiser – one of the leaders and producer of the popular MKH416 shotgun mic and the headphones I use (HD280 pro)

SOFTWARE

Adobe Audition – my digital audio workstation software of choice – spectral view with Autoheal is amazing

Audacity – free digital audio processing software

Nimble CRM – one of the best CRM systems around – customizable, very handy Chrome widget and much more!

Waveapps – Free accounting program – great for bookkeeping, invoicing, payments, etc.

Bodalgo call – FREE voice and video conferencing, no membership or software required, ISDN replacement option for remote direction/recording

ipDTL – voice conferencing using Chrome, ISDN replacement option for remote direction/recording

Source Elements – Source Connect – voice conferencing using Chrome, ISDN replacement option for remote direction/recording

Stripe – online credit card payments option

Bit.ly – a great tool to shorten URL’s for sharing

Dashlane – great password manager – never have to remember your passwords again

VoiceZam – one of the best demo players in the industry with unmatched features and benefits

VOCAL HEALTH / CLARITY

Denise Woods – One of the nicest and busiest women I have met!  Speak It Clearly – voice, speech, and dialect coaching to Hollywood stars…and you!

Elissa Weinzimmer – vocal health educator and founder of Voice Body Connection

If you have any suggestions to add to this list please email me anytime.