Telephone Banking

I remember watching my late mother in law pay her first bill online, after gradually getting comfortable with her new iPad — a gadget which I was convinced she would eschew and only use — if it all — to play Sudoku or Scrabble. I saw, at first, fear at the idea of her releasing […]

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The Amazing — And Mysterious — Human Voice

My financial planner and I frequently have a good laugh whenever he does  a basic “check-up” to make sure my financial strategy is on track; when he asks the stock question: “Projected retirement age..?” I beam: “Never!” I am blessed to love what I do so much, that the idea of packing it in and […]

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Just A Voice In The Crowd

Voice talent with their own sound studios (usually home-based) have the freedom and limitless possibilities of working with anyone in the world. As long as there’s a high-speed internet connection, anyone can pay you instantly, direct you via phone patch or ISDN, (or not — leave you to “do your thing”) and download your files […]

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What Makes a “Diva”?

Every now and then, there are words in our lexicon which actually “morph” and change in meaning and significance — nowhere is this more clearly illustrated than in the term “Diva”. By definition, the term “Diva” — which was coined around 1883, comes from Italian derivation (from Latin) — divus, meaning “goddess; fine lady; a highly […]

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Location, Location, Location!

Realtors have long understood the importance of accurately and engagingly describing properties to prospective buyers. Written copy describing the features of properties range from point-form, almost “hostage-letter”-style writing, to emotion-filled, detailed, and flowery listings which border on prose. The goal, always, is to captivate and tantalize buyers, making them add the property to their “must-see” […]

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