The Basics of VoIP

When I first started voicing the prompts for Asterisk, I must confess to having absolutely no knowledge about VoIP whatsoever. I only knew that VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) — of which Asterisk was a shining example — is a technology which enables voice communications over IP networks, such as the internet or other packet-switched networks, rather than […]

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Zings, Zaps, and Zoodles!

You’ve heard them: those brief, intriguing “blasts” of a short, dynamic tone — or “flurry” as I’ve been known to call them — when you dial into the main number of a telephone system or even when you dial a company. It’s almost a “tone” or “glimmer” which lets you know — especially if their sound […]

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The Myth of Competition

  When I was an acting major at the University of Calgary, I remember a librarian on the Fine Arts Floor and I trying to solve a mystery: despite the card catalogues proclaiming that several compendiums of monologues were catalogued as having a specific monologue I was looking for, (I was an after a unique audition […]

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Let Your Fingers Do The Walking….To The Recycling Bin

A few years ago, a focus group was held to study the viability of  The Yellow Pages — the ubiquitous gigantic directories of local businesses which still gets dropped off  on our doorsteps every year. The leader of the focus group asked participants a key question: how often did they use the Yellow Pages in the last […]

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Voicing for IVR

I regularly  hear from many voice talent wanting advice about how to specifically get into voicing IVR (Interactive Voice Response) systems — my area of specialty. Like any niche that one find themselves in, I can’t say that I mapped out a plan that placed me exactly where I am today; I worked hard voicing […]

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