Accents — They’re Magically Delicious!

She’s my competition on a sound studio’s talent database, and for every job I land through them, Jane gets hired for about three. It used to aggravate me slightly, but I always reminded myself that Jane’s paychecks end up in my bank account. “Jane” is actually me — the British-accented version of me, and it was […]

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Choosing The Right Voice Talent

It sets the tone for your entire phone system; it identifies what your company is all about — it can even be a deciding factor as to whether or not someone wishes to do business with you. Your choice of voice talent is crucial in creating the perception of your company, as the front-end of […]

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The Science of Directing Voice Talent

I was voicing a radio spot years ago, and the ad agency rep — kind of a kooky, older British guy, spoke to me over the studio mic and offered what I consider to be one of the strangest pieces of direction ever given: “Uh, Allison — can you make your sound more….beige?” Man, was I confused. He’s using […]

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The Challenges — And Joys — of Working From Home, Part2

Edie Tusor is a colleague of mine; an extremely talented lady, and someone I’m definitely honored to call my friend. Where my niche is telephony voicing, Edie excels at a wide variety of voice-over genres (including telephony), but the domain of E-Learning modules (seamlessly narrated courses people take online for degrees, training, certification or accreditation) is […]

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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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