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Choosing the Right Voice for a Radio Commercial

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The Voice behind the Commercial Radio commercials are crafted to entice listeners to purchase a product or service. That’s why it’s important the voice being heard is powerful and resounding if that is what is called for – or conversational and real which is more often requested by advertisers today. Clarity Listeners need to be […]


Ways to Help Your Voice Over Training

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  Helpful Hints for Commercial Voice Over Voice over is a tough business to break into. It can be a long road, and it’s not always possible to be taking classes or auditioning. Here are some things you can do to strengthen your skills in the meantime. Vocal Exercises Vocal health and good speech are […]


LA State of Mind

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So much has been happening over the past few months, that I have not been able to keep up with this voice over blog. While Houston is my home, I am now living and working in Los Angeles. After all these years, I’ve decided it is time to take the plunge – thanks to good […]


Acting in The Hen House, Worldfest, UT Honors

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This week is certainly a mixed bag of events! Tonight, I have a play reading of The Hen House, a very character rich play written by Bo Brinkman who is also the writer/director/star of The Last Mark, a film I’m in that is an official selection of and screening at Worldfest-Houston on Thursday night.  On […]


Acting in TV’s Salem, Witches, and Me!

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  WGN’s new series, SALEM, begins April 21st!  Watch for me acting in Episode #7!  


Actor vs Voice Actor – Splitting your time?

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Are you an actor and a voice actor? Do you find yourself splitting your time between marketing yourself as a voice over talent and marketing yourself as an actor? Is it beneficial to market both at the same time or should they definitely remain separate? I’ve been both an actor and a voice over talent […]


The Heart of the Voice Over Community

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As I write this, it’s the day after Valentine’s Day, and I’m just thinking about the incredible heart of the voiceover community. Thanks to Facebook and other social media, voiceover artists from around the world have created a world of their own online. We meet virtually every day, even if it’s just to check in […]


Do you practice “Gratitude”?

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  In a previous post, I mentioned the terms Service and Gratitude and how they’d been coming up for me over and over again in the past few months. In that post, I talked about some of the new ways for me to think about service.  Now, I’d like to focus on gratitude.  It’s been […]


Do you practice “Service”?

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In the past few months, the words service and gratitude have been coming up again and again in books, articles, courses, and videos that I have read and heard.  The terms are not new to me or to you, of course; however, there seems to be so much more emphasis on and usage of the […]


Are you Too Busy?

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by Melanie Haynes As voice over talent, we feel most secure when we’re super busy!  We have a stack of e-learning to narrate, an audiobook or two in the wings, ISDN and phone patch commercial and corporate sessions scheduled, and maybe even an “in town” booking or two scheduled via our agent.  True, we might […]


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