Why you should have a professional voice on your business voicemail.

Hello everyone,  I would like to share an article  written by Jill Tarnoff that was posted on the voices.com website concerning the use of a professional voice for  your business voice mail and IVR systems. Quite frankly there are many businesses that could benefit from this and, with all the different stops in different communities where I work events this could prove to be a tremendous opportunity to have these types of recordings completed.   I often travel with my portable recording gear capable of broadcast quality recordings while I am on the road!  The important thing  to remember is that this valuable resource is available at a very reasonable cost for your business.

Voice talent and speech coach Jill Tarnoff shares her experiences calling in to book appointments with a healthcare provider and how the voice on an automated telephone system recording sets tone for the remainder of a call and speaking with a real person.

Here is the link to the complete blog article http://blogs.voices.com/voxdaily/2011/06/voices_for_business_voicemails.html

A little voice-over fun!

I stumbled on this and thought it was pretty fun and brings up a very important question.  Do you have a regional accent? If so, what have you done about erasing it?

Lot’s of voice-over talent myself included, have had coaching just to get rid of that regional accent and get that neutral American English that is most widely accepted in professional voice work. True, there is that occasional job that prefers the regional accent of a given area. One of the hardest things to do is to switch between a regional accent and neutral English when needed.

For fun I invite you to take this test linked below, share your results in the comments below. What training have you done or tricks do you use to control your regional accent?


Please research before giving to these radical animal rights groups!

As I mentioned in an earlier blog, there are a lot of groups out to get the sport of rodeo.  These same so called animal rights groups are fundraising factories, and have a history of spending their money on politics rather than the animal care they convey to the people who support them. Check out this article on one such group known as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Amanda Radke of Beef Daily recently posted an article on the HSUS with these interesting facts.

Another one of these well funded, misguided groups, is the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, spending less than 1/2 of 1% of its annual budget to assist animal shelters.

Think everyone in your circle already knows these facts? Think again. I’ve had countless people listen to me speak on this topic and later come up to me to share their frustrations over having just sent a check to the organization.We all need to continue to spread the word and educate our peers about the true agenda of HSUS, which is to abolish animal agriculture and eliminate meat, dairy and eggs from the American dinner table. The group plans to do this by using litigation and legislation to regulate farmers out of business and escalate the cost of food.

Watch this video, courtesy of Missouri Farmers Care, to learn more and pass it along to your friends. Spread the word on this topic.



What are you doing to educate your peers on this subject that not only has targeted the sport of rodeo, but the industry of Agriculture?