Wednesday, November 15, 2006

To "bob" or not to "bob"?

Bob Souer writes an excellent blog and he sent me an encouraging note on my last blog entry to keep doing this. I plan to. Afterall, I now have a "fan club"...Thanks Bob!

Today I thought I would call some advertising agencies in Buffalo to inquire about voiceover work. Believe it or not, I spoke with 2 BOBs and left a voicemail with a Robert in Buffalo my books, he's a BOB:) Bob J. at ADTown said he gets an estimated 100 calls a month re: voiceover interest. He uses locals but I played up my voiceover work with the Buffalo Sabres. He said I had a great speaking voice and that I could email him so he has me on file. The point here is if you are a voiceover artist, get your voice heard on the phone: introduce yourself to people who could use your services or leave a brief voicemail inviting people to your website.

I also chatted with Bob at BAM. That has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? It's short for Buffalo Advertising Management. Click on their website for a very effective welcome. You only have a few seconds to make a good first impression - and they did. Jim Sutton blogged at Voice123 about voiceover demo lengths and how you may only have 6 seconds to win over a potential client. I tend to agree with Jim's thoughts. What about you?

My BOB blog ends with Robert P. at Digital Arts Multimedia. I left a voicemail with the company and followed up with an email to him and a colleague who handles the sound side of things. Audio Art is how they labeled the sound stuff. That is a language I love!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

To blog or not to blog?

It's been 11 days since I has been busy! The Vox Daily Voice Actor Blog from features an article on yours truly today. Last night on one of my favorite TV shows, "Corner Gas", Hank began blogging and this turned out to be a way for his friends to actually ignore him easier:) "Corner Gas" won the Gemini Award on November 4th for Best Comedy Program or Series! I consider it to be the Canadian equivalent to "Seinfeld."