GKN Weekly Update 7/3/12 – Having a Spine in the Voiceover World!

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4 Responses

  1. Rosi Amador says:

    Not only is turning work down under these circumstances a good practical decision, it does great things for your self-esteem, your brand and your time to seek for bigger, better and more meaningful work. Go Tom!

  2. Otis Jiry says:

    In your case I think you did the right thing. And it worked out. I’m wondering what would happen though if you, like me is more in the aspiring stage. Would we turn it down with the “hopes” of getting something else? I don’t know. Probably, but I’m not totally sure. But I am happy that it worked out for the best for you.

  3. Tom Dheere says:

    Everybody’s situation is different, Otis. I have the amazingly good fortune right now to turn down projects. I also know that I have a stream of regular clients who contact me almost every week with projects. If I didn’t, I probably wouldn’t be charging what I charge now to narrate audiobooks anyway so it wouldn’t be an issue.

  4. Randye Kaye says:

    I agree that you made the right decision, Tom, and evidently the universe agrees! Audiobooks are particularly grueling if you are doing all the editing as well as performing, directing, research, etc. Trish’s “quality of life” measure is a great one. Like, if it’s 2 degrees outside, is it worth the extra four bucks or so to have someone else pump my gas? You bet it is!

    We’ve all had to rethink our client lists when it comes to offered rates. Like thinning out our gardens to make room for growth, it can feel like we are sacrificing what we have but actually we make room for what we know we are worth.

    Hope you enjoyed APA!

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