Voiceovers and Breaking Through Gridlock – The Not Silent Blog 5/23/17

I recently narrated Breaking Through Gridlock by Jason Jay and Gabriel Grant. This was an interesting one!

Breaking Through Gridlock examines the myriad of ways we get stuck in our conversations with others, primarily when we are trying to convince others to take action or even just to understand other people’s viewpoints. What pitfalls do you always fall into? What verbal or psychological bait always hooks you?

The book focuses on the importance of environmental sustainability and convincing political, corporate, and educational institutions to engage in “greener” practices, but they also cite numerous examples to apply their methodology to work situations and personal relationships

It’s a fascinating book and I highly recommend it!

 

TIP OF THE WEEK

How does this apply to the world of voiceovers? Tell me if these conversations sound familiar:

  • You’re trying to explain what you do (or want to do) for a living to friends, family, or co-workers
  • You’re trying to explain your rate structure to a potential or current client
  • You’re trying to explain to a low-balling voice talent why they should raise their rates

To get unstuck, you must look into your past and examine the way you think about pretty much everything by engaging in what the authors call “dynamic authenticity”. You must connect with internal motivations and express what you really want. Spend less time focusing on how “right” you are and more time on sincerely expressing your values.

 

NEWS AND NOTES

Contest! Who’s want a free digital download of Breaking Through Gridlock? I bet the first three people who email me do…

HAPPY HAPPYS

Happy Sherlock Holmes Day and Happy Geek Pride Day! To celebrate Geek Pride Day, I and fellow Agent 1.22 co-creator Angelo Panetta will be swimming around in the Virtual Reality pool that is Geekzonia! We are guests at the event and will be talking about all things Agent 1.22. BTW you don’t need VR gear to participate. Go to www.Geekzonia.com to learn more!

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

From my village to yours; this is Tom Dheere, The H is Silent, but I’m Not.

Tom Dheere is a 20-year veteran of the voice over industry who has narrated thousands of projects for clients in over a dozen countries. He is also a coach at Edge Studio, voiceover business consultant known as the Voice Over Strategist, and is currently producing the comic book “Agent 1.22”.

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