VO Pro: Voiceover and Voice Acting

Paul Schmidt

Join me as we discuss the hot topics in the voice over industry with voiceover insiders, voice actors, casting directors, agents, movers, shakers. and news makers. I get to the heart of the issues with my own no-BS takes and talk to the people who are shaping and shifting our industry. Plus, the VO strategies, tips, and best practices for growing your voiceover career you’ve come to expect. Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Audible, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, SoundCloud, Deezer, Podcast Addict, Castbox, and RSS, and wherever you get your podcasts. You’ll also find helpful information including my free Move Touch Inspire newsletter for voice actors at VOPro.pro.com/newsletter SUBSCRIBE on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PaulSchmidtPro?sub_confirmation=1 The Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://paulschmidtpro.com/newsletter The Pro Blog: https://vopro.pro/blog The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://vofreedommasterplan.com Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom Say Hi on Social: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paulschmidtvo/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voiceover website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com read less
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5 BIG CHANGES to LinkedIn in 2024: What VOs NEED to Know
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5 BIG CHANGES to LinkedIn in 2024: What VOs NEED to Know
LinkedIn has a ton of big changes coming in 2024 and if you’re not up to date, you could be missing huge opportunities and getting left behind. LinkedIn is bringing a massive change to Creator Mode, a dedicated Services section, search filters, and more.  In this video, I’ll break down 5 Big LinkedIn Changes in 2024, what they mean for you, and how to update your LinkedIn profile accordingly for maximum effect. Takeaways: LinkedIn is a valuable platform for freelancers, voice actors, and audiobook narrators to connect with potential clients and generate business. Creator mode is being rolled out to all LinkedIn users, allowing content creators to grow their audience and engage with followers. The profile layout is changing, with the removal of hashtags and the relocation of the Featured and Activity sections. A dedicated services section is being added to profiles, providing an opportunity to showcase services, set prices, and upload work samples. Search filters are now available, allowing users to filter search results by content type. Users can create and publish multiple newsletters on different topics, targeting specific client segments. LinkedIn Premium users can choose a custom call-to-action button to appear on their profile, directing traffic to their desired destination. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Importance of LinkedIn 01:02 Creator Mode for Everyone 03:03 Changes to Profile Layout 04:23 Dedicated Services Section 06:07 Search Filters 07:15 Multiple Newsletters 08:32 Custom Buttons (LinkedIn Premium) 09:09 Conclusion _____________________________ ▶️ Watch this video next: https://youtu.be/Jf-1qe6jyh8 SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/@vo-pro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://vopro.pro/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app Use code You15Tube for 15% off of your membership for life. The VO Pro Podcast: https://vopro.pro/podcast 7 Steps to Starting and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://welcome.vopro.pro/7-steps-yt Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://vopro.pro/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom The VO Pro Shop: https://vopro.pro/shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/vopro.pro https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
TikTok VO Maven Mandy Fisher: Social Media Made Me ANGRY
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TikTok VO Maven Mandy Fisher: Social Media Made Me ANGRY
Mandy Fisher, known as @astoriaredhead on TikTok, shares her voiceover journey and insights into the industry. She started as a child actor and transitioned into voiceover work, focusing on commercials and e-learning. We talk about importance of finding agents who nurture and support your career. She also discusses the role of social media, particularly TikTok, in combating misinformation and educating aspiring voice actors. Mandy believes in the power of direct marketing and building relationships with clients. She does not rely on pay-to-play platforms and sees the future of voiceover as constantly evolving with new opportunities. Takeaways: Finding the right agents who support and nurture your career is crucial in the voiceover industry. Social media platforms like TikTok can be used to combat misinformation and educate aspiring voice actors. Direct marketing and building relationships with clients are effective ways to find work in voiceover. Pay-to-play platforms may not be the best fit for every voice actor, and it's important to find business models that align with your goals. Mandy's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@astoriaredhead Mandy's Website: https://mandyofish.com _____________________________ ▶️ Watch this video next: https://youtu.be/aLfpYqvygys SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/@vo-pro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://vopro.pro/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app  Use code You15Tube for 15% off of your membership for life. The VO Pro Podcast: https://vopro.pro/podcast 7 Steps to Starting and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://welcome.vopro.pro/7-steps-yt Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://vopro.pro/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom The VO Pro Shop: https://vopro.pro/shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/vopro.pro https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
How To Get a Voice Over AGENT: 3 BIG Questions, 3 Big Answers
15-02-2024
How To Get a Voice Over AGENT: 3 BIG Questions, 3 Big Answers
I got a message last week from one of our VO Pro members who says, “I have a topic that could go down a BIG rabbit hole! For all us newbies out here...When is it time to look for an agent?” What milestones should you have met or be meeting to find an agent? How do you go about finding an agent and soliciting them? I’ll answer these and other burning questions today on Paulie’s Secret Agent Plan. Yeah this is a big one, especially for newer pro voice talent. You’ve got your baseline training. You’re competent. You’re booking work, maybe even a fair amount of work, and the whole question of agent representation is a big black box. So, let’s try and break this down for you into small chunks. Here are 3 answers to 3 big questions about voice over agents. And stick around because at the end we’ll answer an important bonus question my student didn’t ask. 00:00 When is it time to look for an agent? 03:03 What milestones should you have met or be meeting to find an agent? 04:54 How do you go about finding and soliciting an agent? 10:11 What should you look for in an agent? _____________________________ ▶️ Watch this video next: https://youtu.be/i5lmxiXR-fM SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/@vo-pro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://vopro.pro/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app Use code You15Tube for 15% off of your membership for life. The VO Pro Podcast: https://vopro.pro/podcast 7 Steps to Starting and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://welcome.vopro.pro/7-steps-yt Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://vopro.pro/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom The VO Pro Shop: https://vopro.pro/shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/vopro.pro https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO  Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
Toby Ricketts: "It's NEVER Been Harder” To Be a Voice Actor!
13-02-2024
Toby Ricketts: "It's NEVER Been Harder” To Be a Voice Actor!
My guest today is not just a highly experienced voice actor of over 20 years. He is also the head of Gravy for the Brain Oceania and runs his own voice acting academy in New Zealand. Please welcome to the podcast, Toby Ricketts. Toby Ricketts is a highly experienced voice actor and head of Gravy for the Brain Oceania, discusses his journey in the voice acting industry and the importance of community. He shares his experience with Gravy for the Brain and how it led to the establishment of the Voice Academy in New Zealand. Toby also highlights the challenges faced by new voice actors in 2024 and offers advice on making the leap to full-time voice acting. He emphasizes the importance of setting big hairy audacious goals and taking consistent daily steps towards achieving them. Takeaways Building a supportive community is crucial for voice actors. Setting big hairy audacious goals can provide direction and focus. Consistency and daily action are key to success in voice acting. Diversifying income streams can provide stability and flexibility in the industry. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 02:09 Getting Involved with Gravy for the Brain 06:46 Building the Voiceover Community in Oceania 09:56 The Importance of Community in Voice Acting 17:41 Starting the Voice Academy 21:50 Challenges for New Voice Actors in 2024 25:33 Making the Leap to Full-Time Voice Acting 35:10 Setting Big Hairy Audacious Goals 38:18 Taking Daily Steps and Consistency 41:30 Future Goals and Where to Find Toby Ricketts https://www.tobyrickettsvoiceover.com/ https://oceania.gravyforthebrain.com/ https://www.voiceacademy.co.nz/ _____________________________ ▶️ Watch this video next: https://youtu.be/b6r6B2uD1GA SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/@vo-pro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://vopro.pro/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app Use code You15Tube for 15% off of your membership for life. The VO Pro Podcast: https://vopro.pro/podcast 7 Steps to Starting and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://welcome.vopro.pro/7-steps-yt Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://vopro.pro/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom The VO Pro Shop: https://vopro.pro/shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/vopro.pro/ https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
7 Voice Over Audition Red Flags – RUN, DON’T WALK AWAY
08-02-2024
7 Voice Over Audition Red Flags – RUN, DON’T WALK AWAY
Auditions are the lifeblood of any voice actor. They are the main way we compete and win work in our business.  Assuming you’re properly trained and competitive, the more auditions you do, the more work you will ultimately book. That’s a great thing.  But what about bad work? Work that is exploitative, unfair, or downright dishonest? How do you avoid those jobs?  The best way to avoid bad work is to not audition for bad work.  Today, I’m going to walk you through 7 common audition red flags in voice over. This list is not exhaustive and not complete because the industry is changing all the time, but it is meant to make you aware of the more common voice over audition red flags so that you can avoid them and the bad jobs they lead to.  GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Gravy For the Brain Rate Guide: https://rates.gravyforthebrain.com/ VO Rates 101: https://vorates101.com Recommended Attorneys: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashley-brooks-bb672463/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertsciglimpaglia/ Remie Michelle Clark's Story: https://youtu.be/euU8e7_wZfg _____________________________  ▶️ Watch this video next: https://youtu.be/xBKGp6_pApo SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/@vo-pro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://vopro.pro/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app Use code You15Tube for 15% off of your membership for life.  The VO Pro Podcast: https://vopro.pro/podcast 7 Steps to Starting and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://welcome.vopro.pro/7-steps-yt Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://vopro.pro/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom The VO Pro Shop: https://vopro.pro/shop Say Hi on Social: https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/paulschmidtvo https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
3 HARD FACTS for Freelancers & Voice Actors - Straight Truth
01-02-2024
3 HARD FACTS for Freelancers & Voice Actors - Straight Truth
If I asked 100 voice actors to tell me what they do for a living, how many do you think would use the word freelance? Probably zero. The truth is, if you’re a voice actor, you are a freelancer.  What does that mean? First, it means you are not an employee. It means working for different companies at different times rather than being permanently employed by one company. It means you’re self-employed. That means you are solely responsible for all the functions of any company. Production, logistics and project management, accounting, payroll, and taxes, HR, creative, and most importantly sales and marketing. We get so in the weeds of doing our voice actory things that we forget that we are in fact freelancers first, and that many of the issues, obstacles, and adversities we deal with are not unique to voiceover. Graphic designers, copywriters, illustrators, website designers, content writers, video producers, social media managers, animators, and user interface designers all deal with muck of the same day-to-day stuff as we do. In fact, voice actor is not even in top 10 most common forms of creative freelance work. We are part of a massive freelance community, and most of the time, we don’t even realize it. According to Upwork in 2023, the number of American professionals freelancing increased to 64 million, or 38% of the U.S workforce, an increase of 4 million from 2022. Gen Z actually prefers freelance work. 53% of Gen Z freelances, not as a side hustle, but as a long-term career choice. Freelancing is exploding and we as voice actors are part of the freelance community. Today, I’m going to give you 3 hard freelancing facts that absolutely apply to voice over. _____________________________ ▶️ Watch this video next: https://youtu.be/ZpQqoM3_jIA SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/@vo-pro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://vopro.pro/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app Use code You15Tube for 15% off of your membership for life. The VO Pro Podcast: https://vopro.pro/podcast 7 Steps to Starting and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://welcome.vopro.pro/7-steps-yt Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://vopro.pro/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom The VO Pro Shop: https://vopro.pro/shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/vopro.pro/ https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
J Michael Collins: "P2Ps Are in DECLINE" - Full Interview
29-01-2024
J Michael Collins: "P2Ps Are in DECLINE" - Full Interview
In our chat with J. Michael Collins, he emphasizes the importance of using voiceover sites wisely and not overspending on memberships. He also highlights the significance of having a strong marketing game and reaching out to clients on a regular basis. He also talks about the benefits of search engine optimization for visibility and attracting clients. JMC emphasizes the importance of networking and building relationships in the industry. Finally, he provides some insights into what can be expected at VO Atlanta 2024. JMC Demos: https://www.jmcvoiceover.com/demo-production _____________________________ ▶️ Watch this video next: https://youtu.be/xp6c7Wy1TKA SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/@vo-pro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://vopro.pro/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app Use code You15Tube for 15% off of your membership for life. The VO Pro Podcast: https://vopro.pro/podcast 7 Steps to Starting and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://welcome.vopro.pro/7-steps-yt Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://vopro.pro/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom The VO Pro Shop: https://vopro.pro/shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/paulschmidtvo https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
Voice Over CONFERENCES 2024 – Downloadable Calendar
26-01-2024
Voice Over CONFERENCES 2024 – Downloadable Calendar
Last year we started our Voice Over Conference Calendar here on the channel and it was a hit. I got a lot of feedback, comments on the video last year, and the video and downloadable conference calendar were both well received. So we’re back this year with my 2024 Voice Over Conference Calendar. Again, this list is not meant to be exhaustive or definitive or comprehensive. This is simply my list of conferences I believe you should consider if you're putting together your plan for conferences for the 2024 year.  Download the Calendar here: https://welcome.vopro.pro/conference-calendar-2024 APAC: https://audiopub.org/apa-conference VO Atlanta: https://votlanta.me VO Atlanta Spanish Track: https://www.voatlanta.me/voa2024/SpanishSpeakers VOcation and eVOcation: https://vocationconference.com One Voice UK and USA: https://onevoiceconference.com MAVO: https://www.midatlanticvo.com/ That’s Voiceover: https://sovas.org The VO Breakfast Show: https://podbay.fm/p/the-vo-breakfast-show _____________________________ ▶️ Watch this video next: https://youtu.be/mR1wCMAe5tI SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/@paulschmidtpro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://vopro.pro/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app Use code You15Tube for 15% off of your membership for life. The VO Pro Podcast: https://vopro.pro/podcast 7 Steps to Starting and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://welcome.vopro.pro/7-steps-yt Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://vopro.pro/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom The VO Pro Shop: https://vopro.pro/shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/paulschmidtvo https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
Jim Cooper: Cancer, Caregiving, and Voice Over
22-01-2024
Jim Cooper: Cancer, Caregiving, and Voice Over
Today, my guest is audiobook narrator, voice actor, and author, Jim Cooper.    Jim shares his experience as a caregiver for his wife Sally during her battle with cancer. He discusses how he wrote a book on cancer caregiving and the impact it had on his wife and their relationship. Jim offers advice for those facing a cancer diagnosis and emphasizes the importance of finding support and taking care of oneself.   He also reflects on the voiceover industry and the challenges faced by voice actors, particularly in the audiobook sector. In this conversation, Jim and I talk about the shift towards multi-person audiobooks and the need for narrators to adapt to this change. We also address the problem of accepting lower rates and the negative impact it has on the industry.    This is our interview with the Big Dog, Jim Cooper.   Takeaways Cancer caregiving is a life-changing experience that requires adjustments and support. Fear is a natural response to a cancer diagnosis, but seeking help and finding distractions can provide some relief. Logistical and emotional challenges arise during holidays and special occasions for cancer patients and caregivers. The voiceover industry has been impacted by the influx of new talent and changes in the audiobook market. Building relationships and having acting skills are crucial for success in the audiobook industry. The voiceover industry is shifting towards multi-person audiobooks, requiring narrators to adapt to this change. Accepting lower rates as a voiceover artist can have a negative impact on the industry and set a precedent for undervaluing talent. When seeking coaching or training, it is important to rely on referrals from experienced professionals rather than self-promoted coaches. Developing a thick skin is crucial in the voiceover industry to handle rejection and self-doubt. The perception of audiobook narrators is changing, and they are being recognized as an integral part of the voiceover community. The Hydrant podcast is expanding to include creative artists from various fields. Chapters   00:00 Introduction and Background 06:53 Writing the Book on Cancer Caregiving 11:08 Sally's Reaction to the Book 14:42 Advice for Those Facing Cancer 19:14 Dealing with Fear as a Caregiver 23:00 Navigating Holidays and Emotional Challenges 28:27 Lessons Learned as a Voice Actor 32:04 The State of the Voiceover Industry 36:58 Shift towards multi-person audiobooks 38:07 The problem with accepting lower rates 40:17 The negative impact of bottom feeding 41:04 Questioning self-promoted coaches 42:33 The importance of referrals and industry experience 42:58 The need to convince people of their own worth 43:06 The lack of feedback in the voiceover industry 44:15 Developing a thick skin through exposure 46:19 Dealing with rejection and self-doubt 50:31 Changing perception of audiobook narrators 56:13 Expanding the Hydrant podcast to creative artists   Get Jim's book, The Not So Little Book of Cancer Caregiving: https://amzn.to/3S7Iavd As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.   The Hydrant Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hydrant-podcast/id1675773289   Jim's VO Website: https://jimcoopervo.com/ SUBSCRIBE on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@paulschmidtpro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://vopro.pro/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app  Use code You15Tube for 15% your subscription for life. My Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://vopro.pro/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom 7 Steps to Staring and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://members.paulschmidtpro.com/7-steps-yt The VO Pro Shop: https://vopro.pro/shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/paulschmidtvo https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
Jen Greenfield Takes Her Moonshot. Routinely.
15-01-2024
Jen Greenfield Takes Her Moonshot. Routinely.
My guest today can probably best be described as a force. When she's in the room, you know it. She is a successful voice actor. She helps people with branding and Linkedin and networking. And most impressively, she is what I call a moonshot taker. Please welcome to the podcast, my dear friend and work wife, Naked Jen Greenfield. _____________________________ SUBSCRIBE TO THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/@paulschmidtpro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://paulschmidtpro.com/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app Use code You15Tube for 15% OFF your subscription for life. My Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://paulschmidtpro.com/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom 7 Steps to Staring and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://members.paulschmidtpro.com/7-steps-yt The VO Pro Shop: https://paulschmidtpro.com/pro-shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/paulschmidtvo https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
8 Strategies To Vet Reputable Coaching & Demo Production
11-01-2024
8 Strategies To Vet Reputable Coaching & Demo Production
There are currently at the time we’re filming this, allegations against a specific voiceover coach and demo producer. The concerning part of these allegations is that they’re being made against someone who at one time had a sterling reputation in the voiceover business. They are a highly accomplished voice actor and were for years a trusted coach. That’s scary stuff. And it’s nightmare fuel for newer and even more experienced voice actors when it comes to vetting reputable coaches.  Who do you trust? How do you know? Better yet, how do you find out? Today, I’m going to give you 8 Strategies and a process to help you vet coaches, demo producers, really service providers, so that you can minimize the chances of being taken by dishonest, shiesty people. _____________________________ A starter list of reputable VO Facebook groups: https://www.facebook.com/groups/756101365897795 https://www.facebook.com/groups/533192523873076 https://www.facebook.com/groups/101048829970372 https://www.facebook.com/groups/vocationconference https://www.facebook.com/groups/globalvoiceovertalent https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom https://www.facebook.com/VOSchoolPodcast ▶️ Watch this video next: https://youtu.be/mR1wCMAe5tI?si=XzdrW96rhP4n7bxk SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/@paulschmidtpro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://paulschmidtpro.com/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app Use code You15Tube for 15% your subscription for life. My Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://paulschmidtpro.com/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom 7 Steps to Staring and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://members.paulschmidtpro.com/7-steps-yt The VO Pro Shop: https://paulschmidtpro.com/pro-shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/paulschmidtvo https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
Linda Bruno: "You Have To Be HUNGRY"
08-01-2024
Linda Bruno: "You Have To Be HUNGRY"
Linda Bruno has been doing voiceover for a hot minute. Since the '90s. She started out with big, big dreams and made it all happen. She's voiced national campaigns for AT&T, been the voice of Disney Junior for Southeast Asia, and made a "crapload of money," over the course of her more than 30 year career. I got the chance to chat with her at length about her start, and about how things have changed, gotten better, and gotten worse. Linda loves this business and it shines through in every word. She's now an accomplished coach and helps budding voice actors hone their skills and navigate the business. This is our chat with Linda Bruno. _____ SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/@paulschmidtpro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://paulschmidtpro.com/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app Use code You15Tube for 15% your subscription for life. My Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://paulschmidtpro.com/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom 7 Steps to Staring and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://members.paulschmidtpro.com/7-steps-yt The VO Pro Shop: https://paulschmidtpro.com/pro-shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/paulschmidtvo https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.): Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
Wanna GROW Your Voice Over Business? CUT the CRAP!
04-01-2024
Wanna GROW Your Voice Over Business? CUT the CRAP!
This time of year, early January, everybody’s all fired up about their New Year’s resolutions. I hate them. But, I understand them.  Typically, New Year’s resolutions involve setting goals, broken down into added behaviors. It’s the psychology of achieving more through doing more, and I myself have subscribed to it for a very long time. But what we don’t talk about is the fact that we all have only 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week. But every year we add all these new behaviors to those days and weeks that are already crammed full of existing behaviors, and by Valentine’s Day that brand new treadmill in the den is now a drying rack for clothes. And if you’ve been around on the planet long enough and been through enough of these cycles of "set the goal, set the behavior, fail to execute the behavior consistently, give up on the goal," it takes a toll on your self-esteem and the message you eventually drive home to yourself is “I can’t really change my life.” _____________________________ ▶️ Watch this video next: https://youtu.be/wfArLJckLiM?si=JjyjIIWQS6DKZuSo SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/@paulschmidtpro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://paulschmidtpro.com/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app Use code You15Tube for 15% your subscription for life. My Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://paulschmidtpro.com/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom 7 Steps to Staring and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://members.paulschmidtpro.com/7-steps-yt The VO Pro Shop: https://paulschmidtpro.com/pro-shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/paulschmidtvo https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
Jamie Muffett: "I had impotent rage."
02-01-2024
Jamie Muffett: "I had impotent rage."
Jamie Muffett is one of the smartest people in voice-over. The British expat is an audio engineer, voice actor, coach, conference organizer, and podcaster and that combination of roles gives him a unique and nuanced perspective on our business.  In this episode, we learn a little about Jamie as a person and how his voice over story could be called "Coming To America." We talk about his disdain for video courses, his impotent rage, and why he started the VO SChool Podcast, the VOcation Conference and eVOcation, The VO Breakfast Show with Carin Gilfry, and more. This is our chat with Jamie Muffett. _____________________________ SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/@paulschmidtpro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://paulschmidtpro.com/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app Use code You15Tube for 15% your subscription for life. My Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://paulschmidtpro.com/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom 7 Steps to Staring and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://members.paulschmidtpro.com/7-steps-yt The VO Pro Shop: https://paulschmidtpro.com/pro-shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/paulschmidtvo https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO  Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
Tina Morasco Has Sat in ALL the Chairs
18-12-2023
Tina Morasco Has Sat in ALL the Chairs
Agent. Actor. Casting Director. Demo Producer. You name it and Tina Morasco has done it and done it all at the highest levels. We've been friends for a couple of years and even I didn't know the depth and breadth of her experience and how that makes her uniquely qualified to be both the Head of Casting at Sound and Fury and the best commercial VO coach I've ever been around. In our chat, Tina briefly tells her own story, gives me her theory on why 2023 was a slower year in voice over, and why (dear god, why) final spots are so different from the specs we audition to. If you don't know Tina, I can honestly say your life is worse off for it. She is not only one of the top pros in our business, but one of the top of the top (of the top) people. This is our interview with Tina Morasco. ___________ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@paulschmidtpro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://paulschmidtpro.com/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app Use code You15Tube for 15% your subscription for life. My Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://paulschmidtpro.com/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom 7 Steps to Staring and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://members.paulschmidtpro.com/7-steps-yt The VO Pro Shop: https://paulschmidtpro.com/pro-shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/paulschmidtvo https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
Voice Actors’ Top 5 Biggest Social Media Mistakes
14-12-2023
Voice Actors’ Top 5 Biggest Social Media Mistakes
If you’re like most voice actors, you feel an immense amount of pressure to constantly post content on social media, hoping to use that as a strategy for business development and that takes a ton of time, effort, sweat, and stress. You’ve got to plan it, conceive it, design it, produce it, and schedule it. Omg, no wonder you’re stressed out about it. But here’s the thing: you’re probably going to all that trouble for almost nothing in return in terms of revenue produced because of it. The fact is almost every voice actor I know is all over social media, and most voice actors still struggle to build their business. So, what gives? Here’s what gives: Content marketing on social media sucks as an effective business development strategy for voice actors. And today we’re going to talk about why that is, why you’re wasting a ton of time, what social media IS good for, and how to properly use it to your advantage. So here are the Top 5 Biggest Social Media Mistakes Made by Voice Actors. _____________________________ ▶️ Watch this video next: https://youtu.be/Jf-1qe6jyh8?si=EkNd7M3Q-3HB3W6d SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/@paulschmidtpro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://paulschmidtpro.com/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app Use code You15Tube for 15% your subscription for life. My Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://paulschmidtpro.com/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom 7 Steps to Staring and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://members.paulschmidtpro.com/7-steps-yt The VO Pro Shop: https://paulschmidtpro.com/pro-shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/paulschmidtvo https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
Craig Williams Has Been in WAY Too Many Helicopters
11-12-2023
Craig Williams Has Been in WAY Too Many Helicopters
Today, we talk with voice actor Craig Williams. He's a British expat living and working in Houston, TX. Craig has been in voice over for 7 years and brings a unique perspective to the industry because of his upbringing, Scottish heritage, experience as an electrical engineer and club DJ. In today's episode, we chat about all of that, why he's been in way too many helicopters, the coach that changed his VO career, and why our accountability calls have led to the success both of us have had in our own careers. _____________________________ The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://paulschmidtpro.com/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app  Use code You15Tube for 15% your subscription for life. My Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://paulschmidtpro.com/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom 7 Steps to Staring and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://members.paulschmidtpro.com/7-steps-yt The VO Pro Shop: https://paulschmidtpro.com/pro-shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/paulschmidtvo https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO  Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
Your 6-Point Plan to ROCK VOICE OVER and LIFE in 2024
07-12-2023
Your 6-Point Plan to ROCK VOICE OVER and LIFE in 2024
You have a choice. Keep doing what you’ve been doing and keep getting what you’ve been getting, or decide you’re done with excuses, done with kidding yourself, and done with half-assing your VO career and your life. I said it in last week’s episode there are two kinds of people: those who make excuses and those who make it happen. And the fact of the matter is, you can’t make it happen without a plan. Decide now. You’re either gonna rock the coming year, or it’s gonna rock you.  The fact is, you already know without me having to ask you if you executed this year or not. If you kept the promises you made to yourself or not. If you were consistent or not. Doing the same things next year that you did this year only makes sense if you made significant progress this year. If you didn’t, and you’ve decided you’re done making excuses and you’re going to make it happen, then listen up. Today, I’m going to give you a 6-point plan – a framework for killing it in the coming year. _____________________________ ▶️ Watch this video next: https://youtu.be/mR1wCMAe5tI?si=BxpFxTtZzT5klmtk SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/@paulschmidtpro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://paulschmidtpro.com/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app Use code You15Tube for 15% your subscription for life. My Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://paulschmidtpro.com/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom 7 Steps to Staring and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://members.paulschmidtpro.com/7-steps-yt The VO Pro Shop: https://paulschmidtpro.com/pro-shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/paulschmidtvo https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
The 6 BIG Reasons YOU'LL QUIT VO
30-11-2023
The 6 BIG Reasons YOU'LL QUIT VO
If you’re a professional voice actor or audiobook narrator, your job is to stay in the game as long as possible. Voiceover is not a long game. It’s an infinite game. Author Simon Sinek says that in finite games, like football or chess, the players are known, the rules are fixed, and the endpoint is clear. The winners and losers are easily identified. In infinite games, like business or voiceover or life itself, the players come and go, the rules are changeable, and there is no defined endpoint. In VO, the players come and go all the time. Every day people come into and get out of this business. The rules of voice over change all the time… this audition wants natural and authentic, this one wants classic announcer, the next wants something offbeat and quirky, and on and on. And of course in voice over and in business there is no defined endpoint. That’s why so often you hear it referred to as a journey. There is no destination. Again, your number one job if you’re a pro VO: stay in the game. So, what are the biggest threats to you staying in the game? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today. Here are The 6 Reasons You’ll Quit Voice Over. _____________________________ ▶️ Watch this video next: https://youtu.be/HdNgM8xRMn8?si=BhaS8-__Hj-FBLWp SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/@paulschmidtpro?sub_confirmation=1 The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://paulschmidtpro.com/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app Use code You15Tube for 15% your subscription for life. The Infinite Game, by Simon Sinek: https://amzn.to/3sOaWZd It Takes What It Takes, by Trevor Moawad: https://amzn.to/3Rlhojy Everything Is Figureoutable, by Marie Forleo: https://amzn.to/46F87aB My Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://paulschmidtpro.com/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom 7 Steps to Staring and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://members.paulschmidtpro.com/7-steps-yt The VO Pro Shop: https://paulschmidtpro.com/pro-shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/paulschmidtvo https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO  Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro
GRATEFUL for AI?!? SURELY YOU MUST BE JOKING!
16-11-2023
GRATEFUL for AI?!? SURELY YOU MUST BE JOKING!
I've been getting a little discouraged lately about the voiceover business.  We are hearing stories of lots of people potentially being allegedly hornswoggled by a particular coach. People are making up Zoom calls with celebrities that probably didn't happen. There's La Niña and war and unrest on the world stage and I'm feeling it all heavier in a way that I probably haven't since maybe 2016. So when that happens, one of the best strategies I've found to manage it myself is to go hard in the paint on my gratitude practice. Consistently practicing gratitude does a world of good for my mental well-being. It boosts my overall mood, it lowers my anxiety and my depression. And it's not just about feeling good. It improves my relationships, my sleep. It's good for the immune system. Lots of good stuff there. So, as we head into Thanksgiving week here in the States, I thought it would be a great time to remind myself and count down the top five things I'm grateful for in the voiceover business. _____________________________ ▶️ Watch this video next: https://youtu.be/1XZiR_bamBI?si=hJRUUIKynikzpvce SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/@paulschmidtpro?sub_confirmation=1 DONATE TO NAVA: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=D4XNMT9WN46NW JOIN NAVA: https://navavoices.org/membership/ The VO Freedom Master Plan: https://paulschmidtpro.com/vo-freedom-master-plan The VO Pro Community: https://vopro.app Use code You15Tube for 15% your subscription for life. My Move Touch Inspire Newsletter for Voice Actors: https://paulschmidtpro.com/move-touch-inspire-youtube Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vofreedom 7 Steps to Staring and Developing a Career in Voiceover: https://members.paulschmidtpro.com/7-steps-yt The VO Pro Shop: https://paulschmidtpro.com/pro-shop Say Hi on Social:  https://pillar.io/paulschmidtpro https://www.instagram.com/paulschmidtvo https://www.clubhouse.com/@paulschmidtvo https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulschmidtvo/ My voice over website: https://paulschmidtvoice.com GVAA Rate Guide: http://vorateguide.com Tools and People I Work with and Recommend (If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission.):  Recommended Book List with Links: https://amzn.to/3H9sBOO Gear I Use with Links: https://amzn.to/3V4d3kZ As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For lead generation and targeting - Apollo.io: https://apollo.grsm.io/yt-paulschmidtpro Way Better than Linktree: https://pillar.io/referral/paulschmidtpro