Category Archives: Voiceover

Bobbin Beam Offers 5 Tips For Success

On her blog, Bobbin Beam offers 5 tips for success.

They’re great success tips not only for voiceover people, but for anyone in business.

Be sure to check out the statistic she mentions about businesses that advertise during a recession.

I’ve always been amazed by businesses that stop advertising when the economy slows.  Many companies treat their advertising and marketing budget as discretionary.  Marketing and advertising, especially when times are tough, is imperative.

If sales fall off because of a bad economy, a company has to do something to boost those sales.  The tips Bobbin mentions are good starting points no matter what industry you’re in.

Another Voice Gone – Charlie O’Donnell Dies

While you may not have known his name, you most likely heard the voice of Charlie O’Donnell more than once in your life.

O’Donnell passed away at the age of 78 on Monday.

For 28 years, he was the announcer on the TV game show “Wheel of Fortune.”  And his list of announcer credits include many TV shows over the years:  “American Bandstand,” “To Tell the Truth,” “The Joker’s Wild,” “The Gong Show,” “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game,” “Tic Tac Dough” and many others.

Charlie O’Donnell, Whose Voice Was Fixture on TV, Dies at 78

How Danny Dark Became The Voice-Over King

Check out the post “How Danny Dark Changed Commercial Voice Overs” on Dan O’Day’s blog.

The video in Dan’s post of legendary PD Chuck Blore talking about how Danny Dark went from using his DJ voice to actually “talking to people,” is good advice for any of us who do voiceovers.

If you’re unfamiliar with Danny Dark’s voice check out this NBC promo with Dark as the announcer:



Voice Talent Announced For D C Universe Online

DC Universe Online (DCUO) is being released early next year and Sony has announced the addition of four voice talents:

  • Arleen Sorkin (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Corey Burton (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Dwight Schultz (The A-Team, Star Trek: The Next Generation)

 Full story: Impressive Voice Talent Lining Up for DC Universe Online

Nice Way to Start the Week

It’s always great waking up on a Monday morning with some voiceover projects already in the pipeline.

Today, it was a narration for a home tour video for HighDefVideo Tours.



Shortly after submitting the file for that home tour, I open my email to find another HighDefVideo Tour voiceover ready to be recorded.

Then, an afternoon call from a client checking on my availability for the week of October 25th.

All in all, a great way to start the week.