Sunday, August 3, 2008
Since my web campaign has come together, I've met and talked to
people from all over the place. And, I'm learning as much coming up with answers to the questions you ask as just
about anything else I've ever done.
9:49 pm cdt
Like the other day, a very nice woman asked me how I got to be so talented.
I said "Mom, I'm your son". OK, now that the old jokes are out of the way, I really did get a nice complement
from an inquiry to this web site. She asked me where I learned to be a voiceover guy. That really got me thinking.
I guess, I just got tired of the low pay of small town radio and started looking for ways to supliment my income. As
I built my studio and found some work coming in, I began to realize that unlike many other people I've met in the radio
business, I had the unique ability to read things and relay information and not fall into the "radio voice" as bad
as they did. I could still detect a little of the "radio voice", but with the help of a couple of self-training
books, audio books, and a voice coach, I'm shedding that very well.
I answered her this way. I've
never developed the sense or ego that claims that I'm the best at what I do. There's always more to
learn. There's always a different way to read a line or new emphasis to a word. The key to being better is
being willing to take a chance, removing myself from my normal comfort zone, and having fun. I truly enjoy this business,
and I truly enjoy learning how to better serve you. With each new person I work with, and each bit of direction I get
in a recording session, I can learn some new way of doing this that enables me to sound better than someone who refuses to
accept that anything could be better than the way he just read that. That little voice in my head always wants to hear
something new. And, as long as the voices in your heads keep wanting to hear what I have to say, I'll get you a
fresh take on whatever lines you have for me.