You know, its funny how fickle we can be sometimes; at least with our feelings. Just completed another audiobook. Each time, I tell myself "ITS NOT WORTH IT!" It takes a big chunk of time to complete. And the pay, well, its not the highest.

Then I did a random web search for myself. Because I need reinforcement for some reason, and the book popped up as for sale in the search. The funny thing is, another one I completely forgot about popped up as well.

There is something about having something out there with your name on it that will be on sale in the marketplace forever (good or bad). My wife writes (books) and likely has the same feelings. I guess there may be something to the fact that those things which take the most time on the front side last the longest.

But, it will be a bit before I accept another audiobook...really!

Voice acting is speaking words. Hopefully, they are spoken with the same "emotional content" (Bruce Lee - Enter the Dragon) with which they were written. That is the difference between reading and voice acting at the core. With that understanding, all words are not equal. Not all stories are equal. In my humble but accurate opinion, the story that I narrated about Jesus (see link below) is written with words that are truly worthy to be spoken. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to collaborate with the author, Blake Western, and the publisher, Emerald House Group, to bring this to life.

Please take a listen. I would love some feedback.

Disclosure: If you buy, I will make a small amount. It costs a Starbucks coffee and I may be able to get a coffee in the cafeteria.

Hello everyone!

I heard a guy say a few weeks ago that if you take away an audience, stage, lights, facial expressions and body language from a performance all you are left with is an actor and a mic. In the context of acting, is voice over really just talking? Does this maybe just answer a few questions about why there are so many people out there that say you can't make money doing Voice Overs?

If I was logically inclined, I would extrapolate from the information above that to compel an audience with only a mic, in a little room, often by yourself, is quite possibly even more difficult to do than on stage.

This video that I provided a voice for in conjunction with Capture Video and Marketing (Thank you, Rob) was to convey a tough but friendly message about grilling. (What else would even make sense?) The funnest part of doing this work is not the alone time in the booth, it is the finished product. Not just a voice, cool video, great music and script. The real magic is seeing the finished product with all the pieces in place at the hands of someone who has the expertise to make it work.

In conclusion and to make this seem like there was a point, everything that is worthwhile is always more work than when we are just excited and have no in-depth knowledge of an industry. The fun part is that there are people on each end of the process that are very helpful and willing to provide direction if you're willing to listen. Thank you to all of those that have provided direction. We can't do it alone.