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.

As we all strive to make progress toward our goals; career advancement, school for kids, retirement, security, etc... How do we get there? Great question. I'm glad you asked. I sure don't have the secret to everything I or anyone else wants but I feel pretty confident in saying that making steps in the right direction will get you there a lot faster than sitting on a log thinking about it. Start by figuring our where you are and where you want to go. Either chart a course on your own, or, more preferably, find someone that is already there and follow the steps they took to get there. This blog is partially to show off the small steps I have taken to grow my voice acting business. I have found a ton of people out there to help provide next steps. Thank you to all of you. '

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" ~ Chinese Proverb