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Uncle Roy Yokelsons 10th Annual VO BBQ

Every year for the past 10 year, Roy Yokelson's opened up his home to host the unofficial-official VO-BBQ. It started 10 years ago with a small gathering of Roy's voiceover friends. And if you know Roy Yokelson, he makes friends quite easily. Roy had no idea I was coming to the New York Metro. Quite honestly neither did I, but the wind blew in and blew me with it and I'm so glad it did. It was my first VO BBQ. I had seen the pictures and videos from previous years and knew it was bound to full of fun and some of my favorite people. The annual gathering brought out some of the best in voiceover like Cliff Zellman, Peter Bishop, Jenn Ifer Platt, Mara Junot, Bob Souer, Scott Chambers, Jordan Reynolds, Andy Danish, Paul Strikwerda, George Whittam, Anne Ganguzza and that's not even scratching the surface. Additionally Roy sells T-Shirts which he donates the proceeds from to children's charities.     If you’ve enjoyed this videoand interview of Roy Yokelsons VO BBQ, please subscribe to this page for more. Also check out my blog and video with Rudy Gaskins entitled "Rudy Gaskins- The Right Guy For The Voice Arts Awards" as the 2nd Annual Voice Arts Awards are nearing in L.A. Click Here To Watch & Read Dane Reid is a Voice Over Talent, Radio Commercial Producer and Imager, Voice Over Youtube Channel Producer at http://Youtube.com/DaneReidMedia , Children’s Book Author, Entrepenuer & And Avid Global Traveler  

Rudy Gaskins- The Right Guy For The Voice Arts Awards

Movie Stars have them. Broadway actors have one too. SAG has theirs and countless performing arts hold theirs. But voiceover talent have never broken ground to have their own awards program. In spite of the many contributions the voice actor has made to movies and advertising, audiobooks and video games, and other niche areas of voice acting, few are celebrated for their work. Yes, the Academy Awards and other have a few awards that are handed out for animation and best selling audiobooks but what about the rest of us who aren't in Shrek or who aren't the President of the United States (President Obama has a Best Spoken Word Album Grammy for narrating his own book.) In steps in Rudy Gaskins with the Voice Arts Awards. Rudy Gaskins has spent the past twenty plus years in advertising and television imaging, re-imagining and developing his own and the ideas of others. Having worked with big names like the late great Peter Jennings, and veteran news anchors like Diane Sawyer, as well as years with Court TV, the Food Network, The Olympics and others, Rudy is no stranger to proposing and executing big ideas. But he is not a voice actor. So what fuels his passion to step in and create an awards show for voice actors? I sat down with him to find out. I of course knew who Rudy was dating back many years. In establishing and growing my voiceover career I stumbled on his ad agency "Push Creative" many years back. His wife Joan Baker's book "Secrets of Voiceover Success" came out in early 2005 just months after I recorded my first voiceover demo. And continued googling of voiceover information and updates in later [...]

6 Tips To Get The Most Out Of The VOICE Convention

The Voice Over International Creative Experience (aka The Voice Convention 2014) happens every two years and brings out some of voiceovers biggest stars. With a convention that only happens bi-annually, its important that not a moment of your time is wasted. Its exciting to see all of your voiceover friends, colleagues and idols all in one place. The VOICE is a place where you can exchange ideas, build relationships, buy products and expand your business potential. But you have to have a strategy for before, during and after the convention.   Before The VOICE Determine why you decided to go to begin with. Everything that you do from this point should be focused on your reasons to attend. You wanted to get something out of it when you paid your registration fee. From that point on every conversation you have, every laugh, every question should be focused on your objective. Of course you should always be your genuine self, but remember that you could have also been your genuine self and saved 600 bucks by staying home Bring Business Cards. But also plan to collect business cards.  Download an app to your phone like Card To Connect on Google Play or the Apple App Store. Plan out your moves. With so many presentations and panels in one place, its hard to keep track. But with a little research online, you can figure out who is important for you to see. The VOICE provides a schedule online that you can print. Print it and mark it up. Hand Out Your Cards. Make sure people remember the card and the face associated with. Mark all of the cards that you receive with notes indicating the level of importance [...]