Tuesday, December 22, 2009

is heading to NYC today for an Madison Square Garden voiceover audition!

Monday, December 21, 2009

check out my latest voicever blog post! tomdheere.blogspot.com
Thanks to everyone for their headphone suggestions! I got an Audio-Technica ATH-M45 for $99 at Guitar Center.

GKN Weekly Update 12/21/09

Welcome to the final Good Karma Network Update for 2009! I hope everyone has dug out of the snow and is ready for the holidays.

So, this is the part when I take a moment to reflect on the year, both professionally and personally. Here's the breakdown...

In 2009 I did 97 voiceovers and landed 27 new clients. My revenue increased by 5% (considering the economy this year, I'll take it!). I was also under budget for the year.

Big gigs for 2009 include Nestle, Swiss Air, American Express/Delta, and nine audio books.

We made some strides with Project TERRA and should have our 4 1/2 minutes of video ready sometime in 2010. I'm also banging away at the screenplay and should have it completed soon. Go to www.3ative.com to see some new pics!

On the health front I had no kidney stones this year, I lost weight, and my cholesterol is under control.

I am still what I like to call "clinically single" but who knows what 2010 may bring...?

Overall, 2009 was an incredible year! I would like to thank all of you for supporting the Good Karma Network this year and for your wonderful contributions.

TIP OF THE WEEK: Take some time to reflect on the year and examine your accomplishments. Make a list of goals for 2010, both professional and personal. If you need a hand, let me know. I love making lists!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Don't gloat. A good friend will do it for you. (from the book “Rules for my Unborn Son” by Walker Lamond)

DISCUSS!: How was 2009 for you? What can you do to make 2010 even better?

Have a great week and Happy Holidays!!!
Quote of the Week: Don't gloat. A good friend will do it for you. (from the book “Rules for my Unborn Son” by Walker Lamond)

Friday, December 18, 2009

is heading to Princeton today for another ESL voiceover recording. I hope I can beat the snow heading our way!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

had two recording sessions and a Cub Scout event to run yesterday and today is even busier! Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 14, 2009

GKN Weekly Update 12/14/09

Top o' the morning to you, my little do-gooders! Getting your holiday shopping done?

Last week I did something I don't get to do very often: a home recording session with a phone patch. For those of you who don't know what a phone patch is, it means you're communicating with someone while you're recording. It can be as simple as holding up a cell phone to the speaker to using a high-end system like Source Connect or ISDN. I use Skype and it's great! Anyway, the client was wonderful and I banged out a two page script in two takes.

It did make me re-examine my setup, though. I think I need a new set of headphones. The quality isn't great and the cord is too short so I had to put the speakers in the booth with me, which was a little awkward cable-wise. I'm going to buy a new set this week and I would appreciate any suggestions for a good pair of headphones with a 10 foot cord and an 1/8" jack (or 1/4" inch, I have an adapter) for under $100. Thanks!

TIP OF THE WEEK: Gear is pretty darn important in the voiceover business. I'm not as tech-savvy as I'd like to be, but I'm learning. If you are wary of technology and don't like using computers or the Internet, the VO life may not be for you. I love learning new things and I'm always up for a challenge!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Thank the bus driver. (from the book “Rules for my Unborn Son” by Walker Lamond)

DISCUSS!: How comfortable are you with technology? More importantly, do you like learning new skill sets? Do you have any recent experiences to share?

Have a great week!
Quote of the Week: Thank the bus driver. (from the book “Rules for my Unborn Son” by Walker Lamond)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

check out this Flu PSA I'm in! http://ping.fm/Iw0l0
is going to Princeton today for another Ballard & Tighe recording session!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Your best chance of being a rock star is learning the bass. (from the book “Rules for my Unborn Son” by Walker Lamond)

GKN Weekly Update 12/7/09

Hello on this chilly Monday morning! Gotta keep this one short, I have a very busy day today...

I had an amazing time at the 2nd Annual Voicover Mixer in New York City over the weekend! Over 200 voiceover talents converged on White Rabbit in the East Village for an evening of networking and fun. I got to catch up with many friends and make some new ones. Thanks to the folks at Voice Talent Productions for putting it all together!

TIP OF THE WEEK: It's very important to be an active part of your community, whether it's at work, home, your place of worship, or school. I felt completely isolated until I dived into the Internet, looking for others like myself. It's great to have peers that you can relate to on a daily basis!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Your best chance of being a rock star is learning the bass. (from the book “Rules for my Unborn Son” by Walker Lamond)

DISCUSS!: How active are you in your community?

Have a great week!
has voiceover sessions for RT London Furniture (home) and Ballard & Tighe (Princeton), then a callback for Net 10 (NYC). Busy day!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

had a great time at the 2nd Annual Voiceover Mixer in NYC last night!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

is looking forward to the Second Annual Voiceover Mixer in NYC tonight!
auditioned for a video game!

Friday, December 4, 2009

is hitting Princeton today for another recording session and setting up yet another session for Ballard & Tighe!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

is heading to Princeton today for a voiceover recording session.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

had a great time at the Robert Kiyosaki seminar in NYC yesterday. Thanks for the invite, Trish!