Blog

/Blog/

Our Favorite Blogs from 2016

With 2017 well on its way, we thought we would take a quick peak back at our favorite blogs from last year. It’s always exciting to reflect on the past year’s work. So what better way to do it than with, you guessed it, another blog. Now for your reading pleasure a blog post about [...]

The Best Audiobooks of 2016

As cities grow and we’re behind the wheel more often, audiobooks have become a norm to the commuting book lover. With that, we wanted to sum up the top gems from the 2016 audiobook shelf, and praise the narrators who get us through that dreaded rush hour. I Must Say: My Life as a Humble [...]

Voice Actors Who Gave Oscar Worthy Performances

Shockingly, the Oscars still have not created a dedicated category recognizing the best voice-over performances in feature films. While voice talents don’t have as much celebrity status as live screen actors do in Hollywood, their talent is in no short supply. Here is our list of voice-over performances that we believe were truly Oscar-worthy.  And if a [...]

How to Add a Holiday Spin to Your On-hold Message

The holidays are upon us! Everywhere you look, there’s twinkling lights, gift wrap, and Christmas trees in store windows. Decorations aren’t the only thing that make the holidays so festive. You can give your on-hold message a fun themed twist to celebrate the holidays while still informing your callers. Here are 4 tips on how [...]

4 of the Hottest New Apps for Voice Actors

Voice over work is not only about having a killer voice. It requires exceptional attention to detail and clear sound resolution. Being a voice actor can be challenging because a vast majority of the work is created in an actor's home studio. And because of our digital age, it's the new norm to record and [...]

Why Basic On-Hold Messages Drain Your Customers and Ruin Their Experience

You know how irritating it is when you’re left on hold for a long period of time. When customers call your business, they don’t want to be left listening to elevator music for five minutes. It’s frustrating, annoying, and ruins the customer experience, which is the last thing you want to happen. A big part of [...]

Remembering the Voice Talents of Robin Williams

Robin Williams may be one of the most celebrated and adored voice actors of all time. His easy-going goofiness and impressive improvisational skills are incomparable. From playing a dad so desperate to spend time with his kids that he puts on pantyhose and pretends to be their elderly female Nanny in Mrs. Doubtfire, to voicing [...]

The Voice of Hollywood

Breaking into Hollywood is one of the hardest jobs in the world because of its extreme subjectivity. Many say it's all about who you know and what you look like. While we're often taught that if you work hard and prove your worth, you will be able to achieve the success that you aim for, Hollywood is [...]

The Familiar Voice of John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger is from Bridgeport, Connecticut, and he has quite the claim to fame. Ratzenberger is the only actor to voice a character in all 17 Pixar films. Ratzenberger is probably the most successful unknown actor in Hollywood, because although no one knows his name, audiences everywhere know his voice. Pixar studios released Toy Story in [...]

The British Invasion of Accents

Hollywood is the newest battle ground for the return of the British, as a growing number of its leading men are now hailing from the UK. But what's more interesting is their roles require some extensive accent work. It seems the standard lately is British actors taking on American roles, and their accents prove to [...]