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Make 2014 better than 2013 for your VO business

 
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Philip Banks
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:21 pm    Post subject: Make 2014 better than 2013 for your VO business Reply with quote

1 -Stop comparing the Neumann U87 with any $150 mic from China and then asking for opinions.
2 - Stop comparing the MKH416 with the Neumann U87
3 - Stop debating whether or not P2P sites work
4 - Stop finding alternatives to ISDN
5 - Stop working on your brand, you don't know what that means
6 - Stop linking to your blog, post your ill-informed opinions here
7 - Stop looking for yet another agent
8 - Stop trying to sound like the VO you admire
9 - Stop trying to find YET another VO Coach
10 - Stop asking other out of work VOs how to get more work
11- Stop giving advice to other out of work VOs on how to get work
12- Stop arguing with VOs who are at the top of the game
13- Stop believing other VOs who claim to be at the top of their game
14- Stop attending VO mixers until you've replaced the batteries in your Bullsh*t detectors
15- Stop telling potential clients how you sound and what you can do and let them decide
16- Stop following and start to lead
17- Stop apologising for your rate
18- Stop competing with others and start selling you; you'll own the market
19- Stop aiming low
20- Stop giving yourself such a hard time, you're doing fine.

Now you've cleared the decks that leaves you free in 2014 to do all the things you've been avoiding which lead to jobs and pay days. You will be amazed how much progress you'll make in a relatively short period of time.

I wish you all prosperity in heart, body and bank account for 2014.
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heyguido
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, it's nice to see you here again.
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Leslie Humble
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me tell you why Philip is successful. It is the same reason I would tell the announcers that worked for me over the years. Philip is smart. In the end it matters much less how much talent you have as it does how you understand the world and its machinations. When you add an amazing set of pipes you cannot stop that. It matters less about other things than the intelligence you bring to your work. Welcome back a mind that is special.
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Gregory Best
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

21. Stop spending time on social media. Talk to real people.


I keep getting followers on Twitter. I haven't been there in ages. Deleted Twitter app from my phone.

Marketing Mondays starts this Monday. I now have Mondays off from the day job. Making time.

Thanks to Philip for the inspiration.
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Lee Gordon
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:52 am    Post subject: Re: Make 2014 better than 2013 for your VO business Reply with quote

Philip Banks wrote:

14- Stop attending VO mixers until you've replaced the batteries in your Bullsh*t detectors


That's what that damn buzzing noise was! Gasp
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Bailey
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:32 am    Post subject: Re: Make 2014 better than 2013 for your VO business Reply with quote

Philip Banks wrote:
1 - Stop comparing the Neumann U87 with any $150 mic from China and then asking for opinions.
2 - Stop comparing the MKH416 with the Neumann U87
3 - Stop debating whether or not P2P sites work
4 - Stop finding alternatives to ISDN
9 - Stop trying to find YET another VO Coach

Caution: Stopping any of the above WILL affect your posts count. Geek

or... 22 - Stop monitoring your posts count.
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Jan Park Holm



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

23 - Freelancing is a oneman/woman business. You, and you only is THE MAN/WOMAN
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kiss Love this Kiss
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Chuck Davis
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

24 - Remember to take a few minutes off and stop by the VO-BB. There's cool kids there.
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Fran McClellan
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES!!! <3 <3 <3
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Philip,

As ever, well said!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:23 pm    Post subject: Well Said Phillip Reply with quote

Well Said Phillip. Love the seal btw. Smile
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CarynClark
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect, Banksey. Just perfect.
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