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  Topic: Rude responses to cold emails
Bob Bergen

Replies: 20
Views: 545

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:14 pm   Subject: Rude responses to cold emails
Oh, I get it now, Bruce. I didn't as a vo student in my teens. I had no idea how the business worked. I assumed based on every other industry.

I'm with you. I have to go back to my files to r ...
  Topic: Rude responses to cold emails
Bob Bergen

Replies: 20
Views: 545

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:39 am   Subject: Rude responses to cold emails
Boy, I have never received a negative response from marketing. I have had zero responses, but never anything negative. But if I did, I would just ignore. Ya can't please everyone and you certainly ...
  Topic: VO coach won't name a couple customers
Bob Bergen

Replies: 18
Views: 509

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:34 am   Subject: VO coach won't name a couple customers
I am with Bish on this. But not just for privacy or confidentially, as that is indeed a very important factor.

Not all who study with any coach are going to work. That's show biz. And getting ...
  Topic: Looking for feedback
Bob Bergen

Replies: 15
Views: 535

PostForum: Critique   Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:22 pm   Subject: Looking for feedback
Agree with a lot of what Jack said. I have never been a fan of an actor telling the listener what they sound like. You risk your demo not living up to your own assessment of your talent, which in it ...
  Topic: Looking for feedback
Bob Bergen

Replies: 15
Views: 535

PostForum: Critique   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:13 am   Subject: Looking for feedback
Good for you! And trust me, that legal education is gonna come in very handy in this business of show. Wink
  Topic: Looking for feedback
Bob Bergen

Replies: 15
Views: 535

PostForum: Critique   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:07 am   Subject: Looking for feedback
Hi Bob! Becky is a small market radio station client.

That's what I thought. So, here's the deal. Impressive people are only impressed with other impressive people. Your marketing needs to impre ...
  Topic: Looking for feedback
Bob Bergen

Replies: 15
Views: 535

PostForum: Critique   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:31 pm   Subject: Looking for feedback
OK....ready for an odd response? Who is Becky Halcomb??
  Topic: I Stopped Counting at 50!!
Bob Bergen

Replies: 11
Views: 318

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:56 am   Subject: I Stopped Counting at 50!!
I've been a guest on some. I've been asked to be a guest on many, but I turn most down. Most are hosted by lousy conversationalists. They ask questions but have no skills conversing. Or they don't ...
  Topic: OT: West Coast Heatwave
Bob Bergen

Replies: 16
Views: 504

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:43 am   Subject: OT: West Coast Heatwave
It's actually been far worse. Low 100s is pretty much what we call summer. Plus, 100 degrees in LA is far easier to take than 90 with Midwest or NY's humidity.
  Topic: Tier 1 Agencies
Bob Bergen

Replies: 9
Views: 312

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:11 pm   Subject: Tier 1 Agencies
I have known actors to be with a top vo agent and not make benefits and some with more boutique offices earning 6 figures. So, the size of the office doesn't matter as much as the passion of the agen ...
  Topic: The stanslavisky acting technique and voice acting
Bob Bergen

Replies: 8
Views: 338

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Sat May 22, 2021 10:24 am   Subject: The stanslavisky acting technique and voice acting


You mention that you found the Meinser excericises of interracting with your on stage partner applicable to voiceovers. Would you please elaborate? How does the process of listening to ones partne ...
  Topic: The stanslavisky acting technique and voice acting
Bob Bergen

Replies: 8
Views: 338

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Sat May 22, 2021 9:17 am   Subject: The stanslavisky acting technique and voice acting
I'm a Meisner trained actor. But every acting technique is derived from Stanislavski. From Meisner to Strasberg, acting coaches interpreted Stanislavski's techniques differently, but all are based o ...
  Topic: Update: Blowing the dust off a commercial demo
Bob Bergen

Replies: 6
Views: 336

PostForum: Critique   Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 1:02 pm   Subject: Update: Blowing the dust off a commercial demo
Any time I hear an actor's demo is "several years" old, I advise doing a new demo. Demos are never complete as they are always a work in progress. But they need to be relevant. SouthPark ...
  Topic: Has noise ever interrupted a directed session?
Bob Bergen

Replies: 12
Views: 797

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:34 pm   Subject: Has noise ever interrupted a directed session?
But what if I want to rob you of the booth, Bob?.

You canít handle the booth! Seriously, each panel weighs a ton! If I e er sell this house, the booth stays.
  Topic: Has noise ever interrupted a directed session?
Bob Bergen

Replies: 12
Views: 797

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:27 pm   Subject: Has noise ever interrupted a directed session?
My first Covid session in my home studio was, of course, on gardener day. Thank God I invested in a truly sound proof booth. I heard nothing with the door closed.

At the end of the session, my sp ...
 
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