Anne – Anne Ganguzza
Irvine, CA949 630 3208anne@anneganguzza.com

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Conversational Peeps

12 Tips for a more conversational read

Why A Conversational Read?

In today’s fast paced world, people are busier than ever. We multitask while listening to commercials, and our attention is not usually focused on listening to the content, or really even caring about it. As a listener, you can hear a noise but you don’t have to concentrate or even focus on the noise, unless it grabs your attention in some way. Obviously this makes it very difficult for advertisers to sell their products!   Our job as voice talent is to get their attention, make them aware of their “pain point”, and ultimately, convince them to buy the product. That said, in the commercial market, there are many reasons why a conversational, real read works better to “sell” a product rather than the older, hard sell “announcer” style:

  • We are an educated consumer – we do not like being told what to do or what to buy
  • We research products to educate ourselves on what to buy, where to buy, and who to buy from
  • We ask for the advice of our friends on what to buy – both in person and online
  • We look at real testimonials from our peers for validation
  • Peer based Marketing calls for a Peer based conversational “sell”
  • Advertisers typically hire a voice talent in the same target market that they are selling to (Peer based Marketing)

Therefore, when a director, casting agent or producer asks you for a “Conversational” or “Natural” read, what they are really asking for is a believable read, one that sounds authentic and genuine.

 

Conversations

12 Tips to Help you Sound Conversational

A lot of times when a student tries to be more conversational, they drop their energy too much, which in turn makes their pacing too slow.  The melody and passion become flat.  Remember, as voiceover artists, our goal is to engage our audience in a personal conversation so that they will actually listen to us rather than just hear us.  This type of read is not about how pretty  or well executed you sound –  ­ its about how well you connect, engage and communicate with the listener. Communication comes from a deeper place within human relations, which is more emotional  – and less technically diction focused.

Concentrate on developing your conversational ear.  Start by really listening to yourself when you are in conversation with others. Listen to your pitch, your inflection patterns, and pay close attention to the phrasing and pacing of your words.  Record yourself having different conversations with people and listen back frequently to get a feel for different emotions and context. (You can do this easily using your mobile phone!)

Try these tips:

  1. Clearly define your target audience: Know who you are talking to – gender, age range, economics, locale and predicaments
  2. Visualize who you are talking to: Make it an audience of ONE – pick an actual person that has a name, and is someone you know.
  3. Become the character: If your role is that of a mother talking about the best paper towels to clean up her family’s messes, you don’t pretend to be a mother, you actually become the mother in the script.
  4. Play the Paper: Imagine the face of the person you just pictured in the actual copy and talk to them.
  5. Pre-Roll: Preface the copy with words such as “ You know…” or “ Let me tell you something….” before you start. This will help you get into the flow of the conversation easier.
  6. Speak from your Diaphragm and Chest, not your throat: This typically means you start in a lower register, which helps you to sound more connected and authentic.
  7. Phrasing Phrasing Phrasing: Focus on smoothing out the delivery and tumbling the speech more so it feels a bit more like a stream of ideas. Imagine each word touching the next with as little space in between as possible.  Example: I – want – to – go – to – the – grocery – store – today – and – buy – some – ice – cream – sandwiches. When spoken naturally, that sentence may sound more like: I (wantogo) to the (grocerystoretoday) and (buysome) (icecreamsandwiches).  This does not mean to slur the words, but to phrase them together as you would in normal speech.
  8. Emphasize Key Words: Determine which words are important to the story – emphasis words may be “lengthened” (adjust the pacing) or inflected differently
  9. Improv: A creative choice that you make with your delivery that may not be indicated on the script, but one that makes sense and helps to make your delivery sound realistic.  Some examples of creative decisions are adding a chuckle, a sigh, pausing for impact or smiling as you speak.
  10. Physicality: Hold an object in your hands and point to it as if you are having a real conversation.
  11. Avoid Repetition and Predictable Patterns: This will “lull” your listener to sleep! Make sure you have cohesive variety (between phrases) – Be aware of your pitch and pace from sentence to sentence. Watch out for similar beginnings/endings from sentence to sentence.
  12. Three times a charm: Read the copy through once. Then Read the copy a 2nd time WAY over the top. Then re-read the copy again in your normal voice ­ you will notice that now, it will then be a more natural read.

 

Anne is a full time Voice Talent, Coach and Producer located in Orange County, CA, and offers private coaching and mentoring to students in person, as well as via Skype and ipDTL. For more information, please visit https://anneganguzza.com/coaching

 

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vo2ogo

VO2GoGo June 2015 Class in Irvine

VO2GoGo | Irvine

June 20 2015  @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Reserve your seat now!

The award-winning VO2GoGo voiceover classes continue.

The VO2GoGo curriculum is an amazing series of over 30 live classes, building your skills in voiceover categories and the technology you need to master, giving you the tools to manage a thriving, digital-friendly voiceover career.

VO2GoGo live classes have won backstage’s Readers’ Choice Award as Best VO Classes and Teacher for the last four years in a row. And every month, a new set of skills is explored and mastered, in a total of 4 classes, all in one day-long intensive.


Here’s the schedule of classes for this month.

• Voicing Specialty Narration VO
• Mastering VO Marketing
• Creating Your Own VO Content
• BONUS: VO Workout Class


Voicing Specialty Narration VO

Separate and apart from traditional documentary narration, there are several major categories of content-specific narration work that centers around large bodies of information: scientific, technical, legal, medical and so on. If your personal knowledge extends to any of these spaces, you’ll find yourself with yet another way to make a living as a VO performer.

The skills you’ll get:

– identifying non-traditional marketing areas for voicework
– how your passions can be turned into voice projects
– working in specialty narration even if you’re not a trained expert in the field
– pricing and client management in specialty narration
– and more


Mastering VO Marketing

Become agile with the markets you reach, tradition and brand spanking new. Who would have thought that IVR, or apps, or digital talking outdoor signage, or e-books would all be vibrant markets in which to sell your VO skills? Or that any one of those might end up being the largest category of income for many VO artists? Learn how in this vital class.

The skills you’ll get:

– identifying the usual suspects: radio, television and other traditional markets
– the unusual suspects: digital products, IVR, training, toys, GPS devices and more
– how to target a demo specifically to a particular market, for little or no cost
– pricing individual and package rates for the strangest of markets
– and more


Between Class 2 and Class 3, attendees will relax, take a break and enjoy a one-hour walkaway lunch. There are plenty of restaurants nearby to choose from.

Creating Your Own VO Content

Hire your inner voice…and entrepeneur. Why wait for someone else to hire you? You’ve got a voice, and you’re already in charge of You, Inc, so put yourself to work, and collect all the profits. Create your own content, piggy back on events in the news, big movie releases and wake up every morning with money in the bank – from people buying your audio products.

The skills you’ll get:

– watching production calendars for potential tie-ins
– the quickest way to create audio products
– identifying and marketing to potential buyers over the web
– how to build a library of long-tail product that sells forever
– and more

 


4 BONUS: VO Workout Class

Each day-long class will conclude, time permitting, with Participants adding another moment in front of the microphone, with direction and adjustment from the instructor. The Auditors will watch and make note of the adjustments given, and each Participant will receive the MP3 file of this (and the other) recordings made during the day.

The skills you’ll get:
– work with alternative copy from the day’s content
– bring their own audition or workout copy
– be directed and adjusted, and recorded on mic
– deepen their knowledge of self-direction and iterative improvement
– and more


Information and materials provided? You bet.

In this intensive, all students, Auditors and Participants alike, will be provided with lecture notes and VO copy. Participants will be directed and recorded three times throughout the day; Auditors will observe that process. The recordings will be given to each Participant to use as mini-starter demos (in advance of completed professional demos), showing their mastery of the particular category of voicework performed.

See the explanations below for the differences between Participant and Auditor tickets.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are open to VO2GoGo Pros for 72 hours prior to general availability.

 Reserve your seat now!

Thanks so much and I hope to see you there! 🙂

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VO2GoGo May 2015 Class in Irvine

VO2GoGo | Irvine

May 23 2015  @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Reserve your seat now!

The award-winning VO2GoGo voiceover classes continue.

The VO2GoGo curriculum is an amazing series of over 30 live classes, building your skills in voiceover categories and the technology you need to master, giving you the tools to manage a thriving, digital-friendly voiceover career.

VO2GoGo live classes have won backstage’s Readers’ Choice Award as Best VO Classes and Teacher for the last four years in a row. And every month, a new set of skills is explored and mastered, in a total of 4 classes, all in one day-long intensive.


Here’s the schedule of classes for the day.

• Mastering Cold Reading Of VO Scripts • Voicing News And Info VO • Voicing IVR And Phone Prompts • BONUS: VO Workout Class


Mastering Cold Reading of VO Scripts

You don’t get days or even hours to work with VO scripts – you’re expected to turn around auditions, and head into the studio to perform, almost instantly. In this class, we’ll look at how to instantly size up a script, make character choices, and balance speed with excellence. The skills you’ll get: – how to quickly size up a script and its parts – what key elements to look for in the copy – how to avoid two key mistakes when marking your copy – three ways to instantly become better at cold reading – and more

Voicing News and Info VO

Like commercials, narration and IVR, the category of news and information products have a certain style and performance technique unique to the category. Traditional radio and television outlets have been joined by podcasts, satellite, cable, email blasts and other new connections, giving you an even greater opportunity to audition and land these lucrative jobs. The skills you’ll get: – how the target audience affects your performance – classic and new styles of news and information performance – learning from the giants of newscasting – pricing and client management in the news and information workspace – and more


Between Class 2 and Class 3, attendees will relax, take a break and enjoy a one-hour walkaway lunch. There are plenty of restaurants nearby to choose from.

Voicing IVR and Phone Prompts

There are over 10 billion phones in the world – one and one-half for every man, woman and child on the planet. 70% are business phones, and all phones have some sort of voice mail or outbound messaging associated with them. Learn how, in the most profitable category of voicework in many portfolios, and the most plentiful of work categories, you’ll find a largely hidden market of work. The skills you’ll get: – why this skill is the most lucrative in the 21st century – the type of voice needed for phone prompt work – it’s not what you think! – how the marketplace for IVR work has shifted, and how you can take advantage – why this union-covered work is so lucrative – and more

4 BONUS: VO Workout Class

Each day-long class will conclude, time permitting, with Participants adding another moment in front of the microphone, with direction and adjustment from the instructor. The Auditors will watch and make note of the adjustments given, and each Participant will receive the MP3 file of this (and the other) recordings made during the day. The skills you’ll get: – work with alternative copy from the day’s content – bring their own audition or workout copy – be directed and adjusted, and recorded on mic – deepen their knowledge of self-direction and iterative improvement – and more


Information and materials provided? You bet.

In this intensive, all students, Auditors and Participants alike, will be provided with lecture notes and VO copy. Participants will be directed and recorded three times throughout the day; Auditors will observe that process. The recordings will be given to each Participant to use as mini-starter demos (in advance of completed professional demos), showing their mastery of the particular category of voicework performed. See the explanations below for the differences between Participant and Auditor tickets.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are open to VO2GoGo Pros for 72 hours prior to general availability.  Reserve your seat now!

Thanks so much and I hope to see you there! 🙂

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Win custom coaching session with Joe Loesch

WIN a one on one custom coaching session with Joe Loesch!

WIN a Custom One on One Coaching session with Joe Loesch

HEY PEEPS! YOU CAN WIN a Custom One on One Coaching session with Joe Loesch!  Anyone Can Enter! Learn to determine how a character voice should sound based on photos and/or illustrations or Discover how characters are built on attitude.  Find out how narrators go from character to character and back to narrator when sharing a fascinating story.  Your confidence level will skyrocket!   By donating and supporting the VO Peeps Career Education Scholarship Fund, one lucky winner (in house or from our worldwide streaming audience) will receive a ONE HOUR IN PERSON (or Phone/Skype) CUSTOM SESSION  WITH JOE  to be raffled off at the event!

How To Enter …

Simply Donate Today – and be entered in the raffle to win!  For each $10.00 you donate to the cause,  you’ll get one chance to win!  And for every $50 you donate, we’ll give you SIX (6) raffle ticket chances to win!   So the more you donate – the better your chances of winning this fabulous prize!  Anyone can enter – You do not need to be present to win!     If you prefer, you may also email me at anne@vopeeps.com or call me with your order at 949-630-3208!    But hurry!  You don’t have much time to get in on this awesome prize package!

About Joe:

Joe LoeschWell I’ll be hog tied and sheep dipped, YOU DON”T know about JOE!? Let me take care of that for ya!

Joe Loesch is the voice for many cartoon characters for the Disney channel. He is the producer for Baby Looney Tunes sound-books. NewWayToRead.com. He has produced over a hundred audiobooks for various publishers such as, Harper Collins, Zondervan Publishing, Thomas Nelson, Mission Audio, Oasis Audio, Toy Box Productions and Readio Theatre. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, Audible.com. Joe has voiced dozens of commercials for national advertisers, Philips/Magnavox, Bridgestone/Firestone, Folger’s Coffee, Sun Sweet Prunes, Ford, Chevy and Toyota. For local and regional advertisers, Auto Masters, Texas Ford Dealer Association and the list goes on. JoeLoesch.com. He has also appeared in a number of movies and dozens of national TV commercials. Joe is the producer and the voice of all characters for Dave Ramsey’s “Junior’s Adventures.” Winner of the 2013 Gold Communicator Award!

Joe was nominated ‘Spoken Word’ Producer of the Year by AFIM Indy Awards. He won The Diamond Award, multiple Silver Microphone and Crystal Jade awards. He won the Early Childhood News Directors Choice award for his creative writing and audio production. His “Abraham Lincoln Logues” book with audio was voted a top ten children’s book by Chicago Parent Magazine and is now available in Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC.  He also received a platinum album for Garth Brooks, “No Fences,” for his special effects on “The Thunder Rolls”. Joe and his wife Lori, currently own and operate, Radio Theatre, LLC, an audiobook production company in Nashville, TN. Joe grew up and studied acting in Los Angeles but he now calls Nashville home.

 

About The Scholarship Fund

Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause!  You could help to change someones life! For more information about the Scholarship Fund, please visit us at http://vopeeps.com/donate.  Your investment allows us to set bold goals in 2015, reaching voiceover professionals and aspiring artists around the globe with educational opportunity and a helping hand. We strongly believe that there is no more valuable investment than education and financial help when it is needed, and the life change it provides.

Our efforts are focused this year on growing our Fund as much as possible, and helping as many in the Voiceover Community as we can. We recognize you have many choices of where to direct your philanthropy and take our role as stewards of your gift extremely seriously.

Thank you for your support as we continue to scale and reach out to the Community, providing educational access and opportunity. Your partnership allows us to plan with confidence, and your commitment to help create global change through education makes this possible.

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Animation Actor's Playhouse with Joe Loesch

Animation Actor’s Playhouse with Joe Loesch!

By Michelle Blenker, Staff Writer

Animation Actor’s Playhouse with Joe Loesch!

Class Description:

This workshop will be a real eye opener! You’ll build your confidence every step of the way!  Learn what ADR and Looping is all about as you replace cartoon voices from a scene from the movie “CARS”!  Discover the range of your voice and find characters hidden within.  Learn to determine how a character voice should sound based on photos and/or illustrations.
Discover how characters are built on attitude.  Find out how narrators go from character to character and back to narrator when sharing a fascinating story.  Your confidence level will skyrocket on this day! Guaranteed to be one of your most enjoyable days ever!

  • Part 1: Introduction to Character Voices. Is There Room In This Business For Me? Overcome That Nervous Feeling. Cozy Up To The Mic. Studio Secrets. !
  • Part 2: Does Your Voice Fit Your Character? It’s All About Attitude!  Wear Your Character, See If It Fits! Dig Down Deep and Let It Out! Interact With Other Voice Actors!!
  • Part 3: Promoting Your Characters – Online Promos. Experience A Looping Session. Sync Your Voice To Your Character On Screen. Taking Direction. Creating Your Demo Dialog. Social Media Marketing. Pay2Play. Your Own Website. Audio Gear and You’re Good To Go!!

 

When: SUNDAY, May 17th 10 am – 5 pm – Limit 12 in person or be one our 6 Remote Peeps via our private VIPeep Zoom Room!
Where: VO Peeps Meetup Location – Irvine, CA
Cost: In person: Seating is Limited to 12: $299 Early Bird price until May 2 – USE CODE “EarlyPeep“, then $349 after that.

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Cost: VIP Zoom Room: Limited to 4: includes All day class and participation with Joe – excluding direct participation in Looping session (too difficult due to Internet delays) $249 Early Bird until May 2 – USE CODE “EarlyPeep“, then $299 after that
Contact: anne@vopeeps.com
Phone: 949-630-3208

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 About Joe:

Joe LoeschWell I’ll be hog tied and sheep dipped, YOU DON”T know about JOE!? Let me take care of that for ya!

Joe Loesch is the voice for many cartoon characters for the Disney channel. He is the producer for Baby Looney Tunes sound-books. NewWayToRead.com. He has produced over a hundred audiobooks for various publishers such as, Harper Collins, Zondervan Publishing, Thomas Nelson, Mission Audio, Oasis Audio, Toy Box Productions and Readio Theatre. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, Audible.com. Joe has voiced dozens of commercials for national advertisers, Philips/Magnavox, Bridgestone/Firestone, Folger’s Coffee, Sun Sweet Prunes, Ford, Chevy and Toyota. For local and regional advertisers, Auto Masters, Texas Ford Dealer Association and the list goes on. JoeLoesch.com. He has also appeared in a number of movies and dozens of national TV commercials. Joe is the producer and the voice of all characters for Dave Ramsey’s “Junior’s Adventures.” Winner of the 2013 Gold Communicator Award!

Joe was nominated ‘Spoken Word’ Producer of the Year by AFIM Indy Awards. He won The Diamond Award, multiple Silver Microphone and Crystal Jade awards. He won the Early Childhood News Directors Choice award for his creative writing and audio production. His “Abraham Lincoln Logues” book with audio was voted a top ten children’s book by Chicago Parent Magazine and is now available in Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC.  He also received a platinum album for Garth Brooks, “No Fences,” for his special effects on “The Thunder Rolls”. Joe and his wife Lori, currently own and operate, Radio Theatre, LLC, an audiobook production company in Nashville, TN. Joe grew up and studied acting in Los Angeles but he now calls Nashville home.

Also: Meet Joe at the VO Peeps May Meetup!

The VO Peeps are preparing for a ROCKABILLY GOOD TIME WEEKEND when JOE LOESCH blows in from Nashville, the FUN and VO Good TIMES will ROLL and you DON”T WANT TO MISS OUT! The weekend kicks off on Saturday night with a Meetup at the Peep Coral in Irvine…where we’ll be quenching our VO Thirst on Good Ole Southern Hospitality- Joe style!

Register Now

 

Join Us!

If you live in Orange County, CA area and are interested in becoming a member and attending our bi-monthly meetings, please make sure to fill out our membership application. Also, make sure to sign up for our email list to keep up with the latest happenings of the group.  Thank you for your interest and hope to see you all at the meetup!

 

 

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VO Peeps May Meetup and Animation Actor’s Playhouse with Joe Loesch

VO Peeps May Meetup and Animation Actor’s Playhouse with Joe Loesch!

By Michelle Blenker, Staff Writer

Are you ready for TWO Great Events with the one and only Joe Loesch? 

The VO Peeps are preparing for a ROCKABILLY GOOD TIME WEEKEND when JOE LOESCH blows in from Nashville, the FUN and VO Good TIMES will ROLL and you DON”T WANT TO MISS OUT! The weekend kicks off on Saturday night with a Meetup at the Peep Coral in Irvine…where we’ll be quenching our VO Thirst on Good Ole Southern Hospitality- Joe style!

And as if that weren’t enough, the FUN will continue on down the ROAD on SUNDAY with an ALL DAY VO Peep Animation Actor’s Playhouse prepared especially by Joe for the Peeps! WE will be ROCKIN the weekend with Mr. Joe Loesch and picking up a lot of phenomenal insights from this wonderful VO performer, teacher narrator and musician!

So….how’s that for getting the most for our time with the wonderful Joe Loesch? Let me give you the nitty-gritty details so you can be first on the road to sign up and take FULL ADVANTAGE of our ROCKABILLY WEEKEND EXTRAVAGANZA!

Register Now

 

 

Event #1 Our VO Peeps Meetup with Joe Loesch!

SATURDAY, May 16 Meet me at the Peep Coral for all things JOE! Hear from Joe as to what has driven his career to higher heights by being a flexible, prepared and multi-talented guy!  We’ll also have a great interactive workout at the mic for our Live studio audience as well as our Remote VIPeep Zoom Room members!

Jerry will be cookin’ up some southern charm that will surely get your gizzard hummin’! So don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet and hang out with your fellow Peeps.

Scholarship Opportunity! You can WIN a one on one coaching session with Joe!

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IN ADDITION, Joe has graciously offered a one hour custom coaching Scholarship ($225 value) – Raffle tickets will be on sale for $10 or 6 for $50!!! ANYONE CAN ENTER!

Here’s How To Enter …

Simply Donate Today – and be entered in the raffle to win!  For each $10.00 you donate to the cause, you’ll get one chance to win!  And for every $50 you donate, we’ll give you SIX (6) raffle ticket chances to win!   So the more you donate – the better your chances of winning this fabulous prize!  Anyone can enter – You do not need to be present to win!   If you prefer, you may also email me at anne@vopeeps.com or call me with your order at 949-630-3208!    But hurry!  You don’t have much time to get in on this awesome prize package!

EVENT #2  ALL DAY VO Peep Animation Actor’s Playhouse

When: SUNDAY, May 17th 10 am – 5 pm – Limit 12 in person or be one our 4 Remote Peeps via our private VIPeep Zoom Room!
Where: VO Peeps Meetup Location – Irvine, CA
Cost: In person: Seating is Limited to 12: $299 Early Bird price until May 2 – USE CODE “EarlyPeep“, then $349 after that.
Cost: VIP Zoom Room: Limited to 4: includes All day class and participation with Joe – excluding direct participation in Looping session (too difficult due to Internet delays) $249 Early Bird until May 2 – USE CODE “EarlyPeep“, then $299 after that
Contact: anne@vopeeps.com
Phone: 949-630-3208

Class Description:

This workshop will be a real eye opener! You’ll build your confidence every step of the way!  Learn what ADR and Looping is all about as you replace cartoon voices from a scene from the movie “CARS”!  Discover the range of your voice and find characters hidden within.  Learn to determine how a character voice should sound based on photos and/or illustrations.
Discover how characters are built on attitude.  Find out how narrators go from character to character and back to narrator when sharing a fascinating story.  Your confidence level will skyrocket on this day! Guaranteed to be one of your most enjoyable days ever!

  • Part 1: Introduction to Character Voices. Is There Room In This Business For Me? Overcome That Nervous Feeling. Cozy Up To The Mic. Studio Secrets. !
  • Part 2: Does Your Voice Fit Your Character? It’s All About Attitude!  Wear Your Character, See If It Fits! Dig Down Deep and Let It Out! Interact With Other Voice Actors!!
  • Part 3: Promoting Your Characters – Online Promos. Experience A Looping Session. Sync Your Voice To Your Character On Screen. Taking Direction. Creating Your Demo Dialog. Social Media Marketing. Pay2Play. Your Own Website. Audio Gear and You’re Good To Go!!

 

Register Now

 

 

 

About Joe:

Joe LoeschWell I’ll be hog tied and sheep dipped, YOU DON”T know about JOE!? Let me take care of that for ya!

Joe Loesch is the voice for many cartoon characters for the Disney channel. He is the producer for Baby Looney Tunes sound-books. NewWayToRead.com. He has produced over a hundred audiobooks for various publishers such as, Harper Collins, Zondervan Publishing, Thomas Nelson, Mission Audio, Oasis Audio, Toy Box Productions and Readio Theatre. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, Audible.com. Joe has voiced dozens of commercials for national advertisers, Philips/Magnavox, Bridgestone/Firestone, Folger’s Coffee, Sun Sweet Prunes, Ford, Chevy and Toyota. For local and regional advertisers, Auto Masters, Texas Ford Dealer Association and the list goes on. JoeLoesch.com. He has also appeared in a number of movies and dozens of national TV commercials. Joe is the producer and the voice of all characters for Dave Ramsey’s “Junior’s Adventures.” Winner of the 2013 Gold Communicator Award!

Joe was nominated ‘Spoken Word’ Producer of the Year by AFIM Indy Awards. He won The Diamond Award, multiple Silver Microphone and Crystal Jade awards. He won the Early Childhood News Directors Choice award for his creative writing and audio production. His “Abraham Lincoln Logues” book with audio was voted a top ten children’s book by Chicago Parent Magazine and is now available in Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC.  He also received a platinum album for Garth Brooks, “No Fences,” for his special effects on “The Thunder Rolls”. Joe and his wife Lori, currently own and operate, Radio Theatre, LLC, an audiobook production company in Nashville, TN. Joe grew up and studied acting in Los Angeles but he now calls Nashville home.

Join Us!

If you live in Orange County, CA area and are interested in becoming a member and attending our bi-monthly meetings, please make sure to fill out our membership application. Also, make sure to sign up for our email list to keep up with the latest happenings of the group.  Thank you for your interest and hope to see you all at the meetup!

Register Now

 

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Animation Actor’s Playhouse w/JOE LOESCH

The VO Peeps are preparing for a ROCKABILLY GOOD TIME WEEKEND when JOE LOESCH blows in from Nashville, the FUN and VO Good TIMES will ROLL and you DON”T WANT TO MISS OUT! The weekend kicks off on Saturday night with a Meetup at the Peep Coral in Irvine…where we’ll be quenching our VO Thirst on Good Ole Southern Hospitality- Joe style! And as if that weren’t enough, the FUN will continue on down the ROAD on SUNDAY with an ALL DAY VO Peep Animation Actor’s Playhouse Class prepared especially by Joe for the Peeps! WE will be ROCKIN the weekend with Mr. Joe Loesch and picking up a lot of phenomenal insights from this wonderful VO performer, teacher narrator and musician!

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SoSmartSocial Media with Anne Ganguzza Webinar Series!

So Smart Social with Anne Ganguzza

The Business of Being Social: Social Media Marketing Strategies For VO Success with Anne Ganguzza

Join us for an informational 4 part Webinar Series tailored specifically for your Voiceover Business! starting June 2, 2015  6 pm PST 8 pm CST 9 pm EST 

Purchase the series!

[add_to_cart item=”SoSmartSocial Media (4 Part) Webinar Series” quantity=”user:1″ ] or Purchase Modules individually below for just $89 each! All-New and Updated for 2015! Today’s fast-paced digital landscape can be overwhelming! It seems as if everyone is using social media in one form or another. However, the business side of social media is commanding a larger piece of our attention everyday. If you’re already on the social media bandwagon, that’s GREAT! The question is: Are you just being social, or are you being business social SMART? In this dynamic class, Anne Ganguzza will teach you the difference between the two and how to further grow your VO business with SMART use of social media.  Anne brings over 20 years of successful experience in Corporate IT and training and is in her 9th year of VO Business Entrepreneurship. She’s passionate about sharing her knowledge from her years of experience – and she wants to help YOU succeed to your fullest potential!

This comprehensive 4 part course will get down to the nitty gritty of how to use social media to effectively grow your client base and accelerate your earning potential.   We’ll explore how social commerce can positively impact multiple aspects of your brand and VO business, learn how to determine the appropriate social media platform(s) for your business, and explore how to create an effective Social Media Campaign that will enable you to become competitive and WIN utilizing new world marketing strategies. Each Class will be recorded and made available to attendees.

Curriculum:

Week 1: #SoSmartSocial: Strategies for your VO Business

A definitive guide on how to grow your VO business with the SMART use of social media and WIN utilizing new world marketing strategies.  Topics we will cover include:

  • Marketing in the Digital World
  • How we Buy
  • The Zero Moment of Truth
  • Evolving your Brand on Social Media
  • The pros and cons of numerous social platforms, including  Twitter, Facebook,LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ and other emerging social technologies.
  • Current Social Media Trends you Need to Know NOW
  • Strategies for Successful Social Media
  • Quick and easy Tools for Creating and Delivering Effective Social Media
  • Social Media audit checklist
  • Social Media Strategy Worksheet- help grow your VO Business in 2015.

June 2, 2015: 6:00-8:00pm PST/9:00-11:00pm EST Purchase Module:  [add_to_cart item=”SoSmartSocial: Strategies for your VO Business” quantity=”user:1″ ]

Week 2: #SoSmartSocial VO: Twitter

We’ll take in-depth look at the 140 character powerhouse social platform that can’t be ignored.  Topics we will cover include:

  • Twitter Essentials
  • Anatomy of a Tweet
  • Twitter Marketing Checklist
  • Twitter Growth Secrets
  • Twitter Best Business Practices for VO Artists
  • How to Identify and connect with your specific target audience
  • Twitter Best Sales Techniques
  • Who’s Peeping at you? Twitter Analytics
  • Grow your VO with Twitter Ads

June 9, 2015: 6:00-8:00pm PST/9:00-11:00pm EST Purchase Module:  [add_to_cart item=”SoSmartSocial VO: Twitter” quantity=”user:1″ ]

Week 3: #SoSmartSocial VO: Facebook

With over 1.39 billion users worldwide, Facebook is Social Media’s most popular platform.  Should your Business be there too?Topics we will cover include:

  • Facebook – Why it Matters to your Business
  • It’s all about the Brand – Facebook Secrets for Success
  • Facebook Marketing Checklist
  • Winning strategies for Personal, Group, and Fan pages
  • Optimizing your page for Business
  • How to drive Customer Engagement, Likes and Strategies
  • Facebook Best Business Practices for VO Artists
  • Facebook Insights
  • Promote your VO with Facebook Ads

June 16, 2015: 6:00-8:00pm PST/9:00-11:00pm EST Purchase Module:  [add_to_cart item=”SoSmartSocial VO: Facebook” quantity=”user:1″ ]

Week 4: #SoSmartSocial VO: LinkedIn

This powerful Business platform can reap great rewards for your Business if used properly.   Topics we will cover include:

  • LinkedIn Overview and Navigation
  • Optimizing your LinkedIn profile
  • Growing your LinkedIn Networks
  • Finding Your Ideal Target Prospect on LinkedIn
  • Connecting with Your Ideal Prospect on LinkedIn
  • Managing your Ideal Prospect on LinkedIn
  • LinkedIn Best Business Practices for VO Artists
  • Company Pages
  • Getting started with LinkedIn Ads

June 23, 2015: 6:00-8:00pm PST/9:00-11:00pm EST Purchase Module:  [add_to_cart item=”#SoSmartSocial VO: LinkedIn” quantity=”user:1″ ] Duration: 4 Weeks Class Length: 2 hours/week – 8 hours total

Schedule:

Tuesdays,June 2,9,16,23 6:00-8:00pm PST/9:00-11:00pm EST

Purchase the Series and Save $$$!

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Host: Anne Ganguzza

 Anne GanguzzaA full time professional voice actor, coach, and producer located in Orange County, CA, Anne Ganguzza is passionate about all things voiceover, and has an enthusiastic, energetic, and fun personality which she brings to all students who work with her.  Her voiceover experience includes voices for commercials, corporate and industrial narrations, e-learning and online learning, Medical Narrations, Telephony and On Hold Messaging, infomercials, Award and Promotional Theater Broadcasts, and more.   Her clients include Xerox, PBS, Panasonic, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Wells Fargo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Microsoft, T2 Biosystems, Cisco Systems, and many others.  

A popular Voiceover coach and Business strategist/mentor, she has worked with a large number of independent clients, continuing education institutions, and Universities since 2009.   She regularly speaks and presents on topics including Voiceover, Emerging technologies, Business, Branding,  and Social media.  She has over 20 years experience in corporate IT and educational training.
Her undeniable passion for sharing her knowledge with others inspired her to form a global meetup group for voiceover artists affectionately known as the VO Peeps.   In addition to  creating opportunities for networking, Anne uses live streaming technologies and online workshops to provide members with continuing education initiatives focused on growing their voiceover skills and enhancing their business models. She is also founder of the VO Peeps Career Education Scholarship Fund, which has donated over $25K in Scholarships and aid to members of the voiceover community since it’s inception in 2012.
Anne  is a current member of  the Media Communications Association-international (MCA-I), as well as Board Member at Large of the LA/Orange County chapter of Media Communications Association-international, and is an active current member of the World Voices Organization.

In addition to her unwavering and passionate commitment to her Peeps at vopeeps.com,  you can also find her at: anneganguzza.com,  theelearningvoice.commedical-narration.com, and phone-voice.com.

Important Webinar Information:

Live Webinars:

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  • Please note that we cannot complete your registration until payment is received
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  • Please make sure that you view the System Requirements if you are having problems.
  • You’ll be able to call into a phone # (which you will get in the confirmation email) or can also use your computer audio to listen in.
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All About VoiceZam’s Innovative Voiceover Demo Tool with Bob Merkel!

Back by popular demand – An All New Updated Webinar!

All About VoiceZam’s Innovative Voiceover Demo Tool with Bob Merkel!

VoiceZam

Join us for a FREE  informational Webinar Thursday April 23, 6 pm PST 8 pm CST 9 pm EST 

Register Now!

It’s hard to believe but since our last webinar on VoiceZam, they’ve evolved their product it into an even more powerful tool for storing, managing and presenting all your demos on you website.

So we’ll catch up with Bob Merkel for an in-depth live demonstration of the new, cool VoiceZam features that every talent who wants to boost their bookings should be using.

WHY VOICEZAM?

Bob will take us through the why of VoiceZam and show us exactly how it’s revolutionized the way Producers, Agents and Casting Directors “take in” more of your demo and stay longer.

INSTANT UPDATES ON YOUR WEBSITE DEMOS

Bob will show us how simple they’ve made it to update the demos on your website—without ever touching it! No more waiting for those web gurus.

STRAIGHTSHOT

If you haven’t seen this valuable tool yet, you will. It’s an “innoventive” way to put demo buttons into your email signatures. When clicked they lead producers right to your website and play THAT DEMO!

I use StraightShot in all my emails. Have a look and try them out:

Click to hear my latest demos

[xyz-ihs snippet=”VoiceZam”]

(click a button and see what happens)

ZAMTISTICS 2.0

Get excited to learn about the new Zamtistics module that has been completely rebuilt from the ground up. Now you’ll know instantly when your demos are heard, by who and…wait for it…
Where they’ve been heard!

That’s right. Geo-mapping is now included, showing you exactly where your demos were played and we’ll see it in action!

VIDEOZAM

We’re going to see the exciting new video features built into every VoiceZam player. Now, FINALLY, all your voice‑work in video can be sent out—just like your audio demos.

In this webinar, you’ll learn all about this exciting and interactive demo tool, see an informative demonstration of it’s many capabilities, and have an opportunity to participate in a lively Q & A with the Owner and developer himself!  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see how you can use VoiceZam to help grow your VO business to new heights! We’ll also be recording this webinar for those that are unable to attend live.

Cost: FREE

Register Now!

Presenters: Bob Merkel

Bob MerkelVoiceZam is leading the business of voice-overs further into the digital age. But its beginnings are rooted in the inspiring personal journey of VoiceZam’s visionary founder – Bob Merkel. It’s a journey that shows a rare and winning combination of creativity and discipline.

While theatre and communications kept his interest in the early-going at the University of Wisconsin, Bob took that flair for performance, and brought it to the field of software engineering, where he moved into a position as senior software engineer by the mid ‘80s.

Not long after, a friend at church saw Bob’s unique combination of skills and invited him to be a creative director of his advertising agency. Back into the stimulating milieu of advertising, Bob thrived as he directed film, developed ideas with writers, and handled production projects. He may not have realized it then, but Bob was sowing the seeds of VoiceZam.

“I did a lot of work with writers to match voiceovers for broadcast scripts,” says Bob. “At that time, there would be several demos on the cassette, with seven or eight different reads (or clips), per demo.”

As the producer, Bob had to specifically match the voice to the project, and its target audience. But this tedious task of discovering the right voice quickly became frustrating; needlessly so, in Bob’s mind. The process meant picking a cassette, trusting that you would come across a talent’s voice that fit the current project, and usually settling for “good”… not “great”.

“You’d be staring at a tape rack, with only talent the names as a guide to select” Bob says. “We’re talking hundreds of tapes sent in from talent hoping to score a job.”

After considerable attention to the task, Bob’s innovative right/left brain came up with a categorized database of voices. It was workable, but eventually that process spawned a new project. The internet was coming of age, and Bob’s idea was to take this database concept and put a version of it online to make it easier for producers to find talent.

“I spent 3 month, designing and coding a prototype. Then, armed with my laptop and little portable speakers, I demonstrated the system to different agency producers in Chicago. It showed them a totally new way to find talent – they loved it,” says Bob. “Unfortunately, I then looked at the startup costs and had to let the dream go.”

Later, with newfound time and money, Bob hired a development company while remaining the chief architect. In 2003, VoiceZam came to life, with a patent for the technology issued in 2008.

Today, VoiceZam is approaching its fourth version release, based on HTML5, making it completely platform independent. With VoiceZam, a voiceover talent finally has a proven tool that ensures producers hear every read within their demos.

Bob continues to make improvements with VoiceZam, eliminating the barriers in the demo-listening process and finding new ways to help voiceover talent find success in their own businesses.

“My hope is that VoiceZam continues to pump new life into voiceover talent’s careers—because a quality demo is still the most critical marketing tool in the voiceover profession.” he says.

 

Host: Anne Ganguzza

 Anne GanguzzaAnne Ganguzza is the President and Founder of VO Peeps, and has an undeniable passion for voiceover and sharing her knowledge with others.  This led her to a full time career in VO and inspired her to form a local meetup group for voice over artists originally known as the Orange County VO Peeps.  The group gained in popularity quickly, and with it’s online presence, attracted attention from others around the globe.  Realizing the tremendous advantages of sharing and disseminating information and resources globally, and effectively “breaking down” the traditional barriers of local meetup groups,  the organization began extending its memberships to the online community.  They have since dropped the “locale” portion of their moniker, and  are now known simply as  – VO Peeps.

As a voice over artist, her voice is described as professional, believable, warm,  and friendly. Her experience includes voices for corporate narration, E-learning, IVR/On Hold Systems, medical narration, commercials, infomercials, Audio Books, Live Theatre Broadcasts, and more.  She has many years experience in public speaking and over 20 years experience in corporate and educational training, and is an exceptionally clear and concise technical speaker – able to make those difficult scripts easy to understand!   For more information, please visit Anne on her website at https://anneganguzza.com or email her at anne@anneganguzza.com.

In addition to her unwavering and passionate commitment to her Peeps at vopeeps.com,  you can also find her at: theelearningvoice.commedical-narration.com, and phone-voice.com.

Important Webinar Information:

Live Webinars:

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  • Register for the webinar at our Store by selecting the Register Link – This will take you to our GoToWebinar Registration page
  • Enter your information and Select Register – This will take you to our PayPal site where you can submit your payment
  • Please note that we cannot complete your registration until payment is received
  • Once Payment has been received, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to participate on the day of the webinar.
  • On the day and time of the Webinar, click on the URL in the confirmation email.
  • The presentation will appear in your browser. If this is the first time you’ve taken a Webinar from us, you will have to approve the installation of the GotoWebinar.com plug-in. You must have Java enabled for this plug-in to work.
  • Please make sure that you view the System Requirements if you are having problems.
  • You’ll be able to call into a phone # (which you will get in the confirmation email) or can also use your computer audio to listen in.
  • You’ll be able to ask text questions through an easy to use interface. Your microphone is mutted during the beginning of the presentation, and may or my not be unmuted during the Q&A session.

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System Requirements:

Live Webinars:

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  • Any Windows (XP, Vista, 7) or Mac (OS X) computer.
  • Computer speakers (if you are not calling in).
  • Any screen resolution should work, however, the higher the resolution, the better it will look.
  • Any latest version of Safari, Internet Explorer or Firefox.
  • Java needs to be enabled.

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WIN a one on one custom coaching session with Robert Sciglimpaglia!

WIN a Custom One on One Coaching session with Rob Sciglimpaglia!

HEY PEEPS! YOU CAN WIN a Custom One on One Coaching session with Rob!  Anyone Can Enter!  Are you in the dark when it comes to the legal and business side of Voice Over and the entertainment field? Would you like to market better to get more clients? Or maybe you would like some performance pointers? Rob Sciglimpaglia has agreed to provide a one hour Skype consultation for any issue you may have in the legal, marketing or performance side of the voice over business. You can talk about one area, or all areas! By donating and supporting the VO Peeps Career Education Scholarship Fund, one lucky winner (in house or from our worldwide streaming audience) will receive a ONE HOUR IN PERSON (or Phone/Skype) CUSTOM SESSION  WITH ROB  to be raffled off at the event!

How To Enter …

Simply Donate Today – and be entered in the raffle to win!  For each $10.00 you donate to the cause,  you’ll get one chance to win!  And for every $50 you donate, we’ll give you SIX (6) raffle ticket chances to win!   So the more you donate – the better your chances of winning this fabulous prize!  Anyone can enter – You do not need to be present to win!     If you prefer, you may also email me at anne@vopeeps.com or call me with your order at 949-630-3208!    But hurry!  You don’t have much time to get in on this awesome prize package!

About Rob

Rob SciglimpagliaRobert J. Sciglimpaglia Jr. is an accomplished actor, voice over artist and practicing attorney in Norwalk, Connecticut, who has been chosen as a New England Region and Connecticut “Super Lawyer” for the years 2009 through 2015, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer for Connecticut by the National Trial Lawyers Association. A popular speaker on voice over career, legal and business topics, he is also the author of Voice Over Legal, a 120-page eBook and paperback published by VoiceOverXtra.com, concerning legal and business issues for voice actors. (Use code ANG for $5 off!!!) As an actor, he has appeared in off-Broadway productions, and on national television in programs on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, PBS and the Bio Channel, among others. He has also appeared in several films in various roles. As a voice actor, Robert has appeared in and voiced commercials and industrials for countless large companies, as well as the narrator of several audio books. He has narrated several books including the Statis series by Kim Fielding of Cherry Hill Publishing, The Guardian by Bill Eidsen as well as Raymond Benson and Al Sarantonio murder mystery novels. You may best recognize Rob as the “Dad” from the Chevy commercial “Happy Grad,” which aired during the 2012 Super Bowl.

 

About The Scholarship Fund

Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause!  You could help to change someones life! For more information about the Scholarship Fund, please visit us at http://vopeeps.com/donate.  Your investment allows us to set bold goals in 2015, reaching voiceover professionals and aspiring artists around the globe with educational opportunity and a helping hand. We strongly believe that there is no more valuable investment than education and financial help when it is needed, and the life change it provides.

Our efforts are focused this year on growing our Fund as much as possible, and helping as many in the Voiceover Community as we can. We recognize you have many choices of where to direct your philanthropy and take our role as stewards of your gift extremely seriously.

Thank you for your support as we continue to scale and reach out to the Community, providing educational access and opportunity. Your partnership allows us to plan with confidence, and your commitment to help create global change through education makes this possible.

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The Verdict is in! Don't Miss our VO Peeps April Meetup with Robert Sciglimpaglia!

By Michelle Blenker, Staff Writer

HEAR YE, HEAR YE, MAY WE HAVE ORDER IN THE VO PEEP HOUSE!?

What?!?  We bet you’ve never worked copy like this!  Join us April 11 and learn Rob’s unique perspective on how to GET the GIG!
Here’s the LATEST verdict on our April 11 Meetup with Rob Sciglimpaglia!  We’ve got a truly special Meetup in store for you – Up to 20 groups of two (2) (WOW!) in our live audience will get an opportunity to work the mic with special coaching from the multi talented Rob Sciglimpaglia!  If you have signed up, a few days before the meetup, you will be sent sides (fancy on camera word for copy or script), with a character assigned to you, via email.  Please prepare the character in advance so you are familiar with the character, the scene and the lines.  This will prepare you to get the most out of Rob’s coaching.  There is no need to memorize because you will hold the sides, but if you wish to that is fine.  You will be paired up with someone in the group and perform and Robert will coach and guide you with his unique approach.  You can apply these techniques in your voice over performance as well.

Please Note: Due to NDA’s and the proprietary nature of the material presented during our workout, we will be unable to stream our meetup live on the Internet.  HOWEVER, due to popular demand, we will be making remote meetup access available to our global Peeps through a private VIPeep Zoom Room conference for a fee of $25. This grants you full meetup access as well as live Q&A with Rob.  Instructions and specifics on how to join the meeting will be emailed to you prior to the meetup.  Sign up for GLOBAL VIPeep Zoom Room Access. Global access is limited to 10 people only!

Without further delay, the gavel has come down, and the VERDICT IS IN!  Special VIPeep Robert J. Sciglimpaglia will be IN THE BIG PEEP HOUSE on Saturday April, 11, 2015!

Register for out exclusive VO Peeps Meetup!

Have you ever run into a VO Legal bind and needed advice on how to navigate the legal realm of Voice Over? Or, are you looking to learn from an accomplished actor and VO Artist who just happens to be a “Super Lawyer” from Norwalk, Connecticut? Well, whatever side of the scales you find yourself on, Robert will be “on the couch” with Anne to discuss his phenomenally diverse career and share it with our VO Peep Family!  We’ll also have interactive improv sessions at the mic where Rob will share his unique film/tv perspective to help us PERFECTLY MURDER  the audition to get the gig!  (Rob just finished shooting THE PERFECT MURDER for Discovery ID as lead!) Peeps – you DON’T wanna miss out on meeting and learning with this amazing talent!  Let’s find out more about Rob:

About Rob

Rob SciglimpagliaRobert J. Sciglimpaglia Jr. is an accomplished actor, voice over artist and practicing attorney in Norwalk, Connecticut, who has been chosen as a New England Region and Connecticut “Super Lawyer” for the years 2009 through 2015, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer for Connecticut by the National Trial Lawyers Association. A popular speaker on voice over career, legal and business topics, he is also the author of Voice Over Legal, a 120-page eBook and paperback published by VoiceOverXtra.com, concerning legal and business issues for voice actors. (Use code ANG for $5 off!!!) As an actor, he has appeared in off-Broadway productions, and on national television in programs on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, PBS and the Bio Channel, among others. He has also appeared in several films in various roles. As a voice actor, Robert has appeared in and voiced commercials and industrials for countless large companies, as well as the narrator of several audio books. He has narrated several books including the Statis series by Kim Fielding of Cherry Hill Publishing, The Guardian by Bill Eidsen as well as Raymond Benson and Al Sarantonio murder mystery novels. You may best recognize Rob as the “Dad” from the Chevy commercial “Happy Grad,” which aired during the 2012 Super Bowl.

 

Support our Scholarship and Win a CUSTOM One on One Coaching Session with Rob!

 Robert J. Sciglimpaglia

 

HEY PEEPS! YOU CAN WIN a Custom One on One Coaching session with Rob!  Anyone Can Enter!  Are you in the dark when it comes to the legal and business side of Voice Over and the entertainment field? Would you like to market better to get more clients? Or maybe you would like some performance pointers? Rob Sciglimpaglia has agreed to provide a one hour Skype consultation for any issue you may have in the legal, marketing or performance side of the voice over business. You can talk about one area, or all areas! By donating and supporting the VO Peeps Career Education Scholarship Fund, one lucky winner (in house or from our worldwide streaming audience) will receive a ONE HOUR IN PERSON (or Phone/Skype) CUSTOM SESSION  WITH ROB  to be raffled off at the event!

How To Enter …

Simply Donate Today – and be entered in the raffle to win!  For each $10.00 you donate to the cause,  you’ll get one chance to win!  And for every $50 you donate, we’ll give you SIX (6) raffle ticket chances to win!   So the more you donate – the better your chances of winning this fabulous prize!  Anyone can enter – You do not need to be present to win!     If you prefer, you may also email me at anne@vopeeps.com or call me with your order at 949-630-3208!    But hurry!  You don’t have much time to get in on this awesome prize package!

Join Us!

If you live in Orange County, CA area and are interested in becoming a member and attending our bi-monthly meetings, please make sure to fill out our membership application. Also, make sure to sign up for our email list to keep up with the latest happenings of the group.  Thank you for your interest and hope to see you all at the meetup!

Register for out exclusive VO Peeps Meetup!

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New! VO(cal) Peep ™ Throat Spray Wellness Kit

Healthy VO(cal) Peep ™ Throat Spray Wellness Kit

The VO(cal) Peep Wellness Kit is a natural way to help you achieve and maintain great vocal health. Our VO(cal) Peep Throat Spray is a special blend of dōTERRA essential oils formulated specifically to help boost the immune system, and can help to eliminate scratchy, dry, and irritated voices – allowing you to sound your very best! Spray before you go in the booth or use as a preventative at the onset of a cold to help relieve symptoms and shorten duration.

Benefits

Each oil is certified therapeutic grade and has benefits to help maintain a healthy vocal system:

  • On Guard: Supports healthy immune function, Protects against environmental threats, Cleanses surfaces,Purifies the skin while promoting healthy circulation, Energizing and uplifting aroma
  • Lemon: Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces, Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion, Supports healthy respiratory function, Promotes a positive mood and cognitive ability
  • Peppermint: Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing, Alleviates stomach upset, Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health
  • Myrrh: Powerful cleansing properties, especially for the mouth and throat, Soothing to the skin; promotes a smooth, youthful-looking complexion, Promotes emotional balance and well-being
  • Oregano: Used as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent Provides immune enhancing benefits, Supports healthy digestion and respiratory function, Excellent source of antioxidants
  • Clove: Powerful antioxidant properties, Promotes circulation, Supports cardiovascular health, Helps soothe teeth and gums, Promotes oral health, Supports a healthy immune system
  • Sandalwood: Promotes healthy, smooth skin, Reduces the appearance of scars and blemishes, Enhances mood, Frequently used in meditation for its grounding and uplifting properties
  • Distilled Water: Aid in Proper Digestion, Improve Oxygen Delivery, Remove Toxins and Waste Products, Transport and Increase Nutrient Absorption, Improve Immune Function

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Please contact anne@vopeeps.com with any questions or if you need any additional information.

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Enter our Facebook #Kaotica Dream Studio Contest!

Kaotica Contest

 Hey VO Atlanta Attendee Peeps! You can win a FREE Kaotica Eyeball (A $199.99 Value!) for your Dream studio!

Contest Starts March 3 and Ends at 11:00 am PST March 13!

Simply submit a photo of your dream studio, or dream studio location – and show us how #SoSmartSocial you are by including a short description of how Kaotica, Anne Ganguzza’s #SoSmartSocial media techniques, and VO Atlanta can benefit your #voiceover business. Winner to be announced at the conclusion of Anne Ganguzza’s VO Atlanta breakout session – The Business of Being Social– on Friday March 13!

Here’s How to Enter:

  1. You must join Facebook in order to participate in the Sweepstakes. Facebook is free to join.
  2. To enter the Sweepstakes, visit http://bit.ly/KaoticaDreamStudioContest  to submit an entry form for the Sweepstakes.
  3. Submit a photo of your dream studio, or dream studio location – and show us how #SoSmartSocial you are with a short description of how Kaotica, Anne Ganguzza’s #SoSmartSocial media techniques, and VO Atlanta can benefit your #voiceover business. Winner to be announced at the conclusion of Anne Ganguzza’s VO Atlanta breakout session – The Business of Being Social- on Friday March 13.  Must be present to win.  In the event winner is not present, another will be selected at that time at the discretion of VO Peeps/VO Atlanta.
  4. Spread the Love 🙂 and encourage all your FB friends to Vote for your entry!!!
  5. Limited to one entry per Facebook account.

There will be one (1) winner selected at random from all entry forms submitted. Entrants may only submit one entry form. Winner will receive : One Kaotica Eueball (value $199.99)  The prize or any portion thereof is not refundable or redeemable for cash.  See Official Contest Rules here.

Thank you to Gerald Griffith for this very generous prize donation!

For more information:

Anne Ganguzza’s Breakout Session: The Business of Being Social: Social Media Marketing Strategies For VO Success in 2015

Anne Ganguzza’s X-Session Information:  Anne Ganguzza: Social Media, The Challenge and The Opportunity

Visit the VO Atlanta 2015 Official web site at: http://voatlanta.me/

 

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The #Kaotica Dream Studio Contest Official Rules

The #Kaotica Dream Studio Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER  OR WIN A PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1) SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on or about 8:00 am. Pacific Time (“PT”) on March 3, 2015 and ends at 8:00 am EST  on March 13, 2015. (“Sweepstakes Period”). All entries must be received no later than 8:00 am ET on March 13, 2015.

2) ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to persons who on the date of entry  are at least 16 (sixteen) years of age. If you are under eighteen (18) or under the age of majority in your state of residence, you must obtain consent from your parent/guardian to enter the Sweepstakes. Further, if you are under eighteen (18) or under the age of majority in your state of residence at the time the winner is announced, you must have a parent/legal guardian accept the prize on your behalf and sign a parent consent form to allow VO Peeps/VO Atlanta to publicize the winner and/or his or her images.

3) HOW TO ENTER :

  1. You must join Facebook in order to participate in the Sweepstakes. Facebook is free to join.
  2. To enter the Sweepstakes, visit http://bit.ly/KaoticaDreamStudioContest  to submit an entry form for the Sweepstakes.
  3. Submit a photo of your dream studio, or dream studio location – and show us how #SoSmartSocial you are with a short description of how Kaotica, Anne Ganguzza’s #SoSmartSocial media techniques, and VO Atlanta can benefit your #voiceover business. Winner to be announced at the conclusion of Anne Ganguzza’s VO Atlanta breakout session – The Business of Being Social- on Friday March 13.  Must be present to win. 
  4. Limited to one entry per Facebook account. If you choose to post images from VO Atlanta, VO Peeps/VO Atlanta grants you this non-exclusive, limited right to post such images for purposes of this Sweepstakes. Further, your image must not be obscene or otherwise inappropriate, hateful, slanderous, libelous, tortious, violent, discriminatory, unlawful, offensive, harassing, and it must not violate or infringe upon another’s rights (including but not limited to material that violates privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights). All submitted images will be moderated by an official VO Peeps/VO Atlanta administrator. Images that are deemed vulgar, unlawful, harmful, generally inappropriate, or in violation of the terms of these Official Rules will not be approved by the administrator and your submission will not be entered in the Sweepstakes. It is your responsibility to ensure that your submitted images do not infringe or violate the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party or any laws. Your images must not contain brand names, copyrighted material or trademarks (other than those owned by you or VO Atlanta). Submissions are limited to one (1) per entrant. The winner will be chosen at random by a VO Peeps/VO Atlanta representative. Late or corrupt entries will not be accepted. Entries may not be submitted through agencies or third parties. By taking part in the Sweepstakes, each entrant (or your parent/legal guardian if you are a minor in your jurisdiction of primary residence) unconditionally agrees and accepts to be bound by these Official Rules and the decision of VO Peeps/VO Atlanta, which will be final and binding in all respects. VO Peeps/VO Atlanta is in no way affiliated with Facebook. Entrants must abide by Facebook’s terms and conditions.

 

4) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Entrants, upon submission of their entry to the Sweepstakes, hereby irrevocably grant to VO Peeps/VO Atlanta Photography, and each of their licensees, successors and assigns, the non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, no-cost license and right to use and otherwise exploit the entry submitted as part of the Sweepstakes, and all images, text and materials depicted therein, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium now or hereafter known or devised (including, without limitation, CDs, streaming media, film, television, videocassettes, print, interactive devices, mobile media, Internet and on-line systems, digital billboards), throughout the universe and in any and all languages, including, without limitation, the right to display, reproduce, record, perform, exhibit, distribute, copy, edit, change, modify, add to, subtract from, re-title and adapt the same, to combine it with other material and otherwise use and exploit it. VO Peeps/VO Atlanta, and each of their successors, assigns and licensees, will have the right to make unlimited derivative works therefrom, to assign or transfer any or all such rights and to grant unlimited, multiple-level sublicenses. Without limiting the forgoing, VO Peeps/VO Atlanta Photography will have the right to use the entries submitted as part of the Sweepstakes, and all images depicted therein (if any), in any merchandising, advertising, marketing, promotion or for any other commercial or non-commercial purpose. Entrants hereby forever waive and relinquish all so-called “moral rights” now or hereafter recognized in connection with entries submitted as part of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that VO Peeps/VO Atlanta shall have the sole discretion in determining the extent and manner of use of entries and are not obligated to use any entry. Entrants agree not to issue any publicity concerning VO Peeps/VO Atlanta. Entrants agree that neither VO Peeps/VO Atlanta nor their agents shall be responsible for returning or preservation of the entries submitted. All entries that are posted on VO Peeps/VO Atlanta website including but not limited to the blog may be available to be viewed by anyone with access to the Internet.

5) WINNERS AND ODDS: There will be one (1) winner selected from all entry forms submitted. Entrants may only submit one entry per user.Winner will receive one (1) Kaotica eyeball. Winner will be announced at the conclusion of Anne Ganguzza’s VO Atlanta breakout session – The Business of Being Social- on Friday March 13.  Must be present to win.   In the event winner is not present, another will be selected at that time at the discretion of VO Peeps/VO Atlanta.   The prize or any portion thereof is not refundable or redeemable for cash, and may not be sold or transferred.

6) RELEASE OF LIABILITY: Each potential winner of the Sweepstakes may (in VO Peeps/VO Atlanta sole discretion) be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility/release of liability agreement (the “Acceptance Release”) and return the Acceptance Release before the winner is announced. If any potential prize winner fails or refuses to sign and return such Acceptance Release within forty-eight (48) hours of the first (1st) notification attempt, such potential winner (in VO Peeps/VO Atlanta sole discretion) may be disqualified and an alternate may (in VO Atlanta’s sole discretion) be selected. Parents or legal guardians of any winner under the age of majority in their state of residence (which is eighteen (18) in most states but is nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi) may be required to also sign the Acceptance Release. If any potential prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules, he or she may be disqualified in VO Peeps/VO Atlanta sole discretion, and an alternate potential winner may then, in VO Peeps/VO Atlanta sole discretion, be selected by the representative. The Winner’s Acceptance Release is subject to verification by VO Peeps/VO Atlanta.

VO Peeps/VO Atlanta is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, damaged, intercepted misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the potential winners, or if potential winner is a minor, for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts of potential winner to provide signed parental or guardian consent.  VO Peeps/VO Atlanta will not be responsible if a potential winner  is not present at the time of announcement, or changes his/her e-mail address or other contact information after he/she registers for the Sweepstakes, it is his/her sole responsibility to update his/her registration information notifying VO Peeps/VO Atlanta. Failure to update such registration information may affect a potential winner’s ability to receive the proper notification and be able to respond in time.

7) SELECTION OF WINNERS & JUDGING CRITERIA: After the Sweepstakes Period, a VO Peeps/VO Atlanta representative will randomly select one winner. The representative’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into relating to the Sweepstakes’ result. The selection will take place immediately at the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period.  Failure of the winner to respond at the time of winning announcement or failure to comply with any term or condition of these “Official Rules” including return of a parental consent form when necessary as requested by VO Atlanta, may result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be randomly chosen. The representative will have complete discretion over interpretation of the Official Rules, of administration of the Sweepstakes, and of selection of the winner. Decisions of the representative as to the administration of the Sweepstakes, interpretation of the Official Rules, and the selection of the winner will be final.

8) TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By participating, an entrant agrees to a) abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of VO Peeps/VO Atlanta, which shall be final in all respects; b) release, discharge and hold harmless VO Peeps/VO Atlanta and their respective parent company(ies), subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, licensees, directors, officers and employees, suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies, legal and financial advisors (collectively “Releasees”), from all liability, claims or damages including injury or death, arising out of their participation in the Sweepstakes and the acceptance, use or misuse of a prize. Subject to applicable law, winner irrevocably grants VO Peeps/VO Atlanta and their designees the right and permission to use of their name, voice, likeness, and/or biographical information for advertising, promotion and publicity purposes without further compensation, and upon request will provide consent in writing to such use. Releasees are not responsible for and shall have no liability for printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes-related material; or for any stolen, late, lost, illegible, incomplete or misdirected entries; or for entries that are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction; or for any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions, which may limit a entrant’s ability to participate in the promotion. If for any reason Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned by reason of causes beyond the control of VO Peeps/VO Atlanta, which, in the sole opinion of VO Peeps/VO Atlanta, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of Sweepstakes, VO Peeps/VO Atlanta Photography reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend Sweepstakes, and/or may conduct Sweepstakes and select the winner from among all entries received prior to the action taken. Further, VO Peeps/VO Atlanta reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes, and cancel or refuse any entry or any individual winning the Sweepstakes. In the event VO Peeps/VO Atlanta is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, communications or equipment failure, utility or service interruptions, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared), interference with the Sweepstakes by any party, or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within VO Peeps/VO Atlanta  control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence)

VO Peeps/VO Atlanta shall have the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes. VO Peeps/VO Atlanta reserves the right to amend these Official Rules at its sole discretion at any time and will use reasonable endeavors to notify material changes to entrants and potential entrants. In the event the Sweepstakes is terminated prior to the stated end date, VO Peeps/VO Atlanta reserves the right but has no obligation to award the prizes. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually through arbitration, without resort to any form of class action or litigation in court. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney’s fees. The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules shall be construed and governed in accordance with the laws of the State of California. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants, VO Peeps/VO Atlanta, or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s laws.

VO Peeps/VO Atlanta is not responsible for the actions of entrants in connection with the Sweepstakes, including entrants’ attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes, or whom VO Peeps/VO Atlanta believes to be causing malfunction, error, disruption or damage may be disqualified. Additionally, any attempt to cheat the Sweepstakes, as determined at the sole discretion of VO Peeps/VO Atlanta, may result in immediate disqualification of the entrant, as well as other possible consequences, including disqualification from any and all existing and future Sweepstakes. CAUTION: Any attempt by an entrant to undermine the legitimate operation of Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, VO Peeps/VO Atlanta reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorney’s fees) from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution. VO Peeps/VO Atlanta reserves the right, at their sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any individual who is found to be, or suspected of, acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike, obscene, immoral or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

9) SPONSOR:

Gerald Griffith
VoiceoverCity, LLC
1810 Water Place, #220
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Phone: (678) 439-9490
Fax: (678) 803-0245
admin@voiceovercity.com

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The #AskAnnGan Twitter Contest Official Rules

The #AskAnnGan Twitter Contest OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER  OR WIN A PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1) SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on or about 8:00 am. Pacific Time (“PT”) on March 2, 2015 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on March 9, 2015. (“Sweepstakes Period”). All entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PT on March 9, 2015.

2) ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to persons who on the date of entry are  at least 16 (sixteen) years of age. If you are under eighteen (18) or under the age of majority in your state of residence, you must obtain consent from your parent/guardian to enter the Sweepstakes. Further, if you are under eighteen (18) or under the age of majority in your state of residence at the time the winner is announced, you must have a parent/legal guardian accept the prize on your behalf and sign a parent consent form to allow VO Atlanta to publicize the winner and/or his or her images.

3) HOW TO ENTER : You must join Twitter in order to participate in the Sweepstakes. Twitter is free to join. During the Contest PeriodEnter your email address and Twitter username in the form below (You must have a Twitter account! Twitter is free to join)

  1. Follow @aganguzza on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/aganguzza
  2. Ask your burning social media questions to Anne by using this convenient link: http://vopeeps.com/askanngan – Replace the brackets with your question and make sure you don’t go over the allotted characters! Make sure to keep the references to @aganguzza and @VOATLANTA and the hashtag #AskAnnGan in your entry!  (i.e – Hey @aganguzza! What’s your fav Social Media platform?  #AskAnnGan #SoSmartSocial)
  3. Be entered to WIN  a seat in Anne’s exclusive Xsession at VO Atlanta 2015! VO Atlanta 2015 Conference Registration purchase not required. Prize is not redeemable for cash.  Prize includes Xsession admission only; travel and/or accommodations are not provided as part of this prize package.

 

To enter the Sweepstakes, visit http://vopeeps.com/twitter-contest/  and submit an entry form for the Sweepstakes. Limited to one entry per Twitter account each day. If you choose to use images from VO Atlanta, VO Atlanta grants you this non-exclusive, limited right to use such images for purposes of this Sweepstakes. Your image may not show trademarked images and other brand logos. Further, your image must not be obscene or otherwise inappropriate, hateful, slanderous, libelous, tortious, violent, discriminatory, unlawful, offensive, harassing, and it must not violate or infringe upon another’s rights (including but not limited to material that violates privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights). All submitted images will be moderated by an official VO Atlanta administrator. Images that are deemed vulgar, unlawful, harmful, generally inappropriate, or in violation of the terms of these Official Rules will not be approved by the administrator and your submission will not be entered in the Sweepstakes. It is your responsibility to ensure that your submitted images do not infringe or violate the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party or any laws. Your images must not contain brand names, copyrighted material or trademarks (other than those owned by you or VO Atlanta). Submissions are limited to one (1) per entrant. The winner will be chosen at random by a VO Atlanta representative. Late or corrupt entries will not be accepted. Entries may not be submitted through agencies or third parties. By taking part in the Sweepstakes, each entrant (or your parent/legal guardian if you are a minor in your jurisdiction of primary residence) unconditionally agrees and accepts to be bound by these Official Rules and the decision of VO Atlanta 2015, which will be final and binding in all respects. VO Atlanta is in no way affiliated with Twitter. Entrants must abide by Twitter’s terms and conditions.

4) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Entrants, upon submission of their entry to the Sweepstakes, hereby irrevocably grant to VO Atlanta, and each of their licensees, successors and assigns, the non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, no-cost license and right to use and otherwise exploit the entry submitted as part of the Sweepstakes, and all images, text and materials depicted therein, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium now or hereafter known or devised (including, without limitation, CDs, streaming media, film, television, videocassettes, print, interactive devices, mobile media, Internet and on-line systems, digital billboards), throughout the universe and in any and all languages, including, without limitation, the right to display, reproduce, record, perform, exhibit, distribute, copy, edit, change, modify, add to, subtract from, re-title and adapt the same, to combine it with other material and otherwise use and exploit it. VO Atlanta, and each of their successors, assigns and licensees, will have the right to make unlimited derivative works therefrom, to assign or transfer any or all such rights and to grant unlimited, multiple-level sublicenses. Without limiting the forgoing, VO Atlanta will have the right to use the entries submitted as part of the Sweepstakes, and all images depicted therein (if any), in any merchandising, advertising, marketing, promotion or for any other commercial or non-commercial purpose. Entrants hereby forever waive and relinquish all so-called “moral rights” now or hereafter recognized in connection with entries submitted as part of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that VO Atlanta shall have the sole discretion in determining the extent and manner of use of entries and are not obligated to use any entry. Entrants agree not to issue any publicity concerning VO Atlanta. Entrants agree that neither VO Atlanta nor their agents shall be responsible for returning or preservation of the entries submitted. All entries that are posted on VO Atlanta website including but not limited to the blog may be available to be viewed by anyone with access to the Internet.

5) WINNERS AND ODDS: There will be one (1) winners selected at random from all entry forms submitted. Entrants may only submit one entry form per day. Winner will receive ONE of the following at the discretion of VO Atlanta :one seat in Anne Ganguzza’s VO Atlanta 2015 Xsession on Saturday March 14 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.  The prize or any portion thereof is not refundable or redeemable for cash, and may not be sold or transferred.  If winner already has purchased a ticket for the event, they may use the prize to bring one additional guest.

6) RELEASE OF LIABILITY: Each potential winner of the Sweepstakes may (in VO Atlanta sole discretion) may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility/release of liability agreement (the “Acceptance Release”) and return the Acceptance Release before the winner is announced. If any potential prize winner fails or refuses to sign and return such Acceptance Release within forty-eight (48) hours of the first (1st) notification attempt, such potential winner (in VO Atlanta’s sole discretion) may be disqualified and an alternate may (in VO Atlanta’s sole discretion) be selected. Parents or legal guardians of any winner under the age of majority in their state of residence (which is eighteen (18) in most states but is nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi) may be required to also sign the Acceptance Release. If any potential prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules, he or she may be disqualified in VO Atlanta’s sole discretion, and an alternate potential winner may then, in VO Atlanta’s sole discretion, be selected by the representative. The Winner’s Acceptance Release is subject to verification by VO Atlanta.

VO Atlanta is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, damaged, intercepted misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the potential winners, or if potential winner is a minor, for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts of potential winner to provide signed parental or guardian consent. When a potential winner is contacted, he/she will have 48 hours in which to respond to the notification, or he/she will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected. VO Atlanta will not be responsible if a potential winner changes his/her e-mail address or other contact information after he/she registers for the Sweepstakes, it is his/her sole responsibility to update his/her registration information notifying VO Atlanta. Failure to update such registration information may affect a potential winner’s ability to receive the proper notification and be able to respond in time.

7) SELECTION OF WINNERS & JUDGING CRITERIA: After the Sweepstakes Period, a VO Atlanta representative will randomly select one winner. The representative’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into relating to the Sweepstakes’ result. The selection will take place immediately at the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period. The winner will be notified via e-mail only, within forty-eight (48) hours of the Sweepstakes Period, and he/she must respond within twenty four (24) hours of being notified. Failure of the winner to respond within forty-eight (24) hours of notification or failure to comply with any term or condition of these “Official Rules” including return of a parental consent form when necessary as requested by VO Atlanta, may result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be randomly chosen. The representative will have complete discretion over interpretation of the Official Rules, of administration of the Sweepstakes, and of selection of the winner. Decisions of the representative as to the administration of the Sweepstakes, interpretation of the Official Rules, and the selection of the winner will be final.

8) TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By participating, an entrant agrees to a) abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of VO Atlanta, which shall be final in all respects; b) release, discharge and hold harmless VO Atlanta and their respective parent company(ies), subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, licensees, directors, officers and employees, suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies, legal and financial advisors (collectively “Releasees”), from all liability, claims or damages including injury or death, arising out of their participation in the Sweepstakes and the acceptance, use or misuse of a prize. Subject to applicable law, winner irrevocably grants VO Atlanta and their designees the right and permission to use of their name, voice, likeness, and/or biographical information for advertising, promotion and publicity purposes without further compensation, and upon request will provide consent in writing to such use. Releasees are not responsible for and shall have no liability for printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes-related material; or for any stolen, late, lost, illegible, incomplete or misdirected entries; or for entries that are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction; or for any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions, which may limit a entrant’s ability to participate in the promotion. If for any reason Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned by reason of causes beyond the control of VO Atlanta, which, in the sole opinion of VO Atlanta, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of Sweepstakes, VO Atlanta reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend Sweepstakes, and/or may conduct Sweepstakes and select the winner from among all entries received prior to the action taken. Further, VO Atlanta reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes, and cancel or refuse any entry or any individual winning the Sweepstakes. In the event VO Atlanta is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, communications or equipment failure, utility or service interruptions, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared), interference with the Sweepstakes by any party, or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within VO Atlanta’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence)

VO Atlanta shall have the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes. VO Atlanta reserves the right to amend these Official Rules at its sole discretion at any time and will use reasonable endeavors to notify material changes to entrants and potential entrants. In the event the Sweepstakes is terminated prior to the stated end date, VO Atlanta reserves the right but has no obligation to award the prizes.
Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually through arbitration, without resort to any form of class action or litigation in court. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney’s fees. The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules shall be construed and governed in accordance with the laws of the State of California. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants, VO Atlanta, or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s laws.

VO Atlanta is not responsible for the actions of entrants in connection with the Sweepstakes, including entrants’ attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes, or whom VO Atlanta believes to be causing malfunction, error, disruption or damage may be disqualified. Additionally, any attempt to cheat the Sweepstakes, as determined at the sole discretion of VO Atlanta, may result in immediate disqualification of the entrant, as well as other possible consequences, including disqualification from any and all existing and future Sweepstakes. CAUTION: Any attempt by an entrant to undermine the legitimate operation of Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, VO Atlanta reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorney’s fees) from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution. VO Atlanta reserves the right, at their sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any individual who is found to be, or suspected of, acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike, obscene, immoral or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

9) SPONSOR:

Gerald Griffith
VoiceoverCity, LLC
1810 Water Place, #220
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Phone: (678) 439-9490
Fax: (678) 803-0245
admin@voiceovercity.com

Congrats to everyone who entered!

Happy Tweeting!

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