Great meetup today with two wonderful voice over talents in our Washington, DC area, Larissa Gallagher and Doug Corbett. I’m lucky enough to be in a Mastermind Group with them. Check out this latest video as to why a Mastermind Group is a great idea at http://youtu.be/xFddDClNTbY
Voice 2010…another cute pic…Facebook | My Photos – Wall Photos http://ow.ly/1ZHVJ
After attending Voice 2010, I am invigorated with a vast array of ideas, ranging from comedic timing techniques to additional social media marketing tips to audio production tips. I’ve met new friends and reconnected with old ones. I felt privileged to have been there.
This past week, I’ve been offered some interesting audio projects and have completed some remaining telephony work. Not only have I been reliving the fun by posting and tagging pictures from the event on Facebook, I’ve also marketed and auditioned. Coincidently, I’ve been blessed with some amazing opportunities. The three, no four, biggest highlights of last week were as follows: I was interviewed by Tim Keenan of Creative Media for his Twitter Follow Friday, been credited with a wee bit of a cartoon idea from a quick hallway passing remark with an imaginative VO cartoonist, Jeffrey Kafer. Mid-week, I connected with George Whittam of ElDorado Recording Studio who offered to assist me with the final audio tweeking of my on-site studio. On Friday evening, I attended a parking lot party at Henninger Media Services, a gracious first-rate production studio that had consented for me to access their ISDN line, as needed.
There are far and away more important matters of the heart to deal with today. For the next few days, my husband and I are going through the last of his father’s things that have remained in the house where my husband grew up. Two years ago, my father-in-law passed away in a nursing home less than a mile from our home. Our family was there on the day of his death. My mother-in-law slipped away 16 years ago, but had been his childhood sweetheart since the seventh grade. Loyalty runs deep in our family. We have always been a close-knit family. (His home is also less than a half-mile away from ours.)
Each item inside the Pop’s home holds a cherished memory. Family members have already chosen mementos, and it’s been a fairly smooth process, albeit a sad one. I know I will listen to the stories and share my husband’s sadness as he puts the last of the remaining things away for good. I anticipate that many sentimental items will find their way to our home, and I plan to accept those things that my husband couldn’t bear to part with, except maybe the clay sculpture with the hideous, bulging googily eyes he made in art class in the third grade…
Over the weekend, Project Share, hauled away the larger furniture in their furniture truck. By donating to that charity, an itemized list of what we could offer was picked up at Pop’s house, then taken directly to needy families that had been placed on a requested waiting list for those specific items. A neighbor that needed a bedroom set, coffee table and lamps has already been by the house to collect. Our sons transported the larger items to his house. Tomorrow, the American Veterans Organization will come with their truck to haul away most of the usable household items.
We think Pop would have really liked it he knew that the things he kept around on a daily basis could be used by others that were less fortunate. Painters, plumbers, wallpaper removers, and new kitchen appliances will spiff-up the place to get it ready for sale at the beginning of July. It’s been a difficult decision for my husband and his sister to move forward by selling his family’s home, but have now come to the realization it’s the right thing to do. So my biggest job today has nothing to do with the world of VO, but the more important job of just “being there.”
Tim Keenan of CreativeMediaRecording.com recorded an interview with me in regards to my reaction to Voice2010. Enjoy! http://ow.ly/1Ximz