The perfect get rich field?

Posted by on 13 Dec 2016 | Tagged as: blog

The perfect get rich field?

I Get a lot of email Daily.

There was one email in the one inbox today from a health guru touting the

benefits of a fellow marketer that has promoted his stuff.

His stuff is over priced and  doesn’t arrive in a timely fashion either online or off.

So why should I listen to him?

I’ll let you read his letter and my reply and decide for yourself.
Pocketing $250 to $750 for a few minutes of work.(2)
Kevin – NutriO2 <kevin@nutrio2.org>
To jay beacham 12/13/2016 at 10:39 AM
Hi Jay,

Ever heard the phrase, “In a world…” in movie
trailers?

I don’t know about you but it has been used in so
many  movies that it became a cliché.

Reason I’m asking you is because the guy behind
that voice became a millionaire because of an
accident.

Yes,  you read that right.

La Fontaine’s voice cracked at age 13 in
mid-sentence…

… giving him that distinct tone that later
brought him much fame and success.

His income a month was reportedly in the millions!
In fact, at his peak he was doing about 60
voice overs a week sometimes even 35 in a single
day!

Now let me tell you this …

60 promotions a week isn’t really absurd once you
find out that there’s a big gaping hole in the
voice over industry.

The demand is just too much for the supply.

And guess what?

There is documentation and proof showing how
under served this industry is – and what you can do
to take advantage of it…

You can see it all here.

Now, you’re probably wondering …

How come we haven’t heard about it?
The answer is simple.

Voiceover folks are making a killing pocketing
$250 to $750 for a few minutes of work.

And they are afraid of sharing the wealth because
they  DON’T KNOW that the voiceover industry is a
17 billion dollar behemoth that’s growing at a
steady rate of 7.6% each year.

Can you imagine how big of a market is waiting for
you to make your mark?

If you are curious or at the very least interested
making side income just by recording your voice
then check this out

On that presentation, you’d even be surprised how
most people with horrible voices manage to carve a
big piece of the pie.

Then again, don’t believe me.

See it for yourself.

To Your Good Health,
Kevin Richardson

He referred Jenny Lewis’s  Voice Over  training program

http://www.vogenesisonline.com/start/?hop=mentis

The perfect get rich field! Right? 

Not so fast, here is my reply to him:

Kevin,

I’m a voice over guy.
It’s now all done on the internet,  not in studios like Mr La Fontaine used.
and a distinct voice isn’t enough.
It is a saturated industry with more and more competition daily.
Now a voice talent needs to be the voice, the studio, the sound engineer, the computer engineer, the sales department, the advertising department, the fulfillment department, etc.
The voice talent has to be unique and all those things and more.
There are millions of voice talents who are unemployed.
In my 10 plus years in the modern business, I’ve gotten two voice over jobs because of a neighbor lady who asked me to voice two videos introducing new products to the market place .
That’s it.
Mr. Don La Fontaine walked into a studio and just spoke.
Years ago, so did I.    While in the studio, I’d read for several things and walk out with a check.

Not that way any more.
As in all parts of the entertainment business, Some succeed and earn the big money, most  don’t.
Sincerely,
Jay Beacham
http://jaybeacham.com

The perfect get rich field?

When the “stay in your pajamas and earn big money from home” ads come at you, just take a breath and

realize that all that glitters isn’t gold.

 

We already have voice talents!

Posted by on 30 Jul 2016 | Tagged as: blog

As I’ve gone out to acquire voice work, I hear:  ”We do everything in house.”, “We have the radio station do it all for us.”  ”You’re not this voice or that.” , and other reasons why they won’t even listen to me.  

I might be the best thing that ever happened to their company, but if they won’t even listen, how will they know?

“I understand that Mel Blanc went into Warner Brothers every week for three years trying to get heard. The main guy wouldn’t listen to him and then died. The new guy who took over, listened to Mel and Mel went on to make Warner Brothers.
The first guy had lots of voice people but not Mel and he was something special.
I could be too. You won’t know if you don’t listen to me.
Need a voice talent?”  posted at  Jay Beacham Services on May 23. 2016.

So I may be a Mel Blanc. 

I do voice work in English and German and a few other languages.

 Listen to me now.

https://soundcloud.com/jay-beacham

 

Give Me A Chance At Bat

Posted by on 03 Jun 2015 | Tagged as: blog

 

 

Give Me A Chance At Bat

I just watched an instructional video.

Are You Batting Lead-Off or Clean-Up?
by Bill DeWees
607 views
https://youtu.be/qFjMb5plr3o
He’s a voice guy and compares baseball lead off/cleanup hitters to the voice over business of today.
He says it’s better to consistently get on base than to be the guy to get the home runs.
Meaning to work consistently is better than to wait for the big fancy voice jobs.

Well I’d just like to get a chance to bat.

My problem may have started when I first went to Little League tryouts with a boy who’d played before.
There was a team in the field and the prospects got a chance at bat while the coaches looked them over.
Before I could get to bat someone said that I was to go with the team made up of the left over boys.
I protested and someone said,
“Ah let the kid hit.”
I swung at the first ball and ran to second base safe.
Then we went off in the back of a pickup to look for a field to practice in.
We didn’t find one that morning.
By the next week, my family’s farm operations took precedence to ball games and my Little League career
ended before it had begun.
During the next few years, besides work and school and scouts, I practiced ball whenever the chance afforded itself.
I watched movies about baseball greats. The Deans, Jackie Robinson, etc.
I waited for High School sports.
the following poem tells about all of that.
To Pitch The Ball ©
When young, I thought it fun to throw a little baseball,
My dream to be a Dizzy or a Daffy dean, did enthrall.
All times of day, I’d throw and catch by myself.
I’d throw and catch with others to;
In school yard or down in the street
Most days with others I would meet.
Though seldom would I get to pitch that ball.
Then Little League came: “Oh let the kid bat.”
But never did I get to throw from mound to catcher’s mitt.
To high school then and gym,
Maybe I’d get to show
How good, how fast, how accurate I could throw.
I hurt my knee and to a specialist had to go.
He said that running would be put
That swim exercise and leg weight lifting would be in.
The years have so very fast gone past,
And though balls now fly to mitt-to sky
They do not on me at all rely.
(Author’s note: There is a professional baseball pitcher named Jay Beacham but it isn’t me.)
(Poetry anthology on Kindle “Under Red Cliffs” @ https://lnkd.in/e582xnM )
(Also available in paper back @ http://jaybeacham.com/products-page-2/

Well so it has been for me in the voice over world of today.
I’d just like to get a chance to get to bat or pitch. 
I won’t do immoral or illicit projects.
And it is always good to believe in something before promoting it.
That lends the aspect of truth to what the Voice Talent is saying.
But that said, I just want a chance to play.

We want a college age voice.

Posted by on 05 Jul 2013 | Tagged as: blog

“We want a college age voice.”

What?

“We need a 20 to 40 year old voice.” 

Searching for voice over, voice talent jobs these and other like statements were in the demo-requirements I found.

Who are they kidding?

There is no particular voice sound that depicts a college age student. And Now every one from all age groups are in college.

And 20 to 40? So you can tell?

I was a radio announcer at age 16  and sounded very much not like a child. And I am not an ‘exception’.

I understand that some casting directors didn’t cast Deanna Durbin when she was a teenager because she sounded to old.

I think these folks who are asking for the ‘age related voice’ are insane.

I sold a bare root apricot tree to a woman once.  From her voice she could have been in her twenties.  She was 11.

I have a friend who is 55 now and she sounds like a young girl where as her two daughters sounded very mature as teens.

So what’s in your mind about an age related voice sound?

You tell me what does a college age voice sound like?

I suppose if you were a “toother” and had no teeth you might sound old. I know folks who started wearing ‘dentures’ while still in their twenties. Without their chompers, they sound old.

Take Walter Brennan for instance.  He never played the part of a young man from the 1930s until he died in 1974 at age 80.

Here is an excerpt from a Wikipedia post about him:  “ Throughout his career, Brennan was frequently called upon to play characters considerably older than he was in real life. The loss of many teeth in a 1932 accident, rapidly thinning hair, thin build, and unusual vocal intonations all made him seem older than he really was. He used these features to great effect. In many of his film roles, Brennan wore ‘dentures; in Northwest Passage — a film set in the late 18th century—he wore a special dental prosthesis which made him appear to have rotting and broken teeth.”

These age requirements for a voice are so dumb.

Its all in people’s minds as to what makes someone sound young or old or in between or even look a certain age for that matter.

Now what do you think?

 Another matter before I’m out of here.

To those dorks who are putting links to keywords on my sites and posts, I hope you never sell a cent’s worth of product. If you had any integrity you’d pay for the advertising I and others are forced to give you.

 

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