I really like it here. Interestingly, it feels to me like a perfect blend of the quiet, polite stylishness of Seoul and the multicultural, grand metropolitanism of Chicago. It’s been a great experience and I’ll definitely be back.
The best part about coming to industry conferences for me is always connecting and reconnecting with the people, but I gleaned some good insights too. Here are a couple of highlights…
READ: Marc Scott’s sessions on business goal setting and marketing were highlights. He highly recommended the book, The 5 Second Rule, by Mel Robbins. I’m looking forward to reading it, but the heart of her message can be found right here in her TED Talk.
“There’s one thing that is guaranteed to increase your feelings of control over your life: a bias toward action.” “The 5 Second Rule The moment you have an instinct to act on a goal you must count 5-4-3-2-1 and physically move or your brain will stop you.” “Your feelings don’t matter.”
LISTEN: I will never be a hard-sell kind of guy. It’s just not my style. However, I was encouraged by my peers to do more in the way of communicating my value directly to my clients and prospects. In that spirit, I’m really excited to share with you my fantastic newNarration Demo and eLearning Demo produced by amazing Nashville producer, Michael Bornheim. Let me know if I can be a resource for you or someone you know!
REFER: It takes thousands and thousands of hours and dollars to become a professional-grade voiceover talent, and yet there are many unscrupulous or simply uninformed sellers and buyers who undercharge or underpay these days. Fortunately, there are folks like Carol Rathe, Stacey Stahl and Tanya Buchanan of the Voiceover Agent Alliance who are out there fighting the good fight and advocating on our behalf, and resources like the GVAA Rate Card that help ensure we can all continue to make a decent living for creating value with our voices.
Make this week magnificent!