I am getting excited! The 2nd annual V.O. North conference is getting closer and closer. September 21st and 22nd, 2019, in Toronto. No idea how many 'sleeps' are left, but fewer by the day, for sure!
This is where all types of pro and aspiring-pro voice talent, coaches, agents, etc., get together to share concepts, learn, practise and yes, even just 'schmooze'. I enjoyed it so much last year, it was a no-brainer to sign up again this year (and my wife, Elizabeth insisted too. Her support for my VO business is stellar!).
Not only do voiceover talent gain from conferences like this, but their clients do as well. Talent learn new techniques, and improve on the old ones. We learn about new equipment and more efficient methods of everything to do with voiceover, from recording and editing, to new ways to remotely connect with studios and clients. We also learn what new industry standards we should be following, as well as those to watch for on the horizon.
Yup, it's an exciting time for those of us who talk to ourselves in little rooms. ...For two days, we actually get to talk with other people - in big rooms!