by Dan O'Day on March 31, 2015

radio morning show coachI understand why people often are surprised that I have coached radio morning shows that are done in a language I don’t speak.

But I can tell when something works or not, without understanding the words.

The first time I experienced this was years ago in Leipzig, Germany. I was listening to the radio in my hotel room, and the evening jock — speaking only German, of course — did a character voice.

I could tell the character was funny. For one thing, it clearly was a character and not just a funny voice. For another…I dunno. I could just tell.

In a taxi in Paris, the driver had on a French station. One guy was talking, obviously delivering the news. But then I heard a shift in his voice.

I couldn’t resist the impulse: I leaned forward and asked the driver, “Is he talking about the weather now?”

The driver nodded, yes.

Here’s an example of how you can fully understand someone whose language you don’t speak (unless you happen to be Finnish).

You can recognize a “home run call” in any language…and it doesn’t need to be confined to baseball.


Here’s the replay of Saturday’s Q&A about the voiceover business.

Harlan Hogan & I answered questions nonstop for more than 3 hours, gave lots of valuable tips & advice and busted a number of voice over myths.

And here’s your subtle reminder that your $1,950 of “Early Action” bonuses for joining our Starting Your Voiceover Business class goes away tomorrow.

Note: The free replay will be available for only a few days.



by Dan O'Day on March 27, 2015

Voiceover Q&AHarlan Hogan and I will be conducting a free voiceover teleseminar tomorrow (Saturday).

It will be totally Q&A. We’re open to whatever your questions you have about the voiceover biz (especially if you’re already doing VO but haven’t yet achieved the consistent level of success you’re looking for)

We’re doing it to “promote” our Starting Your Voiceover Business class, so we’ll be especially eager to help you determine if the class is right for you.


Saturday, March 28
3:00PM Eastern
2:00PM Central
Noon Pacific

Telephone Number to Call

Your Participant Access Code
2 7 3 3 2 9

When you call that phone number, you will be required to enter the conference code above in order to join the call.

That is a public access code that we’re making available to anyone who wants to join us.

Two Ways to Ask Your Questions

1. Ask your questions here, and I’ll make sure we cover them during Saturday’s teleseminar.

2. Ask your questions live during the teleseminar.

Dial In Seven Minutes Early

With lots of people calling in from all over the world, you’ll want to call in early in case you get a busy signal at first…

We hope you’ll be joining us live tomorrow.

P.S. The $1,950 of Early Action bonuses go away on Sunday. (Hint: Register for the class before then.)

You’ll find all the details about the class here.


Here’s a bunch of examples of how voice actors have created new, rewarding voiceover work, rather than wasting time on pay-to-play sites or hoping their agent will send them another audition from VoiceBank.

This is the third and final installment of Harlan Hogan’s free voice over video training series.

Here is the first video of the series.

Here is the second video of the series.

Registration for Harlan’s Starting Your Voiceover Business class opens soon. To be notified, join the Alert List by using the blue form below.

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Voiceover BUSINESS Tips – Harlan Hogan Video #2

by Dan O'Day on March 16, 2015

Here’s the second in our free series of voiceover business training videos from Harlan Hogan. Voice actors fear two things that are vital to the success of their voiceover businesses….

To be notified when our next voiceover video is released and also when the class registration details are announced, enter your name & best email address in the form above.

Here’s the first video in this series.