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Part One:

[1] Megan Auman is a designer, educator and entrepreneur. Her blog  Designing an MBA is an inspiration.

[4] Steve Martin, from his memoir “Born Standing Up.”

Part Two:

[7] Even though the FAQ page on my website will tell you that I still offer voice-over coaching services, I’m not shouting it from the rooftops.

[8] If you haven’t seen the video, you might wonder: What’s the big deal?

Part Three:  

[12] A few years ago, entrepreneur and New York Times contributor Jay Goltz asked owners of failed small businesses what had gone wrong.

[13] Why did the New York Times write that “one of the world’s most successful photographers essentially pawned every snap of the shutter she had made or will make until her loans are paid off?”

[13] The book The Millionaire Next Door is not about big spenders.

[16] On one of the LinkedIn groups for working voice actors, the discussion had turned to ACX, the Audiobook Creation Exchange.

[17] As a result, this Massachusetts math and science teacher lost her $92,636-a-year job.

[17] A waitress at a pizza restaurant in uptown Charlotte was fired after making derogatory remarks about customers who’d made her work an hour past the end of her shift and only left a small tip.

[17] Comedian Gilbert Gottfried lost his job as the voice of the Aflac duck, after the insurance company found out he was tweeting “jokes” about the devastating tsunami in Japan.

[17] The website Digital Inspiration discovered that:

[17] As CNET’s Sharon Vaknin warned:

[19] “I want a Studiobricks vocal booth.

[20] The Chronicle of Philanthropy publishes surveys on giving, foundations, and executive salaries.

[20] Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest evaluator of charities.

[20] On its website you’ll find a list of 10 Highly Paid CEOs at Low-Rated Charities.

[20] October is breast cancer awareness month, and I’m sure you’ve seen pink ribbons on practically anything, from cereal boxes to smoothies to shower gel.

[20] According to the same article, forty percent of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation came from cause-related marketing.

[20] The website concluded:

[20] . In 2012, the non-profit Central Park Conservancy in New York received a $100 million donation from hedge fund manager John Paulson, who made an estimated four billion dollars by betting the U.S. housing market would slump.

[20] Not so long ago I finished narrating a documentary highlighting some of the work of Handicap International.

Part Four:  

[24] Mahan Khalsa founded the Sales Performance Group of FranklinCovey.

[24] He’s the co-author of Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play: Transforming the Buyer/Seller Relationship.

[24} John Jantsch is a leading small business expert and author of Duct Tape Marketing and The Referral Engine.

[27] Take a look at this video.

[28] A while ago, Chris Kendall of Voice Artists United interviewed me about it.

Part Five:

[31] A few years ago, British-American entrepreneur Andrew Keen wrote The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture.

[31] “The Wikipedia model allows anyone to edit, and relies on a large number of well-intentioned editors to overcome issues raised by a smaller number of problematic editors.

[31] Erik Sheppard of Voice Talent Productions puts it this way:

Part Six:  

[38] Mike Wise, a sports columnist at The Washington Post, was suspended after purposely spreading false information on Twitter to prove that people would believe pretty much any tweet.

[40] A Quick Guide To Selecting The Right Voice Talent.”

[40] If you want to get a better idea of industry averages, the Fireclick index will provide some insight.

[40] Voice Coach and talent Mark Avery read the blog and responded:

[40] In their Client Experience Report Winter 2011, online voice casting service Voices.com states:

[41] I’ve seen the Michael J. Collins’ Book More Work Through Voices.com video.

[41] You can find the link to the audio listed in the link library of MakingMoneyInYourPJs.com: Click here to have a listen.

Part Seven:  

[49] In 2006, entertainment tycoon David Geffen sold Jackson Pollock’s painting No. 5, 1948 for 140 million dollars.

[49] Can you tell me why actress Abigail Breslin reportedly made $65K for five hours of voice-over work for the animated film Zambezia?

[49] Peter Drucker was right when he said:

[49] 3. At least a third of the population consists of so-called placebo reactors.

[49] The average price in stores is $335 (source).

[50] “You left out “ignorance” – some don’t know what they’re worth …” Joe J. Thomas

[50] I would rather work with five good paying clients a week as opposed to fifteen who have $50 for their budget.” Terry Daniel

[50] And in some parts of the country the cost of living is much lower than in others, so those fewer dollars go further.” Diane Havens

[50] Here’s what Phil Sayer had to say:

[50] Lawrence Steinmetz and William Brooks are the authors of How to sell at margins higher than your competitors. Winning every sale at full price, rate or fee.

[50] Actor, writer and producer J.S. Gilbert:

[51] Have you ever heard of the Big Mac index, the Tall Latte index, or the iPod index?

[52] Business writer and voice-over professional Maxine Dunn describes herself as a savvy solopreneur.

[52] Voice actor Mara Junot is with the 88%:

[52] Arno Lubbinge was one of the first Dutch voice-overs with an online presence. He has always been open about his pricing.

[52] Audio book narrator Jeffrey Kafer isn’t buying it:

[52] You already know where I stand in this discussion. I’m with Marcus Sheridan.

[52] In an article for the Social Media Examiner he writes:

[53] If you’d like to formalize the relationship, check out the free Contract Creator from the Freelancers Union.

[54] Services such as FreshBooks, ZoHoBooks or Invoicera are meant to make accounting and invoicing less intimidating.

[54] If you’re in the U.S., companies like the Media Recovery Group, Inc. and Cambridge Receivable Solutions, LLC, specialize in debt collection for freelancers and small businesses.

[54] ZenCash offers a collection solution that connects to your current invoicing software (such as Quickbooks, FreshBooks and others) to automatically send out notices to your customers when they are late on a payment.

[54] 8. If the non-paying client is in your jurisdiction, you can take him or her to small claims court.

[54] Attorney, actor, and voice talent Robert Sciglimpaglia Jr. – author of VoiceOver Legal (a book every voice-over should own) – notes that you can put a clause in your contract saying that your client agrees to submit to the jurisdiction of the state court where you are located.

[54] Click here to read about how one freelancer won her case.

[54] The Freelancers Union has a client scorecard where businesses are rated by members.

[66] According to the handy-dandy Edge Studio Words-to-Time Converter, the typical reading time for such a page is one minute and forty seconds.

[56] For audio books their rates are:

[56] The Voices.com resources rate page has an overview per project category.

[56] Voices.com has a second online rate sheet.

Part Eight:  

[57] Following in the footsteps of NLP-creators Bandler and Grinder, he developed a toolbox based on what he calls Neuro Associative Conditioning (NAC).

[57] At the basis of NLP and NAC is the process of modeling.

[57] Use the Power of Now and DO IT.

[59] I use what Malcolm Gladwell describes in his book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking.

[59] Director Richard Linklater put it this way when he talked about his movie Before Midnight.

[59] At home, Tom Kenny (the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants) is just Tom Kenny, Jim Carrey keeps a straight face, and Steve Martin is not this Wild & Crazy Guy.

[61] The Indian sage Patanjali is known for a collection of aphorisms on Yoga practice, the Yoga Sutras.

[61] Back in 1902, James Allen, author of As a Man Thinketh, put it this way:

[63] Phil Keoghan, the U.S. host of The Amazing Race, was 19 when he almost lost his life.   [63] And I also came to appreciate that a good List for Life should be more mature, emotionally richer, and much more varied than this one. (But hey, I was 19).” (source)

[63] Keoghan turned his lust for life into a List for Life, and into a philosophy that became his mantra: No Opportunity Wasted or NOW.

[63] His journey was documented in The Ride.

[63] In 2011, his NOW organization teamed up with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation for the Together in MS Campaign.

[63] Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent years caring for patients in the last weeks of their lives.

[64] In William Shatner’s documentary The Captains, Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeaway), reveals that her two children resented her always being on the set, working 18 hour days.