Ms. Music's Voice
|Posted on February 4, 2021 at 10:50 AM||comments (928)|
By Paulette Jackson: It has been a little over a year since this unfortunate and devastating pandemic has hit us all over the world. For me, at first, it was a struggle to continue to be creative and find the motivation to continue with my voiceover business. I wasn't sure, as I am sure a lot of us were feeling, just how much of an affect this pandemic was going to have over my voice.
With that, your emotions dealing with life's unexpected twists and turns, plays a part in how your body reacts to it all; stress, sadness, frustrations, etc. all can affect your body which includes your vocals whether you are a music vocalist, public speaker or voiceover professional.
The reasoning, I guess, for my delay in writing this blog was that I wanted to really think about how all of this has really been for me personally and professionally, wanting to be transparent in my experiences and struggles through this pandemic. Then once I cried, prayed, talked to friends and prayed some more, I found through that necessary cleansing period, that even through this difficult period (something I never thought I would experience in my lifetime) that I could still flourish in my voiceover business, it just took focus and a shift of direction to continue on. I'm grateful...
So, just know that it is ok to shut down for a minute to regroup in order to continue on your path. To re-focus and shift in another direction. The important part of any life struggle and challenges is to not let it take you completely out of the game, do what you need to do to heal but, then get up and keep pushing forward. Yes, you may have to change the game plan but, get to the finish line.
My voiceover business is still very important to me and I was not going to let this pandemic be a roadblock. Not only did I keep going with VO, I ended up writing 3 books (one just published a month ago) other ventures started coming my way and it can for you too.
What has been your experiences during this pandemic as it relates to your voiceover business? Have you found a new ways of utilizing your business?
|Posted on August 2, 2019 at 9:25 PM||comments (19173)|
|Posted on January 3, 2017 at 10:45 PM||comments (43881)|
Paulette Jackson: Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 3:28 PM
I plan on doing some traveling this Spring/Summer and don't want to miss out on any auditions and opportunities while I'm away........... Does anyone use their iPad or Phones to do any recording and sending demos? What is the best app and mic to use for the iPad?
I'm on one of the P2P sites and found out this past week that I can record new demos to add to my profile right from my iPhone! Any advice and suggestions would greatly be appreciated. Maybe this will help someone else.........
|Posted on January 3, 2017 at 10:40 PM||comments (22871)|
Paulette Jackson: Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:25 PM
The music industry, in my opinion, has gotten away from the music, creativity and development of it's artist. Gone are the days of the "Motown School of Artist Development" or some form of it..........! It is sad to me that most of today's artist have gotten away from creativity and going more with what is considered "commercial"!
The best eras of music, to me, were the 60's and 70's when music and lyrics meant something and was relateable to everyone no matter what religion, creed or color!
Music has a way of bringing the most unlikley of people together, I saw this recently in a video that was posted on You Tube where this young man was playing music outside and other people walked by or stopped and joined in with him! It was beautiful and totally off the tops of their heads, beautiful!!
Please, let's get back to the days when the lyrics and music was a creative process, using "real" instruments not computers! When you took true experiences and made meaningful and beautiful music..........