I was lucky enough to head to a voice over conference this past weekend called VO Atlanta – and WOW, was it overwhelming. Wonderful – but overwhelming. For one thing, there were around 650 or so other voice talent there. For another, I knew quite a lot of them. And for still something else, I learned a ton at the various breakout sessions and simply by having conversations with my colleagues. Every one of them is a kind and generous soul – from the most well-known and successful to those just starting out. Actually, those special, one on one conversations were really what made the experience worthwhile for me.
You see, a lot of us spend a great deal of time talking to ourselves in a padded box … and it’s just nice to get OUT sometimes. 😉 The wonderful folks I’ve met on Facebook and in other social media are all over the world. (I was lucky enough to meet many colleagues from Mexico, the UK, one from Rome, and even one from Portugal!) These kinds of conferences allow us to have a personal connection that isn’t quite as easy to have over say, Facebook. I’ve returned energized, educated, and inspired! And I look forward to making your unique project sparkle. 🙂