I'm super excited to be kicking off this week with my friends at VO Atlanta! The VO Atlanta Conference, hosted by Founder and Executive Producer Gerald Griffith, has been a staple in the VO Industry since 2013. I have been honored to be a presenter at this conference every year since 2014. People from all over get together to share, network, and grow as a community. Due to the chaos that was the 2020 pandemic, this year we will be gathering virtually. Even though a lot of us will miss the physical in-person conference, this year will be a unique opportunity for us to grow and reach even more people globally, and for that, I am excited. (and honestly, every time we did get together, we all had to fight that Conference crud, and I am kinda thankful that won't be happening in our virtual setting!! )
If you have never attended the conference, I highly recommend it. It's an amazing resource for learning and networking - and the really cool thing is that this year you will get access to all of the videos from the sessions! WHOA - that's cool. Now you can virtually attend as many sessions as you want and not worry if the schedule doesn't allow you to be two places at once- now you can be! Literally hundreds of hours of educational content at your fingertips!
Journey to Resilience
Coming back together stronger than ever, as a community, it seems fitting that this year's theme is Resilience. So many of us have faced challenges this year, and over and over again, I have seen our community rally around those in need. It truly warms my heart.
This year I am once again honored to present two VO Peeps Scholarships to two very deserving Peeps - Jeffrey Baker and Stephanie Matard . The VO Peeps have been offering scholarships to VO Atlanta since 2014, and I am so grateful to Gerald Griffith for his unwavering support and or providing such a wonderful resource to the community. I am also honored to be a part of the Brad Venable VO Atlanta Scholarship this year, celebrating the Life & Spirit of Brad Venable, along with Cliff Zelman and Carin Gilfry. Brad was an integral part of the conference and we all miss him dearly. Congratulations to our scholarship recipient Lara Woodhull - make sure to check out her video of how Brad was able to help her in her journey into voiceover. And finally, I am honored to be a part of the VO Atlanta Unicorn Grant that helps to give back to an outstanding member of the community who helps others in need.
Check out my sessions:
Monday, April 19, 2021, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST - Kickoff and Conference Welcome
Chatting with Gerald about our very special VO Peeps Scholarship and Winners
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM - The Producer's Panel
Moderated by J. Michael Collins of JMC Demos, this fast-paced and informative panel features industry-leading producers Cliff Zellman, AJ McKay, Dave Walsh, and Anne Ganguzza, in a 45 minute-long exploration of bleeding-edge trends in demo production, content, and strategy. Attendees will learn everything they need to know to take their demo game to a major league level.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - [X-SESSION] eLearning Narration Techniques for a Digital Age: “Educate” your way to More Money - SOLD OUT
Learn how to be everyone’s favorite teacher - on the mic! In today's post-Covid world, many companies and educational institutions are undergoing major transformations, including digitalizing their training and learning platforms. This means more corporate and educational training - for employees, customers, and students. And in a projected $275.10 billion industry - that's a whole LOT of opportunities for work for the voice actor. This intensive session will get you in front of the mic and show you eLearning voicing techniques to help you stand out - and "educate" your way to more gigs!
Saturday, April 24, 2021, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM - AI? As If!
Stop yelling at AI to get off your lawn and find your way to work alongside it. This is your opportunity to learn how to get ahead of the curve and stand out in your eLearning voiceover gigs and auditions.
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Much love and Keep on rockin' your health and your biz!
About the Author: Anne Ganguzza is a full-time voice talent and award-winning director and producer who works with students to develop their voice over and business skills - including VO demo training and production. She specializes in Conversational Commercial and Narration styles, including Corporate, E-Learning, Technology, Healthcare - Medical, Telephony, and On-Hold. Located in Orange County, CA, Anne offers private coaching and mentoring services to students in person and via Skype, ipDTL or Zoom.