Get Some Press By Helping Out At

Voiceover do-gooders Diane Havens and Kat Keesling are putting out the call for additional volunteers to help out at (previously mentioned here).  The House and the Senate have both rewritten their bills and doubled their lengths so it’s more important than ever to make sure that the information can be heard in an easy and bipartisan manner.

Yeah, whatever.  Check it out: The site has now gotten a million hits (really!) and is getting press all over the place from the left and the right, from Rachel Maddow to Ann Coulter, from the New York Times to Fox Business News.  Isn’t it about time you got a piece of that action for yourself?

One of the benefits of volunteering is the actual exposure and ability to get some big name press.  The Wall Street Journal, Times News, Washington Post, NY Times, The Hill, US News & World Report, Fox Business and NPR as well as top industry press like VoiceTalentProductions, VoiceOverXtra,, and individual blogs and sites of talents….

…If the talent helps spread the word locally, the story gets aired locally and usually with a local flavor targeting the talent themselves. Volunteering for HearTheBill doesn’t pay money, but it is indeed a marketing platform for the talent….

…It’s for a great cause to serve the community. The work done is able to be used without restriction in their demo and can be credited on their bio. They have a reason to contact their media outlets when things change…and that opportunity can open up a relationship with the station for business. It’s an instant credibility builder and we work hard to credit our volunteers well….

…All audio includes a byline of the talent linked back to their site and email. As you know, it helps to have links to your site from credible sites with high traffic. And we are credible with a ton of traffic and are relevant to Voice Sites. Even if someone doesn’t volunteer, linking to us helps.

Plus you can get one of these cool banners below to put on your site or blog to spruce up the place and make it seem like you are civic minded:

So go read a few pages and join Chris Mezzolesta, Curt Palmer, Roger Baker, Veronica March, Kitzie Stern and a ton of others who have wisely milked this thing for all it is worth.

Join the Facebook fan page HERE for the latest.

Check out Chris Mezzolesta being interviewed on-camera from his home studio about his involvement HERE.

Check out this great PSA voiced by the great Lee Gordon who has also made his script available so you can voice it yourself and run it in your own hometown:

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Here’s Curt flirting with the anchorwoman on the local news:

Big ups also to Evan Rapp and Jerry Horwath at Buzz Cutz Audio in Minneapolis who have donated many studio and engineering hours to the cause.  Kudos.

Professional Voice Talent Get All Political at


Two of my great friends, the highly respected voice talents Diane Havens and Kathleen “Kat”Keesling have joined forces for a new web-based project at to help people understand the intricacies of the proposed Health Care Bill now before Congress so that they can better form an opinion and possibly contact their local representatives.  From the site:

We lead busy lives. We have our work, our families, our homes and our communities. Any time left to read legislation? Legislation that will directly impact you, your families and communities. Few do.

We are working voice actors, leading those same busy lives — but we are donating our time, committed to making it possible for you to hear the Health Care Bill now before Congress. We do this so that you can make an informed decision. Armed with specifics, you can then speak to your representatives empowered with the facts that make your opinion an educated one — one with weight.

We are each of us, from different political backgrounds, philosophies and regions of the country.


We have no agenda other than to make it easier for you to know exactly what our lawmakers are proposing. Download the audio of this bill, and listen to it as you would an audiobook, whenever it’s convenient for you.

They are also looking for other professional voice talents who dig the idea and may want to volunteer their services by reading a few pages of the bill. Click the link in that last sentence to do your patriotic duty. You’re not really so busy with clients anyway that you can’t lend a hand and use your voice to possibly change the course of modern American politics in order to form a more perfect union.1

Honestly, I don’t know when we started getting all socially conscious over here at the blog but it seems to go against my upbringing.  Sorry Mom.  Please join us next week for the first post in my five part photo-essay series entitled, “Large Breasts On Young Women: How Does It Affect Their Voices?”

1. Grandiose?  You’re soaking in it.