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BrianC
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Post by BrianC » November 26th, 2018, 9:45 pm

Hi there!

My name is Brian, and I am new to LibriVox as a volunteer, but I have been listening for awhile!

Until my son was born, I was a corporate trainer and a life coach that worked in three big areas: Being an effective leader, being an effective communicator, and being the most charismatic person you could be (both in business and in personal relationships). I have spent a lot of time using my voice and training other people how to use their voice for effect. I also used to speak competitively through Toastmasters and was involved in community theater.

When my son was born, I decided to slow down my coaching business so that I could be a full-time work-at-home Dad. But, as I often teach people that I worked with on relationships - once your kids no longer need you every hour of the day, its important to have at least a sideline. I have wanted to be a voice for cartoons since I was a kid in the 80s, and on a lark, I took a five-day challenge program on how to become a voice actor (from Crystal Wascher.) I had my first VO job through Audible's ACX.com by day three. That was in May. Since then I have completed ten audiobooks through ACX.

I have been told time and time again that Librivox is a great place to network with other voiceover actors, learn more about audio mastering, and do some good volunteer work in the process... all while getting a little exposure. I have been looking forward to this step of my journey for awhile now.

Some of the skills I can bring to the table for a project, other than voice, are:
  • web design and development.

    forum admin.

    some basic audible mastering.

    project management.

    voice training.

    helping people handle stage fright.

    and time management help.
I'm currently building my online portfolio page here: https://newworldscoaching.ca/vocals/... but it is far from done.

Other than that, I build and fly drones, I play a lot of table top role-playing games (usually as GM), and I published a novel a few years ago... which I am slowly turning into an audiobook for the ACX market when not working on other projects.

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Post by philchenevert » November 27th, 2018, 7:47 am

Well Brian, you certainly bring a lot to the table! Your experience and skills would be a great asset to this worldwide community of volunteers. If you wish to record for LibriVox, we ask for a 1 minute test to check out your tech specs. Your welcome email has a lot of info there on how to do this. For someone with your skills it should be a breeze but ask if anything is unclear. Here is a little video about our forums
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnxpcbnEjoQ&feature=youtu.
Be cool and jump right in !1 :thumbs: f
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Post by TriciaG » November 27th, 2018, 9:40 am

I'm within bicycle distance of you. 8-) Not today, though.

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Post by BrianC » November 27th, 2018, 10:38 pm

TriciaG wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 9:40 am
I'm within bicycle distance of you. 8-) Not today, though.

Welcome!
Most definitely not today. The weather has been dreadful, hasn't it?

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Post by BrianC » November 27th, 2018, 10:39 pm

philchenevert wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 7:47 am
Well Brian, you certainly bring a lot to the table! Your experience and skills would be a great asset to this worldwide community of volunteers. If you wish to record for LibriVox, we ask for a 1 minute test to check out your tech specs. Your welcome email has a lot of info there on how to do this. For someone with your skills it should be a breeze but ask if anything is unclear. Here is a little video about our forums
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnxpcbnEjoQ&feature=youtu.
Be cool and jump right in !1 :thumbs: f
I will post this link in the Listeners and Editors Wanted section as well, but here is the test: https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_brianc.mp3

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