I think about this a lot. I always get worried that I’m going to get it wrong.
It’s very important to make sure people are actually listening when you talk to them, and you don’t end up sounding like you’re talking to a friend that you haven’t spoken with for years. That’s not good.
Also, make sure they understand the full meaning of the conversation. People tend to have a lot of problems interpreting things. It’s easy for people to be overly technical and make things sound like they just are, when really you’re just trying to get them to understand something because you want them to understand. It’s really important to get that right.
On The Voice Thing
I have always had the voice in me, and I don’t think it’s gone away, I think it’s more like there are now more people out there who can actually control their voice than there were when I was younger and there was also a lot of people who still needed a lot of help getting their voice right, so there are some really smart people who really understand what I’m trying to say and are able to help me because sometimes the things I say don’t quite come out as I’d originally hoped.
But I know who you’re getting into, and you’ve probably found an agent because the first thing they will tell you – a lot of agents will tell you when they get your first book proposal, they say “Well your voice is so awesome that I’ll put a voice over for you.” And they don’t know where to even begin because all they understand is that the voice you have is fantastic, then you could just buy a microphone. And that really sucks. A voice over is very cheap and very easy. So it’s very important that you get someone who is an expert in voice over to help you with your career, and this is very important for someone like me, because I get that my voice is so unique, it’s like I have three different vocal ranges which I use for different roles in different films. And if you know that and you know that, well, I can just try and find a better mic or get someone who knows the voice better.
And I also love making sure that when I’m talking to people, I always try and let them guess what I’m saying before I say it. And when they’re guessing and they are saying “Oh, that’s so funny, that’s really bad,” because I always remind them that I
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