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December 2015 Newsletter  |  Number 128
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Advanced Narration - 12/12-13 

Small Group Workout 1/5
The Long Haul - 1/9
INTRO: Starting Out - 1/10
Home Recording: Audacity - 1/13
Peak Performance - 1/14
Stepping Out - 1/17
Creating Characters - 1/17
Copy Intensive - 1/19-2/9
Preparing for a Demo - 1/20-27
On-Camera 101 - 1/21-28
By The Book - 1/23-24, 30-31
Small Group Workout - 2/3
Acting for VO & More - 2/4-18
Narration Simple - 2/5-6
Home Recording: Studio - 2/10
INTRO: Starting Out - 2/13

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Reaching Your 2016 Goals

The Holiday season is traditionally quiet from mid December. In fact, some Talent Agencies close the business completely for a week or more. So take advantage of this slower time and plan, plan, plan!

January 1 is the day you start working towards your 2016 goals so you must do all your planning now. Remember, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. 
Set both long-term and short-term goals. Break each long-term goal into a series of small tasks. If the goal is to get five new clients, write down your short-term steps:  
1. Identify the area where you'd like to book more work.  
2. Create a potential new client list.
3. Establish a marketing plan.
4. Execute the marketing plan.
5. Follow up with potential clients on a regular basis.  (eg. phone or email once a month; mail a postcard four times a year; Twitter, blog, LinkedIn, or Facebook every two to six weeks, etc.)
6. Land job with new client!

In other words, start with the desired end result and work backwards. In a top down method, small goals (tasks) are in alignment with the bigger goal. As small goals are ticked off the list, confidence increases as the long-term goal is achieved. Moving forward in the direction of your big goals means you won't become disheartened. You'll look and sound like a winner. So while it's important to set goals for the year and quarter, don't overlook setting goals for each week and each day. 

If you need help setting your plan in motion, consider Hogan Hogan's class The Long Haul. It complements our Marketing Wizardry core class and helps you set long-term and short-term personal goals, keep up with the latest market trends, and understand the new technologies needed to be successful. Harlan is in town from Chicago for 1 day only - Sat. January 9th. 
Look Who's Talking

* Keith Norton signed with MDT Agency. He recorded a Narration for a Fortune 100 technology company and a Promo video for Stanford University. 
* Ponder Goddard signed with Stars, The Agency. Through the Voice One Casting Database she landed a huge job recording phrases and words. She’s been working on the project for 4 weeks already and has months ahead of her.
* Sarah Al-Kassab signed with MDT Agency. 
* Victoria Shepherd voiced a presentation for Beyond Enterprise.
* Pam Lorence recorded words and songs for a new electronic toy.
* Sarah Kramer reprised her role as The High Chronicler in the interactive video game MagiQuest 3 and recorded a VO promo spot for ITVS. She also had her first live VO performance as the "Voice of God" at the Comcast/NBC Universal Conference.
* Owen Baker-Flynn was a Fire Breathing Dragon and a couple of other characters for a game called Seven Knights.
* Belinda Yamate voiced a promo video for CPP, The People Development People.
Sunday Drop-In Improv
Alternate Sundays 5:30-7:30pm. 
Class on Dec. 19
​​$15 cash at the door.
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