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Greetings Graeme,

I was in the Pay to Play class last winter and Brad Ziffer encouraged me to write you with an update on my business. The class proved a major uptick in my business and paid for itself immediately. A month or so later I became a student of J Michael - which has helped increase my closing rates - and even had me ranked as high as #7 on Voices.com.

At the moment I am in kind of a nice but weird place in my business. I am a full time opera singer... and my goal was to build a side business of about $2,000 a month. I'm there! It took about a year from the time I launched my first audition. I can see very easily how I could go full time from here. The weird place (fortunate really) is that I have built up enough repeat business that between that work and the singing I have very little time to audition (although I keep getting new clients from Craigslist).

Although I am writing about the Pay to Play - I am an Edge Studio Graduate... and want to thank you for the entire education program. You got me up and running properly and the results tell the rest of the story.

Keith

Dear David:

I joined Edge in July 2012 as a student very interested in the VO business. I learned yesterday that my first audiobook (that I narrated and produced in my home studio) through acx.com will be available for sale at the end of this week.

I want to thank you and all the fine people at Edge Studio for helping me fulfill one of my many voice over goals. Thank you for offering the webinars, talk times, and other classes that are truly cutting-edge and keep me focused on what's important and current in VO.

I feel very fortunate to be associated with your fine company.

Marie Hoffman

Hey gang, I wanted to share with you the first job I recorded in my home studio that's been published on the web. Thanks, Noelle, for helping me put together a competitive demo and Edge for all the courses available to review when it came time to actually send an invoice!

Sonya

Dear David,

I am writing this letter to give thanks and kudos to you and your team at Edge Studio!
I embarked on a new career of VO last year at the end of summer when I enrolled in your VO classes. It took me a couple of months to finish the curriculum and just recently I recorded my first demo in January.

It is an exceptionally fun and challenging industry. I have now been actively working for the past 2 months mostly thru the pay-to-play sites to get my feet wet and to start gathering some experience with all the different types of clients and their needs.

All of this would have not been possible without the guidance and help from your team: Kendra Baker as my advisor, Rachel Butera who taught my Intro to VO class and provided the initial assessment, Jay Snyder with my first 1on1 webinar and finally Kristen Thorne who helped me finish my 1on1 webinars as well as preparing and producing my demo. All of these folks are fantastic individuals and I look forward to continue working with them as I prepare to start working on my second demo.

Please consider my VO talents that I continue to sharpen thru practice and continued education for any future Edge projects…would love an opportunity to collaborate with you and the team!
Finally, please check out my website below as I hope you like the Edge Banner with is proudly displayed in the lower right corner.

Don S.

So the demo recording session went great! Deb is truly fabulous to work with.

Also, fun side note is that the engineer at the studio who facilitated the recording session was so impressed with the process, how I took direction, etc. that the studio hired me the next day to come in and record a message on hold for a local dental client of theirs. Woot! It was really fun and I hope it turns in to more work in the future. Either way, it was a fantastic experience and I learned a ton in the process.

None of this would have been possible without you and Edge. I keep pinching myself about how lucky I am to have found you all. I can't say enough positive things about the Edge team and this entire process. I honestly don't know how people do VO without going through Edge! The entire process is so comprehensive and complete. I LOVE it!

Lenox

You might like to know I am recording my first job tomorrow, at Golden Sound here in DC. It is a library tour for the university I used to work at in London, and I am very excited about it! Thank you, Edge, for helping me get to this point!

Kate Daubney

Since taking your course and making my demo I have recovered my costs
and am now in the profit from the work I have obtained!

Amy (Geragosian) Fox - New York, NY

Hi David
I got my first job! (aren't you just so proud!!?) It was surprisingly laid back. But now I can say I did a spot for Estee Lauder! How cool is that...
Best,

Amanda

Some good news. If you remember you coached me over the phone for my first voice over audition a few weeks ago. It was for a show on the History Channel. I just found out that I booked the job. I kept your notes in front of me while doing the reading and wanted to say thank you for your insights and help. I appreciate your direct approach to the work.
I look forward to working on my demo tape with you.

Cris Dovich

I've been meaning to give you and update. Got a second gig! And a few more on the horizon! Go into the studio this weekend. Very exciting. Thanks for sharing the tools and training.
I give praises to you and Edge Studio everywhere I go. You might be hearing from a couple of my co-workers soon.
I'll be in touch.

Valarie Clark

Hi David,
I just got a great job narrating a multimedia presentation. I have also recently done a couple series of promos! I really appreciate your help and approach.

Diane Ligon

David, Less than a week after we did my demo, I've already booked my first commercials. I hand-delivered a copy of my demo to a company, and within 10 minutes of leaving there, my cell phone was ringing and they booked me for two commercials next week. I was so excited that I couldn't sleep a wink last night (and am I ever a wreck today.) Thanks big time for all the help you've been in preparing my demos, and for the coaching,

Patrick Hagerty

Just wanted to let you know that I got my first VO gig! As you may remember I am living in DC now and I have been passively trying to get some freelance VO work. I was selected to dub English over a Korean Shaman for a documentary about the paranormal. It is set to air on TLC! Anyway, I will keep you posted for the air date. Thanks for all your help. Hope all is well in NY.
Sincerely,

Eric J. Seader

I studied voice-over technique with the pros at Edge Studio and they produced my narrative demo. It wasn't long after that I got results. I work for a large corporation with an in-house creative services group. I delivered my demo to the group's director and offered my services. You can imagine my surprise and delight when he told me, "Am I glad to see you! We have more voice-over work than we can handle." Bringing these new skills to the table earned me a raise that more than paid for my VO training. Thanks again for the great training, the advice, and the first-rate demo...it was worth every penny.

Mark Schafron Gardner, Massachusetts

Hi, this is a message for David Goldberg.
I just wanted to let you know that I did a Promo for TLC's new album "Damaged" and it should be playing on Z100 any day now. I felt very comfortable and confident in the studio and was actually just used as a back up but then chosen over the other person. It was very exciting and I wanted to let you know. I have a copy of it if you ever want to hear it.
Hope you are well and thank you again for all your help.

A Walker

Wow what a week! (by the way, Hi David). When I opened my email Thursday morning, I had my first VO job offer for a :60 TV commercial for a real estate group in South Carolina (via Voice123)! Finally! The seal is broken. Last night I was chosen from more that 165 respondents to voice the scratch narration for a two hour documentary on modern day piracy being produced for the History Channel!!! All this from the privacy of my own home studio. Wow, what an awesome feeling. Just wanted to say thank you, there's no way I would be doing what I am today without your guidance, patience, and support!

Floyd

David
I got my first voice over job last week. Narrating a 45 minute documentary on the history of fisherman in Bermuda. Thanks for your coaching and support. I'll be in touch.

Valarie Clark

I heard my friend Jordan loved the 5-hour session and he told me I should write to tell you what I've been up to. It's been really great so far. I'm consistently auditioning through my agency (Steven Arcieri and Associates) and have booked two national PetsMart radio spot, a handful of Verizon Northeast regional spots, a one-liner in a Champs sports national ad, a demo for EPT (yes, the home pregnancy test), and a Washington Post radio spot. This is since July of last year when I first started auditioning. I recommend it all the time so I hope people have come your way. I really can't tell you how much I appreciate all the hours you spent working on my demo.
Hope all is well!
Sincerely,

Di

Hey, David
Just wanted to let you know I've got my first job tomorrow afternoon. It's a commercial for a restaurant in Jersey that's supposed to air on a local cable outlet. $300 for a 30-second spot. I'm psyched (a little nervous, too!).
Thanks.

Kevin

Hi David,
Guess what? I just got my first paid VO job!! It's only 3-4 lines for a documentary & I wont be paid much, but still, it's a start :) I am scheduled to record my lines on March 15 at 10am.

Dava

Since completing a voice over training course and submitting my first demo (thanks to you, Dave) to a radio station, my voice was selected as the female voice for the station. The station is redesigning its format with new voices, etc. This is technically my first major contract since venturing into this business

Veronica

Thanks for your recent rate advice on a vo project for which I was hired. I appreciate knowing that even though we are located in different markets, you always advise relative to the market I'm serving. I'm sure you work with voice over contacts that are both bigger and smaller than me, yet you treat my occasional questions with incredible timeliness and the understanding of how important it is to acquire each new job at any level of one's career.

Amy

Hi David,
I just got a great job narrating a multimedia presentation. I have also recently done a couple series of promos! I really appreciate your help and approach.

Diane Ligon

Thanks for the congratulations! It was a terrific first job to have...the script was well-written, and I received it in advance. The operation was very small--a director and a technician. I read most of the 13 modules in one take, and the director seemed happy with the way I followed his direction. He commented several times on how well I had prepared. What I did to prepare was read the script several times and also review it and my reading using the Industry Guidebook (and of course, reflected a lot on what I've learned in my coaching and preparation sessions!) It was a very positive experience and it's a great feeling to finally have been employed as a VoiceOver talent!
Regards,

Deb Fallon

I just got another job off of the audition mp3 you helped me create...you guys are the BEST!

Daniela

Hello David,

Just want to send you a thank you note for all of the assistance Edge Studio has provided for me in launching my voice career. I did my first paid VO gig today, and it was so much fun! I truly know that this is my calling.

The spot was to provide voiceover for a video on the Flu epidemic and other outbreaks. The take went so well! I read my lines perfectly and was in and out of the booth in 5 minutes. They all loved it, and sent Kendra an e-mail also to let her know they enjoyed working with me. Not bad for my first gig!

Thanks again, and I hope to work with Edge again very soon, and often!

By the way, I was listening in on your call for Voiceover Today earlier this week on IVR. Nice.
Vocally Yours,

Evette Collins

Hi David,
I feel so confident in my abilities, thanks to you and your staff, and I wanted you to know how much I appreciate you all and all that you do. I have hopefully just completed my first home recording job...an IVR and On Hold script for two different businesses, and there is a third coming in. Looking forward to my first post ProTools paycheck!
Thank you so much, and will definitely keep you posted!
Ein gutes neues Jahre! (A good new year!)

Pamela

Just wanted to let you know that I have gotten two gigs already...the first is relatively small, but it's with Robert Kessler, a producer in Westchester who has several Grammys. The second is for the same client, but they have hired me to write and record several tapes of guided meditation which will be used in a system in doctor's offices and airplanes. They will also retail them on their web site. I will negotiate for a percentage of sales! This has the potential to be huge, as this business is going to skyrocket!
I will keep you posted. I have been doing a little bit of marketing each day, and it is paying off.
So, thank you so very much ...
Peace,

Shannon White

Hi David
Hope you are well and warm. Had my first interview today with Tamar Wolbrom, Inc. Very small & intimate group that only does V.O. work. They really liked my demo and have offered to take me on. No contracts or obligations - just freelance for now. It was a very easy meeting, about a half hour, un-intimidating. I'll fill you in on the details when I see you next week.
Many, many thanks to you again!!

Denice

Hello David,
This is Amber S. I recorded my voice over demo with you several years ago. I was just starting out and you were so helpful and generous. The last job I did through Edge was a General Motors spot in DC last summer. I have a very flexible schedule and would absolutely love to be more involved with Edge Studio. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks again
Sincerely,

Amber

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