Entries by Liz Solar

Must Be Present to Win

Trigger warning: This post is packed with sports analogies and clichés. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” Wayne (The Great One) Gretzky This past weekend, an audition came through my email which demanded my attention. It was for a high-profile client, with a rate over minimum wage. How special. How rarified […]

Eight Ways to Transform Your Business in January

Silence is always beautiful.* Said no business owner ever. The absence of a ringing phone, or pinging email means: A. You’re in a remote location – perhaps against your own will– severed from your electronic lifeline. Or, B. It’s January, the season that inevitably follows the joyous holiday season, also referred to as Fourth Quarter. […]

The Voice That Keeps On Giving

  Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning. – Maya Angelou Looking for that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for someone special? How about: your voice? Our ability to employ speech to express human emotion is a gift. We are empowered to tell […]

Work Your VO Sweet Spot

You can’t be everything to everybody. A truism because it’s, you know, true. In life, we are many things to a variety of people: Spouse, partner, parent, sibling, employee, manager, cook, athlete, artist, voice actor. It’s exhilarating. And exhausting. Why do we insist on being some many things in our voice careers when, let’s face […]

The Thrill of Victory

“I found these in the front yard.” My son, grass stained, and sweaty from mowing the lawn, dangled a heavy set of keys, and dropped them into my hand. Among myriad car and house keys was half of a small plastic bar code card, its other half probably chewed away by the blades of our […]

Voice Over by the Numbers

If you’re one in a million, there are at least 7,500 people just like you. So goes the joke/factoid. I thought about it as I recently perused a P2P site, which advertised access to ‘over 200,000 voice actors.’ Still feel like buying that Powerball ticket? If mere numbers don’t make question your pursuit of this […]

Starting Up – Again

In 2004, after working years in radio, I decided to become a full-time voice actor. A perfect solution to creating work-life balance, the career allowed me to record several hours a day, and be home when my two sons returned from school.  My talented and generous voiceover friend Jeff Berlin provided advice and direction on […]