Thursday, October 29, 2009

Meet Ben Werlin

Name and Title: Ben Werlin, Business Manager

Where You're From: Rochester, NY, and went to school at University of Miami (in Florida)

Job Responsibilities: Since I started working here in 2003, Such A Voice has grown and evolved in amazing ways. I take a lot of pride in that. I've been responsible for most of the direction of the company, the hiring process, managing how we do things internally, and managing how we take care of our clients. It's really important to me that Such A Voice clients have a great experience with us, and that they feel like they have us as a resource throughout their career. I hope that gives them confidence when they're getting out there to know that they can deliver, and to know that they're not out there alone!

Favorite Food: Sushi, and Lobstah of course!

Hobbies: Boating, Waterskiing, Windsurfing, Skiing, Tennis, Working Out, Playing Guitar in my Bluegrass Band (www.myspace.com/themedicinals), seeing live music, taking my dog Charlie (the bubs) for his adventurous walks and just making the most of life!

Destination Vacation: Switzerland. Incredible Mountains. Gorgeous lakes. No place else like it.

What are you listening to right now: Cinematic Orchestra and Thievery Corporation.

One piece of advice for aspiring voice over talent: Just remembering that voice-overs is a business, and it takes real consistent effort to succeed. You have to make it a priority and you have to know that marketing yourself as a voice-over artist is a numbers game. You can't take it personally when you don't get the gig, and you have to get your demo out there to as many potential clients as you can. The hard work early on can pay off big time in the form of regular clients that will give you regular work for years to come. That most important time though is early on when you have to market yourself really hard without having a lot of work under your belt. Stay motivated and the rewards are great!

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