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  • Thanks Jodi! I'm a WIP--a Work in Progress. It will take some time to get my voice back, but after Brett Manning's consultation with me, I am now networked with one of his best vocal associates, so I'm in very capable hands and one step closer to returning to vocal health.

    Penny, I will never be able to thank you and Jim enough for everything that you have done for me. Before Voice 2010, I would never have had the chutzpah (the nerve) to approach a vocal coach with the reputation of Brett Manning for lessons and vocal assistance. I was literally stuck in my development. You and Jim have given me renewed hope for the future. Thank you SO much!!!
  • For a couple of years I have had a presence on Voice 123, but never paid the fee and just was a “voyeur” using the scripts for practice etc. When I came back from Voice 2010 I finally bit the bullet, paid the fee and updated my profile, demo, etc.

    Almost immediately the number of auditions that hit my email was reduced by 95%. Instead of getting 20-30 a day, it went to one to two a day. Further I noticed that not all the auditions that were posted were available to me even though I was qualified for that voice style. Also I noticed that when I do get the invitation, even though I open them within seconds of them hitting my email, that there have already been 15-20-25 auditions that have been sent in. How is that possible unless I’m getting them a day late?

    From what I understand about the voice seekers, they will listen to the first 5 or 6 until they find a voice that they like and delete the rest. So if I’m number 25-30 I never get heard, What am I missing here? Is there some kind or hierarchy that I must attain before I get timely audition requests?
  • I use voice123...I'm not an expert but what is the question?
  • That's so very fantastic, Randi. I'm really glad Brett was able to help you! How wonderful!
  • Hi group. I need some advise from those of you with experience with Voice123. Anyone online?
  • Ah....I love you guys! What a wonderful support you are for each other!

    Welcome, Denny! So glad to have you with us!

    And Randi - what marvelous news!!!! Good for you, girl!

    Hugs,

    Penny
  • Things have been a little slow for me ,to say the least,but I try to keep the positive thoughts going,along with marketing and cold calling...one day the flood gates will open !
  • Congratulations, James! I think we all face the "dark side" from time to time, but it's wonderful when we can come out on the other side of it. I'm so excited that you got the part!

    I faced my own obstacles yesterday as I sat waiting for my consultation with renowned vocal coach, Brett Manning--sitting in his waiting area, hearing the magnificent singing voices on the other side of the wall--and I thought to myself...he's not going to see me anyway--and he certainly is not going to take me seriously--not with this terribly raspy voice of mine--and certainly not when he coaches major talent in the vocal industry--so, why am I sitting here anyway?

    I was stunned when Brett came out into the waiting area, looked at me, and called me into his studio. He was incredible, did a vocal diagnostic, using what seemed like the zaniest vocal exercises. During his evaluation of me, Brett was quickly able to draw a quality of tone, that I haven't heard in years, if ever--tones that I literally would have thought were impossible, considering my horrible vocal rasp. The notes that Brett was able to elicit from me, beyond the vocal rasp were effortless with no vocal strain. He then offered me full assurances that I will get my voice back saying, "this will be easy..."

    Chuck, I know that there are times when we want to give up. I know I have...I know that I have been inspired by your messages of inspiration and encouragement from Ralph Marston.

    You may be familiar with this quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt, but I think it's worth repeating here:

    "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."

    And if I'm really having a bad day--which even the most positive members of the PTU group may have from time to time, I gain strength from this passage from the musical group Chumbawamba:

    "I get knocked down
    but I get up again
    You're never going to keep me down."

    I think it's great that the PTU supports its members through good times and
    difficult ones--and that we're never alone on this journey...
  • Thank you so very much everyone!!!

    Chuck - I know that this industry is no walk in the park but don't forget there are people here who will do there best to support you in what ever way they can. Don't give up Chuck...I wish you the best timing (lucks better half)!

    James
  • James! I am so proud of you and so happy for your success! This is just the beginning with SO much more to come!

    Chuck - I will never let you give up! Remember . . . I know where you live :-)

    Hugs to all!

    Penny
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