009: Guest Joe Zieja - Practicing without a Coach, Reviewing your Home Studio, Online Casting Sites

On Episode 009, we are joined by guest co-host Joe Zieja. Joe is an established voice-over talent based in LA, who has lent his voice to commercials, promos, animation, and gaming projects. He is also a top booking talent on Online Casting (P2P) Sites. Joe's credits include VO work for clients such as Nintendo, McDonald's, Starbucks, Marvel, and many more. He is also an established author with Parts 1 and 2 of his "Epic Failure" Trilogy released, and Part 3 on the way.

Joe Zieja Voice Over VO



00:53 - Interview with Joe Zieja

31:32 - Performance Question: 

What are some ways and some things I can do on my own, without a coach, to improve my performance abilities and skills as a talent?

 34:23 - Audio Question: 

Once I set up a proper home studio and have a good sound, is it necessary to continue to review and update it? If so, how often should I be doing so and what things do I look or listen for?

 38:17 - Business Question:

I have recently read many disheartening things about some online casting sites. I was hoping to one day join one of these sites but I’m now beginning to think a membership is practically useless. What's your take? Have I heard wrong?


All Things Joe Zieja


Website: https://joezieja.com/home/

"Mechanical Failure" Book: http://amzn.to/2yB5FX6

"Communication Failure" Book: http://amzn.to/2g5lYDR



Additional Links:

The 4 Hour Work Week:  http://amzn.to/2hZv8m7



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