Everything Has a Glimmer
Years ago when I first decided to pursue voiceover as a career, the one and only Anne Ganguzza was my first coach. I loved working with Anne, sometimes once a week, sometimes twice. As she got to know me and I started to excel at her lessons, she said that I had a way of making the commercial copy sparkle. Later, when I was going to launch my website, I hired Anne to do my branding. She decided to try to make the sparkle visual, and there are these lovely bubbles behind and as an overlay on a lot of my website. That is the visual representation of the sound that I try to bring to life: a warmth and a glow, something that resonates and touches people. While I work with every client to help their project sound the way they envision, it is my ability to make it “glow” that sets my work apart from other professional voiceover talents and helps draw the listener in.
The Welcoming Glow
The “Glow” in FlaminGlow is quite intentional and represents many aspects of my business. One is that as a WOSB (Woman Owned Small Business), I embrace working with other businesses, big and small alike, and am warm and approachable. It is not just that as a female professional voiceover talent I sound sincere and relatable. I actually strive to be a meaningful teaming partner in the government bidding process by being proactive, easy to communicate with, and a hard worker. I am always responsive and eager to participate. I put my all into every project!
Glow with Excitement
When you realize that FlaminGlow is a one stop shop for your government casting needs you will be the one glowing! Do you need more than one voice for your project? Great, FlaminGlow can cast it! I have talked about my vetting process in the following blog: https://flaminglow.com/2018/08/10/a-wovo-approved-talent-yes-that-is-exactly-what-you-want/. Do you need the commercial produced? No problem! We work with outstanding tv and radio producers and you will be thrilled with the end result. Do you have a training module and need it implemented from instructional design through recording and delivery? Wonderful, FlaminGlow can facilitate that too! Maybe you have a phone system, and you need the entire outgoing marketing campaign designed from script writing through recording. Well, you’re in luck, phone trees make us happy! You can count on the FlaminGlow team to cast fully vetted professionals who have top equipment and years of industry experience. Because I am a solopreneur and have low overhead, that equates to excellent prices for your government entity. So, are you glowing yet?
The Essence of the Glow
What really makes me sparkle? When I open my inbox and see emails from clients that I work with regularly, that is how I know I am doing my job correctly. The relationships that I have worked hard to build with clients who come back again and again are the true sparkle and make all the difference to me as a small business owner. Besides that they are typically coming to me for the voiceover services that I provide, the relationships happen over time for several reasons. First, I work hard to get to know people beyond our work. Next, I treat every single job, big or small, as if it is my most important job and the only job that I have. I bend over backward for my clients. I will get out of bed for them at night to do a pickup or wake up early to record. I try to accommodate all budgets while maintaining industry standards. I offer multiple payment options. I always accommodate quick turnarounds and rush jobs. In other words, I do my best for every, single booking.
The Name is Everything
I have written before about why I named my business FlaminGlow and that website page can be found at https://flaminglow.com/about/. I did not come up with a name for this DBA within my LLC easily. In fact it took me months and it is extremely personal. But what is interesting is that the work that I do is also extremely personal. It is an authentic interpretation, or multiple creative interpretations, that I offer my clients of the scripts provided with my voice. There are few things that are more personal than that. So for me to be able to bring a project to life, from a simple piece of paper or excel spread sheet, sometimes with a list of instructions, sometimes with nothing more that the scrip, that means everything to me. I describe myself as a professional voiceover actor, but to be able to take a few lines on the page and make them glow, that means so much to me and I hope that if we can work together I can do that for you, too!