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my favorite voice-over websites! melissa exelberth

Let me be clear about one hard and fast rule I have: I dislike web sites with black backgrounds and white letters. They have been proven time and time again to be difficult to read.

I think Melissa Exelberth’s voice-over web site design is outstanding.

So much for my rules.

I think as a voice-over web site what stands out to me most, I what I know from personal conversations with the lady her own self, is the “X”. It just grabs your attention and makes you stop and look at the site.

And as always, a simple, easy to follow layout helps you find everything you need from crime to the devine!

movember 2012 day 7

So it’s Day 7 in the Movember campaign! I’ve trimmed off the beard part, as that doesn’t come in so well.

Remember Peter’s Movember Rules:

1. Shave your face completely on November 1st
2. Grow only a mustache
3. Peter plays by his own damn rules

My donation page is here.

Our team donation page is here.

If you can’t grow one, please consider throwing in something, even $1.00 is sincerely appreciated.


why casting matters

It struck me when I watched this commercial how critical excellent casting was to the success of the message and the comedy.

I suppose I should try and make some bigger point here but, um, really that’s all I had to say on the matter. The spot was well cast.

peteroconnell.com – i got my name back!

Voice-over web domains are funny things and I should know because I’ve had a ton of them. I’d come up with a cool idea and race to get the domain. The hundreds of dollars I’ve wasted on domains was, well, wasted.

Some people bought really smart voice-over web domains like Doug Turkel who owns voiceovertalent.com. Word on the street was that he may have had to perform unnatural acts to get that domain…like singing opera during a biker convention in Miami, but that’s just a rumor (that I just started in this sentence). Point is, it’s an awesome domain.

But of all the domains I ever registered, the one I could never get was peteroconnell.com. Years ago, I called the guy who had it and we had a very nice conversation…I can’t now even recall if his name WAS Peter O’Connell. He noted at the time he wanted to keep it and I told him to call me if he ever wanted to get rid of it. No call.

Fast forward to about three weeks ago and I get an email which smelled suspiciously like spam. It said the domain peteroconnell.com was up for auction and to click here blah, blah. So I emailed my web guy, who just LOVES hearing from me in the middle of of his weekend, to see if this offer was legit.

It was.

He asked me if I wanted to bid on it? I said I did and I threw out what I considered a low bid.

And I won.

That means I bid too damn high!

Idiot!!!!!! 🙂

Anyway, I’ve had peterkoconnell.com for a long time but now peteroconnell.com is in the hands of his rightful owner and all is right with the world.

So here’s my question to you: of the web addresses you own, which is your most favorite? Also, which web domain would you most like to own that you don’t own now and why?

best voice-over party ever…you’re invited

The FIFTH Annual NYC Voice-over Mixer will be held on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Slate, 54 W. 21st Street in New York City.

If you’re a professional voice-over talent, you need to be there. My agents at Voice Talent Productions and my friends at Voxy Ladies are the presenting sponsors.

For registration information, click here. See you there!

And isn’t that the COOLEST poster you’ve seen in a long time?!

movember 2012 day 1

In the beginning, the razors were ignored…and it was good.

I was so thrilled to see that the MO+VO’s (Movember Voice-Overs) team had grown from 5 to now 13 voice-talents. They are a great bunch of guys and I hope you’ll donate either individually to one of them or to the team.

IF YOU WANT TO JOIN OUR TEAM YOU STILL CAN…come on, we don’t have any standards, they let me in, didn’t they? It’s only a month, don’t be a wuss! Do it!

As many of you know, I have the face of a chia pet…to that end, here is a shot of me on day 1.


To donate to my page, please click here and thank you for supporting prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.