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MEDIA RELEASE – Catholic Catechism Video Series Narrated By Peter K. O’Connell

TRIESENBERG, Liechtenstein March 25, 2013 – – Voice Talent Peter K. O’Connell is the narrator for a new international DVD series on the Catholic Catechism, entitled “The 3 Minute Catechism”. With O’Connell narrating the English-language version, the 72-part series is also currently available in German and Spanish. Translations in French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Croatian, Czech, Chinese and Arabic are currently in production.


In book form, The Catholic Catechism is an organized collection of the fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church, which, as the compendium notes, reflects Catholic faith and morals “in the light of the Second Vatican Council and the whole of the church’s tradition.”

“The 3 Minute Catechism” consists of 72 hand-drawn and animated episodes each about 3-4 minutes long. The 2 DVD series follows and explains the Creed, covering all four parts of the Catechism. Easier and more difficult subjects are treated in separate episodes making “The 3 Minute Catechism” a modern introduction to the Catholic faith for ages 12 to 120. The series is available for sale from Kathmedia via the web at http://www.3mc.me/eng/index_eng.html

About Peter K. O’Connell

In addition to this most recent narration production for the “The 3 Minute Catechism” DVD series, Peter K. O’Connell’s professional voice-over credits include regional, national and international voice-over productions for companies such as PBS (Public Broadcasting Service), Shell Oil, Pitney Bowes, Bacardi Rum, Deloitte Canada, U.S. Army, Starz Cable Channel, BlueCross BlueShield, SunSetter Awnings, Time Warner Cable, New Jersey Tourism, First Financial Bank, N.A., Harlequin Enterprises, The Buffalo News, Darien Lake Theme Park and Pathmark Supermarkets.

A natural born storyteller, O’Connell’s voice-over productions have been heard around the world in radio and TV commercials, medical narrations, television infomercials, political commercial voice-overs, TV network promos, e-learning narration projects (computer-based training, internet-based training and web-based training), PSA’s, message on-hold as well as other video and media productions.

Known as America’s Friendly, Neighborhood Voice-Over Talent, Peter K. O’Connell owns audio’connell Voice-Over Talent and International Voice Talents, both are divisions of O’Connell Communications, LLC.

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the end of google reader but not this blog

So you may have heard that Google will be closing their application – Google Reader – this summer.

If you want the whys and whatfors, you can read this.

As you know as a reader of this blog and thereby likely one of the hundreds of RSS subscribers of this blog (unless you catch it from one of my Social Media links) a reader like Google Reader collects all the RSS feeds and collects them into one place, making them easier to read and organize.

So what can you do if you are currently a Google Reader user?

Do what I did and switch your feed to much more efficient Feedly. It takes ALL YOUR GOOGLE RSS FEEDS and easily transfers them over to Feedly. And they layout is much nicer for web and mobile (considering how little attention Google has paid to fixing reader).

So keep reading cause I’m going to keep publishing! Thanks for reading!

jerry reed’s cool new web site

So I got a LinkedIn ping the other day from my friend and fellow voice talent Jerry Reed over in Syracuse that he’s got a sparkling new web site. Take a look!

And if you’re wondering where those COOL demo players came from, my friend Bob Merkel of VoiceZam can hook you up.

faffcamp’s bigger and better than ever sponsorship opportunities

It’s already time for Daylight Savings Time so we all know that May 3rd and the start of FaffCamp will be here before you know it (55 days from now).

As with FaffCon, FaffCamp needs the support of sponsors to continue to make the event viable (successful events do not live by registration fees alone :)).

BUT (great news coming….) because of FaffCamp’s unique format…THERE ARE STILL REGISTRATION SPOTS OPEN!!! However, while attendance will be greater than FaffCon, FaffCamp’s attendance is NOT unlimited. Now is the time to register!

Our Faff Events have been extremely fortunate to benefit from the support of some amazing sponsors (thank you to you all) who love the events and know that they are cost-effectively getting their marketing messages out to business owners and decision makers within the voice-over community who are continually investing in their businesses.

There are some very unique and affordable sponsorship opportunities only available at (our larger audience…more eyeballs…more opportunities) FaffCamp. If you’d like information on the sponsorship opportunities, please email me here or call me at 716-572-1800.

Either myself or the great Natalie Stanfield Thomas will get you the information you need and begin the process.

Finally, if you are a FaffCon or FaffCamp supporter, I would be greatly appreciative if you would SHARE THIS BLOG POST on all your social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc) so that all of your followers will be made aware of this cool FaffCamp opportunity.

Thanks for all your help. See you in Charlotte!

and God made a voice actor

If you saw the Super Bowl, one of the ads you probably watched was for Ram Trucks and featured one of my true broadcasting heros….one of the people whose talents I would quickly exchange for mine, Paul Harvey. Even after his death his talent – which is one the greatest successes in radio and possibly ALL of broadcasting – still resonants.

One small example comes every Friday on Facebook when my friend and great voice talent Vance Elderkin posts “Hello, Facebookians. It’s Friday,” in a tribute to Harvey who every Friday would open his broadcast by saying “Hello Americans. It’s Friday!”

Another more recent example is the recent Meme that has grown from the famous Harvey speech upon which the Ram Truck ad was built – many jobs have been substituted for the Farmers in this Meme so I suppose it should have come as no surprise that voice acting would have its Meme day.

Except there WAS a surprise.

There was a surprise for me in the personal impact I felt experiencing the great writing, quality audio production and perfect performance by John Taylor who clearly sneezes away more talent during allergy season than most of us can hope to attain in our lifetimes. The great ones always make it look and sound easy.

I hope you enjoy his work as much as I have.