Dan Hurst - Voice Talent

Voiceovers In English or Spanish for commercials, narrations, and e-learning.

 

 

Voiceovers in English or Spanish for commercials, narrations, and e-learning.

WEEKEND WORK

Weekend Work

Published May 2, 2008

Ahhhhh! Friday!!!!
God bless whoever invented Friday!!!

Fridays are GREAT days for Voiceover guys. It’s on Fridays that producers realize they have that last little project that HAS to be done and it’s P-A-N-I-C time for them. So, you get this frantic call saying that they need the job done ASAP, can you help?

I’ve just learned that my Fridays usually don’t start until late in the afternoon. No big deal. On the other hand, Monday’s are usually pretty slow although clients start booking the week that day.

It took my wife some time to get used to this sort of schedule. It irritated her that a client would call last minute and ask for a voicer and I would jump.

Hey, that’s what we do! We’re on call!

I very seldom have to work through the weekend, but it does happen occasionally. That’s just the nature of the beast. And I love that it happens. There’s something very satisfying knowing that you’re working on a deadline and if you don’t hold your end up of the bargain, the whole project is trash. Not to mention your relationship with your client!

I remember a friend that had a pool cleaning business. He once remarked that he never got called to work on the weekend. But, he said, he would give his left arm (he didn’t really say his left “arm”) if a customer would call him for a weekend job. Why? Because the way he figured it, if I client felt he could call him for a weekend job, it meant the customer felt he could count on him to get the job done.

Yup, it’s all about customer confidence!