The information presented on Clark Howard’s TV show about changing careers was terrific. I hope to write a summary about it tomorrow. In the meantime, I thought you would enjoy reading a couple of articles about two very talented character voice-over artists.
In May, I made a new friend with the charming and witty Mary McKitrick when we met during Pat Fraley’s Women in Animation class in New York. Mary has only been working in voice-over for about 2 years, but she already is making a big splash, thanks in part to her tremendous self-discipline and persistence in contacting producers. Her local newspaper ran a story about her yesterday. You can read the newspaper article at this entry on her blog, and then listen to her character demo. While you’re visiting her blog, read her entry about going to the Ad Club. You’re going to be hearing a lot more from Mary!
Voice-over veteran Frank Welker was profiled in this story today in an Illinois newspaper. If you have watched cartoons in the last 30 years or so, you have probably heard his voice and are well familiar with his name.
When you read stories of others’ success, see what you can learn from them. When I admire someone, I look to see whether they are doing things that I want to emulate to improve my own circumstances. These stories also serve as inspiration. It can be easy to give into frustration or discouragement when things aren’t going well. However, by consistently and diligently applying myself to my business like Mary, I know that I can have a long and rewarding career like Frank.
Mary McKitrick says
Karen, thank-you for your kind words. I was so surprised to learn that I’m inspiring YOU, when your marketing creativity is inspiring ME. I guess our treadmill must be circular 🙂 M.