7 Benefits of Mobile Learning

7 Benefits of Mobile Learning

I love infographics – they consolidate points into a nice, concise picture. This one by elearning Infographics is no exception. Dealership Sales Training During my tenure at Ford, one of the primary requesters of mobile learning was dealer sales people. They need learning that they can take in short snatches of time such as between […] Read More

Friendships matter

Friendship Matters

The picture you see is of myself and Roy A. Yokelson of Antland Productions. Roy did my voiceover demos. Beyond that, we’ve become good friends. He’s a great sounding board and gives encouragement and reality checks as needed. And he’s great fun! I don’t make craft presents for men very often. In fact, I’ve done […] Read More

Hire A Professional

Why should I hire a professional? As a voiceover talent, I get asked this a lot. People will say “My aunt/sister/cousin/coworker have a great voice and they will do it for free.” To which I have several answers. But let me back up to an example. Home on the Range I live next to a […] Read More

Creativity example - duct tape grand piano

Short, kind fun post today. A few years ago, I went on a crafting cruise sponsored by Michael’s. I thought I’d try my creativity on some new mediums. My normal crafting things are counted cross-stitch, knitting and crocheting.  During the at sea days of the cruise we had crafting classes in everything from jewelry making […] Read More

No Risk No Reward for elearning

Business walks a fine line between taking risks and getting the reward for the effort. Let me explain. Risks are Necessary Research and development folks are encouraged to take risks, think outside of the box, etc. to find that next breakthrough, that next fabulous product. Artists and creatives are encouraged to do the same thing […] Read More

Treat others the way you would like to be treated

Telling you to ‘Treat others as you would like to be treated’ may seem obvious, but apparently it isn’t. I’ve heard two stories this week that show people don’t tend to think this way. Even trying to give them the benefit of the doubt, it still seems like they don’t get it. The Tale of […] Read More

S is for Smile!

Sometimes, just getting a grin or smile is the best thing that can happen to you. What makes you smile? Today’s Grin A Facebook post from my friend Marc Scott  about a Nyquil induced dream – it’s just silly. Apparently he is on a bus of VO people all doing various silly, but in character, things. […] Read More

Find inspiration around you

Anyone that talks to me for very long will hear me make comments about my dad, Bob Alexander. He’s been gone 3 1/2 years now, but he was a major influence in my life, particularly since my mother has been gone for 22 years (wow – that long?). Influence and inspiration I should say. While […] Read More

Gratitude Runneth Over

Sometimes, you just have to step back and acknowledge those feelings of gratitude: Terry Terry and I have been married for almost 30 years – how in the hell did that happen?!? Anyway, we’ve gone through a lot of stuff over the years. A lot. Lately, I’m grateful for his attitude about my voice over […] Read More

Lessons from Hamilton the Musical

Hamilton the Musical teaches Business Lessons

What? Business advice from a musical? You bet – inspiration can strike from anywhere. Let me start with the fact that I LOVE musicals. Although I haven’t actually seen Hamilton, I am totally obsessed with the music. Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast and crew did a brilliant job. And I will see it, someday…. On […] Read More

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