SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS

FOR VOICE-ACTORS
….by Dave Courvoisier
WHY IN THE WORLD….
….do you need social media?
….actually, you don’t!
!

Non-digital methods that work great for VO’s:
• C...
This is why….
you need to try social media
IT’S FREE…!!!! (well, mostly…we’ll get into that later)
!

You wouldn’t be here...
This is why….
you need to try social media
IT WORKS!!!

Branding

Client prospecting
Relationship building
Networking

Pub...
DEFINING WHAT WE MEAN BY DIGITAL MEDIA,
NEW MEDIA, OR SOCIAL MEDIA

(a short list)

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Social Networks: ...
WHERE TO START?
You’re not gonna want to hear this ….BUT!
• Have you checked your business plan?
• What are your branding goals?
• What ar...
Characteristics of the Main Networks
FaceBook: I like donuts
Twitter: I am eating a donut.
LinkedIn: My skills don’t inclu...
The Five P’s of Social Media
Guy Kawasaki

Facebook is for people — People who you went to high school or college with and...
Musts for being on ALL Social Media
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Fill out your profile as completely as you are comfortable – diff for FB v. LI

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The 3 “Be’s” of Social Media Etiquette

BE GENUINE
BE CONSISTENT
BE HELPFUL
…is the 800lb Gorilla in the room

If you only have time for one

Social Network…make it this one.
1-Billion+ users
Join VO Groups, interact, pay forward
• Voice-Over Friends
• Voice-Over Pros

-Use important Keywords in ...
Personal Page: 5,000 friends
Business Page: unlimited

Great for searching out people, even businesses
!
Good Prep for “wa...
500 million users

Most frustrating
Most misunderstood
Most Cryptic
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140 characters, that’s it! It’s a simple concept.
People fear it but it’s not hard once you get
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140 characters, that’s it! It’s a simple concept.
People fear it but it’s not hard once you get
sta...
Use Hashtags
!
Get on and follow lists
!
Do Advanced Searches

(think of Twitter as a database)

!
Offer links or info
!
R...
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WHY I LOVE

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GOOGLE
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PLUS

Google is the new Apple…innovative, risk-taking, loaded w/ $$



They own...
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350-million users,
fastest growing Social Network evarr
Mostly male, opinionated, geeky,

highly educated
Recently had ...
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• Complete your profile (remember: consistent branding)!
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• Join “Communities” (or start your own)!
!
• Join HangOuts (...
Why I like

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LinkedIn! Even
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MORE!

More serious/business-minded
!

250-million members (global)
!

Less patter, ...
Making the most of Linkedin
!

JOIN GROUPS!
Scope out prospects!
Post videos, demos!
Seek / write recommendations
See who’...
LinkedIn Groups
!
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Choose “Prospect” Groups (not VO groups)
!
Contribute your expertise

(marathon, not a sprint)
!
Conne...
Pinterest

50-million users
Majority are women
!



Visual Pinboard!
!

Use to extend your brand,

your knowledge, and pos...
YOUTube
Compose a video presentation to go with your demo on YouTube

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Link to it
Share it
Email it
Post...
SKYPE
• Texting, large-file transfer, chatting video calls

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• Video Conferencing

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• Answer-phone message

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• Your ...
SoundCloud
•Post your demos
•Audio clips of cool projects you are working on.
•Podcasts.
•Follow others in the creative in...
Tips, Tools, and Tricks
MUST HAVE: Smartphone or Tablet
preferably Android or iOS
!

Fave Apps:

Evernote
Twittelator or O...
Tips, Tools, and Tricks
Get a cloud service and USE IT!

Top Candidates:
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iCloud!
Box.net
DropBox!
Sugar Syn...
Tips, Tools, and Tricks
Optimizing your Time Online
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (maybe Sunday night)

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Mornings/evening...
Tips, Tools, and Tricks
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Bookmarklets!

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Extensions

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Plug-ins

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Add-ons

!
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MAILCHIMP

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BATCHBOOK

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FRESHBO...
Tips, Tools, and Tricks

BE YOURSELF



…be your BEST self
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  1. 1. SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS
 FOR VOICE-ACTORS ….by Dave Courvoisier
  2. 2. WHY IN THE WORLD…. ….do you need social media? ….actually, you don’t! ! Non-digital methods that work great for VO’s: • Cold calling • Snail-mailings (postcards, letters, gifts) • Old-fashioned follow-ups & thank yous (phone and mail) • Personal networking (conferences, meet-ups, etc.)
  3. 3. This is why…. you need to try social media IT’S FREE…!!!! (well, mostly…we’ll get into that later) ! You wouldn’t be here if you thought digital marketing had no merit 
 (and besides you don’t want to be left behind
 ….or you’re at least curious)

  4. 4. This is why…. you need to try social media IT WORKS!!!
 Branding
 Client prospecting Relationship building Networking
 Public Relations Reach
 (...and because you WILL get left behind)
  5. 5. DEFINING WHAT WE MEAN BY DIGITAL MEDIA, NEW MEDIA, OR SOCIAL MEDIA
 (a short list) • • • • • • • • • • Social Networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, Quora Video Networks: YouTube, Vimeo, Screencast, iTunes, SocialCam, Vine Video Conferencing: Google Hangouts, Skype, GoToWebinars, WebEx Mobile Networking: FourSquare, Instagram, Texting, FaceBook Messenger, Digital Newsletters Email, and video email Blogging Vlogging Customer Relationshp Management (CRM) Database Management (Excel, csv, and list management)
  6. 6. WHERE TO START?
  7. 7. You’re not gonna want to hear this ….BUT! • Have you checked your business plan? • What are your branding goals? • What are your marketing goals? • How will Social Media integrate into your other marketing efforts? • What are you hoping to achieve with Social Media? • Do you have the time to do it properly?
  8. 8. Characteristics of the Main Networks FaceBook: I like donuts Twitter: I am eating a donut. LinkedIn: My skills don’t include baking Google+: Google integrates donuts with Gmail FourSquare: This is where I eat donuts Instagram: Here’s a vintage photo of my donut YouTube: Here’s a video of me eating a donut Pinterest: Here’s what my donut recipe looks like
  9. 9. The Five P’s of Social Media Guy Kawasaki Facebook is for people — People who you went to high school or college with and your family. Twitter is for perceptions — Perceptions such as “I feel an earthquake and I’m in Chile.” Google+ is for passions — Passions such as photography that you cannot share with your Facebook people. Pinterest is for pinning — Pinning pictures with little interaction. LinkedIn is for Pimping — as in making business connections or finding a job.
  10. 10. Musts for being on ALL Social Media • Fill out your profile as completely as you are comfortable – diff for FB v. LI • Show a good headshot – or at the very least your branded logo • Use the same headshot or logo on all networks (for starters) • Link to your demo website • Include contact information to the extent you’re comfortable • Your Brand/Image/personna should be consistent across all networks
  11. 11. The 3 “Be’s” of Social Media Etiquette BE GENUINE BE CONSISTENT BE HELPFUL
  12. 12. …is the 800lb Gorilla in the room If you only have time for one
 Social Network…make it this one.
  13. 13. 1-Billion+ users Join VO Groups, interact, pay forward • Voice-Over Friends • Voice-Over Pros
 -Use important Keywords in your profile -Post Links
 -Contribute to the conversation
  14. 14. Personal Page: 5,000 friends Business Page: unlimited Great for searching out people, even businesses ! Good Prep for “warm calls” – finding commonalities ! Don’t engage in controversy (what goes on the internet stays on the internet) ! Post pics, videos, and links to soundfiles! !
  15. 15. 500 million users Most frustrating Most misunderstood Most Cryptic
  16. 16. „ „ „ „ „ „ „ 140 characters, that’s it! It’s a simple concept. People fear it but it’s not hard once you get started. Think of Twitter as going to a party. It’s a 2 way street! Start conversations. Create relationships, listen to people! Be patient Ask Questions Say “Thanks” a lot! Have fun!
  17. 17. „ „ „ „ „ „ „ 140 characters, that’s it! It’s a simple concept. People fear it but it’s not hard once you get started. Think of Twitter as going to a party. It’s a 2 way street! Start conversations. Create relationships, listen to people! Be patient Ask Questions Say “Thanks” a lot! Have fun!
  18. 18. Use Hashtags ! Get on and follow lists ! Do Advanced Searches
 (think of Twitter as a database) ! Offer links or info ! RT often ! Follow and interact with influencers
  19. 19. + WHY I LOVE ! ! ! ! ! GOOGLE ! ! ! ! ! PLUS Google is the new Apple…innovative, risk-taking, loaded w/ $$ 
 They own YouTube, the 2nd largest search engine in the world ! • • • • • • Their MANY services are mostly free and highly integrated: Google Drive Gmail Google Calendar Shared docs Hang Outs Google + ! ! !
  20. 20. + 350-million users, fastest growing Social Network evarr Mostly male, opinionated, geeky,
 highly educated Recently had big makeover HIGHLY motivated to make this network Succeed!
  21. 21. + • Complete your profile (remember: consistent branding)! ! • Join “Communities” (or start your own)! ! • Join HangOuts (or start your own)! ! • Engage, interact, contribute! ! • Organize your CIRCLES! !
  22. 22. Why I like ! ! LinkedIn! Even ! ! ! MORE! More serious/business-minded ! 250-million members (global) ! Less patter, more that matters ! Deep, broad searches (improved) ! ! ! !
  23. 23. Making the most of Linkedin ! JOIN GROUPS! Scope out prospects! Post videos, demos! Seek / write recommendations See who’s Viewed your profile Fill profile with keywords!
  24. 24. LinkedIn Groups ! ! Choose “Prospect” Groups (not VO groups) ! Contribute your expertise
 (marathon, not a sprint) ! Connect to individuals within groups ! Click on a group’s “Jobs” tab !
  25. 25. Pinterest 50-million users Majority are women ! 
 Visual Pinboard! ! Use to extend your brand,
 your knowledge, and post links to videos, audios, and pictures ! 
 Share with/from others & search! !
  26. 26. YOUTube Compose a video presentation to go with your demo on YouTube ! • • • • • • • • Link to it Share it Email it Post on Facebook Posit it on Twitter Post it on LinkedIn Link it to your Website Embed it in your blog YouTube: ! One of the best places to learn how to pronounce hard words!
  27. 27. SKYPE • Texting, large-file transfer, chatting video calls ! • Video Conferencing ! • Answer-phone message ! • Your own phone number people can call from a land line ! • Android and Apple ! • Recordable podcasts, interviews ! • Best “Phone Patch” option evar
  28. 28. SoundCloud •Post your demos •Audio clips of cool projects you are working on. •Podcasts. •Follow others in the creative industry. •Post to Facebook and Twitter automatically! •Record right on SoundCloud! •Embed in websites
  29. 29. Tips, Tools, and Tricks MUST HAVE: Smartphone or Tablet preferably Android or iOS ! Fave Apps:
 Evernote Twittelator or Osfoora
 FaceBook Messenger
 Twisted Wave
  30. 30. Tips, Tools, and Tricks Get a cloud service and USE IT!
 Top Candidates: • • • • • • • iCloud! Box.net DropBox! Sugar Sync SkyDrive Google Drive Copy or Cubby
  31. 31. Tips, Tools, and Tricks Optimizing your Time Online Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (maybe Sunday night) ! Mornings/evenings best, early afternoon OK ! “Snack” no “3-squares” ! Automate your posts? ! HootSuite
 Buffer Nimble
  32. 32. Tips, Tools, and Tricks • Bookmarklets! • Extensions • Plug-ins • Add-ons ! • MAILCHIMP • BATCHBOOK • FRESHBOOKS • VOICE-ZAM
  33. 33. Tips, Tools, and Tricks BE YOURSELF
 
 …be your BEST self
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