Well, it’s that time of year again and Voices.com have begun accepting nominations for The 2009 Voicey Awards. As usual the categories include New Voice, Child Voice, Teen Voice, Female Voice, Male Voice, Voice Team, Foreign Voice, Personal Branding and Lifetime Achievement.
While the mantels of my many fireplaces are nearly filled to capacity with all the awards and accolades I have received over the years, I may just have room for one more. So, dear friends, in the name of unbridled hubris I look to you to nominate yours truly for Best Male Voice. Not simply because I am clearly the best male voice but because it would clearly send a message to those who want to maintain the status quo that we demand change. We will not sit idly by while the same voice over fat cats steal this competition from us, the everyday working talents who audition and voice and blog and are truly the salt of the earth. We can take this industry back and I am the man to do it! Yes we can! Yes we can!
Show your support by following the directions below. If I win I will thank all of you by posting nude pictures of me on this blog. Scratch that, if you don’t nominate me I will punish your insolence and post nude pictures of me on this blog and really, there are some things that children may just not be ready to see.1
My fellow Americans, heed the call to action by clicking here, entering my Voices.com URL (http://www.voices.com/people/eriksheppard) and pasting in the URL to my television narration demo (http://voicetalentproductions.com/mp3/ESheppardDemos/ErikSheppard%20NarrationDemo.mp3). Also, feel free to elaborate on why you are nominating me in the space provided. Some suggested comments are “I get the chills when I hear him work”, “He is clearly the most talented artist since Picasso” and “If he wins thanks to my nomination perhaps I can guilt him into the sack.”2 Of course you can just pick from your own plethora of reasons as well.
While you are there, be sure to nominate September Day Leach for Best Female Talent as well (http://www.voices.com/people/SeptemberDay and her demo is at http://voicetalentproductions.com/mp3/SLeachDemos/SeptemberDayLeach%20CommercialDemo.mp3) We will be sure to remember you all once we take our rightful positions as your benevolent overlords.