"Live with Squacky"

"Live with Squacky"

A unique, lively, interview style podcast that dives into the world of voice acting and entertainment. Val Kelly is a professional voice actress and chats with fellow voice actors, as well as other pros from the industry (i.e. on-screen actors, musicians, casting directors, producers, film-makers, audio engineers etc.). Settle in and get ready for some upbeat conversations that will allow you the opportunity to gain knowledge from these industry pros and will hopefully help you to get inspired!

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May 3, 2022 14 min

In this fun, short episode of "Live with Squacky" - I chat about our upcoming MAVO2022 Conference! I highlight our Sponsors: Platinum - bodalgo, Silver: WoVO and Belair Creative, Bronze: Everett Oliver. Our in-kind Sponsors include Hindenburg, Voiceover Xtra, The Voiceover Collective, JMC Demos. Sennheiser and Neumann are our Technology sponsors!!! The Voice Acting Institute is also a supporting sponsor this year!
Our Keyno...

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On this episode of "Live with Squacky", I chat with the very talented Rosie O'Toole! Rosie and I chat about her work as a voice actor, her move to NC, her hobbies, who she's coached with and more!

For more information or to connect with Rosie, visit her website at http://www.roseotoole.com/ or connect with her on FB or LinkedIn under Rosie O'Toole.

"Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic...

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Have you ever heard the expression "Kill 'em with Kindness" before? I take a little detour from interviews in this episode to talk about some people and things that have inspired me over the past few weeks. I really felt passionate about this message and wanted to share it with my listeners! I hope you find some value in this short episode!

"Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC ...

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 On today’s episode, I chat with an awesomely talented voice actor - Jason Thomsen. 

Athlete, JMU graduate, Voice actor and Dad, Jason is a busy guy! A true gamer at heart who also loves running and cycling and competes in triathlons. I hope you enjoy it!

For more information about Jason Thomsen, visit his website at: https://www.jasonthomsenvo.com/ or connect with him on FB, Insta or Twitter @jasonthomsenvo.

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Isabella “Izzy” Tugman is a professional Voice-Over Artist, Actor, Singer, and Film Producer based out of Phoenix, AZ. She has also lived and worked in the Los Angeles, New York City, Austin, and Kansas City markets.

Izzy has a Bachelors Degree in Music from Thomas Edison State University. In addition, she is a graduate of a rigorous two-year college performing arts program from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Lo...

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 Welcome to Season 3 of "Live with Squacky"! On this episode I chat with voice actor and musician, Matt Chalik. Matt was recently a part of the Get Mic’d Ultimate VO Survivor competition where he received recognition for winning the best overall audition. Matt has been loudly expressing himself since the moment he was told to sit still and stop making mouth noises.  It’s been his life ever since.  Art, music, acting, speech...

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MAVO2021 was a great event! In this episode I will recap the entire event from start to finish!! So in case you missed it you'll see why you should purchase access to the replays when they become available to the general public soon!! We had so much fun this year and I know everyone (including myself) learned a lot!
This is the last episode for Season 2. Join us in January of 2022 for Season 3!!

"Live with Squacky" was m...

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On this weeks episode of "Live with Squacky", you will hear all about the BRAND NEW talking toys that I voiced for Hasbro and that just got released!!! I'm SO excited about them and couldn't wait to share the exciting details with my listeners!
I also give a run-down of what's to come at the MAVO2021 "Time to Grow" Conference coming up in 16 days(!!!) on November 11-14!!! This is going to be an unforgetta...

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A while back, I published a post on Twitter asking if there were any voice actors who were interested in being interviewed on "Live with Squacky"! I had a lot of responses! Today's episode is with a girl named Snow! She is based in the Netherlands - but interestingly enough has no recognizable accent from there when she speaks English! We had a very cool chat about what she's working on in the VO world and how she g...

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Enjoy Part 2 of this interview with the super talented Dian Perry!! In this part of the interview we talk about common mistakes that voice actors make when starting out, as well as advice on how to be more successful in this industry.

For more information or to contact Dian, visit here website HERE!
You can also connect with Dian on FB, LinkedIn, Twitter @Voicegirl1111 or Instagram @dianperryvo
Dian is appearing as a guest s...

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My Special Guest today is Dian Perry! Dian is a Featured Speaker at our MAVO2021 voiceover conference on November 12-14 Online!!! Dian Perry is a widely respected US voice actor, teacher and voiceover coach based in the UK. She has over 23 years' experience in the voiceover industry and is a three-time Voice Arts® Award nominee. She holds a teaching qualification and has facilitated courses and workshops in London, Manchester, ...

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In Part 2 of this episode with Todd Creel, we talk about VO Coaching, character development and the importance of working on improv and acting skills. Todd talks about making progress in the industry and how to deal with the competition. After all, your only real competition is yourself! We chat about coffee (obvi) and being a coffee snob (me, not Todd!)! Thankfully he's a coffee drinker so we didn't have to discuss other b...

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My special guest today is Todd Creel – otherwise known across social media platforms as TheGreatToddman! He’s been voice acting, live streaming, podcast hosting, providing live eSports commentary, audio engineering and writing fiction/sports journalism since 2016. I connected with Todd on Twitter when I reached out amongst the Twitterverse to find new and exciting guests to interview for the show! We had a great conversation about ...

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In Part 2 of my interview with @nethervoice Paul Strikwerda, we chat about the topic of his new book - which is how to become a self sufficient voice actor! We also discuss what inspires Paul, VO conferences, kindness, travel, obstacles, successes and life altering events that have made a huge impact on Pauls life. What a great guy!! I loved having the chance to chat with Paul. It's been a few years now since I was able to ...

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My special guest today is a true talent, one of a kind guy! He's a voice actor, blogger, coach and so much more. Paul Strikwerda otherwise known as Nethervoice - came to the United States over 20 years ago and has since established a thriving voiceover business with happy clients and over 40,000 people that subscribe to his blog. He speaks at conferences, gives interviews and has written one of the most successful books on voic...

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On this episode of "Live with Squacky" I talk about the fear of both success and failure. I make more MAVO2021 guest speaker announcements too!! JMC Demos is our Platinum Level Sponsor again this year for MAVO2021 and so you know for sure that it's going to be a fantastic event that you absolutely cannot miss!! Antland Productions is a media sponsor for us this year too and we are so grateful!!! This episode is short an...

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I'm just wrapping up the school year here and these last few weeks are crazy - as always! So this episode is short and sweet!! I am announcing two more Featured Speakers for MAVO2021 in this episode and you definitely won't want to miss the news!!!
I also share some positive vibes! I know I'm not the only one who feels this year has been a bit tough on the nerves!! I hope you enjoy!

For more information about MAVO2021 vis...

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In this weeks episode of "Live with Squacky", I announce our Keynote Speaker for MAVO2021, and two of the guest speakers that will be on board for the event! You definitely won't want to miss the info! This one is short and sweet! The next episode will release on Tuesday, May 25th - so stay tuned for that one too! We
 will be releasing new info periodically before the conference as well as talking about other VO topics o...

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In this week's episode of "Live with Squacky", I answer questions that were sent in on social media from listeners of the show! I address a question about talking toys, imposter syndrome, top things to be coached in and  top things to know when just starting out in voiceover. It's a great episode and I really hope you all enjoy it. If you do, be sure to download and share the episode as well as leave a rating and re...

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On this weeks episode of "Live with Squacky," I give my recommedations for some of the top coaches in the voiceover industry. I've either worked with these people personally or have friends that have. Obviously, there are many more great coaches besides the ones I name here. If you ever have a question about whether a coach is reputable or not, you can certainly always email me and I'll give you my opinion or refer ...

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