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“For anyone who thinks they would like to be a voice-over talent, as well as those already in the profession, this is the book they should read before sending out another demo tape.  In the voices of super successes in the field, readers will learn about everything from interpreting scripts to packing their tapes, along with the people they should get to know for the best chances of success, and they range far beyond agents.  Joan Baker's own passion for the business is shared by the other 18 experts she has enlisted to share their career successes, and she has put their stories together along with a history of the voice-over profession in a readable, accessible book that is fascinating to even an outsider. To do it all for a cause that is dear to her heart shows that Ms. Baker is much more than a voice.”

   - J.C. Barden, Editor on THE NEW YORK TIMES
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A must-read for anyone in the industry no matter what side of the recording booth you're on. "Secrets of Voice-Over Success" is enlightening, moving, informative and destined to be the greatest book on this subject in history!

The information these voice-over artists share is invaluable. And some of the stories they tell are truly unforgettable.

   - Ron Scalera, Executive VP & Creative Director, CBS Marketing Group
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First of all I love and adore this new book by Joan Baker. Secrets Of Voice-Over Success is not the first book to address the subject of voice-over acting but it's the very first book to do it justice. Other books have been far too narrowly focused in their approach, highlighting one person's limited career experience in a sort of "one size fits all" presentation.

The secret behind Joan's book is that she smartly brings together the varied careers of the top voice-over talent in the nation and has each of them share the nitty-gritty truths about what it has taken for them to actually establish themselves in this sometimes lucrative, always challenging and misunderstood industry.

Whether your interest is in becoming a voice-over actor or simply indulging in powerful stories of human triumph, this surprising gem of a book will have you enraptured from the first page to the last.

  - Butch Adams, Media Critic, Push Creative
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"Voices are obviously essential to the business of radio, and I found this book about voice-overs engaging and compelling. A great peek behind the top voices in the industry."

   - J im Ryan , VP/Adult Contemporary Programming , Clear Channel Radio
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Secrets of voice-over success is an industry must read. Secrets of Voice-Over Success has a little for everybody; history, philosophy. advice, and underneath a sense of commitment and passion not only from the contributors but from the author. Joan Baker has done this profession a great service in promoting those in the profession as well as the profession itself.   This text should be utilized by all- anyone wishing to be in the entertainment arena.

   - Loren Ruff,   Professor of Theatre/Drama Western Kentucky University
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Ms. Baker's book is among the most unique contributions I have seen to the Alzheimer's Association's mission to cure this disease…

   - Sheldon Goldberg, President & CEO of The Alzheimer's Association
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A voice-over tour de force... Destined to be the industry bible for years to come.   Joan captures the true essence and passion of a craft that has gone so unrecognized, yet, provides the basic fabric of the millions of audible messages we encounter each day.   These are the people and players who have defined the industry during its many evolutions.

   - Richard J. Paris - Marketing Director, ABC Television Network
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Secrets Of Voice-Over Success embodies wisdom and diversity in a collection of journey's from 19 artists' points of view that leaves one with an instinctive experience of what it takes for a career in the voice-over industry. There is no book that tells it like it is so clearly. And that all royalties from this project benefit the Alzheimer's Association this book truly reaches the height of the human spirit and dignity too.

   - Sandy Grushow, Chairman Fox Television Entertainment Group
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What a masterpiece Secrets of voice-over success is. A genuinely poignant instructional manual on the complicated voyage one takes to succeed in voice-overs. I've had dealings in the voice-over industry and know how tough it can be but Joan's approach paints such a lucid map through the generosity and candid narratives of today's voice-over performers that you recognize how to navigate the terrain clearly. Also the added element of furthering the fight against Alzheimer's disease through the books theme of voice-over artists who's so reliant on communication as a career versus the loss of communication suffered by Alzheimer's patients, took my breath away.

   - Phoebe Snow, Singer/ Songwriter
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"Though you may begin reading this book as just another "how-to" text, you will soon find that Secrets of Voiceover Success will grab your attention on many other levels.  It's about spirit, passion and artistry.  The stories it tells will pull you in, you will be impressed by the diversity of the artists, and you will be moved by the heart and dedication of its author."

   - Twila Thompson, Director, TAI Resources/The Actors Institute
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Secrets of voice-over Success made a tremendous impact on me as a professional in the industry and author Joan Baker's vision for the book moved me as a human being. I am confident that anyone reading this book will be left with a powerful experience as well.

   - James Curtis, Host, E! News      
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I loved this book! This matchless perspective on voice-overs speaks to all levels of experience. "Secrets of Voiceover Success" is required reading for anyone who works or wants to work in the industry. Joan Baker has tapped into the heart of this elusive profession and has given readers the opportunity to hear it from the people who live it. And the proceeds of “Secrets” benefit an invaluable cause, Alzheimer's. That's inspiring!

   - CEO, Johnna Gottlieb, Consulting, Top VO Talent Agency Consultant
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Secrets of voice-over success has it all in one book! "The good, the bad and the ugly about doing voice over work!  Secrets of Voice Over Success is a great read and an extremely valuable tool for anyone considering a career in the lucrative field of voice-overs."

   - Bob Gersh, President, The Gersh Agency
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“Joan's book is an amazingly generous revelation of real-world lessons offered by the best voice-over actors in the industry, and a surprisingly extraordinary contribution to the fight against Alzheimer's”.  

   - Jenny Alonzo, SVP, Production, Promotion & Planning, Lifetime Television
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