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Kickin' It with Daree

On the Kickin' It with Daree podcast, we talk about the things that matter to me, and the things that matter to you in the world of lifestyle, culture, coaching, personal development, personal growth, sprinkled with a little faith and lot of fun. Get practical resources and real advice that will inspire you to improve relationships, develop yourself, and handle everyday situations and stressors with insight. Each episode provides food for thought, tips and strategies you can implement to foster your personal growth and development, and live your life with more fulfillment.
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Jun 29, 2021

Erikka J @misserikkaj is a singer/songwriter, voice actor, and product manager in Atlanta. In this episode we talked about redefining what it means to go full-time in #VO, being a Black woman in tech, boundaries in entrepreneurship, balancing work and family life, and more!

  • Erikka's journey into voiceover 2:21
  • VO gear 4:27
  • Advantages of being a singer when voice acting 8:00
  • Being a Black woman in the tech space and creative endeavors at the same time 10:40
  • Challenges in doing VO 22:39
  • Balancing career and family life 24:08
  • Setting boundaries as a freelancer/entrepreneur 28:12
  • Advice for those who want to pursue VO 36:18

 

Show Notes -

https://kickinitwithdaree.com/episode/erikkaj-white-colorvo-collective

 

Jun 22, 2021

It's time to share updates for this quarter on...

  • VO, Writing and Volunteer Work
  • My Personal Life
  • "Travelations" - where I've been and where I'm going
  • Announcement about the future of this show

 

CrimeCon Recaps:

https://thecmonsonpod.libsyn.com/crimecon-21-recap-part-1 and https://thecmonsonpod.libsyn.com/crimecon-21-recap-part-2

My VO mentor series on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvCwxNMPnkbHQTu_w6doFxYmcnWHCKxwf

Voiceover Resource Guide: https://DareeVoiceover.com/get-started-in-vo

VOcality e-course description: http://bit.ly/vocality-ecourse

May 11, 2021

I had Andrew Lander on the show in February. As a follow up and discussion for that episode (153), on the following weekend we did a Clubhouse room about being a Corporate Narration Sensation in the voiceover industry.

  • Intro and a little backstory 1:28
  • Public speaking skills 8:47
  • When a scripts wants you to sound "urban" or "Blackish" 16:01 (and 33:42)
  • Doing a full time corporate job while doing voiceover part time 21:26
  • Trying to work in every VO genre 26:59
  • Marketing yourself via email and P2Ps, and negotiating your rate 36:47
  • Q&A 51:59

 

Show Notes - https://kickinitwithdaree.com/episode/andrew-lander-corporate-vo-clubhouse

Apr 27, 2021

In this informal chat from January 2021 on Clubhouse, I shared how to reset your mind and confidence when auditioning and marketing for voiceover. You can follow me @DareeAllen on Clubhouse and other social media platforms.

  • Foundation of thought work and mastering your mind 2:27
  • Finding your identity in VO 5:56
  • Self-talk when auditioning 14:11
  • Dealing with P2Ps 21:11
  • Directed sessions 27:45
  • Marketing yourself 32:21
  • Setting and standing by your rates 40:18

Show Notes - https://kickinitwithdaree.com/episode/get-your-mind-right-for-vo

Apr 13, 2021

Whether you are recording for podcasts or voiceovers, sound quality is everything. Jean-Francois Donaldson is a voice actor, demo producer and booth builder, so he knows a little something about booths and sound isolation for VO. We had a chat on Clubhouse about it. We discussed:

  • How Jean-Francois got started with VO 3:34
  • Booth building 9:00
  • Soundproofing and the ideal places to set up a booth in your home 16:07
  • Prerequisites for your recording environment 
  • Materials you can use for sound isolation when recording in a closet
  • Registering as a production studio 31:03
  • Q&A 38:00

Show Notes - https://kickinitwithdaree.com/episode/jeanfrancois-donaldson-voiceover-booths

 

Note: This was my first time recording a Clubhouse room. I didn't catch the first few minutes of Jean-Francois' audio, so you'll miss his side of our back and forth during the introduction.

 

 

Mar 30, 2021

My quickest life update yet. Here's what I did in the first quarter of 2021, including a new car and a new job on the horizon!

Show Notes - https://www.kickinitwithdaree.com/episode/spring-life-update-1st-quarter-2021

Mar 23, 2021

Continuing the ColorVO Collective series highlighting wonderful African American voice actors, this week's feature is Trekina White. Her joyful sound and spirit radiates for such brands as Apple, Amazon, PBS Kids, PlayStation and the Calm app. We talked about how she went full-time in VO, how to vet voiceover resources, auditioning tips, and more!

Show Notes - https://kickinitwithdaree.com/episode/trekina-white-colorvo-collective

Mar 9, 2021

As people are forced to explore their new careers in these stressful times, they often devote a lot of effort without having any clear path in mind. If they don’t have the foundation to move forward and sustain their joy from their passions, they will be, or again become, overwhelmed and dissatisfied.

Achieving psychological growth to stay happy and motivated is easier than people realize. In this episode, Sabrina Runbeck explains how to master your mental immunity, and prevent your passion from becoming poison.

Listen to this episode to learn how to focus, prioritize, stop overworking, and stay open to receive what you need.

  • Sabrina's hectic life as a front line worker 1:35
  • Experiencing burnout when trying to follow your passion 6:11
  • How to boost your energy naturally 7:22 
  • Preventing your passion from becoming poison 14:07
  • Asian Women Who Boss Up 20:40
  • How to become an peak performer 25:21

Show Notes - https://kickinitwithdaree.com/episode/mental-immunity

Feb 23, 2021

Andrew Lander is a DC native, award-winning African American voice actor based in Atlanta. His passion for voice acting began behind a podium rather than on stage, and juggles his corporate career with corporate VO and commercials. In this show, we talked about getting out of your head, the demand for African American voices, his "not-quite-Urban but distinctly Black (ish) sound," and how it's best to be in "as many places as possible" to market yourself. 

Show Notes - https://kickinitwithdaree.com/episode/andrew-lander-colorvo-collective

Feb 9, 2021

Darryll Stinson is a former Division I athlete, author, dynamic motivational speaker and Founder of Second Chance Athletes. After going from suicidal to successful, Darryll uses his experience to help athletes and entrepreneurs shed their past stories, and create a massive impact that aligns with their highest purpose. Darryll shared the details of his failed suicide attempt, and how he has transformed his life and now teaches others how to elevate their mindset so they can start living out their true purpose. 

Show Notes - http://kickinitiwithdaree.com/episode/living-as-if

Jan 26, 2021

Kesha Monk is another of my talented Black female voice actor friends, and she recently lent her talents for The Soul Train Music Awards and A Little Late with Lilly Singh just to name a few. In this interview, we were just two girlfriends chatting about VO life, her plans to disrupt the voiceover industry, and how we can redefine rejection when we don't get the booking with an audition. So grab some tea and catch these gems we're dropping!

Show Notes - https://kickinitwithdaree.com/episode/kesha-monk-colorvo-collective

Jan 19, 2021

January is Mentoring Month. So I thought it fitting to share a roundup of guest content that you can use to mentor yourself and set your path for this new year, or anytime.

The past 31 guests who appeared on this podcast answered this question: "How do you define success?" As I produced this episode, I quickly saw themes unfold, and I re-lived their wonderful advice. Please share what success means to you social media @DareeAllen.

This is timeless advice! Find the full interviews from these guests and others at kickinitwithdaree.com/episode

Show Notes - kickinitwithdaree.com/episode/success-leaves-clues

Jan 12, 2021

January is Mentoring Month. So I thought it fitting to share a roundup of guest content that you can use to mentor yourself and set your path for this new year, or anytime.

The past 31 guests who appeared on this podcast answered this not-so-simple question: "What advice would you give to your younger self?" As I produced this episode, I quickly saw themes unfold, and I re-lived their wonderful advice. I hope it blesses and encourages you. Please share your best advice to your younger self with me on social media @DareeAllen.

This is timeless advice! Find the full interviews from these guests and others at kickinitwithdaree.com/episode

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