with Kesha Monk
Nothing great comes from comfort zones! Anne and special guest co-host Kesha Monk discuss Clubhouse ― the new audio-based social media app ― and the unique opportunities it provides voice actors. If you’re nostalgic for the days of radio, Clubhouse is for you. If you’re looking for ways to connect and learn, Clubhouse is for you. Discover the magic of bringing people together and how the unknown can lead to your greatest reward. “Heavy hitters,” producers, VO stars, and more … you never know who you may chat with in a Clubhouse room. Tune in to the latest episode in the Entrepreneur Hustle series to learn why it pays to take a leap of faith.
Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:
Clubhouse is a new, all audio, social media platform. It is currently only available on iPhone, by invitation only
The voice is an important tool for connection, and Clubhouse allows us to connect on an emotive level and have conversations
You can be in the room with someone on Clubhouse that you wouldn’t usually have the opportunity to engage with
Anyone can host a room on any topic of their choosing
Clubhouse Rooms can host virtual conferences
These rooms include virtual stages, panels, speakers, and audience members. The people connected to the panel members are in the front row, and others can join in the audience
Hosts and moderators can bring “audience members” up on stage to join the conversation
Clubhouse can connect with your Instagram and Twitter account
Clubhouse will curate your interests based upon your actions and suggest rooms for you to join
The more you participate, the more the app understands what you like
There is no recording built into Clubhouse. You need to attend events live
If you make an impact with people in your audience, they will often follow you on Clubhouse, and also your Instagram. This can lead to new business opportunities
Being strategic with the types of rooms and panels you host can lead to new business leads
The opportunities for networking and meaningful impactful discussions on Clubhouse can really change people for the better
Whenever you have people in a space who have a commonality, magic happens
Clubhouse is a haven for creatives and entrepreneurs
When a group of people did an audio production of Lion King, it received over 300 million impressions across social media
Not only is Clubhouse a place to network, but also is becoming a place to showcase our talents
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Referenced in this Episode
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Full Episode Transcript
>> It’s time to take your business to the next level, the BOSS level! These are the premiere Business Owner Strategies and Successes being utilized by the industry’s top talent today. Rock your business like a boss, a VO BOSS! Now let’s welcome your host, Anne Ganguzza.
Anne: Hey everyone. Welcome to the VO BOSS podcast. I’m your host, Anne Ganguzza, along with my most wonderful, excellent guest co-host, Miss Kesha Monk. Hey Kesha!
Kesha: That’s a lot of descriptors in there. Wonderful, excellent. Like “wow, who are you talking about?”
Anne: I could add, I could add so much more. [laughs]
Kesha: Aww. That’s sweet.
Anne: I was just blast, blasting off those today. But Kesha, I want to talk about a new platform, a new social media platform or relatively new platform which I happen to love because it’s all audio. And of course being a voice talent, I like audio platforms like podcasts. It always, you know, it always surprised me how few of the voice talent out there have podcasts. I think it’s now kind of catching on because this is what we do. It’s audio. But you know of late, this new social media app, called Clubhouse, of which I just became a member, but I know you’re a member, I think we should talk about it because you’ve been doing some really exciting things on this platform. And enlighten me, please.
Kesha: Without exaggeration, Anne, this app has literally shifted my career.
Anne: I love it.
Kesha: I’m not exaggerating.
Anne: Well, how? So I know, well, one thing I do know, I saw your video on, you posted maybe a couple weeks ago, you were cast as the narrator for a Dreamgirls production.
Kesha: Yes, ma’am, yes, ma’am.
Anne: And also I think another production — there’s not two productions that you’re apart of now?
Kesha: Well, not necessarily. I’ll tell you exactly what it is. First of all of course, I’m not sure if the BOSSes heard my previous podcast with you, but I am a radio personality in my blood. And I did 20 years doing that thing. I was the kid that lugged around that big, you know, the big [laughs] tape recorder and did all kinds of crazy things growing up.