Hello, bosses! Look at your clothes, now back to the website, now back at your clothes, now back to the website. Sadly, you’re probably wearing your pajamas, but if you stopped wearing pajamas and actually wore street clothes, you could be more productive. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a boat with Morgan Freeman. What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s a shiny new microphone with a pop filter. Look again, the microphone is now a big fat check. Anything is possible when you wear street clothes and not PJs. I’m on a horse.
Now that we’ve had our fun, listen to Anne and Gabby as they give you great tips on how to stay productive day by day and why always wearing your pajamas probably isn’t the best idea.
Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:
Wearing your PJs all day everyday could be bad for your business
Embrace the digital calendars, but don’t throw away your paper calendars!
Have a routine
Don’t schedule your work life around your sessions
Try working out in the mornings
Set a bed time for yourself
Be real with your agents and clients
Referenced in this Episode
Direct links to things we brought up ++
Subscribe to VO B.O.S.S. on YouTube!
Our podcast is recorded entirely using ipDTL. Get better than ISDN quality with: ipDTL!
VO: Today’s voiceover talent is more than just a pretty voice. Today’s voiceover talent has to be a boss, a VO BOSS. Set yourself up with business owner strategies and success with your host Anne Ganguzza, along with some of the strongest voices in our industry.
Rock your business like a boss, a VO BOSS.
Anne: Hey, guys. Before we get going today, I want to talk to you about some amazing, new, bossalicious products we have that are really gonna help you up your game and up your bossness for your business.
Gabby: And, and you don’t have to be a girl or a woman to be bossalicious, by the way.
Guys can be just as bossalicious as the ladies, right, Anne?
Anne: Everybody can be bossalicious.
Gabby: Heck yeah.
Anne: We have a fantastic new product for you guys called the Boss Blast. Now the Boss Blast allows us to send a marketing campaign specifically to a target market audience.
Gabby: It’s amazing, and Anne and I have both done it. We have tested it on ourselves of course.
Anne: Of course.
Gabby: Because we would never sell you something that we couldn’t get behind, or that we didn’t know had merit and efficacy, and this thing is amazing. Custom list. We have up to 90,000 available opted in contacts around the globe that are basically willing and ready to receive emails from you, and with the Boss Blast, we can customize it based on industry, or geography, or a slew of other categories.
Anne: So it’s not like you have to worry the in thought about as spam because these people have already opted into this list. This is a great way for you guys to get more clients.
Gabby: Just go to voboss.com, go to the shop tab, and click on Boss Blast so you can get your boss on.
Anne: OK, now, let’s get on with today’s episode. Welcome, everybody, to the VO BOSS podcast. I’m your host, Anne Ganguzza, along with my lovely cohost, Gabby Nistico. Gabby, how are ya?
Gabby: Hi, I’m good, how are you, Anne?
Anne: I’m good. Hey, there’s a holiday coming up. [laughter]
Gabby: I know, which begs a really important question.
Anne: It’s so relevant to our industry.
Gabby: OK, it is. Anne, Anne…
Anne: What is it?
Gabby: What are you wearing? What are you wearing?
Anne: Gee, Gabby, if you must know, if you must know…
Gabby: I must know…
Anne: I’m wearing my PJ’s in honor of celebrating that holiday which is April 16, national wear your PJ’s to work day.
Gabby: I mean, it’s kind of funny because you think about voice actors, and you go, “OK, technically every day is wear your PJ’s to work day in our industry,” but we want to talk about today why this might not be the best idea, guys.
Gabby: Why just it might not be the most conducive to an excellent work environment.
Gabby: It’s tempting, don’t get me wrong. I have been there. I have done that.
Anne: I have too.
Anne: I am right now. Well you know, Gabby, the idea and the concept is all wonderful, and –
Gabby: It is.
Anne: And people laugh and joke about it, but I’ll tell you what. I think, if I’m wearing my PJ’s in the booth, I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of still asleep.
Gabby: You know, I find that there’s, gosh, a, a precedent that gets set if you don’t make the effort to get up, get dressed, have a workday, look presentable. I mean, it’s not like you have to be business casual or anything, for God’s sake, even though some voice actors do that. But to at least feel like you know, if somebody were to ring the doorbell, umm…
Anne: You can answer it.
Gabby: Right. I don’t feel the need to hide. I can — yeah.
Gabby: I will admit to the fact that pretty much, unless I know for certain I’m leaving the house that day, I never have shoes on. Like I’m always in slippers or socks or –
Gabby: The shoeless wonder. I mean like that I think goes with that territory of what we do in being casual and being comfortable, but I know for me, if I don’t make that effort, and I spend the whole day in my PJ’s, I am less productive.
Gabby: I’m lazy to be perfectly honest. I become very lazy on those days. And that is not good for bossness.
Anne: Well, yeah. And it’s not good for, not good for performance in the booth, and it’s not good, I don’t think, for getting things done. I just, I love the convenience of it, goodness, you know, I get an email and I’m up early, and I get an email from the East Coast maybe for me that says, I need this, or I have to respond to it right away.
The fact that I can just kind of run downstairs and take care of that email response is great, but I always make it a point – and trust me, it is hard sometimes – to go back upstairs, because I got to get ready for work. Because I’m just not –
Anne: — At my best if I am rolling out of bed and rolling down the stairs to my — what a visual. Rolling out of bed, rolling down the stairs into my studio. It just –
Gabby: You know, I agree with you, and it is so funny because you think about — [laughter] — All of our aspirations and our goals as voice actors, and you go, “I’m sorry. Nobody took over the world in their pajamas. It — no. It’s not gonna work.” Now, I will say I start my day almost every day in my robe. I do. I really do. I get up, I make myself a cup of coffee, I go right to my computer, and I spend probably about half an hour to 45 minutes every morning having coffee leisurely and checking email and just going through kind of the plan for the day.