Left Brain Right Brain

with Erikka J

Are you right or left brain dominant? Anne & Erikka are here to bust the left vs. right brain myth, and discuss how both creativity and sensibility are essential in any entrepreneur. For all the creatives, they share tips to help your biz with structure. For our tech peeps, they have creative ideas for getting out of your own way. Make sure you know your studio inside and out, make a backup for the backup, and if you want more tips, you’ll just have to tune in...


In this episode, Anne & Erikka discuss the creative and analytical sense every BOSS needs to succeed in VO + tips for an ambi-brain...

"The creative & technical sides of you are more intertwined than you think." - Erikka J

About Erikka J

DC born, Atlanta based voice actor, singer/songwriter and entertainer Erikka J is known for her rich powerhouse vocals, soulful tenor to soprano range, and commanding stage presence. As a writer, she is dedicated to giving her fans, or "Jewels" as she has named them, meaningful, honest, and relatable lyrics. During her time in Richmond, Virginia a reputation for delivering quality, heartfelt, attention grabbing performances earned her the honor of opening for Grammy-winning recording artist Chrisette Michele. Erikka has headlined events at notable venues such as DC's historic Blues Alley Jazz Club and the Dumfries Summer Concert Series. Though classically trained at DC's Duke Ellington School of the Arts and influenced by vocal staples such as Mary J. Blige and Billie Holiday, Erikka has a deep rooted love for hip-hop that is evident in her delivery. She lives up to her "Natural Born Hustler" mantra with accomplishments such as landing music video placements on BET Soul, MTV.com, VH1.com, and Russell Simmons' All Def Digital YouTube channel, as well as lending her voice over talents to notable clients such as Google, Amazon, Apple News+, and the DC Lottery.



Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

  1. Success in the VO biz requires right brain creativity + left brain structure. #VOBOSS

  2. You are responsible for knowing your gear well enough to troubleshoot. #VOBOSS

  3. Have a backup! Backup computer, WiFi hot spot, files, and even gear. #VOBOSS

  4. Strong hard wire connection is the best and most reliable. #VOBOSS

  5. Keep your studio connected in multiple ways, just in case one modality goes down. #VOBOSS

  6. Label your cables + wires so you can easily troubleshoot or trace a connection. #VOBOSS

  7. It’s ok to outsource tech help! Finding + learning from an expert will help your biz. #VOBOSS

  8. We learn through repetition. The more you can learn + do VO, the better you’ll be. #VOBOSS

  9. Understand your biz inside + out! #VOBOSS

  10. Instead of thinking of left & right brain as separate, know that both work together to help you make creative & analytical decisions. #VOBOSS


"You learn the most when things break." - Anne

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