Sometimes you have to shine your weird light super bright, so the other weirdos know where to find you. And that is exactly how the Bosses found today’s guest, Danny Galvez. This super-fan turned super-guest talks to Anne and Gabby about his time in radio, his corporate career and his voiceover success as an audiobook narrator. He’s funny, charming, super smart and does one hell-of-a Chicken Dance! Join us for today’s episode and hear how funny it is when three weirdos become friends.
Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:
You think your chicken is safe at a corporate job…it’s not!
Ransom notes are still a thing
Audiobooks are a way to create a lasting legacy
ACX is a great resource that includes contracts
Royalty sharing is lucrative but requires a lot of work upfront
Audiobooks are a numbers game
Audiobook distribution is global
Romance Books do very well
Being an entrepreneur is not a 9 to 5 gig
Work for people who know what they want
Surround yourself with people who are more successful than you and pay attention to what they do
Money blocks are limiting
Clear your plate of negative people
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Anne: Welcome, everybody, to the VO BOSS podcast. I’m your host, Anne Ganguzza, with my VO BOSS bes-tay, Gabby Nistico. Hey, Gabby.
Anne: [laughs] Gabby, we have a super special guest with us today, voice talent entrepreneur and actually, I’m super, super excited, our very first like legit fan, Gabby, is with us today. [laughs] Or let’s just say, maybe not our very first fan, but the first fan who actually reached out and like sent us mail.
Gabby: Yes, we got fan mail.
Anne: Physical mail. I loved it.
Gabby: And little caricatures. And I love them.
Anne: It was so awesome, and it, it really speaks a lot about who he is and, and you know, entrepreneur voice talent, way to network, and I think this gentleman networks I think better than anybody I’ve seen of late, because I track him quite heavily on Facebook. Welcome to the show Danny Galvez.
Danny: Oh my God, I’m fangirling over here. Just give me a second. [pretend hyperventilating] I can’t, I can’t, it’s Anne and Gabby! Oh my God. [normal voice] I’m about ready to shriek, so y’all get ready for it.
Gabby: OK, that’s fine.
Gabby: Shrieking contest.
Anne: Shrieking is always good.
Danny: Shrieking is wonderful.
Anne: [in New Jersey accent] Danny, Danny, I got to tell you something.
Anne: [in accent] We got someone that needs to say hello to you.
Danny: Oh, who’s that?
Gabby: [chicken noises]
Danny: Is that my chicken?
Danny: Is that my chicken?
Anne: [in accent] Danny, Danny, who’s got the chicken now? Who’s got your chicken? [laughs]
Danny: You know, you think that’s funny. I just got the chicken, and I had this whole thing lined out, and I bring it, of all places, you think corporate’s going to be a very safe place. I work in the mortgage industry, and you think, “hey, it should be safe here.” I’m going to leave it on my desk. That sucker got kidnapped before noon and blew apart my marketing plan for the day on social media.
Gabby: [chicken noises]
Anne: I watch you every day. You Facebook Live I think every single day, and so I believe it was this morning’s episode, or yesterday’s episode where you acquired a chicken. [laughs]
Danny: mm-hmm, yes.
Anne: You acquired a wonderful chicken friend, and today, that chicken was abducted. And so your Facebook Live this morning was roaming around the office.
Gabby: Who does this? Who steals a man’s chicken? Who does this?
Danny: I don’t know.
Anne: It says so much about who you are and what a great networker and what a great business networker, entrepreneur, and I’d love to talk to you more about that and, and, like give us your story. Tell us a little bit about your history and how you came upon voiceover and entrepreneurship.
Danny: And we’ll get back to the chicken thing.
Gabby: We will, because I need to know who the suspects are. Do we have any leads?
Danny: I do have some leads. And I know —
Danny: — they left me a very cryptic message today, and what they did was — have you ever seen the movies where they do, they do uh — they leave the cryptic messages, but it’s done with like cutouts from a magazine?
Anne: Ransom note.
Gabby: Sure. Every Liam Neeson movie ever, yeah, got it.
Danny: Yes. “I don’t know who you are, but I’m,” you know, it’s like — that’s exactly what – “I’ve got your chicken. I’m coming for you.”
Anne: The last I saw, there were tweezers.
Danny: Yeah, so they took a picture of the chicken, and there were tweezers in its mouth, because they were going to pluck out its squeaker. And the reason why this happened, somebody kidnapped it, and I’ll give you a reason. You’ll probably agree with them after I tell you what happened. We have about 65 people at our corporate office in Dallas, and they’re pretty, pretty reserved people, but I’m a little outside the box. They let me have long hair. I, you know, get to do pretty much what I want because I’m a recruiter by day for the home office, but I went around the room, every single office, and I was using the chicken. And I do that for the internal group as well that we have on Facebook for Southwest Funding, so it is more of a morale booster, and also to stay connected with my colleagues. And apparently some of them didn’t appreciate it, so they jacked my chicken. Took him out.
Danny: I didn’t mean it like that. I’ll leave the context there.