A British VO on Vacation:
It’s June, the time of year when my gorgeous, patient Husband and I whisk ourselves away to somewhere sunny, sandy and sultry. And because of all of those things, it’s certainly one of the highlights of my #VO year. We take the usual: sunglasses, big hats, suncream, aftersun, sun this, sun that. You get the drift! And we also take the typical: sun microphone, sun Portabooth, sun headphones and sun Mac.
I know, you think I’m being funny. You think I’ve got heatstroke. I’ve been catching too many rays. Too much fun in the sun.
Actually, no – because guess what? #ILOVEVO
Some hotel guests’ brows furrow when they see my married man ‘servant’ lugging my #Kaotica Eyeball, portable studio and other *vocal gubbins* through reception while I strut ahead, twirling our suite key around my finger, sunhat donned over a pair of large, oval, tortoiseshell sunglasses, with my Kimono swirling flirtatiously around my ankles.
I say ‘let them stare’ Because guess what? #ILOVEVO
When your job is your life (some 30+ years of it), there is no ‘off switch’ I’m always ‘on.’ Just like the sun never stops shining, I never stop voicing. Flexing my voice is not a choice. It is my calling. And even on vacation, under the powerful midday sun, clients call on me to make their campaigns shine.
I love getting to our hotel or holiday villa; absorbing the plush choice we have made for ‘my voice.’ And as much as my Husband needs my company for 2 weeks, I know that companies need me too. We’ve got a naughty little arrangement, them and me.
Picture the scene: ‘’Darling, I’m just popping inside to get a fancy drink. Would you like one?’’
‘’Yes, please lovely. Shall we say something shaken, not stirred?’’
‘’Ooh, rather! Of course, Mr. Rich!’’
The ruse is on. In the time it takes for me to slice some fruit, crush some ice, whack it around in a silver tumbler like some crazed exercise guru, and pour it through a sieve, topping it off with a sun brolly, well… I’ve also managed to bang out a few lines for say, a Champagne company. Or a luxury car brand. Or a major high street retailer. This can happen several times a day, if I’m lucky;)
So…Yes, I love to drink cocktails.
I love to tell stories.
I love my Husband.
And I love my clients. #VOICINGISMYDRUGOFCHOICE #ILOVEVO #BRITISHVO