He may only be the Second Nicest Guy in Voiceover™, but anyone who’s been to FaffCon (or reads his very popular blog) will tell you that Bob Souer is the First Generous-est Guy in Voiceover. With his ready smile, hearty laugh, and sly sense of humor, we’d want him around even if he weren’t very useful. But he knows what he’s doing and usually knows what you should be doing, too. And he’s very willing to share.
Plus, he’s not arrogant about it, even though he could be–because as far as I can tell, he’s usually (always?) right. His impish charm and the thoughtful way he considers his words makes even hard-to-hear advice go down with a spoonful of sugar. It’s no wonder he’s a major attraction at every FaffCon. As FaffCon’s mom, I’m proud and grateful that Bob’s impact goes way beyond his insightful contributions and compelling Topic Sessions. His (and his family’s!) behind-the-scenes efforts are a huge part of why FaffCon works.
Radio and Production Magazine interviewed Bob for their August 2012 issue (read it here). Learn more of the Bob Souer back story and about his inspiring VO journey from full-time corporate life to to becoming one of the most successful and in-demand talents in our business, overcoming fear and self-doubt along the way.
And you know, Radio and Production is very cool industry magazine full of fascinating features; you might want to add this terrific resource to your career toolbox.
Did you find anything in the article that reminds you of some part of your professional journey? Are you trying to transition from full-time employment to supporting yourself as a freelance voice talent? Or, if you’ve already made that leap, how did you know that it was time? Please share in the comments.