The last couple of weeks have been very busy for me- which I am SO delighted about! In fact, I've spent as much time working as I have marketing- which is a first for me in my new profession. The new kids show I've been working on managed to fill a few days, I recorded a new set of radio commercials for KB Homes in Charlotte, and I picked up three new clients! One of my new clients is the Cartoon Network- and I had a blast with all four words I voiced! (seriously- it was four words and a giggle- heheh!) A big thank you to Brian Haymond for helping me make the connection.
OK- I promise this won't be an entire blog about the work I've been getting- although it is very exciting! This is a blog about one new client in particular.
His name is Jim and he owns a video editing company in Florida. Jim contacted me to voice an employee training video for a company that creates fairs and amusement parks.
Right off the bat, in the very first e-mail, I knew I would like Jim. He had the normal professional job proposal, but the last line was something like, "I also liked Shawshank redemption but didn't like Saw- must be a generational thing." Jim was obviously doing his homework on me.
The e-mail exchanges have continued over the last several days, both of us asking questions about the other's lives in addition to passing along scripts and audio samples.
In fact, I've noticed the 'job' portions of the e-mails tend to be short and toward the end, while the 'conversation' portions fill the pages. Yup. I really like Jim.
It turns out Jim began his company after retiring. He was good with a camera and wanted something new to do. He continues to strive for great success so that his two young employees will have a secure future ahead of them.
I've learned a lot about Jim...his kids, five grandchildren, and wife. He's been to my Myspace page and says my husband reminds him of 'Storm' from X-Men.
Jim is the type of client that comes along every once and a while and reminds you what a great business we work in.
Not only do I have a new client...I have a great new friend.