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Starting friendships in the voice acting business can be easy given you have so much in common that nearly no one outside of voice-over understands.
I happened to find a quote that puts words to the moment a friendship begins and thought you might enjoy it!
If this post resonates with you, add your thoughts as a comment on today’s VOX Daily.

A Realization

Trying to explain what you do as a voice actor to someone outside of the industry can be a challenging task, but when you are amongst your own, words aren’t even necessary to make a connection. When voice actors get together, friendships can form quickly because you share a common passion and desire to share the spoken word with others.
People who are of a like mind, at the same stage of life or in the same career tend to flock together. When they first meet, platonic sparks fly and a friendship is born! The narrower your interest, the stronger your cause or the greater your passion for what you do, the deeper your connections with those birds of a feather can be.

Consider The Following Quote

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'”
C.S. Lewis

What About You?

How would you describe the feeling of making a friend?
Looking forward to your reply!
Best wishes,

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Stephanie Ciccarelli is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Classically trained in voice, piano, violin and musical theatre, as well as a respected mentor and industry speaker, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. Possessing a great love for imparting knowledge and empowering others, her podcast Sound Stories serves an audience that wants to achieve excellence in storytelling. Stephanie is found on the PROFIT Magazine W100 list three times (2013, 2015 and 2016), a ranking of Canada's top female entrepreneurs, and is the author of Voice Acting for Dummies®.


  1. Admire you used the quote from C.S. Rarely if ever has there been contention to what he says.
    Voice over does tend to be a very specific interest, giving it a special sentiment to bond over.
    Great material, Stephanie.
    -Daniel Pierce

  2. Hi Stephanie,
    You must be referring to your VOICE 2012 conference experience in Disneyland recently for the most part? Eventually making personal contact would be a good goal of an online friendship. Not always possible though:)
    Here is another quote which fits for those of us in voiceover:
    Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
    ~Henry David Thoreau (born on this date in 1817)
    Ralph Hass

  3. Hi Daniel,
    Thank you for commenting and joining the conversation! I am a great fan of C.S. Lewis and his works. I’m pleased to see that you enjoy what he had to say.
    Best wishes,

  4. Hi Ralph,
    Thank you for commenting and for sharing the Thoreau quote! I enjoyed it and am glad you brought it to our attention.
    Parts of me were thinking back to VOICE 2012 when writing this post. I find that those who have things in common can connect well regardless of medium and develop wonderful friendships all the same. We are a good case in point for that!
    Thank you again for joining the conversation.
    Take care,

  5. Great article!! Friendship is to be sought for, pursued and preserved. “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” (Prov. 17:17). The value of a friend is not in the laughs shared, but in the tribulations suffered together. My own prayer is that I can be that kind of friend to all–one that sticks closer than a brother…

  6. Hi Herb,
    Thank you very much for sharing! You’re absolutely right. You don’t have to be a blood relative to be family and friends can indeed stick closer than a brother 🙂 Great tie-in from Proverbs!
    Take care,

  7. “…the Otter and the Rat, their heads together, eagerly talked river-shop, which is long shop and talk that is endless, running on like the babbling river itself” – The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame.

  8. Hi Stephanie!
    What a beautiful and heart rendering article. YES YES YES to true friendship.
    We have devoured all seven of C S Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia with our children, making him one of my favourite writers of all times. Another wonderful quote of his is, which speaks volumes about friendships:
    Eros will have naked bodies; friendship naked personalities
    So true how the bond among human beings that share similar passions is truly a gift to humankind. I wish the internet age would also allow us the experience to spend more face time with each other.
    We seem to be cocooned in front of our screens so much of our time in our jobs!
    Best wishes, from the “Canarian” voice,


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