Have you ever found yourself in a situation where it seemed that mountains needed to move in order for you to complete a task?
Recently, one of our voice talent members at faced a tight deadline and went way above and beyond the call of duty, showing us all that no matter how challenging a situation may appear, choosing to rise to the occasion can make all the difference.
When you put your mind to something, is there anything you can’t do?
Hear Albert Hensley’s story in today’s VOX Daily!

Going Above and Beyond

Picture this: You’re waiting in the hospital for gall bladder surgery and all of a sudden, a rush voice-over job comes in that has to get done.
Albert Hensley voice talentThis happened to Albert Hensley, pictured at left, who from his hospital bed was able to send in an audition to a private job posting, have surgery and then cut the final audio within hours of release.

“Long story short, Albert got out of the hospital around 5:30pm PST and had files recorded and delivered to me within a couple hours following his release after getting to two other jobs first,” Blair Frayer, Account Manager, exclaimed.
When I heard about this, my jaw literally dropped. The dedication Albert demonstrated to his clients was out of this world.
What motivated Albert to go the extra mile?

Albert shares, “Well, admittedly my first thought after being discharged wouldn’t normally be ‘Get back to work!’ but because this was a regular client who had always treated me with dignity, respect, and kindness, plus, they had a tighter-than-usual deadline, I figured I’d gut it out, and make sure they got what they needed. What better way for a client to come back for more, than to dazzle and go above-and-beyond.”

Can you relate?

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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. Wow! And that for an audition?? You ARE dedicated, Albert! I once flew from Telluride, Colorado to Denver for an ISDN studio when a client’s script was delayed (a 7-hour drive and apparently there are no ISDN-equipped studios between Salt Lake and Denver!) but that was for a gig already booked! But it was definitely worth it and the infomercial has been running for a couple of years with seasonal revisions.
    Now I have Source-Connect for my recording when I’m out there “in the wilds of Colorado” so I can bridge to ISDN studios. But I’ve stopped enroute in my travels to record in studios all over the world for my clients with rush jobs and it feels so good to have a client thank you for going “above and beyond” for them!

  2. Well done Sir! I remember turning up years ago on a film set only 24 hrs after being discharged from hospital with a suspected heart attack ( it wasn’t thankfully).. didn’t tell the Director till after he wrapped. .. he was most thankful!