Alexa, Help Me Land More Voice Over Jobs


    As voice technology proliferates, the need for human voice over is also increasing. Alexa Skills (apps for Amazon’s voice activated Alexa device) offer an opportunity for exciting voice over jobs, including those with major brands and fast-moving tech startups, as they develop and release interactive apps, games, and more.

    Learn what it takes to become the voice of an Alexa Skill, as Host Stephanie Ciccarelli and Co-Host Julianna Lantz are joined by Producer, Director, and Owner of Lotas Productions, Jim Kennelly.

    About Jim Kennelly

    For over 30 years, Jim Kennelly, owner of Lotas Productions in the Flatiron District of New York City, has specialized in finding the right voice for all kinds of media. From TV and radio to podcasts and narration, Jim and his team have operated as one of New York’s premier one-stop shops for voice over casting, directing and recording.

    A staple of both the Big Apple and the ad game, Jim and Lotas Productions have learned to navigate and adapt to the rapid changes impacting the voice over industry. From the globalization of spots, to the Non-Union boom, and point-to-point connectivity technologies that bring clients and talents together worldwide, Jim has worked diligently to stay ahead of the curve and be a reliable business partner.

    Jim and Lotas Productions have long standing relationships with the top talent agencies in New York, LA and Chicago, and internationally in Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.

    When asked about what he sees in the future of voice overs, Jim says, “Despite how some may feel, there will always be voices to record,” and that, “embracing emerging platforms is the best way to stay a relevant part of this industry.”

    Learn more about Lotas Productions:

    Hosts: Stephanie Ciccarelli, Julianna Lantz, with special guest, Producer, Director and Jim Kennelly of Lotas Productions.

    Want to try out the script? Visit’s library of free voice over sample scripts:

    Mission Audition is presented by Produced and Engineered by Shelley Bulmer; Scripting by Niki Clark and Keaton Robbins.

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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®.


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