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Hi folks! 👋🏻 
It’s June. It’s stopped raining.

Apparently there’s going to be quite a lot of the footing-the-ball on the telly over the next month. So if, like us, you’re going to have to spend a lot of time avoiding setting eye on groups of bladder-kickers on the small screen it would seem like as good a time as any to deep dive into your studio and processes to make sure your skills and set up are still razor sharp and current. Let us help you a bit with a little newsletter to get the operation underway….
An especially big hello and welcome to our newest subscriers Dave, Oohanh, Bethan, Trev and Jessica-Virginia.
Cover image by Zoë Gayah Jonker on Unsplash - our garden does look like this at the moment.
ON THE BLOG...
How to prepare for showreel recording

Your showreels are probably the most important marketing tool you have, so it’s really important to get them right.

I thought it may be helpful to write a blog about the things you need to think about as you prepare yourself for getting demo-ready. 

So, here's the first piece of advice - Do as much as you can yourself, but don’t do it yourself.

Hmmm... you'd better click the link to find out what the hell I'm on about.

Find out what Rob's on about here >>>
A beginners guide to SEO for voiceovers
What is SEO and why should you you care? Helen looks into the basics and gives some simple tips to improve your website raking. I look at what SEO is and why it's important as well as keywords, site structure, using headlines, site speed, file names and mobile-friendly design. I promise it's nothing overly techy (if it is, feel free to tell me off!) and it can be applied to any website.
 
Put on your SEO hats >>>
If you prefer to get advice directly in your ears, listen to The Voiceover Social Podcast when I chatted to Leah and Nic about all things SEO. You can find their fabulous award-nominated podcast here...
New projects launching soon
I've been busy working on quite a few new branding and website projects and a few are almost ready to launch. Above is a sneak peak of some of them...

My books are still closed for new branding and website projects, but you'll be the first to know about my new packages launching in July/August.

I have a few spaces available for reviews in July onwards, so do get in touch if you want to get your website working harder for you. This is what André said after his web review... "After making the changes you suggested to my website, I noticed an increase in people who found me." This is what I like to hear! 
 
Find our more about reviews here >>>
EVENTS & SOCIALS
Webinar: Normalisation
Thursday 17 June
3.30 BST / 7.30am PDT / 10.30am EDT
Gravy For The Brain Members: FREE, Non-members: £29

What’s the difference between peak and RMS normalisation? What level should we normalise to? How do you normalise? What is normalisation anyway? These and other questions will be asked, and maybe answered.

Want some pre-webinar reading? Read Rob’s normalisation blog HERE.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW >>>

The Pint and Rabbit - June
Friday 18 June  ::  BST 5pm – 8pm (ish)
By the power of Zoom!

Even though it'll be lovely and sunny (we hope) we still want to sit inside, blinds closed looking at our laptop screen for a few more hours because it means we get to chat to you lovely lot. It doesn't get much better than that. Especially if you have beer or 2 as well. Don't leave us sitting on our own... join us at the Pint & Rabbit!

THIS IS THE ZOOM MEETING LINK
Meeting ID: 842 0065 2482  |  Password: 622973
Wonderland VO Social
Friday 9 July  ::  From 7:30pm BST
Online
Brad has fab monthly online social and everyone is welcome to go. For more info and to get your free ticket click here.
The Pint and Rabbit - July
Friday 23 July  ::  BST 5pm - 8pm ish
SAVE THE DATE - July's meeting is a week later than normal. We'll put the link in next month's newsletter.
VO Social North Summer Social
Saturday 7 August  ::  From 2pm BST
In person at: Beer Nouveau, 75 North Western Street, Manchester M12 6DY
It’s happening! An actual in-person social and this one happens to be in one of the best brewery tap rooms in Manchester. WHOOOOP! We’re so giddy about seeing people again. Want to come along too? Pop along to the VO Social North Facebook Group.
OneVoice Conference UK
19th - 22nd August
London UK and online.
We'll both be at the UK OneVoice Conference. We'll have our stand in the expo hall, Rob is doing a talk about home studios and Helen will be talking websites and SEO. 
More info and tickets HERE.
If you organise a VO social and want to shout about it, let us know and we'll add it to the next newsletter.
Thank you for reading!
From Rob and Helen
If you have any questions about anything in this newsletter or any of our services, this is how you can contact us...

Rob Bee - for anything audio, production, showreel or studio related...
rob@b-double-e.co.uk  :  +44 (0)7912 262 545

Helen Bee - for anything brand, website or SEO related...
helen@b-double-e.co.uk  :  +44 (0)7967 374756
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