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Call for Applicants: 3 Scholarships to VO ATLANTA 2017!

ENTER TO WIN  ONE OF THREE SCHOLARSHIPS TO VO ATLANTA 2017 TAKING PLACE MARCH 9-12, 2017 AND THE WINNERS ARE...... The Carol Joy Memorial National Scholarship: Dalia Ramahi International Scholarship : David Gilbert Youth Scholarship: Jace Reale CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!...

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Tonia Blake

Tonia Blake

Whew! The Peeps workout with Marc Cashman was absolutely a game changer for me. I must have scribbled down 10 pages of notes. Marc was generous with both time and advice for every person he directed, and he was also the best of mentors. Really kind. At the end of the session, Marc asked folks to let him know the one thing we'd learned that particularly spoke to us. My choice was when Marc said, "Keep it light with intention...that will imply "this is simple" to the listener." I used that in a session the next day, which helped dialed down my intensity/earnestness, and the director was clearly pleased with how the session went. I'm also sure I scored an audiobook contract using that advice the day after that! Anne, you have some great peeps, the meetings always work smoothly, and I come away feeling more confident and connected in the VO world...even from my little booth way at the other coastline. XO

Tonia Blake
Valerie Schrementi - VO Peeps

Valerie Schrementi

These workshops are amazing! I am learning so much! I feel I am learning from the best of the best and having a ball doing it! Thank you so much for providing these workshops!

Valerie Schrementi
John Carroll - VO Peeps

John Carroll

Love the VO Peeps workouts! I've participated in workouts with JV Martin and Marc Cashman and love that I can join in these workouts remotely. I'm able to participate as if I'm in the room and have learned so much working with such great guests and watching other participants in the workout. There's no reason not to be part of these awesome opportunities! Thanks to Anne Ganguzza who sets up these workouts and opens her home to all of us!!

Tom LaVoie - VO Peeps

Tom LaVoie, Voice Actor

I really enjoyed participating in this workout. It was a fun & positive environment. Dave Fennoy was very nice & shared a lot of great information. I feel that I came out of the workout better than when I went in. Thanks to Anne for hosting this!

Tom LaVoie, Voice Actor
Jace Reale - VO Peeps Scholarship 2017

Jace Reale, 2017 Youth Leadership Scholarship VO Atlanta

When I learned that I won the 2017 Vo Peeps Youth Scholarship, I was shocked. I felt excited scared and most of all overwhelmed. Being that it was my first year attending the conference I was super nervous. Even getting on the plane to Atlanta was a big step for me. I tend to be a bit shy with people I don't know, or even just my friends, but at VO Atlanta, I wasn’t afraid to just go for it and be myself. From the first moments I walked into the hotel, people were coming up to me and hugging me and welcoming me. In the first day alone, I met so many people and made so many new friends. The best part was that nobody in the voiceover industry was afraid to be themselves. It was so inspiring to see people of all ages come together and make something beautiful. By day two, I completely broke out of my shell. I went to panels and saw some amazing and talented people who really impressed me, and motivated me to pursue my voice acting career. At the Youth Day conference I had the pleasure of meeting some insanely awesome, extremely talented, and truly inspiring people such as David Rosenthal, Katie Leigh, Lisa Biggs, and Bill Farmer the voice of Goofy from Mickey Mouse Club House. I also got to work with other kids who I could learn and share a lot with. By the end of the conference I was begging my mom to come back next year. It was an experience I will never forget. Thanks to VO Peeps and the Youth Scholarship, I was able to meet so many amazing people that I otherwise would have only seen online or heard on television. I learned so much about the industry, and I have a good idea of where I want to go in the future. This opportunity never would have be possible without the VO Peeps Youth Scholarship. Thank you SO much Anne Ganguzza, VO Peeps, and Gerald Griffith! I can’t wait to see you next year!!!

Jace Reale, 2017 Youth Leadership Scholarship VO Atlanta
Dalia Ramahi VO Peeps

Dalia Ramahi, VO Peeps 2017 Carol Joy Memorial Scholarship Winner

I would like to thank Anne Ganguzza, VO Peeps, & Gerald Griffith from the bottom of my heart! Getting the opportunity to go to VO Atlanta was an absolutely amazing and unforgettable experience. Winning the 2017 national scholarship feels life changing. My journey to get to this starting point was intense and uncomfortable. I doubted myself every step of the way but I wanted to keep moving forward. Fast forward to this past weekend...I got to meet so many wonderful and incredible people. I was inspired and humbled by the amount of talent and experience all around me. I am so blessed to be part of a creative and loving community! I got to connect with my awesome coaches from the GVAA. I also got to make many new friends! This scholarship has opened up a whole new world for me. I went from the isolation of my home studio to forging new bonds in person. I learned so much about what it takes to run a successful VO business and tips to succeed in different genres. One day I want to pay it forward. That's my ultimate goal. When the snow storm passes and I can finally get back home, I'm going to hit the ground running. Im ready to fill up my VO and entrepreneurial toolboxes with everything that I learned this weekend. THANK YOU so so much for this opportunity! I hope to see everyone again next year ??

Dalia Ramahi, VO Peeps 2017 Carol Joy Memorial Scholarship Winner
Dalia Ramahi VO Peeps

Dalia Ramahi, VO Peeps 2017 Carol Joy Memorial Scholarship Winner

I am so happy and excited to have received the honor of winning the 2017 Carol Joy Memorial scholarship. I am truly honored and humbled by this opportunity. I can't even describe how much gratitude I fee! To Anne and VO Peeps THANK YOU! I will cherish this experience always. Someday soon I hope to pay it forward and give back to the VO community in spades. Anne and VO Peeps provide us with so many resources that help guide us along this VO journey. I'm so excited to get to meet you in person! Thank you for all that you do to support the VO community.

Dalia Ramahi, VO Peeps 2017 Carol Joy Memorial Scholarship Winner
David Gilbert - VO Peeps

David Gilbert, 2017 International VO Atlanta Scholarship Winner

As someone with just under a year of being involved in the industry I am truly floored by the amount of talent and generosity of VO’s within this community. So knowing a few of these extremely talented people had submitted for the 2017 VO Peeps VO Atlanta International Scholarship makes winning that much more mind blowing to me!  When I received the call from Anne I was at a WWE wrestling event with my son and to be honest, I couldn’t concentrate on anything else for the rest of the evening! I was, and still am, blown away by this incredible honour! It is so humbling to be chosen and as I am naturally a very humble person, it is beyond words to me how to express how much gratitude I feel. As March moves closer day-by-day, the excitement of spending several days at the conference in Atlanta is palpable. Having the opportunity to learn and engage with the best coaches and voice actors in the business in one conference is truly invaluable! The sheer number of real connections I hope to make, with people I have only met through social media or through webinars, will be incredible and I am so looking forward to this more than anything else. I wish to again graciously thank Anne and all the contributors to the VO Peeps Scholarship fund who have supported this valuable cause, and to Gerald for his support of this scholarship and for putting on what is known as “the” VO conference of the year! I am truly grateful for this opportunity to dramatically change the trajectory of my VO business in 2017 and for the networking and social connections I will cherish for years to come!

David Gilbert, 2017 International VO Atlanta Scholarship Winner
David Brower- Vo Peeps

David Brower, Voice Talent

Amazing training!  Anne is a Pro in virtually everything she touches from Social Media to being an amazing VO talent to being a true advocate for our industry. Having just attended one of her online training sessions,with Jeffrey Umberger, I can now testify she knows how to put on special, unique, and professional training sessions as well. It was so much fun and I learned so much. Glad that I'm subscribed to your newsletter so I can see what's coming next. with gratitude, David Brower

David Brower, Voice Talent
Ken Foster- VO Peeps

Ken Foster, Voice Talent

Most Fun U Can Have W/O A Prescription!  I was fortunate - after the 1st VO Peeps Marc Graue Workout sold out in a day - that a 2nd workout was scheduled. Marc Graue is definitely a man whose finger's on the pulse of VO for characters, animation, videogames & much more, so he is a wealth of knowledge. And Marc's sharp wit just keeps the smiles going during the session. It was chock full o' great info, tips, and genuine feedback, with everyone - in LA & remotely - to have more than one chance at bat. The class materials were perfect for the workout, and everything was really worthwhile. It was the best 4 hours of my week! Recommended! Will repeat! Thanks VO Peeps! Thanks Anne! Thanks Marc!

Ken Foster, Voice Talent

Jeremi Tigue, Voice Actor

I'm so glad I was able to participate in a fantastic workout created by Anne Ganguzza with the every so talented Marc Graue for animation and creature creation. The smaller VO group setting was wonderful as each talent had an opportunity to work one on one with Marc on a script and have immediate feedback on the material. It was a wonderful and engaging experience with indispensable knowledge, I'm glad I did not miss out on.I would not hesitate to join another workout from VO Peeps. I would highly recommend signing up for one of these monthly workouts as its worth its weight in gold! Thanks Anne and Marc!

Jeremi Tigue, Voice Actor
Chris Sharpes- VO Peeps

Chris Sharpes, Voice Actor

I decided to jump in on one of Marc's classes and I'm so glad I did. Marc Graue's class is worth every penny! As I work a lot with character and video game projects, I had heard a lot about Marc, so I thought I'd see for myself. I joined remotely from Baltimore, so don't think you have to be in LA to learn new skills! Working in a group is so beneficial if you struggle with confidence at times. Fun, informative and I got to explore new skills and reads that I haven't had access to in the past. If you get a chance to work with Marc- DO IT!

Chris Sharpes, Voice Actor
Leslie Ligon- VO Peeps

Leslie Ligon, Voice Talent

I've had many voice classes over the decades, and this one was honestly one of the best. Directing was succinct, kind, and spot-on - you don't get much better than that! Thank you for the offering!

Leslie Ligon, Voice Talent

Jackie Bales, Voice Talent

Amazing class! Thoroughly enjoyed the JV Martin In-Show Narration webinar! JV is so talented and so generous in sharing his skill and techniques, it's just remarkable. He asks you to prepare for this class, and you better do it! But it is sooooo worthwhile. Thank you, VOPeeps, for bringing in the rock stars of our industry to share their knowledge. Love ya!  

Jackie Bales, Voice Talent
Rhett Price- VO Peeps

Rhett S. Price, Voice Actor

Hey everyone! This was another FANTASTIC workout with Anne and her special guest J.V. Martin! Learning long form narration for television was amazing. JV provided the scripts and video references for the class which made it easier to understand how what you were reading went along with the audience's visual perception. Once again, another GREAT seminar by Anne's VOPeeps! Thanks Anne!

Rhett S. Price, Voice Actor
Karl Jaecke - VO Peeps

Karl Jaecke, Voice Actor

I just attended a VO class with Anne Ganguzza "VO Peeps Commercial and Animation Improv with Lori Alan" this weekend. First off Anne and Jerry are the nicest people you would ever want to meet. What can I say about the rest of the peeps, they were amazing and so supportive of each other. And the peeps on the video feed were amazing as well. Lori was so giving of herself. She guided us all through our improv and commercial and Animation reads. Giving us insights and tools to use in our own self-directing sessions. For the time allotted this class was well worth the financial investment and we got to hang out with Lori a bonus in itself. Thanks, Anne, Lori, Jerry and the rest of the peeps for making my Saturday the most productive and fun in a while. If you ever get a chance take one of the classes that Anne offers. You will find it well worth it.Five Stars!  

Karl Jaecke, Voice Actor

Monique Bagwell, Voice Talent

Climbing New Heights with Lori Alan - This was my first workout with Lori Alan and after spending nearly 8 hours of exercising my creativity with her and all the terrific VO Peeps I was left with a desire to start applying what she taught us. Through Improv, coaching, VO techniques, and lots of laughter... she guided us through our barriers and opened up new avenues of expression.. Each one of us left with a wealth of new tools for our actors toolbox.

Monique Bagwell, Voice Talent
Kevin Horton- VO Peeps

Kevin Horton, Voice Actor

The Lori Allen workout was an amazing, rewarding experience. Lori was personable, funny, and took you out of your comfort zone to new levels of voice over. It was a fun, informative experience. A workout with the VO Peeps is a definite must do, as the group is supportive, and helps you grow in your craft, all while having fun. A peep for life, Kevin Horton

Kevin Horton, Voice Actor
Leslie Ligon

Leslie Ligon, VO Talent

I was worried that I wouldn't be able to sit through a 4 hour webinar - but NOT SO! Sean kept the pace moving and the information was so incredibly useful that I was excited the whole time! Consider my game upped. And I've also been using the techniques for auditions!

Leslie Ligon, VO Talent
Maryann Strossner- VO Peeps

Maryann Strossner, Voice Talent

Tony the Tiger says it best.........VO Peeps MONTHLY SESSIONS ARE GGGGRRRRREEEEEAAAATTTTT !!!! I appreciate what you do!

Maryann Strossner, Voice Talent

Jim Coleman, Voice Actor

Everything Anne puts together is awesome, and this workout on non-fiction audiobook narration with Sean Pratt was over-the-top fabulous. Personal attention during the one-on-one workout time; intense coaching; and performance and technical tips were terrific. The Q&A about demos and the paying of one's dues brought it all together. Thanks so much to Anne for putting it together and to Sean for being a magical coach and teacher.

Jim Coleman, Voice Actor
Monique Sacay-Bagwell, Voice Actress

Monique Bagwell, Voice Actor

Maybe I'm dating myself, but do you remember that V-8 tomato juice commercial when folks who ate junk food for lunch return to work and they are lopsided until someone hits them in the head with a can of V-8 tomato juice and then they perk up and say 'I shoulda had a V-8!' Well, that's how I felt when I took Sean Allen Pratts Non Fiction Narration. He made it so clear as to what to do by providing us with specific techniques we could apply immediately to any VO work. It was as though something hit me in the head and woke me up to all the areas I could improve on in my craft. Plus, he was very generous with his time and information. Very encouraging person!  Anne Ganguzza knows how to pick the best in the business for her VO Peeps Workshops!

Monique Bagwell, Voice Actor
Steve Latham- VO Peeps

Steve Latham

I recently attended the workshop with Sean Allen Pratt.It was amazing.So much valuable information if you are interested in Audio Book narration.It was a valuable workshop if you are a newbie,part time,full time,or seasoned veteran.It was 4 hours well worth the money with a star of the Audiobook world.My thanks to Anne for doing an amazing job of coordinating the program Looking forward to attending more,You meet and get an opportunity to work with the pro's,have fun,and make new friends. Please do yourself a favor - attend a workout with the VO PEEPS!

Steve Latham
Saundi Harrison- VO Peeps

Saundi Harrison-Cooksey, Talent

I virtually attended the VO Peeps meet up group -Casting Director Secrets w/Mary Lynn Wissner at the last minute. I had been pondering for days and weeks because I didn't think attended via webcam would be effective, but at the last minute I gave it a try, mainly because of Anne and the Casting Director, Mary Lynn. The experience for me was flawless, I felt inclusive at all times and I had no problems reading for Mary Lynn. I also got to meet & hear a great group of people. Everyone was so nice and no technical hiccups. It was a great group of VO actors to be in the company of, I learned so much and of course Mary Lynn was invaluable. I immediately downloaded her app, reviewed my notes and video playback and applied the concepts and directives to my very next audition, and guess what? I BOOKED MY 1st commercial audition!!! I was so grateful to have signed up for this VO Peeps session at the last minute, because I learned how to set myself apart. I can't wait to share the news with Mary Lynn next. Thanks Anne for always feeding, sharing, and growing the VO community. It is much appreciated. VO Peeps Casting Director Secrets w/Mary Lynn Wissner - Best EVER!

Saundi Harrison-Cooksey, Talent
JV Martin- VO Peeps

J.V. Martin, Voice Actor

When Anne Ganguzza invited me to sit in on MaryLynn Wissner's VO Peeps workout on 4/23/16, I was hesitant. Both MaryLynn (my personal VO coach) and Anne are great, but I didn't want to take away at all from the experience of the students who had paid to be there. I chose to attend (as a fly on the wall), and I'm so glad that I did. My being there was a surprise to MaryLynn, so that was fun, and the students were so welcoming. I had a blast and it was great seeing their faces as they eagerly gathered up all of MaryLynn's pearls of wisdom. And Anne's technical setup was fascinating!

J.V. Martin, Voice Actor
Elliot Lowe VO Peeps

Elliott Lowe, Voice Talent

What a fun and informative session! Vanessa is an experienced veteran, and it shows. She really helped me understand what an agent is looking for from their talent, and her advice on how to interpret copy has already improved my reads. Thanks so much!

Elliott Lowe, Voice Talent

Marielle Nuval, Voice Actress

VO Peeps Workouts are a great creative space to grow and learn!  I had so much fun and learned so much with Vanessa Gilbert at the last VO Peeps Workout, I loved every minute of it! I was really very nervous meeting her, but she turned out to be a total peach. And awesome to read for! Her directing style really makes giving the right read short work. I only got to spend a few brief moments reading for her, but I hope the future holds more opportunities to work more with Vanessa. Thank you, Vanessa! And thank you, Anne, for creating such a wonderful creative space for VO talent, new and pro alike, to convene and work out together!

Marielle Nuval, Voice Actress
Samuel Fleming- VO Peeps

Samuel Fleming, Voice Actor

“Vanessa’s VO Peeps workout was so insightful! Her unique and friendly way of teaching allowed me to pick up on more in a short amount of time. As I apply her (new to me) secrets to my auditions…I’m seeing an increase in not only work, but also the speed at which I do an audition. Thanks Vanessa, you have truly revolutionized my VO auditioning!”

Samuel Fleming, Voice Actor

Michael McBlair, Voice Talent

Anne, I just wanted to tell you that the agent session with Vanessa Gilbert was  an experience like no other. She was so... "no BS" and didn't sugar-coat anything. She put me through such an intense workout, it demanded my full focus, and  strengthened my self confidence. When she said I had great pipes, I swooned, but instantly got back to the task at hand because it's all about the work. Thank you for making this happen Anne....VO Peeps and Vanessa Gilbert ROCK!!!!

Michael McBlair, Voice Talent
Jessica Keenan- VO Peeps

Jessi Keenan, Voice Actress

Thank you thank you thank you for the AWESOME workshop on Saturday. You were so kind to have it at your house, Honestly what a great day in my Voice Over career for my agency to get to know me. You are the best! Thanks again and I look forward to working again with you in the future!!!!  

Jessi Keenan, Voice Actress
Christina Smith- VO Peeps

Christina Smith, Voice Talent

What an amazing night full of insight, information, talent, and a few aliens and creatures here and there. Truly the amount of knowledge we received during this intensive workout was worth its weight in gold. Andrea was so patient and thoughtful and her critiques were constructive and supportive. She really knows how to get you to Act, Live, and Breath the character. I can't thank Andrea Toyias and Anne Ganguzza enough for this tremendous opportunity. I look forward to the day when I can work together with these ladies again. VO Peeps - what an amazing resource!

Christina Smith, Voice Talent
Christina Smith- VO Peeps

Christina Smith, Voice Actress

What an amazing night full of insight, information, talent, and a few aliens and creatures here and there. Truly the amount of knowledge we received during this intensive workout was worth its weight in gold. Andrea was so patient and thoughtful and her critiques were constructive and supportive. She really knows how to get you to Act, Live, and Breath the character. I can't thank Andrea Toyias and Anne Ganguzza enough for this tremendous opportunity. I look forward to the day when I can work together with these ladies again. VO Peeps - what an amazing resource!

Emmal Clark- VO Peeps

Emma Clark, Voice Talent

Great learning opportunities! Quality people! After attending my first VO Peeps Workout...I'm hooked! The secret sauce is Anne Ganguzza's passion for people, VO, and seemingly effortless powers as a gracious hostess and technical wizard. I immediately felt welcome and was impressed with the friendliness and professional skills of the entire group. Andrea Toyias, casting director for Blizzard Entertainment, used amazing creativity and insight to bring out everyone's best performance! Watching all the other's sessions added immensely to my learning experience. Thank you, Anne, for your vision, skill, focus and passion to provide such a helpful resource to voice talent in Orange County!

Emma Clark, Voice Talent
Michelle Blenker- VO Peeps

Michelle Blenker, Voice Talent

Thank You Anne for providing the VO Peeps an OUTSTANDING opportunity to meet and work with the AMAZING Andrea Toyias from Blizzard Entertainment. She was pure inspiration to all of those in attendance both at your home and on the Zoom Room! The time, effort and attention that she gave not only in her attention to detail regarding the Video Game Business, but to each of the talents in attendance was remarkable. Her passion for the actor and her craft was undeniable! I highly recommend VO Peeps and one of your remarkable PRO guests to anyone SERIOUS about getting in the game of Voice Over! My Very Best, Michelle Blenker

Michelle Blenker, Voice Talent
Andrew Eales- VO Peeps

Andrew Eales, Voice Actor

Anne and Andrea were absolutely spectacular. Phenomenal! It was clear to me from the very beginning of the workout that Andrea has an absolute passion for the art and craft of voice over. It was a pleasure just to hear her talk about the industry and her experiences with a variety of actors as well as her own personal experience in the booth. She is a top notch director who is nurturing and understanding of the needs of actors and works to coax a splendid performance from each individual.

Bubba Da Skitso- VO Peeps

Bubba Da Skitso, Voice Actor

VO Peeps knocked this one out of the park! The gaming V/O workout was absolutely amazing. I learned so much, had a great time and honed my craft. All the while making new connections and more importantly new friends with similar interests. What more could I ask for. Anne Ganguzza runs a great workout group with a variety of disciplines. This workout with Head of Casting from Blizzard Games Andrea Toyias (Awesome! Hello!) could not have gone much better. Very informative and in such a warm giving atmosphere. we went long because we were having such a good time, but Andrea insisted on staying until absolutely everyone got their chance to read. How cool is that. Anne never rushed anyone either, giving her time until the event came to a natural conclusion. Like the Beatles lyric said "A splendid time is guaranteed for all."

Bubba Da Skitso, Voice Actor
Amy Fisher- VO Peeps

Amy Fisher, Voice Talent

Andrea Toyias rocks VO Peeps! Having taken an Andrea Toyias workshop in 2015 I treated myself to another early in this new year because she's that good! Evident passion for gaming, Blizzard and voice actors makes all the information Andrea imparts easy to digest and her direction... oh so much fun to workout with. I just booked my 5th video game voiceover and can definitely contribute that to all that I've learned with both Andrea, Marc Graue and VO Peeps. I have always been thoroughly satisfied with the varied experiences with VO pros, casting directors, agents and technicians that Anne brings to her VO Peeps meetups and workouts. Thanks Anne for all your hard work, talent and vision and here's to fantastic new year!

Amy Fisher, Voice Talent
Sean Daeley - VO Peeps

Sean Daeley, Voice Talent

WoW! (Blizzard Pun!) Just finished an amazing session with Blizzard casting director Andrea Toyias! I can't thank Anne Ganguzza and the VO Peeps enough for the incredible workouts and opportunities they provide.  Living in Japan, I would never have had the chance to work with such an incredible variety of high quality coaches in the areas of animation, video games, promo, commercials, and so much more!  For the last year and a half, I have tried to make the VO peeps workouts a regular investment in my training and career advancement, and since they're so affordable, I can!  Each guest speaker provides a wealth of information in their area of expertise, and each participant is given ample mic time and direction to improve their read.  The sense of camaraderie and encouragement is palpable, even in the remote chatroom, and everyone leaves invigorated with a set of the warm fuzzies. If you're on the fence, just do it! Do it for the networking, do it for the mic time and feedback,  do it for the laughs!!  Do it now! I can't recommend the VO Peeps workouts enough, and YOU can't go wrong by joining one!

Sean Daeley, Voice Talent

Marielle Nuval, Voice Talent

The VO Peeps Workout with Andrea Toyias was so much fun and very educational! Andrea came prepared with so much material to teach us that 3 hours almost didn't seem like a fair time frame to go through it all. She gives such supportive and encouraging feedback, that I'm excited to someday work with her in a real VO setting. Thank you, Anne, for bringing Andrea Toyias to the VO Peeps world and for continuing to build such a great network and community for both coaches and talent to convene and share knowledge!

Marielle Nuval, Voice Talent
Kathleen A Kosche- VO Peeps

Kathleen A Kosche, Voice Actress

VO Peeps ROCK! Can't begin to acknowledge the power and substance offered by Anne Ganguzza and her VO Peeps workshops. The last workshop offered by Andrea Toyias was above and beyond fabulous, informative, creative and just plain fun!!! Such inspiration and creativity in an atmosphere of safety appreciation, support, and positive direction. Powerful powerful powerful!! Thank you so much Anne and Andrea!!

Kathleen A Kosche, Voice Actress
Cary Reese- VO Peeps

Cary Reese, Voice Actor

The Andrea Toyias Workout was incredible. Though I was only connecting in from online, I was made to feel very included. Listening to Andrea Toyias talk about the industry was mind-opening, and extremely helpful. Her coaching was really spot-on, and she had something to help everyone improve. It was definitely an experience I'm glad I didn't miss out on.

Cary Reese, Voice Actor
Jenn Henry- VO Peeps

Jenn Henry, Voice Talent

...From Peeps, a Roar! You are hard pressed to find this level of intensive, comprehensive and personal experience for the cost. I have had the opportunity to be part of a number of VO Peeps workshops and meet ups and as a result have had experiences completely unattainable without. There is more than education to be had in this incredible environment. Across the sofa or across the globe, we, as participants, are gathered with a common goal and that is to leave with more than we bring. It happens without fail. "Grateful" doesn't scratch the surface of what I am for the insurmountable resource of VO Peeps. They, not only, "bring 'it' to the table...they pull up a chair...and hand you a spoon. All you have to do it get it to your mouth. Don't miss the next feast.

Jenn Henry, Voice Talent
Monique Sacay-Bagwell, Voice Actress

Monique Sacay-Bagwell, Voice Actress

Thank you Anne for a truly amazing workshop experience with Andrea Toyias on "Finding your Fantasy Voice:Primer for Recording Video Games" Although I was there through remote access, I felt very included in the discussions and audition sections. The knowledge she shared was us was a plethora of priceless insight into the video game business and characterizations. My mind was making so many connections too! I realized that video games of that kind are today's Shakespeare drama and roles for contemporary artists. While the written style is vastly different, there were the Mid Atlantic accents, battle scenes, war cries, and larger than life characters and plots...influences from Shakespeare! So in the words of Willy himself...Once more into the BOOTH (Breach), dear friends, once more...or at least until you offer another great workshop!

Monique Sacay-Bagwell, Voice Actress
Scott Lambright Smith- Vo Peeps

Scott Lambright Smith, Voice Talent

Anne of VO Peeps is awesome. She not only host some of the greatest webinars I have ever been to, but gets some of the best talent out their as well. The teachers are great, the peeps are amazing and welcoming, and Anne runs it all seamlessly behind the scenes. I just wish I could be there in person and try out some food for once! Looking forward to my 2017 move to LA to finally be there live! Priceless information for all Voice Over Artists!

Scott Lambright Smith, Voice Talent
David Toback- VO Peeps

David Toback, VO Peeps 2016 Carol Joy Memorial Scholarship Winner - VO Atlanta

I'm so honored, humbled, and excited to have been selected as the Carol Joy Memorial Scholarship Winner for the VO Peeps VO Atlanta 2016 National Scholarship! My first introduction to Ann and VO Peeps was watching her interview on VO Buzz Weekly. I immediately connected on Facebook and have enjoyed the constant stream of voice over knowledge that Annr delivers! I'm so impressed at how much is offered through the VO Peeps group, it's certainly a cornerstone in my education and a real treasure to the voice over community. On top of all the education and training related opportunities Ann and VO Peeps makes available, they dedicate time and resources to offer scholarships to help voice talent trying to make their way in this business. I can't say thank you enough for the opportunity Ann, VO Peeps, and the donors have given me to attend VO Atlanta. I know this will be a huge benefit to my career and I can't wait to give back to this amazing organization! Thank you for everything you do! David Toback www.davidtoback.com

David Toback, VO Peeps 2016 Carol Joy Memorial Scholarship Winner - VO Atlanta
Tina Wilson- VO Peeps

Tina Wilson, Voice Talent

The VO Peeps has brought voice talent together from all over the globe, encouraging all of us to interact, reach out to one another, and helping us to grow our businesses. The networking through the meetups has been fabulous, and the educational opportunities presented through the speakers from meetups and the workout groups are amazing! The VO Peeps is a wonderful organization for beginning voice talents to be a part of as well as voice talents who have been in the business for years. I'm very proud and honored to be a part of this, and the learning has been phenomenal. It's truly been a blessing.

Tina Wilson, Voice Talent
Rhett Price- VO Peeps

Rhett Samuel Price, Voice Actor

The Audiobook intensive workout with Scott Brick  with VOPeeps Anne Ganguzza was golden. Signed 4 more audiobooks this week on ACX! Thanks Scott and Anne for the workout! VOPeeps use those skills taught by Scott!

Rhett Samuel Price, Voice Actor
Steve Latham- VO Peeps

Steve Latham, Voice Actor

I have followed the VO Peeps for about two years.  I followed their live streaming,video recordings of their meetup-workouts and facebook page for awhile Just recently I mustered up the courage to sign for their Zoom room group as an attendee.WHAT TOOK ME SO LONG LOL !!! It was fantastic..I've attended 5 since then, in a row.I've had the opportunity to meet,speak to,and be coached by some VO professionals who are at the top of the industry ladder.I've made contacts,met people,and made friends from all over the country and other countries, Japan, Spain,and Austraia Whether you are just curious about voice overs,training a new career,you are a newbie,intermediate,or seasoned professional, you need to check out the VO PEEPS !!! Anne, her friends, staff and family will make you feel at home.So come ready to play,learn,ask questions, and practice. No smoke or mirrors here, it's the real thing. Later Steve Latham

Steve Latham, Voice Actor
Rhett Price- VO Peeps

Rhett Samuel Price, Voice Actor

I have to say this workout with Scott Brick was fantastic. Everyone was able to perform and with Scott's input into each read, we were able to amp up our performances with a better understanding of the copy and what the author wanted and the listeners deserve. Great job Peeps! Thank You Scott! Anne, you've done it again! This was one of the best VOPeep workouts I've had the pleasure of attending. Everyone, if you haven't done a workout, you need to do so quick, either in person or via the web. They're fantastic and will help you to advance your VO career. Thanks Anne!! Rhett

Rhett Samuel Price, Voice Actor

Laura Schreiber, Voice Talent

I learned so much from participating in Scott Brick's VO Peeps's workshop. I'm new to the voice over world and have only been working with my coach for a few weeks. This was an amazing experience for me for several reasons. First, I was able to get the feedback of an unbelievably talented voice over artist. I had to work way outside my comfort zone but it really helped me towards my goal of connecting with the copy. Next, I was able to learn from the techniques of the different actors in the group. Seeing how the other peeps responded to Scott's feedback was also incredibly helpful. Lastly, it was so meaningful to be a part of a community of people all really motivated to work towards the same goal: improving their craft. I loved and very much appreciated what Anne put together and can't wait for the next one! Anne, you totally rock!!

Laura Schreiber, Voice Talent
Maryanna Towle- VO Peeps

Maryanna Towle, Voice Actress

Back in May of this year, not only did I get to attend the always memorable VO Peeps meetup with Joe Loesch, I was also the winner of a coaching session with Joe. I was so impressed listening to Joe's story and background and when I found out I had won I couldn't have been more excited. Joe and I were finally able to connect today and what a powerful session for me. Not only did I get great information on marketing and branding but Joe also listened to a couple of reads and gave me great feedback. He is such a genuinely nice guy and I'm truly honored to have been able to spend the time with him. Thanks Anne so much for providing such a valuable service. Without the VO Peeps scholarships I would not have been able to have access to some of the best resources in the industry. I will definitely keep giving knowing that someone will always benefit from this great organization!

Maryanna Towle, Voice Actress

Lorene Mann, Voice Talent

Thank you so much for a wonderful VO PEEPS MEET UP EVENT! I always learn so much listening to the guest director, VO artists and most importantly the critiques:)) It is heartwarming how focused you are in raising funds and sharing with others who need it:)  You are a wonderful example of how to leave no one left behind and to place honor where it belongs:)) I honor you! Looking forward to the next time…. THANKS AGAIN, Lorene Mann

Lorene Mann, Voice Talent
Christina Smith- VO Peeps

Christina Smith, Voice Talent

Thank you Anne Ganguzza, Joyce Castellanos, and Gene for a wonderful promo intensive with the VO Peeps. Love you guys!

Christina Smith, Voice Talent
Jenny Krompel- VO Peeps

Jenny Krompel, Voice Actress

Anne Ganguzza you ROCK!! I had such a fantastic time! Much love to the VO Peeps family. Come out to Park City and visit me during Sundance!#?voiceover #?VOLIFE

Jenny Krompel, Voice Actress
John Grace- VO Peeps

John Grace, Voice Actor

Thanks so much for organizing and leading last night's meetup with Rodney Saulsberry. It was a wonderful, uplifting event! Rodney had so many positive things to say, it was pure magic from start to finish. Your questions were just right, allowing everyone to hear a great message and to participate. Kudos to you and the VO Peeps for a delightful evening.

John Grace, Voice Actor

Sean Daeley, 2015 Rodney Saulsberry Scholarship Winner

Hi, Anne! I just wanted to say thank you so much for coordinating another great meet up, and for giving me the opportunity to work with Rodney! I can't tell you how excited I am! I know it's purely chance, but without you, it would not have been possible, so thank you!

Sean Daeley, 2015 Rodney Saulsberry Scholarship Winner
Suzie Althens- VO Peeps

Suzie Althens, 2015 Dan Friedman Scholarship Winner

Can't believe I am the winner of the Dan Friedman Scholarship! During the VO Peep's VO Workout with Dan, he directed everyone in the group one at a time. This was great group of people and Dan brought out the best in everybody, giving amazing VO tips and lessons. These workouts by VO Peeps are a great opportunity to work with experienced professionals and Dan was easy to understand, knowledgeable and kind. Being able to attend the workout via the internet was very beneficial for me since I live in a rural part of Alaska. Winning the scholarship will be an opportunity to receive guidance and coaching from the very best in the VO industry. Thanks to VO Peeps and Dan Friedman for this amazing opportunity.

Suzie Althens, 2015 Dan Friedman Scholarship Winner
Jordan Drayer- VO Peeps

Jordan Drayer, 2015 Everett Oliver Scholarship Winner

I went to my first meet-up as a Zoom Room participant and listened to the wise words of Everett Oliver. His determination and dream to work in LA despite the naysayers was very motivating, as well as the enthusiasm in his comments to participants of the character voice "auditions." I'm very excited to work with him through the raffle and very thankful to Anne for hosting and VO Peeps for getting me closer to my dreams as well!

Jordan Drayer, 2015 Everett Oliver Scholarship Winner
Denise Chamberlain- VO Peeps

Denise Chamberlain, Winner of 2015 Betsy Flannagan Scholarship

At a recent VO Peeps Meet-up, hosted by founder, Anne Ganguzza, I had the delight to be the winner of a one-on-one session with Betsy Flanagan, a Harvard educated Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder Workshop Facilitator and Coach and founder of WorkStrengths, a San Francisco and Los Angeles based Leadership Development Company that specializes in Gallup StrengthsFinder Training Workshops to empower individuals and teams to succeed at work. After taking the StrengthsFinders test, and with Betsy's expert guidance, I'm now able to identify my strongest qualities and focus them to create success in my work and personal life. I'm learning more about myself on a practical level; the evaluation test reveals the true nature of the individual, by-passing all of the negative notions and perceptions we believe about ourselves, which often sabotages our ability to move forward. The StrengthsFinder Training Workshop is an excellent tool for any individual seeking to enhance their success in life and at work. Betsy Flanagan is a knowledgeable, compassionate and professional person of great integrity who truly cares about her clients. I recommend her and the StrengthsFinder Training Workshops highly. Your success is guaranteed when you know yourself. Thanks to Anne Ganguzza for another stellar VO Peeps Meet-up!

Denise Chamberlain, Winner of 2015 Betsy Flannagan Scholarship
Kathleen A Kosche- VO Peeps

Kathleen Kosche, 2015 Uncle Roy Yokelson Scholarship Winner

Just had a GREAT coaching session with Uncle Roy Yokelson. What a wonderful teacher for script direction and technical support. What an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience - incredibly helpful, supportive, and generous. I am truly grateful and lucky. Thanks VO Peeps!

Kathleen Kosche, 2015 Uncle Roy Yokelson Scholarship Winner
Christine Stevens- VO Peeps

Christine Stevens, Voice talent

The VoiceZam Webinar was excellent! I had heard about VoiceZam from a very well known VO here in Nashville and he had shown it to me when I was at his studio a while ago. Very impressive so I signed up a few days ago. Have my commercial demos on the Player on my website and am working on adding more categories. Looks very professional on a VO website. Jolly well done!

Christine Stevens, Voice talent
Samuel Fleming- VO Peeps

Samuel Fleming, Voice Talent

VO Peeps is Amazing! Anne is beyond amazing! She has made VO Peeps not only a great place to learn, but learning with rocket boosters.

Samuel Fleming, Voice Talent
Maria Makis-VO Peeps

Maria Makis, Rob Sciglimpaglia 2015 Scholarship Winner

Imagine my surprise to find out that I had won the VO PEEPS Scholarship Raffle for the evening with Robert Sciglimpaglia. The perfect and exciting end to a wonderful Meetup. I have donated to the Scholarship fund in the past and will continue to do so. Anytime I can give back to the community that has been so welcoming to me, I do so with the utmost pleasure. I am excited to work with Robert -- he is a fantastic teacher. I can't wait to take part in future Meetups. I hope that one day I can make one in person. Thanks again. Oh, by the way -- Zoom rocks!  

Maria Makis, Rob Sciglimpaglia 2015 Scholarship Winner
Lee Pinney-VO Peeps

Lee Pinney, Audio/Video Productions

Anne Ganguzza and all of the VO Peeps are such a fun, friendly, and giving group. The monthly meetings are never short on great eats (thanks to Jerry Ganguzza), and educational beyond belief. No matter if you are just starting out in VoiceOver, or a seasoned pro, you will always walk away from a Peeps Meetup with some golden nuggets of information. Thank you Anne and Jerry for opening your house and hearts to all, and for sharing your knowledge. Lee Pinney President Voice Around Town

Lee Pinney, Audio/Video Productions
Sharon Lambert- VO Peeps

Sharon Lambert, VO Atlanta 2015 International Scholarship Winner

VO Peeps Scholarship to VO Atlanta was a life changer! The VO Peeps International Scholarship to VO Atlanta 2015 has dramatically changed my life! I expected to gain knowledge and contacts from the conference, which I did in abundance, but I was floored by the genuine kindness and generosity of the presenters and attendees. The icing on the cake is that I have made new life long friendships. If you can imagine what the best voice over conference would look like, and then multiply it by 10, you would have a glimmer of just how amazing the conference was. I’d like to thank everyone who has ever donated to the VO Peeps Scholarship. I strongly encourage you to keep doing so. Even the smallest gift makes a difference. Thanks to the knowledge and guidance I received at VO Atlanta, I will be able to donate to the VO Peeps scholarship this year!

Sharon Lambert, VO Atlanta 2015 International Scholarship Winner
Ted Mcaleer- VO Peeps

Ted Mcaleer, VO Atlanta 2015 Scholarship Winner

Winning the Vo Peeps VO Atlanta 2015 Scholarship was such an incredible gift from the VO Peeps own Anne Ganguzza and a truly incredible guyGerald Griffith, organizer extrordinare. My goal was to meet as many people as I could and try to make an impression. What I didn't know was that a) everybody seemed to know me and b) everyone was trying to find me to meet me. What I didn't know and couldn't have imagined how accessible the top pros were! I couldn't have imagined how many people I knew, who now are friends. I thought it would be X and it was, but also a million times better. Amazing things happened, stuff I have trouble believing, I was on VO Buzz Weekly for example. As for the effects... this was a complete game changer. Life as I know it will never be the same. I made so many contacts that are going to lead to opportunities that I can't even (believe it?) smile emoticon I was sitting at a table having lunch with my all time heroes of VO! Every day was filled with new incredible experiences. And the wrap up was truly spectacular, I was filled with all the emotions, joy, sadness, love... I can't say enough. It exceeded my expectations by 1000 fold. It couldn't have possibly been better, and I am so excited for what the rest of 2015 and beyond will bring. I'm easily 5 years ahead of my goals by attending and engaging. Easily in the top 5 of my life experiences along with celebrating 30 years of marrage, serving for 21 years in the military and retiring... This falls in that group of stuff. Man, I'll die if I can't go somehow next year. Thanks to everyone...

Ted Mcaleer, VO Atlanta 2015 Scholarship Winner

Jeremy A. Moretz, Voice Actor

Found the Voice over world in spades this weekend @ VOAtlanta. Thank you Ms Anna and the VO buzz peeps Chuck and Stacey...... so much fun I fell out of my chair.... Thank you all. JAM

Jeremy A. Moretz, Voice Actor

Sharon Lambert, VO Atlanta 2015 International Scholarship Winner

Winning the VO Peeps Scholarship to VO Atlanta 2015 has catapulted me closer to my voice over career goals by years! I have been on disability for almost 6 years since a car accident left me with minor brain damage, memory problems, PTSD, anxiety and depression. Thanks to my patient, caring, and supportive family and friends I am now able to engage in some part time work. I'm at the point where I need more guidance and education but due to the medical costs over the years that just wasn't a possibility. I figured in maybe 2 years I'd be able to afford it but thanks to VO Peeps I'll be in Atlanta in a few day! I can't imagine what the mentorship and guidance of the speakers and attendees will do for me. I am humbled and honoured by the kindness of the voice over community. Your generous donations to the VO Peeps Scholarships is truly a chance to change someones life for the better. Thank you.

Sharon Lambert, VO Atlanta 2015 International Scholarship Winner
Mary Kelly Williams- VO Peeps

Mary Kelly Williams, VO Atlanta National Scholarship Winner

"It's about passion. Helping you make a sound connection with your clients through the power of voice." I won! I won! I really won??? Yes, I did question if I won the VO Peeps Scholarship. This is an amazing opportunity that means a fresh start for my family. After the passing of my husband at 46 years old, we have struggled both financially and emotionally. I’ve tried to get my career back on track but there have been challenges that prove how determination is necessary when pursuing a passion. VO Atlanta 2015 is going to be the catalyst to help me get my feet under me and start heading in the right direction. There is no way I would be able to go without the help from VO Peeps. Putting others first and donating to a scholarship seems like a simple task, but what you may not realize is how far-reaching the waves of positive influence can be. I am very grateful and humbled to represent this voiceover community in Atlanta. I promise to make you proud.

Mary Kelly Williams, VO Atlanta National Scholarship Winner
Carol Joy Protain Knizek- VO Peeps

Carol Joy Protain Knizek, VO Atlanta National Scholarship Winner

I am so Thankful that I was one of the people who was selected for this years, VO Atlanta Scholarship!! I have never been to a conference before and still kind of new to VO. I am so Grateful that there are such kind and giving people like VO Peeps!! Anne Ganguzza is an Amazing person who has so much love and support to give. She truly cares about each person that she meets. I am honored that I was chosen and will use what I learn well and share with others. One day, I hope to be able to give to someone else. This is going to change my life in a positive way, having been diagnosed 4 times with cancer, and currently having it, this was a blessing for me! Something nice to look forward to, and to forget for a while why I have to go to the oncologist. Many Blessings, and Thanks from the bottom of my Heart, Carol

Carol Joy Protain Knizek, VO Atlanta National Scholarship Winner
Denise Chamberlain- VO Peeps

Denise Chamberlain, Betsy Flanagan Scholarship Winner

The January 2015 VO Peeps Meetup was one of the best! Fun, informative and insightful, Certified ?StrengthsFinder? Coach Betsy Flanagan guided us through identifying our strengths so that we can focus on what we CAN do, instead of what we can't. And...lo and behold, I won the opportunity to work with Betsy one-on-one! I'm surprised and so grateful! Thanks so much to Betsy for her time and knowledge, and always a huge thank-you to Anne and Jerry Ganguzza for another stellar VO Peeps production. This one will make it into the history books!

Denise Chamberlain, Betsy Flanagan Scholarship Winner
Amy Fisher- VO Peeps

Amy E. Fischer, Voice Talent

About a year and a half ago I suddenly found myself in a state of disbelief and panic having been forcibly retired from a job on the other side of the camera/mic; a job which didn't exist elsewhere. Thank goodness! Hindsight really is 20/20. The 'picking myself up by my bootstraps and dusting off' came with much help from a community I had lost touch with. VO Peeps, EWABS, WOVO, That's Voiceover!, VO Buzz Weekly, and countless workshops and blogs helped me to reconnect and re-establish myself as a voice actor in my local L.A. market, markets across the country and around the world! It was natural for me to put Anne Ganguzza and the VO Peeps at the top of that list. As an improviser I learn best through direct interaction with folks and Anne and Jerry provide that in a most wonderful setting! I've formed great working relationships and friendships through attending the meetups and have gleaned invaluable new information about the ever changing world of VO. I am inspired anew every time I take a road trip out to the OC. Long may the Peeps wave! Sincerely, many thanks Anne, Amy E. Fisher

Amy E. Fischer, Voice Talent
Craig Moore- VO Peeps

Craig Moore, 2014 Elaine Clark Scholarship Winner

Why do I support the VO Peeps Scholarship Fund? Because a modest donation may lead to a big reward. The first and most importantly is to give back and support the VO community. The second is an opportunity like I had the good fortune to experience this morning. A one hour coaching session on Skype with the amazing Elaine Clark from Voice One. Where else would that have been possible for me, but through the VO Peeps. I have to thank Anne Ganguzza for bringing in the top people in the industry that makes the Peeps so special and these opportunities possible for us. Craig Moore

Craig Moore, 2014 Elaine Clark Scholarship Winner
Kevin Horton- VO Peeps

Kevin Horton, 2014 MJ Lallo Scholarship Winner

It is a win-win situation when a donation is made to the VO Peeps Scholarship Fund. Luck was on my side, and I am a recent recipient of the M.J. Lallo Scholarship one on one Coaching session with the one and only M.J. Lallo! Anne Ganguzza and the VO Peeps are definitely an organization that gives back to the VO Community in more ways than one. I am proud to be called a VO Peep :). Kevin Horton www.hortonsvoice.com

Kevin Horton, 2014 MJ Lallo Scholarship Winner
Karl Jaecke- VO Peeps

Karl Jaecke, 2014 MJ Lallo Class Scholarship Winner

I think it has been three years since my first V. O. Peeps meet up. I had no idea such a group even existed. It is a great community of voice over artists that get together once a month to network and share stories and their passion for VO. It is lead by one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet, Anne Ganguza. A successful VO artist herself, her and her husband Jerry (who provides wonderful tasty themed food and drink for all) host this once a month get together. Anne always has big name guests in the industry to share their life experience in VO. The guests also donate their valuable time to The Peeps scholarships. Set up by Anne to help those who, due to circumstances, cannot afford the proper equipment or classes to get a lift up in the business. The classes, equipment or one on one coaching is donated by one of the guests who are featured at the meet up. I was lucky enough this week to be a recipient of one such scholarship. I will have the pleasure of attending classes in VO with the talented MJ Lallo. This truly is an honor to receive such a gift. I look forward to learning everything I can about the business and am so thankful for the opportunity to work with MJ. And so thankful for Anne's and Jerry's generosity for hosting such a great group. People think that this business is cutthroat but I have seen nothing but the kindest and most helpful people you can imagine to give you a lift up, an encouraging word, you name it. Thanks again Anne and MJ for this great gift. To all the peeps out there keep banging away hope to see you at the next meet up. Thanks again, Karl

Karl Jaecke, 2014 MJ Lallo Class Scholarship Winner
Debbie McCaffrey- VO Peeps

Debbie McCaffrey, Winner Scott Brick Scholarship

Wow!! I attended my very first VOPeeps meetup this past weekend and actually WON the scholarship to have a one hour coaching session with Scott Brick! I am just getting into the industry and have been exploring as I have no idea where to begin. To be able to now have a coaching session with one of the best in the industry is just crazy to me! I learned so much and was inspired from this workshop. Anne and everyone there was so warm and friendly that I felt comfortable immediately. I also found out that I love vegan/gluten free food. Jerry prepared some recipes from Tess Masters' book, "The Blender Girl", and everything was absolutely delicious. I thank you very much VOPeeps for this great experience. I look forward to more.

Debbie McCaffrey, Winner Scott Brick Scholarship
Sean Daeley - VO Peeps

Sean Daeley, Global Peep and Voice Actor

Thanks, Anne! It feels good to know I'm doing SOMETHING to pay it forward. (And the chance to work with Scott is a HUGE incentive!) Until two years ago, I was in the exact same situation as the people who benefit from these scholarships: All dream and no funds.  Thanks for providing this opportunity to give back, I'm sure it'll go to a worthy cause!  

Sean Daeley, Global Peep and Voice Actor
Dan Krueger- VO Peeps

Dan Krueger, Chris Anthony Scholarship Winner

Hey Anne, I Won? Honestly, I never win any raffles/drawings of any kind. My intent on making a donation to your wonderful scholarship fund wasn't to win anything, rather to provide the opportunity for one of my peers to benefit from this. You are doing a fantastic service for the VO Community with the Scolarship Fund. Thanks for all you do! Dan Krueger Straw Hat Voiceover

Dan Krueger, Chris Anthony Scholarship Winner
Marlon Braccia- VO Peeps

Marlon Braccia, VOICE2014 Scholarship Winner

Anne Ganguzza, you have done something really marvelous for me, by awarding me the VO Peeps scholarship to Voice 2014. Thank you to you and to the judges from the conference for choosing my mp3 audition. I'm uber-busy friending and linking to all the other VO people I met and I've got pages of notes, many from your awesome presentation on making the most of social media to promote our VO careers!

Marlon Braccia, VOICE2014 Scholarship Winner
Marlon Braccia- VO Peeps

Marlon Braccia, VOICE2014 Scholarship Winner

Dear James and Penny,

Please allow me to express my thanks for a tremendous experience at Voice 2014 last week.  I feel I have made vital progress in my path to become a sought-after voice over actor. It was only with your and VO Peep's generous scholarship that this was possible.  I've busily linked with many of the speakers from the lectures and panels and I will eagerly utilize each of the pertinent tips I have gleaned to push my career forward.  In particular, I found David Goldberg's and Anne Ganguzza marketing info and approachability exceptionally valuable. George Whittam never disappoints in his knowledge of technology. Additionally, Dave Fennoy's and Beau Weaver's natural ability to share their expertise with such generosity has been and will continue to be a great asset to me. I whole-heartedly believe each one's participation in the event was vital to its success.  My sincere thanks to both of you and to all those in cc!

Marlon Braccia, VOICE2014 Scholarship Winner
Pamela Muldoon- Vo Peeps

Pamela Muldoon, Voice Talent

I attended the "Revving up for Automotive" VO Workout hosted by Anne Ganguzza, VO Peeps with special guest instructor Cliff Zellman and I am so glad I did! Even though Cliff was in his home studio out of Dallas, Anne's use of technology to interact virtually with Cliff worked out beautifully! With Cliff coaching us via video on the HDTV screen, it was just as productive and effective as if he was right there in the room with us. Cliff is one of the most generous VO coaches I have worked with and I appreciated his honest feedback and valuable direction. It was more than apparent why Cliff is the "go to" guy for automotive voiceover. My confidence as a VO professional looking to add this niche to my portfolio has increased exponentially and I look forward to using the tips and skills I learned in this class! Thank you Anne and Cliff!

Pamela Muldoon, Voice Talent
Michael Valentine-VO Peeps

Michael Valentine, Voice Actor

I was totally impressed with the skill that Anne exhibited in creating and managing the communications. I am very grateful to have been invited to such a extremely professional and valuable workshop by Cliff Zelllman.

Michael Valentine, Voice Actor
Dan Krueger- VO Peeps

Dan Krueger, Voice Actor

Dear Anne, VO Peeps Leading The Way!  Last night was a true learning experience for me. Being able to work in front of a mic with Cliff Zellman listening, watching and providing instant feedback from Dallas was about as interactive as it can get. I would never have known the specifics of an Auto script could be laid out so well without hiring a coach for a personal session. Today I went looking for Auto spots, did not take long, and boy howdy, Cliffs 14 points of the script were in each one. I will take more confidence into my next Auto audition. Thanks Anne and Cliff for a great VO workout. My hat is off to you both. Best Regards, Dan Krueger Straw Hat Voiceover

Dan Krueger, Voice Actor
Mike Lynch- VO Peeps

Mike Lynch, Voice Talent

Great Workout!  Anne, thank you for setting up the first of many (I hope) guest director workouts, this one with with Cliff Zellman. Both you and Cliff gave great direction and at the end of a very long night, that seemed to fly by, I came away with a lot of great tips and direction for automotive. Thanks Cliff and thanks Anne.

Mike Lynch, Voice Talent
Craig Moore- VO Peeps

Craig Moore, Katie Leigh Scholarship Winner

Why do I love the VO Peeps? Networking and contacts. Because you never know where it might lead. I have been very fortunate to have meet many prominate people in the VO world at the VO Peeps Meet Ups. Most recently Chris Anthony and Katie Leigh and to get the opportunity for a private coaching session with Katie Leigh. So if you can be at the meet ups or watch on UStream, be in the chat room, you need to be here. Craig

Craig Moore, Katie Leigh Scholarship Winner
Kevin Horton- VO Peeps

Kevin Horton, Voice Actor

The VO work out group with the VO Peeps is money well invested. Ample mic time and recorded feedback make it a sound investment in my craft.  I fully endorse this to all who desire practice and to hone their skills.

Randy Davison- VO Peeps

Randy Davison, Voice Actor

Thank you so much for a great workout!  You are a great director with a lot of valuable advice and tips.  Can't wait to see you at the next workout!

Randy Davison, Voice Actor
Amy Kreissl- VO Peeps

Amy Kreissl, VO 2014 Atlanta Scholarship Winner

VO Atlanta was so much fun! Big thank you to ALL the presenters - absolutely everyone I approached was friendly, encouraging, and genuinely interested in my career. I am still a little star-struck with all of you! HUGE thanks to Gerald Griffith of Voiceover City and Anne Ganguzza of VO Peeps for giving me the chance to go. Big plans ahead! #vogeekout #grateful  

Amy Kreissl, VO 2014 Atlanta Scholarship Winner
Margo Trueblood- VO Peeps

Margo Trueblood, VO Atlanta 2014 Scholarship Winner

I just experienced the most amazing weekend at the VO Atlanta 2014Conference organized by Gerald Griffith and VoiceoverCity! This experience would not have been possible without the scholarship that was awarded my by Anne Ganguzza's VO Peeps Career Education Scholarship Fund. I am so grateful for your commitment to finding and encouraging new voiceover talent and helping me to achieve my dreams! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Margo Trueblood, VO Atlanta 2014 Scholarship Winner
Margo Trueblood- VO Peeps

Margo Trueblood, VO 2014 Atlanta Scholarship Winner

First of all, I would have never been able to attend the Conference without the scholarship so, again, thank you!  Secondly, the amount, and quality, of information that I got while at the conference would have probably taken me months to acquire otherwise and I am now able to assimilate what I learned into my life in a way that will really jump start my voiceover career.  I am so glad that I learned about VO Peeps and the extreme value it brings to the voiceover community.  Thanks for all you do to keep it going!

Leslie Wadsworth- VO Peeps

Leslie Wadsworth, Simon Vance Scholarship Winner

Thank you for an absolutely terrific evening last night.  Jack and I enjoyed every part of it.  Your questions to Simon were spot on, and you did a fabulous job orchestrating the evening.  I was also excited about meeting fellow peeps and making connections.  Thank you for providing such a warm and inviting platform for all of us to network and learn from.  I am so excited to work with Simon Vance!  I am stunned and honored! Thank you again for everything.  Very much appreciated indeed!  Looking forward to more!

Leslie Wadsworth, Simon Vance Scholarship Winner
Jenn Henry- VO Peeps

Jenn Henry, 2014 Cracking the Voiceover Code Scholarship Winner

Pat Fraley says, “Voiceover is about doors, champions, and skills. Doors open every so often to opportunities. Champions can help open doors. The only thing you really have control over is gaining skills. Champions are attracted to those who have skills, as they know that if they help open a door, the performer will go through with skills and do them proud." Cracking The Voice Over Code, offered all 3. The structure was nothing short of brilliant. From the aspiring talent never having spoken into a mic to the seasoned veteran with decades of industry knowledge under their belt, everyone took something positive from the night. Joan Baker, Rudy Gaskins, Anne Ganguzza, Pat Fraley, the panelists and everyone involved in seeing this event to fruition should know the impact their efforts had and continue to have on our community. Thank you for the opportunity the see 'the doors', meet my 'Champions' and hone my 'skills'. I am forever grateful"

Jenn Henry, 2014 Cracking the Voiceover Code Scholarship Winner
Andy Boyns- VO Peeps

Andy Boyns, Voice Actor

...Consequently you may never fully understand how appreciative I am of our international community, and how invaluable the global opportunity mindset is to motivating me and driving things forward. I'm delighted that VO Peeps is a positive engine for development.

Andy Boyns, Voice Actor
Mike Lynch- VO Peeps

Mike Lynch, Voice Actor

Thank you for all your hard work and for having Chris Fries as your guest.  Even though I knew parts of his story I hadn't heard it all put together the way he told it last Saturday.  He gives the rest of us hope. Thanks again!

Mike Lynch, Voice Actor
Amy Safarti- Vo Peeps

Ami Sarfati, Voice Talent

What a wonderful VO Peeps meet up tonight!  Chris Fries was absolutely delightful and your husband outdid himself on dinner once again!  I can't wait to see all the pictures and follow-up with the other peeps.  Thanks again for hosting these meet ups.  They're delightful and I truly enjoy them whenever I can make them.  You and everyone on your team is amazing.  I'm very excited to come down again next month.  Thanks again!

Ami Sarfati, Voice Talent

Yaz Manley, Voice Actor

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for such a wonderful evening…and yummy, delicious food, hospitality and downright fun! ...In the future I plan on trying to organize my schedule to be able to come to future get togethers and copy workouts.  I can’t wait to to play again!!  Thanks for everything,

Yaz Manley, Voice Actor
Alex Dorman-VO Peeps

Alex Dorman, Voice Talent

I’d like to thank you, Jerry and everyone else involved with making Saturday such a wonderful experience.  It was really nice connecting with others going through similar experiences.  Being there really motivated me to ramp up the Dorman marketing campaign. So, I have started to reach out to contacts that I have not spoken to in a while and they have all been very receptive. I was discussing with Chris what a helpful and welcoming profession in which we have gotten ourselves involved.  Saturday was the perfect example of this.  So, once again, I’d like to THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

Alex Dorman, Voice Talent
Michael Nguyen- VO Peeps

Michael Nguyen, Voice Actor

The VO Peeps workout was awesome! I have to say I was overly happy with the direction given to all involved. There's always something to learn from everyone's reads. The time and detail in the direction was fantastic. It's been hit and miss in most of my past workshops/courses so I'm super excited for future VO Peeps events and especially our coaching.

Michael Nguyen, Voice Actor
Mamie-Louise Anderson- VO Peeps

Mamie-Louise Anderson, Voice Talent

It was a joy  to have an opportunity to participate in the VO Peeps Voiceover Immersion workshop (with Joan Baker and Rudy Gaskins) and to benefit from the wisdom and experience that you and Rudy shared with such enthusiasm and expertise.  As for the Immersion, it was just what the doctor ordered.  My agenda was to discover whether Voiceover is a realistic pursuit for me. And I made an important discovery: I can do this! Joan, it is so generous of you to share your philosophy and personal journey in ways that gave as much substance as spirit to my journey.

Mamie-Louise Anderson, Voice Talent
Denise Chamberlain- VO Peeps

Denise Chamberlain, Voice Talent

Writing to tell you how much I enjoyed the Voice Over Immersion Class with Joan Baker, Rudy Gaskin, and Vanessa Gilbert! The class was filled with intelligent information, practical application, abundant booth time, and personal attention. All of this was offered with the thoughtfulness, insight, high energy, humor, and heart of these highly-skilled professionals. Joan and Rudy are an amazing team and truly care about their students. Their guidance was clear, focused, and easily understood. Special Guest, Vanessa Gilbert, was open and honest, sharing her experiences and expertise in the voiceover industry, and generously gave each of us her undivided attention for a private conversation and performance. Anne Ganguzza once again brought the best of the best in voiceover together for the benefit and delight of her attendees. Thanks Anne, Joan, Rudy, Vanessa, Tim, and Jerry for one of the best voiceover classes I've had the pleasure to attend!

Truly Inspiring!

I learned so much and met so many amazing people. I feel truly privileged to have been a part of this day. I received excellent advice and feel inspired. Thank you!

Fun, Informative Learning!

[gdl_gallery title="GALLERY_TITLE" width="IMAGE_SRC" height="IMAGE_HEIGHT" ] Thanks so much for this webinar! Living in a small town - there's no local improv classes, so I look forward to many more with the VO Peeps! So many fun workouts and VO comradery! Thank you!

Dorene Rivas- VO Peeps

Dorene Rivas, Voice Talent

Thank you so much for putting together another fabulous Meet Up with Celia Siegel.  It is so wonderful to gather with such great, inspiring people.  Everyone is so nice and helpful.  It really is inspiring, a lift to the spirit, and a boost to move one forward toward their goals.  And the food!  I know I join the chorus of voices praising Jerry's amazing cooking!  A great big thank you to him as well.   I look forward to the next Meet Up!

Dorene Rivas, Voice Talent
Larissa Gallagher- VO Peeps

Larissa Gallagher, Global Voice

Thank you again for another amazing night!! So inspiring - both Celia AND yourself.

Larissa Gallagher, Global Voice
Tom F Leary- Vo Peeps

Tom F. Leary, SAG-AFTRA Actor

Last evening was wonderful!  I found Celia's presentation equal parts information, motivation and fun!  What a caring/sharing person.
Thanks Anne!

Tom F. Leary, SAG-AFTRA Actor
Amy Warner- Vo Peeps

Amy Warner, 2013 VO Peeps Voice Over Virtual Scholarship Winner

I am still amazed at the wonderful gift I received to be able participate in Voice Over Virtual this year. Many thanks to John Florian, Anne Ganguzza, and all the MCA-I and VO Peeps who made it possible for me to attend. The voiceover community is such a generous group of people; it is an honor to work and to learn with you all. I loved the three days of networking and live presentations and have already learned so much, and I am still looking forward to watching the many, many on-demand seminars through November. What an important opportunity for me! Thank you!

Amy Warner, 2013 VO Peeps Voice Over Virtual Scholarship Winner
Dawn McKinley- VO Peeps

Dawn McKinley, 2013 Grand Winner Voice Over Virtual Scholarship

Anne - I am so thankful to VO Peeps and John Floridian for such an amazing opportunity. Voice Over Virtual has been full of helpful information and I've almost filled an entire notebook with notes from the presentations that I've listened to! Winning this scholarship was a wonderful surprise and gave me the confirmation that I may just be on the right track. Thank you so much!

Dawn McKinley, 2013 Grand Winner Voice Over Virtual Scholarship
Tina Wilson- VO Peeps

Tina Wilson, 2013 Voice Over Virtual Scholarship

Thank you Anne, and also, to all of the judges for honestly, what was the surprise of my life in receiving the VO Peeps scholarship for Voiceover Virtual! Words will never express the joy that I felt in my heart when my name was called at the Voiceover Virtual Open House!I almost started crying. I have such a passion for this field and such a passion to keep improving and growing, and this could not have come at a better time! Thank you, thank you, and thank you again, and thank you Anne, for really caring from the bottom of your heart for all of us VO Peeps!

Tina Wilson, 2013 Voice Over Virtual Scholarship
Maryanna Towle- VO Peeps

Maryanna Towle, 2013 That's Voiceover Scholarship Recipient

When my ticket was pulled as the lucky scholarship winner of "That's Voiceover" I was so excited. I had no idea what was in store for me but I knew I wanted to be at this event. I was not disappointed. It was one of the most exciting and amazing events I have ever attended. The hosts and talent that spoke were fantastic. They were full of energy,encouragement, humor and warmth. Also having been chosen for Speed Dating I was able to get some great feedback on my demo and voice. The professionals gave me useful advice and critique so that I know what I need to work on and improve as I further my career. This is an event not to be missed. I will definitely be there for the next one!

Maryanna Towle, 2013 That's Voiceover Scholarship Recipient
Karen Rose Richter- VO Peeps

Karen Rose Richter, 2013 That's Voiceover Scholarship Recipient

Dear Anne, How do I summarize an Event like "That's Voiceover!" for those who've never been? I am still flying high from this past weekend's event at "That's Voiceover!" thanks in great part to you, Anne, and the Scholarship Fund! This 2013 session was better than ever, and packed with great information about VO:  From useful tips on working the mic (thank you Chris Currier!) to great advice on narrating audiobooks and working with ACX (with thanks to Scott Brick, Shelby Lewis, & Jason Ojalvo).  I especially enjoyed meeting new VO friends and getting better acquainted with the VO pals I see on Facebook and Twitter, but the icing on the proverbial cake was the Speed Dating event in which I happily participated, thanks to my incredibly lucky stars, and to Joan (Baker) and Rudy (Gaskins) who once again were at the helm of this event. Having the chance to sit with VO coaches Nancy Wolfson and Joyce Castellanos, and Jeffrey Weinstock (ABC Family) and Zach Kaplan (Innovative) made for an amazing learning and networking  opportunity that you just can't find anywhere else, and only made possible by the VO Peeps/MCAI Scholarship Fund. For this, and so much more, I am so grateful. Thank you with all my heart, Karen Rose Richter - 2013's That's Voiceover! Scholarship Winner

Karen Rose Richter, 2013 That's Voiceover Scholarship Recipient
Johnny Kavadeas, Voice Actor- VO Peeps

Johnny Kavadeas, Voice Actor

Thanks so much Anne for bringing in guests Joe and Allison into your VO Peeps Monthly Workout. I found their "no-holds-barred" yet compassionate approach to assessing and directing the Copy reads extremely helpful. Sometimes we need to be made aware that what we think we hear coming out of our mouths is not always exactly the same as what the listener hears. Joe and Allison were able to show how to make those subtle adjustments in the read to remove the gap between the two.

Johnny Kavadeas, Voice Actor

Janet Wingert, Voice Actor

Anne,
First of all, thank you so much for having these workouts.  As always, I had a great time last night.  It is so nice to be in a supportive, non-judgmental group, where we can learn from each others critiques.  Joe McNeil and Allison Moffet were AWESOME guest directors.  They made us all so comfortable, and directed us in such a positive manner.  I can't thank them enough for taking the time to meet with us and allow us to learn from them. Again, thanks for everything you do!

Janet Wingert, Voice Actor
Maryanna Towle- VO Peeps

Maryanna Towle, Voice Over Artist

I have been a part of VO Peeps for about a year now and what a fabulous ride it's been. One aspect of this group that I can really appreciate is the Career Education Scholarship fund. At the last meet up I was able to contribute to this fund. Not only did it make me feel good to be able to do that but I also won one of the amazing prizes, a ticket to "That's Voiceover." Anne does a great job of getting donations and prizes for the Scholarship Fund. This is a fun, energetic, supportive group to be a part of.

Maryanna Towle, Voice Over Artist
Mike Martin- VO Peeps

Mike Martin, Voice Actor

As for the class it was Awesome!  Anne you are the nicest VO trainer imaginable. Patient, kind, informative, directive and an absolute Wiz at Pro-Tools...With each bit of information absorbed in the VO field like yesterday, I grow stronger and move closer (more confident) to pursue it.

Mike Martin, Voice Actor
Bob Bavnani- VO Peeps

Bob Bavnani, Voice Talent

Thank you, Anne, for conceptualizing and putting together VOPeeps.  Though I do not live in California, at least the internet has allowed us VO artists to come together.  Though one day, I hope to find myself in Orange County/LA and make an effort to attend your monthly get together.

Bob Bavnani, Voice Talent
John Wolfsberger- VO Peeps

John Wolfsberger, Voice Talent

For a new voice talent, the VO peeps community and meetups are a great (and fun!) resource!  This week was my first exposure, and I have already absorbed lots of great info, and hope to continue!  Thanks Anne, and all who made this new talent's first experience a great one. Cheers from Minnesota!

John Wolfsberger, Voice Talent
Erik Reynolds- VO Peeps

Erik Reynolds, Voice Actor

I feel I'm a better voice artist because of people like you and your contribution to the community! Thank You!

Erik Reynolds, Voice Actor
Michael Damon- VO Peeps

Michael Damon, Voice Talent

The Live Webcast featuring the extremely talented hosts of "VO Buzz Weekly", Chuck & Stacey were simply awesome. They were warm, funny, informative and fully engaged with all of the participants. The live-site attendance was SRO, and the energy in the room was palpable and infectious. As usual, Anne G. did an extraordinary job of hosting, directing traffic and entertaining. So much fun and met some terrific people. I can't wait to see the video of the event. Oh yeah, and the food....so good!

Michael Damon, Voice Talent
Liz Harris- VO Peeps

Liz Harris, Voice Talent

Anne, Thank you so much for generously hosting last evening's webinar with Steven Lowell; I truly enjoyed it.  I've already purchased Steven's previous two presentations, and I'm looking forward to attending future webinars.  I recently found the VO Peeps website through Nancy Wolfson--so glad I did!--it's inspiring and full of great stuff.
Best wishes,
Liz "Originally-from-NJ" Harris  Liz:)

Liz Harris, Voice Talent
Joe Nagle- VO Peeps

Joe Nagle, Voice Talent

If any of my fellow VO Peeps get the chance, you owe it to yourself to experience this introductory class. Kristian Penza is awesome to work with, and Anne Ganguzza just continues to amaze!

Joe Nagle, Voice Talent
Karl Jaecke- VO Peeps

Karl Jaecke, Ophelimity Productions

The other night I had the privilege to take part in an ADR class that was offered by the VO Peeps group. It was conducted by a really cool sound engineer Kristian Penza in Tustin at an awesome studio. What can I say -  having never really done a voice dubbing project before. Kristian guided us through the process sharing his years of knowledge with us newbies to the ADR process. For me it was a lot tougher than I thought it would be. Kristian was very patient as he explained the finer points to the art of Automatic Dialogue Replacement. Once again showing how people in the industry really want you to succeed. Initially I thought that in a word, I sucked at it. But having just viewed the work that Kristian had engineered I didn't do that bad. Thanks again Anne, Kristian and the Peeps for once more a great opportunity - and I might add a great price.

Karl Jaecke, Ophelimity Productions
Tom F Leary- Vo Peeps

Tom F. Leary, Actor & Voice Artist

Anne and Kristian, talk about timing……. Yesterday I was invited to audition for a VO ADR (English replacement of Spanish text, 0:15) commercial. I kept thinking, “be me, remember the emotion, character, nuances” etc (all from class). Before recording, I watched the sample video multiple times and rehearsed how the Spanish actor delivered the lines in the scene.  I did 3 different takes and submitted. Will I get it? Who knows but I do feel I was better prepared for the audition because of the April 29 class. Thank you both.

Tom F. Leary, Actor & Voice Artist
Amber Howard- VO Peeps

Amber Howard, Voice Actor

The VO Peeps ADR Workshop that Anne put together with Kristian Penza, was an excellent introduction to the ADR process. Kristian gave us a lot of very helpful, detailed information, as well as ample mic time for everybody to experiment and work. I really enjoyed this class and look forward to future classes they have planned. I highly recommend this workshop if you are interested in ADR. Thank you, Anne and Kristian, for an educational and fun ADR experience!

Amber Howard, Voice Actor
Kathleen A Kosche- VO Peeps

Kathleen A. Kosche, Actress & VO Talent

A FABULOUS VO AFFAIR!  Very successful, and majorly informative evening with outstanding hosts and guests make for incredible experience. Can't say enough about Anne Ganguzza's amazing contributions to the Orange County VO world as an artist and major facilitator of artists in the VO world.

Kathleen A. Kosche, Actress & VO Talent
Karl Jaecke- VO Peeps

Karl Jaecke, Voice Talent

The other night I had the privilege to attend yet another amazing get together with the VO Peeps. This time Anne's guest was once again another amazing talent in the VO world.The hosts of VO Buzz Weekly, Chuck Duran and Stacey Aswad. Together they host a weekly internet show dedicated to helping others in the VO world by sharing tricks and interviewing some of the heavy hitters in the VO world. This meet up, as all meet ups was streamed live around the world to all of Anne's loyal VO Peeps. For the first time this meet up was a multi camera affair with Anne orchestrating the whole thing. Peeps down stairs being interviewed( on the red carpet one of Anne's touches) as they arrived. Peeps upstairs chatting and networking while Anne's husband Jerry was cooking up another epicurean delight.(you have to go just for the food!) I personally was allowed into Jerry's inner sanctum. (no one goes in Jerry's kitchen while the master creates) Anne communicating to the director downstairs in another room and thru all this chaos Anne remained her cheerful self. That is one of the great things about the Peeps, they all pitch in to help each other. The evening as always was very informative and entertaining. At each meet up there is a raffle to see who gets to work one on one with the guest talent. Anne pours her heart and soul into the Peeps and the talent and Peeps really appreciate it. When its all over there is always desert! If you haven't checked it out then as that song from the Beverly Hillbillies says "Come on by and have a heap'n help'n of there hospitality" See you at the next Peeps meet up. Who knows you might be able to coached by one of VO's legends.

Karl Jaecke, Voice Talent
VO Buzz Weekly- VO Peeps

Chuck Duran & Stacey J. Aswad, VO Buzz Weekly & the VO Peeps Meetup

From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with so much excitement and support from EVERYONE!!! Anne Ganguzza assembled an amazing team of talented people to pull off an incredible global event we're honored to have been invited to attend. She crafted every single detail and it was awesome to watch it all unfold, seemingly effortlessly. All the attendees, in person and virtually, filled the space with insightful questions, curiosity, laughter and love. Anne asked great questions that gave us the chance to talk not only about VO Buzz Weekly but our personal journeys as well. Anne and Jerry opened their beautiful home and kind hearts to give back to the voice over community in a very big way, complete with divine homemade cuisine. No matter where you are in your VO career, everyone is treated like a superstar at the VO Peeps Meetups. Big love and gratitude to Anne, Jerry and all the Peeps! YOU ALL ROCK!!! xoxo

Cindy Ronnfeldt, Voice Talent

The VO Peeps meetups are always well done. The meetup on 4/27 was exceptionally so. I always leave with a renewed excitement. Anne Ganguzza has the most amazing way of putting together outstanding people with so much to share! The meetup with Chuck & Stacy from VO BUZZ WEEKLY has inspired me to do more to move forward in the voice over field. Congratulations Anne for a job more than well done!

Cindy Ronnfeldt, Voice Talent
Craig Moore- VO Peeps

Craig Moore, Voice Actor

Anne - First I want to thank you for creating the VO Peeps, your energy, vision and dedication has created many opportunities for networking, information and education for those of us pursuing our VO careers. Every meet up brings us yet another influential guest and it just keeps getting better. You Rock!! With that being said, the combined VO Peeps/VO Buzz meet up was awesome. Can you say Mount Olympus!!! Where else could we be in the same room at the same time with people like Chuck Duran, Stacey J. Aswad, James Alburger, David Lawrence, George Whittam and of course Anne & Jerry Ganguzza. The highlight of the evening for myself was having the good fortune to be selected to read for and be directed by Chuck Duran. How cool was that, and yes I got Buzzed. Thank you for everything that you do.

Craig Moore, Voice Actor
Tami Romani- VO Peeps

Tami Romani, Voice Talent

While all the VO Peeps meetups are a good time, I just knew this one with Chuck Duran and Stacey J. Aswad from VO Buzz Weekly would be the best one yet. From the moment Anne announced the guests I made travel plans around making it back to town in time to be in Irvine that night. I was not disappointed. Anne Ganguzza knows how to put together a team: from her husband Jerry (who, by the way, is her greatest cheerleader) and his mad kitchen skills, to the tech crew Anne assembled for this event, to the photographer and gofers scurrying about, everyone was there because they believe in Anne and her VO Peeps mission. Everything about the night was truly a joy – Chuck and Stacey were genuinely happy to be there, and their interview with Anne showed a graciousness I didn’t quite expect. I came away from the experience feeling like we could all be best friends. I believe each one present that night was blessed with a renewed joy to be involved in this business called voiceover.

Tami Romani, Voice Talent
Tom F Leary- Vo Peeps

Tom F. Leary, Actor, SAG-AFTRA

I knew I was in for a memorable evening as I walked across the VO Peeps Red Carpet and through the front door.  As I entered I saw the control room, cameras, monitors, cables and I could feel the excitement and energy in the air.  As I entered the upstairs studio audience area I was greeted by the wonderful aroma of gourmet foods and many of the local VO peeps chatting about what was to come. Soon after my arrival, the pre-show started.  Funny and very creative audio and video shout-outs from around the globe being shown on the large screen monitors, red carpet photos being taken as guests arrived and live on-camera interviews.  Shortly thereafter Anne greeted her two very special guests, Chuck Duran and Stacey J and the show began. It doesn't get any better than being surrounded by such amazing talent while enjoying Jerry’s gourmet delicacies and drink. Anne’s hosting skills led to a fun, in-depth program.  Chuck and Stacey shared their life experiences and tips for success and longevity in the business. It was magical!

Tom F. Leary, Actor, SAG-AFTRA
Kevin Horton- VO Peeps

Kevin Horton, Hortonsvoice.com

The VO work out group (and ADR workout) with the VO Peeps is money well invested. Ample mic time and recorded feedback make it a sound investment in my craft.  I fully endorse this to all who desire practice and to hone their skills,

Kevin Horton, Hortonsvoice.com
Joe Nagle- VO Peeps

Joe Nagle, Voice Talent & ukulele enthusiast

The VO Peeps/Meet-up Event with Chuck Duran & Stacy J Aswad was an extraordinary evening! Anne Ganguzza continues to amaze, this time demonstrating her flawless on-camera interviewing skills. Chuck Duran directing James Alburger reading a commercial script was classic! Another highlight was when Karl Jaecke, with a camera crew in tow, followed Jerry Ganguzza as he explained to a worldwide audience exactly what he'd prepared in the kitchen (man, that guy can COOK!). Stacy J's story was inspiring, and she is even prettier in person than she is on VO Buzz Weekly. (Come to think of it, so is Chuck!).

Joe Nagle, Voice Talent & ukulele enthusiast
Ted Mcaleer- VO Peeps

Ted Mcaleer, European Peeps Rep

What an INCREDIBLE event and I was so lucky to be involved. I was happy to do my part to make this a Global event and I invited several of my colleagues from around the world who I work and train with. It's such a good thing, a great group that it's a shame that it's limited to a house in the OC! 😉 I actually want to attend a meetup and told Anne as much, but CA is a long way from where I live in Spain... too far to travel. So Anne came up with the next best thing... Bringing the meeting to ME, 9 time zones away so I could participate. My part was to monitor and take questions in the global chat room and pass those to Anne. But for the price of volunteering (for a super cool project) I got to spend 3 hours with George Whittam on a direct line! I also got to be on a segment with George and fellow cohort Dan Leonard... EWABS and me. I know how much work it was, and the stress from pulling something off because I was helping Anne, mostly being a great cheerleader, but also watching her work her magic. And as for the meeting, Oh my... It was almost JUST LIKE BEING THERE, albeit from about 5,700 miles away. Felt just like home. Only thing I missed was JERRYS COOKING! It was fabulous...Wouldn't have missed it for the world!

Ted Mcaleer, European Peeps Rep
Martha Kahn- Vo Peeps

Martha Kahn, Voice Talent

What an electric night! Watching Chuck and Stacey live and in action was such a treat! Anne was the consummate host, asking pertinent and relevant questions to our business.... AND watching Chuck Duran direct James Alburger was the giant icing on the cake. "Jerry, where's my drink?"

Martha Kahn, Voice Talent
Alex Apostolidis-Vo Peeps

Alex Apostolidis, Voice Actor

I was one of the Peeps lucky enough to secure a spot for the VO Peeps meet up with Chuck and Stacey. What an amazing night. It was fun, casual, informative and exciting. Chuck and Stacey are so warm and personable and I felt like I was sitting in my own living room having a personal conversation with them. Plus we got to watch Chuck in action as he directed a few of the Peeps on some copy. The respect that chuck and Stacey showed for each other as well as the VO community is just one more reason why I love what I do. Thank you Anne for putting this evening together. You pulled it off brilliantly. I can't wait for the next meet up.

Alex Apostolidis, Voice Actor
Mike Lynch- VO Peeps

Mike Lynch, Voice Actor

Saturday night with Chuck and Stacy ROCKED.  It's hard to say what was better on Saturday night, watching and learning with Chuck and Stacy or the food Jerry was preparing. Both Chuck and Stacy had so much great information to pass along and Anne did a fantastic job interviewing, not to mention all of the set-up and preplanning she did. Thank you again Anne.

Mike Lynch, Voice Actor
James Alburger- VO Peeps

James Alburger, VO Guru

As usual, Anne somehow managed to exceed everyone's expectations by taking the VO Peeps meeting with Chuck Duran and Stacey Aswad to an entirely new level with a live 3-camera shoot streamed Internationally! Unheard of! I can hardly wait to see what she'll come up with next. Whatever it is, I'm certain it will be amazing. But, that's just Anne!

James Alburger, VO Guru
Chuck Davis- VO Peeps

Chuck Davis Voiceover

Being a Peep is great!  So happy that I found Anne and the rest of the VO Peeps! Just finished my first session with Beverly Bremers...that I won here. Great new techniques that I'll use...and another new VO friend! Great community supporting our craft and passion. Peeps!!

Kevin Horton- VO Peeps

Kevin Horton, Hortonsvoice.com

Thank you Anne, and the VO Peeps group, for such an amazing opportunity to grow professionally, and to gain valuable insight into the world of Voice Over through meetups and webinars. I am proud to be a part of this group.

Kevin Horton, Hortonsvoice.com
Robert Jacobs Vo Peeps

Robert Jacobs Voice

Good webinar again tonight. You mentioned last week that recordings of these events would be made available. I look forward to watching again. Thanks!

Robert Jacobs Voice
Mike Coon- VO Peeps

Mike Coon, Voice Actor

Great webinar with Steven last night!  Thank you!

Mike Coon, Voice Actor

Leonard Caplan, Voice Actor

Thank you so much! Wow, you people are really on the ball!!!! My voice coach in Boston recommended you guys!  Thank you!

Leonard Caplan, Voice Actor
Mary Lou Bendrick- VO Peeps

Mary Lou Bendrick, Voice Talent

My VO coach Nancy Wolfson recommended the Steven Lowell webinars. They were fabulous — really informative. I think I took eight pages of notes!  Thanks for shortening my learning curve!

Mary Lou Bendrick, Voice Talent
Robert Jacobs Vo Peeps

Robert Jacobs Voice

I joined last week's webinar, "Optimizing Your Profile." Learning the nuts and bolts of how Voice 123 actually works and how to design my profile to attract potential clients was very helpful. It made me realize that, when done properly, Voice 123 is a much more valuable tool than I gave it credit for. Looking forward to part 2. Thanks VO Peeps.

Robert Jacobs Voice

Millie Morris, Voice Talent

Thanks, Anne.  It was a great event.  (VO Peeps Educational Webinar Series) Looking forward to next week.

Millie Morris, Voice Talent
Tom F Leary- Vo Peeps

Tom F. Leary, Actor

I really liked the VO Peeps Educational Series Webinar and Steven's down to earth/honest approach.  As a Voice123 member, I found the information VERY helpful. Looking for tangible results in the next couple of weeks 😉

Tom F. Leary, Actor
Dorene Rivas- VO Peeps

Dorene Rivas, Voice Actress

Thank you so much for the workout!  It was really a great, educational experience and I look forward to participating in more.  It was really great to hear the feedback for each one of us - so helpful. Thank you so much, Anne, for giving back to us aspiring VO artists. 🙂

Dorene Rivas, Voice Actress
Julie Nagode- VO Peeps

Julie Nagode, Voice Talent

THANK YOU for all of the wonderful meetups your coordinate!

Julie Nagode, Voice Talent
Joe Nagle- VO Peeps

Joe Nagle, Voice Talent

I LOVE the OC VO Peeps workouts with Anne Ganguzza. She has the uncanny ability to take any performance, no matter how good it initially sounds, and with a few suggestions (which she explains in a way you can easily follow), take it to the next level. She is nothing short of AMAZING!

Joe Nagle, Voice Talent
Roger Barr- Vo Peeps

Roger Barr, Voice Actor

I just wanted to say "Thank You" for arranging all the VO Peeps meetings. You've arranged some really top notch talent to speak, which helps us all grow further in our VO careers! Your leadership has become an example and an inspiration to me, and to others I'm sure! Thanks again!

Roger Barr, Voice Actor
Tim Keenan- VO Peeps

Tim Keenan - Creative Media Recording

Anne Ganguzza’s Meet-Ups have been great for me to meet possible new voice resources for our studio’s clients and to talk about current trends impacting VO folks these days. It is great to network with other like-minded working pros and Anne is a great “connector.”

Tim Keenan - Creative Media Recording
Chris Garcia VO Peeps

Chris Garcia VO

I believe the VO peeps meet up group helps me professionally because I get a true sense of what the industry is all about from working professionals. That inside look is not fully appreciated or understood in classes. On the social side, you can’t beat great friendships and encouragement!

Chris Garcia VO
Tina Wilson- VO Peeps

Tina Wison Talent

I believe that a professional meetup group such as this one can be beneficial for so many of us who are in this business. As we all know, networking is about helping each other, and a group like this enables colleagues who are in the same profession to help each other to understand more about this specialized field, to answer each other’s questions and to be a support to one another.

Tina Wison Talent
Chris Laponis- VO Peeps

Mike Laponis Voice Talent

Anne Ganguzza is synonymous with a "5 Hour Energy Drink," only longer!  I hope to make the next Meetup! You've had some wonderful guest speakers!

Mike Laponis Voice Talent
James Lumley Vo Peeps

James Lumley Voice

I personally believe that the meetups that Anne host are instrumental to my continued improvement and encouragement in my voice over craft.

James Lumley Voice
Joe Matic- VO Peeps

Joe Matic

I can clearly see the potential in making a difference for all members of the group. There is strength in unity and the group provides that. A place where vo artists can go to stay motivated and current and speak to their peers about strategies to secure paying gigs. As we continue to meet and bond, our group will be a force to be reckoned with within the vo industry. Everyone is committed and enthusiastic and willing to help others make it in the biz.

Joe Matic
Diana Diaz- VO Peeps

Diana Diaz - Actress/Voice Talent

VO Peeps Meet-Ups have been a great way to network with all kinds of talented voiceover artists. In addition, I’ve actually been able to share first-hand my bilingual Spanish VO skills with a producer and look forward to many more opportunities to show what makes my voice skills unique!! If it wasn’t for our VO Meet-Ups I would not have acquired the arsenal of information I have today!

Diana Diaz - Actress/Voice Talent

Joan Harwood, Actress & Voice Talent

By its nature, the business can be somewhat solitary if one works from a home studio so I just want to let you know how helpful and enjoyable it is to have the opportunity to interact and share experiences with fellow VO artists and in such a lovely environment with all that good food!

Joan Harwood, Actress & Voice Talent

Reza Haghi

The group is a tremendous benefit...On a personal level, it’s a great opportunity to stay in touch with friends and have some fun. Professionally, it’s great because you can get all sorts of information, feedback and encouragement from your group, and it also gives you the chance to work through some copy together (and you can never have enough practice =D )

Reza Haghi
Bobby Koch- VO Peeps

Bobby Koch

Anne keeps me in the loop with updates on what’s happening in the wonderful world of VO – I am a slow starter, but after our VO Peeps meetings, I feel a new enthusiasm to not give up my dream

Bobby Koch
Michelle Kennedy- Vo Peeps

Michelle Kennedy Voice Talent

VO Peeps is my source of “momentum".  Without having a group of people to relate with in the industry, to compare stories and notes with, to share ideas and “the latest” industry happenings with, I honestly don’t know where I’d be. I might have lost “momentum” long ago trying to move my vo career along with just my own resources. Networking has become the cornerstone to building my VO artistry business.

Michelle Kennedy Voice Talent
Griffin Burns - VO Peeps

Griffin Burns - Voice 2012 Scholarship Winner

"If I was asked to summarize VOICE 2012 in one word I would say “motivational”.  It’s not every day that one is surrounded by hundreds of folks that share your passion.  And it’s not every day that one has access to such a wealth of information from the industry’s leading talents/ teachers.   Highlights for me include realizing that I didn't know nearly as much about social media marketing as I thought I did, testing out some very nice Sennheiser microphones, and of course, meeting other aspiring and professional voice talents.  You can count me in for next year! "

Griffin Burns - Voice 2012 Scholarship Winner
Sophia Cruz- VO Peeps

Sophia Cruz - Dave Fennoy Scholarship Winner

"I was the surprised winner of a raffle that benefited the Swingler family. I won three hours of coaching with Dave Fennoy, the voice of Hulu and The Walking Dead as Lee Everett. From the beginning, Dave demonstrated his generosity when he saw that an out of town person had won (me) and he wanted someone local in CA to win so he had Anne draw another name and that was none other than Andrew Swingler himself. When I watched the replay of the drawing, I couldn't help but tear up to see that Andrew had also benefited from coaching with Dave and how the luck of the draw chose him to be a winner too.   Overall, the raffle drawing was a blessing to all involved because of the generous hearts of the entire voice-over community to support one of our own during a difficult time. Of course, none of this could be possible if Anne herself did not have a generous heart and had not established the VO Scholarship Fund so a huge hank you to everyone who made this possible. I know that the VO Scholarship Fund is only just beginning to make a significant impact in our community. I hope you get to continue to take part in making this scholarship fund a continued success!" 

Sophia Cruz - Dave Fennoy Scholarship Winner

Michelle R - VOICE 2012 Scholarship Winner

"VOICE 2012 was amazing! I learned a lot and I have a much better action plan to further my voice over career.  I can't express well enough how much of an impact this event had on me. I am so thankful that I had the chance to attend!" 

Michelle R - VOICE 2012 Scholarship Winner
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Andrew S - Dave Fennoy Scholarship Winner

"The time I spent working with Dave was invaluable. He understood what I was looking for and what I am capable of, and guided me in a direction that I'm very happy with. I've come away with great new knowledge and techniques to help me as a voiceover professional. I learned a few things about myself in those 3 hours that will undoubtedly have a huge but positive impact on my voiceover career. Without the assistance of the VO Peeps/MCAI Scholarship Fund I would not have been able to take this training and I'm extremely grateful to the fund and the contributors for making this possible." 

Andrew S - Dave Fennoy Scholarship Winner
Tina Wilson- VO Peeps

Tina Wilson - VOICE 2012 Scholarship Winner

"As a winner of the VO Peeps scholarship, I cannot tell you or even put in to words how wonderful this week has been. It was wonderful to be able to network with so many great people and to receive a wealth of information and new ideas from the seminars at the same time. Thanks to VO Peeps and Penny and James and to all of the contributors, for one fantastic week of networking and one educational event after another!"   

Tina Wilson - VOICE 2012 Scholarship Winner

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