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"steve obrien" Discussed on The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

03:29 min | 2 years ago

"steve obrien" Discussed on The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

"Every day. Two hundred podcast, stop publishing that means every six spin it someone will be disappointed that they can no longer hear John talk about how to prepare for the upcoming Sombeya pockets or here. Jane dissect every episode of the twilight trilogy in Eggen ising detail. Please don't let this happen to the nice guys on business for as little as two dollars a month. You could help the nice guys on business continued to put out this piece of crap. They like to call a podcast. It's challenging to come up with enough content to fill five episodes a week. But despite all of your continued objections, they somehow find the strength to keep doing it week after week after week. We know what it takes to save podcast. It takes them view and is little as two dollars a month. Your donation can help to deliver more guests interview alcohol to keep Tuesday. Thursday shows interesting in more social media follows for Strickland to ignore. Please click the link. It patriot dot com forward slash nice guys and say, yes, I can spare less than ten cents per episode to help keep my ride into work slightly less annoying every day. Click now and receive so many useless extras like Doug and Strickland talking before the show's listening while they record in episode or getting a funk in fence t shirts, you'll probably use as an oil rag or clean up your child's throw from the kitchen floor. This is all for you as a hollow. Thank you for your support and a reminder that you're making a difference in the nice guys lives today. A podcast is shuttered every six minutes, but it doesn't have to be this way for as little as two dollars a month. You can make a difference. Please go to the show notes and click on the patriot link. Now your support of their fuck ary could save a podcast. Also. What would you do if you didn't hear my velvety smooth voice doing their intros out chose every day? Well, I could give you the names of about fifty other podcasts that I've done voice over work for that are ton more interesting, but let's not go there quite yet, but Doug and Strickland doing right now is important depending on how you define important, it least it's important to them, although I still can't figure out why if it's even a little bit important to you for as little as two dollars a month, you can help keep it going. Please help if you can otherwise, Doug, we'll have his feelings hurt by goodness. We don't want that for the nice guys on business. I'm Steven, Brian. Thank you for your support. Some comes. You fucker spelled my name wrong again. I can't believe this after all this time you can't even spell right. You're still here. It's over. Go home, go.

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"steve obrien" Discussed on The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

05:36 min | 2 years ago

"steve obrien" Discussed on The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

"Stadium. But at the end cheering Rudy Rudy. Oh, good now. Yeah. Yeah, I sent the series at one point of broadcasting from for our interest broadcasting from a secret bunker under fort McHenry. Broadcasting from the abandoned food court at the white Flint mall. Steve improv broadcasting from the back room of l. Llermanos which I thought was very funny. I wasn't breaking bad fan at the time, so I didn't even recognize the reference. I just thought it on, and then my wife starts watching breaking bad. I'm like, hey, mono. So like. Brian, did a new product, the backroom a, will you know what the back room is? Right? No, that's where they make the crack. It's like, oh. It's actually it wasn't cracks drink. It was crystal math, but that's okay. We'll let you slide with that. You know, Steve is a Steve is a former heroin. Addict might take offence to it, but you know, he knows his drugs of choice and crystal meth is definitely, you know, plays a higher role than than than crack does. Yes. Somebody's somebody from our community wants to get a hold of you to get some more information about what you do and and maybe higher you to do some point, definitely hire you to do some voice over work for them, what's the best way to that for them to reach out, they can find the best way good on my website steel Brian the, oh, it's not Beal. I don't have body odor at sands for voice. Exactly. I, you know, I don't dot com or Email me Steve at Stephen, Brian VO dot com. Awesome. Awesome. Strike any final wrap up comments before we let Steve O'Brien take us out of here? Yeah. If you reach out to Steve, don't tell them the nice guy sent you because he'll charge you double judge or. Hey, Steve O'Brien. Normally, at the end of every episode, we say Steve O'Brien, Tikhon aside of here, so I don't know if there's anything special that you would like to do or say at the end of this particular episode to to catapult us into stardom and fame and fortune out of here with, would you be able to grace us with any with any also tones. Oh gosh. See, I should have written something ahead of time since Craxi. You didn't write any. You wrote nothing down. It was no, hey, what you just showed up in other words, I just I, you know, I showed up these two morons. Are here have a great day. How's that? Actually is a good rap. So Steve O'Brien take us out of here. The nice guys on business are professional podcasters, please do not try this at home. It may seem simple kids, but lots of people get hurt in the process void where prohibited, including Mexico Puerto Rico for Donia or your in laws. The nice guys on business are not responsible for any claims of liability or any guarantee that these two morons know what they're talking about. There is no promise that being nice to people will help your business, but calling people Astles dumb, incontinent, fuck wads will definitely lose you business for any and all claims shouldn't one hand in wishing the other and see which one fills up. I thank you for listening to the nice guys on business podcast. I'm Steve O'Brien. Nice guys, nothing but nice guys. Hey, I'm Steven Brian, and I'd like to endorse my good friends. Dan in STAN on the nice guys on business podcast. We have been so close for so many years in the fact that I'm getting paid has nothing to do with the authenticity of this endorsement. The nice guys on business could go in there. Dan and STAN. Jim O'Brien, I do opens and closes for sixty fucking episodes of the stupidest show, and you can't even remember my God damn name. Do you think I paid? If I said, and here's your nice guy, Dave silver, they throw me out of my ass and never looked back then. I'll pay me enough for this shit. Nice guys in podcast land my ass. I should call John Lee Duma. I'll bet he appreciates his voice over talent. Did he ask if I could voice over for a show? You said he got someone else to do the voice over well who to use Strickland Bonner. No seriously. Who's a using Strickland Bonner. You're kidding. Stricklin is voice over for one of the most popular business podcasts shows seriously. Well, that's it. The world is officially ended as we know it hell has frozen over. I seriously need to rethink my professional goals thrive fucking loud. She's Strickland fucking Bonner. Just want to tell you all good luck. We're all counting on you. What do they make this a pterodactyl a brooch. That'll do nice guys. That'll do. Over one thousand shows, it's out there thousand show. It just feels like it fucked up. Every

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"steve obrien" Discussed on The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

09:35 min | 2 years ago

"steve obrien" Discussed on The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

"Very niche, definitely, definitely channel down. We really focus fine tune into the the Nisha fucker. We can't exactly discover the market for it yet, but we know if we just keep going at it at this direction. I think somebody will join in at some point this out there. I think we have two, maybe three fans to the show, maybe including your mom's don't count or no, no, Monceau count. Oh shit. Okay. So then no, we have. We have no fans of the show. We only have people that feel sorry for us. They're just waiting. We're kind of like a train wreck. You just can't or or you know that that carbon q. that's on the side of the road, you don't really wanna see the horrific nature of what's going on in that heart, but you can't turn away. I think people really waiting to see what he's motherfuckers have been doing this for seven hundred episodes. There's got to be a reason why they they still having given up yet and know exactly what that reason is strict. Any any idea? No. You know to tenacity is only an asset if what you're doing has some potential to become successful down the road. I just. Imagine your inspiration to prisoners all around the world. Neither will I. Do do you get to listen to? Can you listen to podcasts when you're in jail? Do they have internet. Stephen, is that your experience did you when you jail? I don't want to tell you how I got my phone in, but. But I did have to rinse it many times maybe maybe. So maybe so, hey, so Steve, I'm gonna ask you a question. I asked a lot of the the guests that come on the show. Take off your voice over hat for a second Puerto on your entrepreneurial hat. What are some of the things that us still struggle with even on a daily basis? Not when it comes to actually doing the the application of your business, the voice over work, but the other stuff in running your business, what's the stuff that challenges you? I think the biggest thing is that you get really busy doing things and then you put aside the other stuff that you have to do to keep busy in. That's the marketing, the making context, the lunches, the so on and so forth. You stop doing that because you're busy, and then you stop being busy and like, why am I not busy? You know, and it's because you stopped doing that. So it's keeping that balance going. The I I struggle with from time to time. That's been probably my biggest challenge. And what do you do to get around it. Well, I'd really a meant that point where I'd like to hire somebody to do a lot of the marketing for me. I want my wife to do it because she wants to quit her job and I'm like, we quit your job. More formation is no. I wanted to stop working totally. Not with you would be more work than I really. And so I've thought about hiring someone, there's a virtual assistant to kinda do all that stuff on a regular basis. I've had a number of people who said to me, hey, you know, I got a good voice for voice over work. Maybe I should jump into that. It's like first of all, you just have no idea how ridiculously competitive this. Now, the easy part is the mechanics are actually challenging. You know, since most of our shows that we produce like all say, hey, look, here's here's your intro, Altro I just did a scratch track. We can leave that if you want or if you wanna pay, we can get a professional O'Brien. And most people are like nuts, sounds fine, whatever, but doing it, it's really challenging to get the seal in the vibe and all that. But as hard as that is, that's the easy part. Like Steve, obviously, you came for radio, so you had some connections and some idea already, but somebody just jumping into this called, it doesn't matter how good your voices. It's all about the marketing and get your name out there. Right. Well, that's a large part of it in every guy that comes every person that comes from radio. Thanks. This is. The radio is going to be an extension of their voice over business and it's not as you know, I mean, you can do some imaging work and that's good, but it doesn't pay that much and it's inconsistent, but you're absolutely right getting, you know, there's there's the art and the science of everything getting the art down as tough enough. The science part in sticking to that. Like I said, I do this and I've been doing this for twenty years. If I get one out of ten auditions I rock in it, you know? So you got to be able to take that and you've got to be able to recopying all day and you gotta like it. So when people call me with a great voice. Great, you know, well, if you were told you get with math, which you go hang up a shingle and say, I'm a CPA. You know, go get some training, you would get into it. And so you know, I tell people read a book out loud thirty minutes straight every day and see how you like that. Yeah. Wow, that's so interesting. That's really true, right? You don't like that. You're not gonna like this. Have you done? So that's interesting question though, or or have you, have you ever done like audio books or is that is that too long a format? For you know, I have done an audio book. It's time consuming, and they asked me to do the whole series and I bow down. I said, it's just it's taking up too much time, but a lot of the long form stuff I do as long as a book. I've done stuff that's, you know, two hours lawn and can be rather tedious stuff like explaining how you know an x Ray machine works and things like that. But there's not as much money in audio books. It's you do so many audio books and then you get what they call that mailbox money where you get you do a once. You spend a couple of weeks doing it and then you just get checks. They're not usually big checks, but you get a so in both after you've got forty or fifty bucks if got forty or fifty smaller checks every month. That's that's a pretty good deal. That's interesting. So the royalty business in the audiobook side of things could could potentially be lucrative. It could be? Yes. Now, if you're doing Harry Potter and I'm trying to think of his name, he's in the gym Dale. He's amazing. You know, he, I didn't realize. I think I might have talked about this. You know hundreds of episodes ago is that he did every I thought that. So this was like seven or eight different characters name is Jim Dale or bond. Right? But he every character he played on the show and it was just incredible the the, the, the, the, the ability, the talent that the guy and he doesn't go in and just, you know, make up a voice. He keeps a spreadsheet of all those voices. And he has like lines that he does to get into it also like to get into a character, he'll create a line that, okay, it's like a just a primer a primer. Exactly that he does. And so he keeps these. Paul cataloged. I mean, it's a lot of work and he's worth hundreds of thousands of making. Does he? He's amazing. I am a, I am sure. So Strickland. Any final questions for for Stevo were were wrapping up at the the thirty minute Mark around there, and I wanna make sure we're keeping keeping in tune to what our community is used to. You know us, we really just want to stay the stay the right line what our community is looking for. So say three questions and you didn't ask me which one of those is real or let me find the three questions. Was it one of those two truths and ally? There were two, two of the questions that actually we you have information about in the other one is just the total crap. I think he sent me. I think you sent me questions like legitimate questions. Hold on. Let me find. In the beginning, you ask me the questions. It was Shelley long. Oh, right. Yeah. So career Shelley long. I thought you were just be SME was that actually there is some reality to to those three things. There are some reality. All right. I'm ready. So share share with our nice guy communities tell us about the Shelley long incident. So hold on. Let me find that one's bullshit. You weren't trapped in an elevator with jelly long. No. Okay. Our John's Lille your intellectual property now that's still on the courts. I can't talk about that. Hook and now I know we're going. What was the third one? I don't remember what the thing with the Shelley, long one. You know, what's the perfect way to present? The lie is with lots of minute detail and like Shelley law who would think of Shelley long in an elevator, right? I mean, that's what I like. So is the third question was it? Why is that you decided that you will only answer to the name l. Hefei. Is that it, or is that not it either? Would you remember the third? I do. I tell it to my family sometimes only call me ill, hey, Fe. Which is, of course, you know what to Cuban dictator go by. Would you know one of the problems you were in a movie? I was in a movie, yes. Okay. Oh, that's right. You were. You were telling you about your movie career was about to take off, so so tell what is what is the movie at work areas now? Well, you know, I was kind of a big deal in the movie too. You've probably heard of Rudy. Yes, we've already writing her who was the last person to be carried out by the team at Notre Dame stadium, and I was that was one of the extras that move. Brought it all together. Two thousand in the audience in. Shoot those. There's there's about two hundred and they shoot just a section of time, then they go. All right, everybody move and you move here and you move there, then shoot it again. And then they do that all like halfway around the stadium.

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"steve obrien" Discussed on The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

05:26 min | 2 years ago

"steve obrien" Discussed on The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

"To. Get out of this and still take them make the money that we're making. It's not that I don't love you guys with all my heart and soul. It's that nobody that I don't wanna pay my web guide to put the dental. I have a podcast demo. It's a little long need to chop down. It's like two minutes, which is too long and you guys are right in there. And so if you ever want to hear it, I'll send it to you or I play it now if you wanted to hear it. But, oh, I did a actually did an episode about two months ago. That was a bonus episode that I released on a Saturday of the nice guys. I'm business and I don't know. I just got a bug up my button. I decided to take all of the Stephen Brian intros and glommed together. Well, the ones that I grabbed I got probably ten or fifteen minutes worth, and I album medically, I only got up to Lexi ease because we have so many of them, but it was still it was very well downloaded. It was very entertaining. I didn't even know you did that. You know, I, I have stopped listening to her. I just have time to listen. I don't have time. I don't have time, you know, we Steve. I don't know if you know, but our businesses taken a complete change of events. We actually actually have clients. Now, can you believe it? We act. Oh my to me, I can't. I can't figure it out. We we keep telling them. We really don't want to take the money. And every morning I opened up my my Wells Fargo account. We have more money in the account, so I don't. I don't really know what to do it. Not that I'm trying to to get them to go away. I want I want more of them. I just strict. Are we supposed to deliver some level of service to them at some point? What are they just keep selling and I'll just keep providing the service that we need to see this is deal. So Steve in your business. So do you do everything? Are you the sales guy, the count and be the voice over guide? You do everything soup to nuts. I do everything except for accounting. That's the one thing I could do. The accounting. I just don't like to do it and I have a good accountant. She's awesome. And so I kind of like to mess with her and that is I won't reconcile and Mike QuickBooks, and I'll let like thirty two things go unreconciled. Then she'll send me a note Stevie you need to go on and reconcile these things. Yeah. Yeah, we'll get to it. Eventually. I don't even know what stricken. Yeah, what's what is reconcile? I don't. Somebody said, you need to reconcile that. I reckon. I don't even know. Yeah, it's, it's just stuff that clears the Bank. Right? Is that what we're we're talking about it see, that's the best part about all after do is sell and Bill relationship Strickland has held me responsible for absolutely nothing else. So see what kind of return business do you get like somebody hires you. Right. And I know you and I have had this discussion before when somebody calls you to, let's say a podcast intro or Altro you hear from once in you never hear from you have a lot of repeat business, or do you have people that like once you know it's it's it is a lot of repeat business, have some usual clients, and that is the end client like have a furniture store. I do here in town and every month they call me and I go in and do five or six pots for them and you, you have those clients, but then you have re return clients that are like studios call you and I, hey, we like you. Would you like to do this job? Or would you audition for this? And so I have a lot of those kind of repeat clients. And so and then I have retainer clients that radio and TV stations of pay me to do their their stuff. You know, tonight at six on channel, five news, you know, that kind of thing. I do their opens and closes, and all their dark promos they want. So we had it. We had at some point. I think when Randy Jones was doing our our interviews where he was doing our Saturday interviews, we had Susan Bennett who is the the voice of of series. So how does someone gets a point where they just get recognized on a not only national everybody internet, like, how do you take your business from where where you are right now and put it on the elevator ride to the orbit, the next the next step, whatever that is or is that something that you just never. It's not something that you want unit. You're not looking for that level of of interaction with a, you know, big name like Clint, like apple is that's something that you aspire to be, or is it something you're trying to avoid being a part of while I guarantee she does a lot of. The work and you never know it. So I think there's kind of an evolution then as you get to be a somewhat good at what you do, you keep studying in after after a while you find out what your specialty is and actually my specialty is corporate narration. I specialize in doing a lot of that. I do a lot of other things, but that's kind of were probably sixty five percent of my work comes from. And once you do that, then you start going more toward those jobs, they kind of you gravitate to them and they gravitate to you and after a while do become kind of known for that. My brother is he works from from home to and he is a cadre after he only does one type of canned drafting. That's it. He only cads things in a kitchen. That's it. He you services a whole industry, but the and he's extremely successful at what he does. Well, I think we do is fuck ary and we're not really all that's acceptable, but we are very

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"steve obrien" Discussed on The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

13:35 min | 2 years ago

"steve obrien" Discussed on The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

"Delusions of grandeur insanity. Sure. There's plenty of that, but here's what you can also here on the nice guys on business. Tell people read a book out loud thirty minutes straight every day and see how you like that. They may take our lives, but they'll never take the nice guys on business podcast. Sounds Irish. That's dumb a I d a attention, interest, decision action attention. Do I have your attention interest? Are you interested? I know you are because it's fuck are walk you close or you hit the bricks decision. Have you made your decision for Christ and action? Listen to the nice guys on business one isn't the loneliest number not by a long shot. The nice guys on business. Now that's the definition of lonely. These two Mickey Mouse club dropouts, couldn't make it as an after school special. So they turn to. Casting, oh lucky us, ladies and gentlemen, the nice guys on business. Need an education on how to grow your business. The nice guys are here to help learn about great customer service networking and how just being nice can help you prosper. Now here all your host, Doug Sandler and Strickland. Bonner guy community. Welcome back. Welcome back. Let's get this. Let's hit the episode starred. So we decided to have Steve, oh, Steve O'Brien, you know, the voice over guy, the man the myth, the legend, we decided to have him as a guest on our show just as we knew his movie career was just about to take all what's interesting is he was once trapped in an elevator with Shelley long as the story goes, and I believe is intellectual property for song he wrote was stolen by Elton John or at least. So he says, I don't want to talk about that. I'm still angry. So we're going to welcome the Matt into my ass. John Lee Dumas mice. So this is where we, this is where we actually bring in the part where Stevo actually wrote part of his open here. It is. Let's welcome the master of all time space dimension. The one man responsible for making this pathetic show is success. That is right in in our own words, his thoughts are words. The very definition of renaissance, man, the person I aspire to be someday one day fresh out of heroin. Detox, welcome Steve. Guys on business podcasts. It is my pleasure. Hell of an intro, an intro. Well, you realize that Mackall you, Steve, sir? Yes, you may those. You realize that the only the only constant through this entire nice guys on business three and a half year journey. Seven hundred plus episodes later. You're the only person that has actually been on every single fucking episode that we've ever know that right that an on the only one making money. How's that. That's true. That is that is very true and nuts, like every other month from Steve. Hey, got anymore anymore. Movie quotes. That's what I know that short on work right. So third boys, the one that's not usually here on Monday, Wednesdays or Fridays is is stricken binder Strickland. Welcome back. Welcome back. My friend l. thank you. You get an opportunity to say the welcome back. Welcome back. It's so cool to not only have my best buddy and and partner in crime names. Strict reminder here, but Steve O'Brien as nice guy community, you know, he has been doing voiceovers hundreds of them for the for the nice guy community for the nice guys, business podcasts for again, the last seven hundred plus episodes Steve. How has life changed for you since you have started doing voiceovers for us at all? Oh, well, food tastes better colors. Brighter women think I'm more handsome. It's a long tail. Steve, where where did you start with this whole voice over thing? When did that even get started for you? I I let because there are some people in our community, believe it or not, that have not been with us for the entire journey figure you get about three or four episodes out of somebody if they haven't been listening and they and they tune out. But right now, you may have some people that have never heard your story. It also share a little bit about where you have come from my friend. So I was in radio for thirty two years, which is amazing because I'm only thirty five, but. At the end when you're in radio at some point, someone's going to say, hey, you got a nice voice. You wanna you wanna do some voice work for me, and so you end up doing either phone messages or whatever, and I really enjoy doing it. So it kind of became my side gig all the time. You know, by what I was of myself out for besides doing radio. And at some point I got fired in radio, which is a badge of honor when you're right, everybody gets fired at some point, but I didn't have a plan. So I thought maybe I can take this voice stuff I knew and make it into a gig. So I got another radio job fulltime in started working on plan b at the same time and after so many years plan b decided to become plan a so I jumped off and actually my wife was the one that was really pushing me for to get out of it. She's like, you're tired of doing what you're doing. You love the sides. Stuff. Just do that. Stop being such pussy unlike. Okay. What's funny because your wife was pushing you to to get out and and my, my wife is actually both of my wife's pushed me to get out. Out of the marriage wasn't hundred. Sure. My I thought they were referring to business, but apparently they were burning to everything else in my life is good though. I'm feeling good one wife number you want Steve. I don't think that's any of your business. Wow. The way I'm looking at it is Steve, oh, has probably he's got balls that are made of like cast iron steel. You know, this stuff that you make the, you know, when you put them on the grill and you grill your chicken. I'm thinking that his, he's got these balls that are probably softball size and and the when you when you wanna do your voice over work, do you just kind of let them dangle a little bit or. Or. Open up my legs and let the boys loose. What's funny though, is how I got. I was working with you guys as you contacted me through a service. I'm no longer with, and I had said you're name's wrong. Yeah. And you contacted me back and I was mortified what though I said, yeah, of course. I'll redo that and let me three a couple of extras, and it was some of the ad lib stuff and that kind of took off from there. Yeah, that that was it. Exactly. You're your customer service was so amazing. I mean, I took the. Took the. Tuck, you screwed up. Dog's name, I think. And like as soon as I told you, you like, got right back to us and re recorded, and we asked for different music and I'm like, you know, this is all like some cheap package that you are doing through somebody else that I'm sure you're all getting he Salvador out Rabin's Japan, the ass asking for so many changes, and you're so good with it all. And then of course, I'm like, you know what? We're kind of border these interests. I like babe. Hey, baby will just get some random stuff. And so that's when we came up with the idea for, hey, let's open. Was movie quotes every once in a while. It just kind of his snowballed from there is what typically does your work look like though, because I'm sure there can't possibly be another nice guys on business. I mean, it's like, no, you guys are one kind. That's for sure. So like an average day today I had, I got about six. I was in the studio by seven thirty. I did about eleven auditions. This morning. I had a job to do for a company, and then I started editing editing some more files. I do a lot of stuff for OSHA, OSHA training videos and stuff like that. And so I was editing those in then I'd just had lunch and a beer with a friend and came back in time to meet up with you guys. Okay. So you did eleven auditions. Now, what does that mean? What does that entail? So I get all dishes from various sources of seventy. Four percent of my business is through direct contact that I've made with clients where I've reached out and gone to them. So whether it's a production house or it's like there's a company, Chicago, I, the does a lot of technical stuff, and I, I read all their things, then it they'll semi audition say, hey. You know, we had you in mind for this. Would you read for it and if you get ten percent, that's a pretty good ratio. Why? So out of the hundreds the I do over hundred fifty auditions of month. If I get fifteen, it's a good time. How how is it that that so the majority of the work that you that you do goes right in the crapper? Yeah, yeah, it's got to feel good. I mean, we look at it and we say, one hundred percent of the work that we do goes in whatever ten percent more than we got. Yeah, everybody always talks about like a baseball player who hits three fifty is rocking it, you know, but that's what thirty percent right? And I don't even get thirty percent. I'm ten percent tops. So a couple of things with the Steven Brian intros and ultra. So when we first started this, I would send him a sheet of like ten different movie quotes to say, and we realized quickly that that Steve has the perfect short of Leslie, Nielsen airplane, dry delivery. That is exactly what we want the whole bone dry. And then as Steve got to know, knows better. He would start to just, you know, improv stuff a little bit, right? And that's kind of where things completely started to take off. And I got over two hundred inches and outdoors now, but some of my favorite ones like speaking of airplane. One time I sent you the whole list of had picked the wrong week to stop drinking, pick the wrong. We to stop sniffing glue in the wrong week to to to credential enemies. You improv one that was picked the wrong week to pick her all week. You quit the nice guys on business. Well, that and Stephan glue not at their different. And I'm going to tell you your delivery every time I use that intro. I laugh at that delivery because that whole not. There's a difference. Is so brilliant. It's now really. Did you ever do? Did you ever do improv in college or after college, or is it's just something that comes along with the with the territory for for doing voiceover work? I think a lot of it is the radio training because you are extemporaneous all the time. You have a card in front of you that you know there's certain times in the hour. You have to talk about certain things and they have with a call thought cards. And so it'll just have like bullet points of an event or something, and you have to make it your own. You have to make it interesting somehow. And so for me, comedy is fun. Funny because you play at serious even though it's ridiculous. So if you play something like that, like Leslie, Nielsen does of in a ridiculous in a serious manner. Even though it's ridiculous. I think it comes off very funny. So I think that's where radio people are used to thinking on their feet. I always say everyone can tell what they did for the week, and you can tell that story. Can you do it in fifteen seconds them and that's what radio folks are really good at. Do you prefer when somebody gives you the exact lines that they want you to say? Are you like you like scripted, or do you like do you like unscripted. My favorite thing is when clients go, if you find any errors, you can go ahead and correct. Those will be the red pen. Oh, so you much you much prefer doing your own thing based upon the interpretation you have of somebody's product or service. A lot of times what I'll I don't riff on it per se, but I'll go on and change some of the wording to make it more efficient. Sometimes they're just they're sentence structure. I can be a bit of a grammar Nazi about those things. And so someone gives me the car block to go in and change something up, especially I work with a lot of foreign clients do a lot of work in Europe, and sometimes they're writing needs a little bit of no Smith now, and so I'll go on and change just one or two things. I'll say, here's how you had it, and here's a different option. Something else you might consider and they'll ask me, which is correct my way. Strict. You may not. You may not have have seen this, but if you ever go to to Steve O's site, which is Steve O'Brien, vio dot com. You'll notice right on the right on the homepage is all of the different samples of the work that has commercial narration business, explainer, promo TV affiliate, radio and VR. I was looking for a podcast link which I actually didn't see one, but then I thought, okay, well, maybe we're just buried somewhere in maybe the radio or somewhere. And I noticed as I continued listening to everything, he's probably got maybe two, two hundred promos for some other organizations that he's there is not one nice guy one liner on there and I'm thinking, could he be ashamed of us in? Of course, the answer is absolutely chess. Yes, the brainer. Yeah. If you weren't one of the hosts of this show, yeah, associated with no, not not even close. I am one of the host of the show and I don't want to.

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"steve obrien" Discussed on The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

02:37 min | 2 years ago

"steve obrien" Discussed on The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

"Decided to go to college instead at the end of his four years, his last semester he was kicked out, you know what for he was night putty, just putting at night with the. Nice guys on business just playing with his putter with the nice guys on business. I'm gonna put it right on the line. There's been a lot of complaints already fooling around on the course bad language smoking grass poor caddy. If you guys want to get fired, just keep it up. If you wanna get replaced by golf carts or the nice guys on business. With a pool in the back, a pool and upon. I mean, the pond will be good for you. The nice guys on business the truth. They can't handle the truth searching for a boy and high school is as useless as searching for meaning on the nice guys on business podcast. Listen, we built now this cancer is a shit show like a Yakov Smirnoff opening for the spin doctors at the Iowa State fair shicho life. The nice guys on business podcast, publishing five episodes a week shicho way. No, nothing could be that bad. So you're probably thinking who's balls to Doug and Strickland half to final to get their own podcast. Well, I can't tell you as name, but it rhymes would Jim Harris. The following people are to be released from their captors in Northern Ireland, the seven members of the new Provo front in Canada, the five in prison leaders of Libertad day Quebec entry Lanka, the nine members of the Asian movement. And of course, the nice guys on business. Looks like we're gonna need a couple more FBI guys and the nice guys on business. The circuits that cannot be cut are cut automatically. In response to a terrorist incident. You ask for miracles, THEO. I gave you the nice guys on business. Jim O'Brien, I do opens and closes for sixty, fuck and episodes of this stupid ass show. And you can't even remember my God damn name. Do you think I paid? If I said, and here's your nice guy, Dave silver, they throw me out on my ass and never looked back then. I'll pay me enough for this shit. Nice guys in podcast land my ass. I should call John Lee Dumas. I'll bet he appreciates his voice over talent. You're still here. It's over. Go home, go.

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"steve obrien" Discussed on The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

06:43 min | 2 years ago

"steve obrien" Discussed on The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

"Hey, guys was going on. It's stricken butter, half the nice guys on business podcast, and I do know that it is Saturday, but you know what? We love you guys and we just had five days a Falker. And so I thought I wanted to do a little bonus. I'm looking through all of my Steve O'Brien opens of which we have. I think over two hundred now between the opens and closes, and I get so much joy out of them. I thought I might do the same for you. So this is a little quick bonus of the I. I don't know thirty maybe. Opens that I have. So I've got them listed in my little folder alphabetically by movie. So like I've got to put the movie name at the beginning, so I know where they are. So this is up through the through the dis up through diehard though you guys might get a kick out of it, do hope you enjoy it. If you are looking to hire the greatest voice over guy around, you can go to Steve O'Brien, vio dot com and talk to him. It's as t. v. e. o. b. r. i. e. n. v. o. dot com. Steve O'Brien, voiceover dot com. I think we're gonna have a back on in a couple of weeks. Maybe we're gonna interview him again, but Stephen, Brian, the man with a legend who has become basically another character here on the show. We love him a lot. And so I thought you guys might get a kick out of this, so enjoy have fun. And if you like it, then put some comments on the Facebook group and then maybe I'll do another one somewhere down the road or don't. Comments up and then you won't get another one. Thanks guys will see you all next week. The nice guys apologize for any inconvenience that this podcast is caused anyone by the way. Is there anyone listening who knows how to fly plane? Surely they can't be serious. They are, but don't call them surely so joy. Have you ever been to Turkey's prison, delight, gladiator, movies, the nice guys want to know well, looks like they pick their on wync to stop sniffing glue. They picked the wrong week to drink, and they picked the wrong week to quit and phetamine looks like they picked the wrong week to stop being assholes. Well, looks like I picked the wrong day to give up the nice guys on business podcast that in sniffing glue that that there's a difference. They always fuck you at the drive thru. Oh, and on the nice guys on business podcast. Well, I don't know how to put this, but I'm kind of a big deal. People know me very important. I have many leather bound books in my apartment. Smells like the nice guys on business. Any rebroadcast reproduction or other use of the pictures and accounts of this podcast without the express written consent of the nice guys. Business is prohibited. Fuck that. Do whatever you want, what are they going to? Sue ya? Whatever badges they don't need. No, stinking badges. The nice guys on business podcast, they're going to need a bigger boat. It's one hundred, six miles to Chicago. We got a full tank of gas half a pack of cigarettes. It's dark and we're wearing sunglasses must be time for the nice guys on business podcast. Oh, they play both kinds of music country and western. The nice guys on business. The nice guys on business or putting the band back together. They're on a mission from God and now broadcasting from the hatchback of a seventy two Ford Pinto broadcasting from a secret bunker underneath fort mckenry broadca-. Casting from the abandoned food court to the white Flint mall broadcasting live from their mother's basement broadcasting from no closer than one hundred dollars in their court mandated distance from Tim Ferriss fraud casting from the back room of polio Llermanos. It's Las Chico's day knees up Negocios. They may take our lives, but they'll never take the nice guys on business podcast sounds Irish. That's dumb. It is now seven. Oh six. You have exactly eight hours fifty, four minutes to think about why you're here to ponder the air of your ways. You will not talk. You'll now move from these seats and you'll definitely not listen to the nice guys on business podcast. The nice guys podcast is sorta social, demented, and sad, but social, right? You guys think I'm just some untouchable. Peasant surf peon boil maybe sell, but following a broom around after shitheads like you for the last eight years. I've learned a couple of things. I look through your letters. I look through your lockers. I listen to your conversations. You don't know that, but I do. I am the eyes and ears of this institution, my friends and when the nice guys on business here about this, they're gonna be pissed, dear. Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday. In detention for whatever it is we did wrong, but we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see, you see us as you want to see us in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions. The what we found out is that each one of us is the nice guys on business. You see Danny, there's a force in the universe that makes things happen. All you have to do is get in touch with it. Stop thinking, let things happen and be the ball or be the nice guys on business. Either one is good. Cinderella story that nowhere former grounds keepers about to be the masters champions, the nice guys on business podcast. So one day I'm carrying for the Dalai Lama and I say, hey, Lama, how about a little something, you know, for the effort and he says, there won't be any money. But one day I will introduce you to the nice guys on business. So I got that going for me, which is nice. Hey, doll, could you scare another round for our table over here until the cook. This is low grade dog food. I've had better food at the ballgame. You know, this steak still has the marks for the nice guys were hitting it. I want to guy who could have been a great golfer, could've gone pro. All he needed was a little time and practice decided

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