My professional life plays out on two extremes. In the morning, I record audiobooks. In the evening, I am the PA announcer for a baseball team. There could not be a more vivid study in contrasts.
Unlike like Groucho Marx, I have trouble taking the cigar out of my mouth.
This week, after two-years of doing-the-things-that-need-to-be-done I was offered the opportunity to audition for a book that would move me into a new stratum of recognition.
Narrating non-fiction audiobooks provides a benefit I hadn't counted on - it's an incredible learning experience. The book I am currently narrating will be my 20th non-fiction project. My first was the memoir of a philanthropist in Portland, OR who started a very successful program for kids who were born into situations that unequivocally guaranteed [...]
Marketing isn't selling. Marketing is telling a story, and either prepping the buyer for a sales pitch, or - better yet - leading the buyer to decide on their own that they want or need your service (product). One of the most effective marketing tools I've ever used scored another win this morning. A buyer [...]
If you're anything like me (which you should be, wink wink) you've always loved Bob Dylan's song. He poses a litany of seemingly unanswerable questions, and then suggests that, "the answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind." Well, as much as I love the song, I have always been struck by the disconnect. What question [...]
My mind and soul were invaded by the spirit of a dignified Southern gentleman.
I was browsing around the Audiofile Magazine website recently and came across their 2010 review of my audiobook The One Year Daily Devotions for Leaders. They wrote: Jim Seybert narrates his own work with eloquence as he delivers a treasure trove of bite-sized devotions for time-challenged business and ministry leaders. Readings cover broad issues of [...]
The title made me chuckle because I've always been told to NEVER use the term "shut up." But you have to admit, it does get your attention. Dr. Michael Sedler is a behavior specialist in Oregon. The book was originally published in 2003 (Baker) and reprinted in 2006. The print version has sold more than [...]
Duncan Campbell founded Friends of the Children in Portland to help at-risk kids overcome the seemingly inevitable consequence of their situation. This book is his story and the stories of dozens of kids who've been helped by his efforts. It was my first narration project and I was honored to add a voice to the [...]