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Sound Stories is an inspirational podcast for creative professionals. Each episode, Stephanie is joined by a new expert, providing you with relevant and entertaining tips and tricks to jumpstart your own creative process.
||CleanSound Stories #30 – The Life of an LA Filmmaker||Filmmaking offers tremendous opportunities for expression, but it also presents intense challenges. Noam Kroll is a Los Angeles-based, award-winning Film and Commercial Director, and founder of the boutique production house, Creative Rebellion. He discu||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #029 – Optimizing Your Website to Increase Your Traffic||These days having a website isn’t enough to get you found online. If you want to encourage new users to find you and existing users to remember you, you’ve got to make your website count for all its worth. Tim Cameron-Kitchen, founder of Expo||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #028 – Crafting Award Winning Radio Ads||How do you grab an audience’s attention when you only have 15 to 30 seconds? Chris Smith, Creative Group Head and Writer at the Richards Group has an admirable mastery when it comes to creating engaging and humorous radio ads. Listen as he describes h||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #027 – The Importance of Art||Tom Lee, former director of the Office for the Arts’ Learning From Performers program at Harvard University, talks about how this program has enriched the lives of thousands. He also discusses how art has the power to enhance anyone’s life.||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #026 – Diffusing Tension for a Successful Session||A recording session can quickly go off the rails, leaving the talent and director frustrated. Sunday Muse shares tips for both voice actors and directors for helping a session get back on track if frustrations arise. Sunday Muse – Great Big Voices:||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #025 – Contributing to a Brand’s Story: The Role of Social Media Influencers||The beautifully curated photos on Instagram and the sponsored posts that you see popping up throughout your feed come from social media influencers. What does it take to become one of those people? Ally Pintucci offers you a peek behind the curtain and||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #024 – The Creative Benefits of Self-Sabotage||For creatives, getting in a rut is a professional hazard. Jonathan De Souza, Professor of Music Theory at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University, has studied the ways that our bodies, the tools we use, and our minds come together to form||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #023 – The Power of Networking for Creative Careers||We’ve all been told about the importance of having an elevator pitch – but actually getting your story straight — the story of who you are, is often easier said than done. If the idea of networking makes your toes curl, this episode is for yo||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #022 – Crossing the Bridge Between Core Values and Authentic Storytelling||Are your brand stories aligned with your company’s core? David Brouitt, Creative Director at Ramp Communications Inc. discusses how your brand’s values should shape everything you do. Learn the importance of ensuring your brand is reflected at every||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #021 – Exploring Emotional Design||Emotional design can help your story come alive in new and imaginative ways…as long as you know what it is! Erika Lutz, Creative Director at Lumosity shares how she and her team use emotional design to help motivate, entertain and engage their audi||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #020 – Inside the Process of Constructing Languages||When you tell a story, how important is it that it’s delivered in the language you speak? If you’re a storyteller who is a self-proclaimed word-nerd, you’re going to enjoy this immersion into the world of constructed languages with Dr. Christine S||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #019 – Identifying and Honing your Creative Strength||While it can be tempting as a creative to pursue obvious success, there’s something to be said for finding your niche and being creatively fulfilled. Tyley shares his insights regarding setting yourself up for that kind of success, but also getting||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #018 – The Do’s and Don’ts of Audience Centric Storytelling||If you want to create stories that sell, you need to “throw your assumptions of who your audience is out the window” according Jordan Scott Price, Creative Director at Flying Canvas Productions. In this episode, Jordan goes over how he and his team||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #017 – Finding the Hidden Story||Perhaps one of the biggest challenges facing corporate storytellers today, is how to tell a consistent narrative, without telling the same tale, over and over again. Micah Baro, Creative Director and Content Strategist at Allison + Partners joins us to||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #016 – Why Your Brand is Not the Hero||Who is the hero of your brand storytelling? According to Scott Monty, CEO, Co-Managing Partner at Brain+Trust Partners, if it’s your brand, then you’re missing the mark. Listen as Scott talks about GE, Coca-Cola, Ford and other brands who are winnin||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #015 – Curating Your Story||Creative professionals are no strangers to curation. Whether we’re assembling playlists, or collecting interesting articles to share with our audience, we’re constantly on the lookout for ways to tell our brand story through the “gems” that we d||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #014 – How to Tap into Untold Creativity||You don’t have to be in a ‘funny’ business to benefit from the practices that comedy writers use when crafting their stories. Improv, in particular, is great for character development and crafting unique narratives. Brandon Rudd, Co-Founder of Lon||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #013 – Becoming a Search Engine’s Best Friend||If you’ve ever wanted to hear words of wisdom from a Google Adwords Guru, this is the episode for you! Learn why good keyword research is always the foundation of an effective search engine campaign and more, from episode guest Liz Gray. Listen in||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #012 – The Artist, the Storyteller and You||You may not think of yourself as an artist, but branded content and the classics are riffing on each other all the time. Chances are you’ve either had your hands in the creation of one such remix – or at least have enjoyed someone else’s work! Cas||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #011 – Tech Talk: Audio Visual Elements||Live events can certainly offer an extension of your brand experience – but how do you make sure they’re running smoothly? Bob Breen, owner of Armor Pro Audio Visual Inc. comes in to talk ‘tech,’ including the importance of speaker placement, fr||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #010 – On Being a Freelance Illustrator||Finding confidence in your craft, setting your work apart, and battling professional loneliness are all par for the course for those who travel the freelance path. Learn how award-winning illustrator and animator Antony Hare made the transition from b||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #009 – Designing Experiences in the Age of the Customer||We’re living in the Age of the Customer, where endless choice for products and services prevails. How do you ensure that your audience doesn’t tab away from your content? Jonathan Kochis, Founder of UX Research and Design firm ResIM, explains how un||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #008 – Experiential Storytelling||What is ‘Experiential Storytelling?’ Evan Jones, founder of Stitch Media, shares how he brings art and technology together to create stories that engage and inspire like no other. A two-time Emmy Award winner, Evan’s work combines television, radi||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #007 – Getting Creative on a Creative’s Budget||Whether you’re a bootstrapping non-profit or an international conglomerate, we all have to find creative ways to communicate. Luckily, creating stories with organic buzz is what Mikayla Colthirst-Reid and Sunali Swaminathan from International Justice||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #006 – Setting Story in Motion with Video||Video is a highly emotional medium. Are your stories getting the response you’re looking for? Adam Caplan, Principal and Founder of video production house web.isod.es shares his step by step process for setting a great production in motion. Learn how||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #005 – Your Work Environment and Creativity||Are you adapting to your space or is your space adapting to you? Nicole Ledinich, Furniture Specialist at Facility Resources explains how the way we work is evolving. She explains how the Herman Miller Design Principles can help support creativity, thro||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #004 – How Sound Sets the Scene||What does sound got to do with it? According to Mark Vogelsang, Director of Audio for Visual Media at OIART, “Everything.” From the way you incorporate historical and cultural auditory considerations into your films and videos – to the way brand||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #003 – Crafting Beautiful Brand Stories Online||Who thinks that chemical manufacturing isn’t an exciting business? If you believe that your business doesn’t exactly lend itself to compelling content, Melissa McInerney, CEO and Chief Creative Officer at tbk Creative wants to prove you wrong||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #002 – How to Craft Stories that Resonate||What are the essential elements of a good story – and how can you incorporate them, even in less than 30 seconds? Award-winning media strategist and consultant, Keith Tomasek, shares his experience and insights to help you hone your storytelling sk||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #001 – The Power of an Authentic Voice||Thousands of years ago we began telling stories with our voices, preserving information and cultural identity from one generation to another. Today, our voices still play an active role in our creative life, whether we intend them to or not. Is your voi||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Stories #000 – Promo||Sound Stories, is an inspirational and informative podcast for creative professionals, hosted by Stephanie Ciccarelli, co-founder of Voices.com. In each episode an industry expert imparts their insights and experiences, in order to empower listeners on||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Inspiration for the creative professional
Stephanie and her special guests unpack what makes for a great story. From the basics reminiscent of grade 10 English class to advance concepts more suited to brand storytelling, she covers it all. You're now on my iPhone!
What a great start to this podcast! As host Stephanie make the conversations with her interesting guests come alive. An informative and fun podcast wtih amazing audio quality as you would expect from Voices.com.
Really interesting take on the industry.
Coming from the perspective of what creatives need to tell a good story is interesting and unique. I haven't heard a podcast like this and am excited for future episodes and guests. Great start!