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Our Voices Carry podcast offers an insider’s look into the often-misunderstood world of professional voiceover work. Join Jim Giebutowski, CEO of Marketing Messages, for interviews each month that reveal real-world insights and best practices for both technical and marketing professionals who want to create great brand-affirming, caller experiences for their customers in any language. Whether you’re creating on hold messages as a local business owner, or developing multi-language voice messages for a global call center, we tell stories that help navigate you to customer success – and avoid embarrassing brand-crushing mistakes.

Voice Talent Recording & Branding Interview with Bilingual Voice Artist Liz

Published: August 9, 2021



For the latest installment of the Voices Carry podcast, Jim and Janet sit down with long-time Marketing Messages voice talent Liz to discuss what it actually means to be a voice talent. Liz spills about the intricacies of the trade, including a frank discussion about why utilizing a professional voice talent is so important when putting together new messaging.

Liz illuminates some of her own tricks of the trade, and points out some of the complications that can make even simple scripts a headache to get just right.

So join us for a fun and insightful conversation that takes you inside the professional audio experience with Voices Carry.

4 Multi-Language Voiceover Minefields and How to Side Step Them

Published: March 9, 2021



Voices Carry navigates through the dangerous minefields that call center professionals encounter while deploying voiceover recordings in multiple languages and cultures. This new installment from husband and wife team Jim Giebutowski (CEO of Marketing Messages) and Janet Kraus (startup CEO and former professor at Harvard Business School) features a little bit of drinking and swearing, and ends with plans to travel the world with their vuvuzulas and doing voicework at global sporting events. Listen for Janet’s impressive Brazilian Portuguese!

Why Your Aunt Mary Is Not A Voice Talent

Published: February 8, 2021



In their premiere Voices Carry podcast episode, husband and wife hosts Jim Giebutowski and Janet Kraus interrupt their life of marital bliss to discuss the world of professional voiceover, and why cocktail parties aren’t the best place to find voice talents.


Jim, the CEO of Marketing Messages, is artfully cross-examined by Janet, a startup CEO and former professor of entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School. They talk about how to employ professional voice talents within phone applications to create brand-enhancing caller experiences, and what they can do that your daughter/son/best friend/nephew…or your Aunt Mary… can’t – no matter how “great” their voice is!

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  • Why Your Aunt Mary Is Not A Voice Talent (Trailer)



    • Episode description

      Trailer for the premiere Voices Carry podcast episode, starring husband and wife hosts Jim Giebutowski and Janet Kraus, who interrupt their life of marital bliss to discuss the world of professional voiceover, and why cocktail parties aren’t the best place to find voice talents.