by Kyrsten Weber - The Modern Mom on January 17th, 2013

I had been limping along with an outdated OS, browser, Flash Player, audio name it and it needed an upgrade. Finally, I hit a virtual brick wall and had to step into the 2010's. I called my Mac guru, Micah, and asked what version of ProTools would serve my needs, be affordable and work with...which version of Mac OS was that?

One trip to Guitar Center and a LONG evening of Micah-assisted downloads, installs and troubleshooting and - drumroll please - I'm UPGRADED! My OS works with ProTools Express. My browser works with, well, everything. And I no longer have to close those annoying windows telling me, "Your browser needs updating". Thanks to Avid, I can even open my old, musty, moldy sessions from (eek!) ProTools 7. And the preamp on the Mbox Mini are good enough that I can bail on my little mixer. Oh, I love a tidy studio!

Very shortly I'll be ditching Quicken - which apparently doesn't like Macs - for iBank. Not my favorite kind of software to play with, but it beats using a check register and abacus. Don't laugh. I was seriously considering it.

Full day. Fun day! Voice demo session with Gabby Nistico of Auditions for two clients and a spot for a third. The rest of the day was "The Courage to be Yourself", my new audiobook. Didn't write it, but I'm enjoying narrating it.

Posted on August 11th, 2012

Update on "Find Your Voice", my seminar for women executives. The official date is now Tuesday, September 18th, 9:30-11:30 am. I'll have more details for you on the venue soon.

How well do you communicate your knowledge and insight? As a professional woman, you know your business, but you may not know how to use your voice effectively. We will cover the voice basics, give you some tools to help you improve, as well as some tips on what to do with the rest of you (i.e., posture, hand gestures, eye contact). Email me with your questions -

Posted on August 6th, 2012

I'm working on a new audiobook, the 10th anniversary edition of "The Courage to Be Yourself: A Woman's Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem". Well-written, encouraging and practical, I'm giving it a very conversational read. Should be out early this fall. I'll keep you posted.

Posted on July 16th, 2012

Time for a new voice demo! I'm working with Gabby Nistico at VOCareer on the new-and-improved sampling. Great insight, input and personality from a lady who knows her stuff.

by Kyrsten Weber - Modern Mom Voice on June 14th, 2012

My 4-year-old just made her second commercial. This girl is a born professional. Anni took direction well, did multiple shots with no complaint, smiled almost the whole shoot, and was generally little-miss-sunshine. Proud momma!

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