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Karen Lyu
Karen Lyu

Committee Co-Chair 


Sarah Nichols
Sarah Nichols
Committee Co-Chair
 

 

Empowering VASTA members to succeed as businesses.

VASTA's Business & Consulting (BizCore) Interest Group is a support community for those who are either in business for themselves or working as a voice/speech consultant or trainer within another business. 

Whether it’s a side-job or your whole job, you are welcome here!

Mission:

  1. Creatively deliver our services while maintaining the integrity of our professions and upholding the overall mission of VASTA.
  2. Maintain an ongoing dialogue among the various business areas, the arts industry, and academia, enabling us to utilize best practice methods when teaching/coaching/training those who patronize our services.

The BizCore community meets online quarterly to serve one another’s success and continue to find ways to enhance awareness of VASTA to our clients & students.

Curator (Steering Committee) Members: 
Melissa Hurt, Melissa Reed, Cheryl Moore Brinkley, and… YOU?


Board Liaison: gschwinke@vasta.org
 

BizCore Presents Seun Shobo

 


BizCore is delighted to host VASTA Board member Seun Shobo, AKA The BrandMASTER, at this final online event of the year led by co-chairs Karen Lyu and Sarah Nichols.

 

Sunday, December 11th, 2022
1pm PST/4pm EST/9pm GMT/10pm WAT
Followed by a 15-minute Q&A

 

Shobo will share his personal journey into voiceover work, how he built The Voice Over Academy - the first training center of its kind in Nigeria - and how to market and brand oneself in today's content-driven industry.

In continuing VASTA's mission to establish itself as an international organization, and with support fro the EDIA+ committee, BizCore is proud to promote a more global perspective by centering an African voice. We hope you'll join us for this exciting event! Email bizcore@vasta.org with any inquiries.

 

OUR VOICES, OUR STORY - THE VOICE OVER ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY


Register: BizCore Presents Seun Shobo

BizCore offers ALL VASTA members an important resource to draw upon to develop their business and coaching practices:

 

LIGHTHOUSE TRAINING SESSIONS - Video Archive

Lighthouse sessions are 90-minute learning sessions held on Zoom and hosted by fellow VASTA members. They cover a wide variety of topics, from setting up as an independent practice, to translating your practice for the business world. Whether your clients are business people, artists, or other professional speakers, you can learn skills, find validation, and gain creative ideas.


 


BizCore will continue to find new ways to help members learn and grow and will let you know by the website events calendar, e-blast (you have to register as a member to be on our e-list), and our Facebook page of new offerings.

If you are interested in serving as a BizCore Curator or offering a training or presentation to the group, or simply have questions, please email the Chair BizCore@vasta.org.

Interested in becoming a BizCore member? Follow these instructions: 

  1. Log in to your vasta.org membership account.
  2. Click your name (on the upper right), and select "Profile" from the dropdown menu that appears.
  3. Click on "VASTA's Programs" in the "Your Website Functions" box.
  4. Scroll down and select any interest groups that you would like to join!