Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog on Blogger.com.

My official site is located at MartyDaniels.com. I am a Voiceover Artist from Columbus, OH.

I provide the voice for radio, tv and web commercials all over the world and specifically enjoy working with small to medium size businesses to create impact messages on hold for their phone systems.

I produce all my work in my home studio work with each client from start to finish on each project. The process for each client takes roughly 4-5 days depending on how quickly the client gets back to me on edits, rewrites, re-records and the like.

I look forward to reading your comments and helping you grow your business.

Marty Daniels
email: marty(at)martydaniels.com
phone: 866-935-7539
Skype: martydaniels

Messages On Hold 866-935-7539

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Realtors Sell with On Hold Messages

Selling Real Estate is a tough business. If you are a Real Estate Broker or Agent you know that I haven't just unveiled one of the great mysteries of our time. The market is tough and you employ every advantage when representing your clients, both buyers and sellers. But what methods do you employ when representing yourself? Business cards, Business card ads, community newspapers and maybe weekly showcase shows? All of those are great tools but you simply MUST NOT overlook your own On Hold Messages.

Your on hold messages can do so much more for you than your other advertising can do simply because the people who hear this advertisement are already interested in finding out more about you. That is the main reason why on hold messages or on hold commercials are the perfect way to tell people some of the who, what, how, when and why they need to know to make you their agent.

Your first priority should obviously be that initial greeting. It should be professional and welcoming. After that the entire call should represent your business in a light that will help them determine that they MUST DO BUSINESS WITH YOU.

Nothing will overcome a bad first impression so for optimal caller retention, a pleasant greeting is a must. And if you have to place that caller on hold, they should have some reassurance, that they are still connected and that they have called the right Realtor.

When you put someone on hold, silence can be deadly but if you have a radio station on hold it can be very costly because you aren't educating your clients or marketing yourself, instead you are only marketing the businesses that the radio station is marketing, maybe even your competitors.

When you have professional messages on hold, you not only inform your callers about your services, you also give them an assurance of your quality and competitive advantages. A professional on hold message at your office can help increase the number of inquiries regarding special programs, incentives or even property listings while instigating follow up questions based on the information they heard while holding.

Messages on hold are a quality, affordable, impacting placement of your advertising dollars especially because the person calling your practice is interested in YOU and YOUR SERVICES. Take the opportunity to speak to this person ONE ON ONE and present your message in a clear concise manner. Another benefit of a well worded professionally produced on hold message is the likelihood of follow up questions when you or one of your team members return to the line. If nothing else, messages on hold can pay for itself by by doing nothing more than saving those customers who would otherwise hang up and call someone else.

Don't allow the competition to get the better of you due to lost calls. On hold messages are easy to put in place and affordable.

I would be grateful for your consideration on your next voice project, it could be on hold message for your phone system, website, radio commercial, tv commercial, training seminar, webinar, animation, podcast, etc. Let your imagination go crazy!

You can reach me through the following channels.

Email: marty(at)martydaniels.com
Phone: 866-935-7539
Skype: MartyDaniels

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

On Hold Messages: Myth of the GREAT VOICE

Is your company taking advantage of an auto attendant to route incoming calls? After hours, do you use a voice-mail service from your phone company? If so,what do you think of the results of that service and ask yourself, are you happy with the way it sounds? Did you have someone in the office with "a great voice" record it? If so, do you think "a great voice" is enough? If it could be better, what would it do for your business? How would it impact your bottom line?

Saturday, March 22, 2008


Mat 5:7 God blesses those people who are merciful. They will be treated with mercy!

One of President Abraham Lincoln's associates scolded him rather severely for being soft on his enemies. "Why do you insist on trying to make friends of them?" he chided. "You should be trying to destroy them."

To which Lincoln replied gently, "Am I not destroying my enemies when I make them my friends?" In speaking of those who were his enemies during the Civil War, Lincoln is reported to have said, "Insane as it may seem, I hold malice toward none of them. I have neither the time nor the energy in this life to hold that kind of resentment."

It's Easter weekend and I'm once again reminded and challenged to TRY and live my life as an example of Christ among us. It isn't easy, not for me and I imagine not for anyone, regardless of what they will tell you or even what you will tell yourself.

Few things can touch a persons heart, mind and spirit like a song. Over the last 10 years or so I have lost hope for the power of a song. That was until I heard the song "Forgiveness" by Peter Katz.

Listen to FORGIVENESS by Peter Katz by clicking HERE.

Watch the video for FORGIVENESS below

Here is the story behind the song

Here are the words to the song Forgiveness by Peter Katz

You ask me to explain it
Well there's everything and nothing to say
Some things they happen
And once they do they never go away

They tell you that this life is eye for eye
Well man you know I think that's all a lie
Oh I will not stoke the fire of this fight, when I know it isn't right

So I guess I'm going to have to try forgiveness
'Cause man you know that's all that I've got left
My boy did not deserve this, but neither do the rest
I guess I'm going to have to try forgiveness

You can call me a coward
Call me whatever you chose
Once you could have hurt me
But now, I've nothing left to lose

Go on and spite me 'cause I will not curse his name
Tell me though I'm broken, I am to blame
Well go on, but I won't participate, in spreading all this hate

So I guess I'm going to have to try forgiveness
'Cause man you know that's all that I've got left
My boy did not deserve this, but neither do the rest
I guess I'm going to have to try forgiveness

They shot at me for speaking out against this tired war
Said "How can you lose one life and not demand one more?"
Well what good will it do us in the end?
There's nothing that should justify revenge

And I stand now here before you
Living out the hardest test
And still I swear the only answer is: ?forgiveness

Oh you know we've got to try forgiveness
'Cause man you know it's all that we've got left
Our boys and girls are watching and they've put us to the test
Come let's show them forgiveness

Monday, January 14, 2008

If I Had One Shot

If I only had one shot to tell people about who Jesus is, this song would do it perfectly.

I know that the church isn't real reliable but Jesus never leaves us.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Good Christian?

I'm turning 41 and starting my 6th year as a full time comedian. Undoubtedly I started later in life than a lot of others who perform comedy. It is overwhelmingly a young persons game.

When I was 25, 26, 27 I was weighing heavily going into the ministry in the role of Pastor or Evangelist. I was encouraged to pursue this by several around me until they "discovered" that I didn't have a college degree. When they found that our I was told that I would simply be "too old" to start in ministry by the time I got my bachelors degree and seminary credentials.

If I would have started back to college studies at 28 and followed the usual path of studies I would have finished seminary by the time I was 34.

But I always wondered why all of that stuff qualified you for ministry. Does Christianity require those who pastor and teach about Christ to have a college degree? Is it a prerequisite for me to have a college degree to be able to understand and read God's word and then share it?

I don't know. My gut says no.

I do know that there is NOTHING of demerit to having a college degree at all. Academic study gives you the ability to have exposure too and dig into volumes of historical documents to sort out the twists and turns of the faith since the first century. But does it give you a key to seeing more truth? Does it allow you more common sense to understand what is being said?

I still wrestle with this and can see both sides of the coin, here is an example.

A Preacher at a church I recently performed at gave a message on the "Six Essential Steps of Being a Good Christian".

These six steps included reading the Bible, prayer, tithing, Wednesday night attendance, Sunday School attendance and telling others about Jesus.

This man was seminary trained with a Doctorate in Theology. In my not so humble opinion, that list is primarily, nonsense as it is heavy on "works" and light to nondescript on faith and legitimate substance. Certainly prayer and bible study are important in the life of a Christian but none of the "Six Essential Steps" listed will automatically make someone a "Good Christian".

Christianity cannot and must not be reduced to a list of activities.

Also, if there are "Good Christians" are there then also "Bad Christians"? Those who will just barely limp through because they didn't get the same amount of grace from the blood of Christ that has been portioned out to those people who are "Good Christians"?

The Christian faith is built on and sustained through nothing that you or I can do but simply on the one act of unselfishness by the one who has the right to be called "Good".

Why is it then that we as followers of Christ put so much effort into being perceived as "Good" when we know that at the end of the day nothing we DO will make us "More Christian" than simply Loving God and Loving our neighbor as ourselves.

If that means we simply buy a cup of coffee or open a door or encourage someone, then so be it. If that means we help a neighbor with their roof or shovel snow off the sidewalk, fantastic. Christ is in all of that as much as and potentially more than He is in the routine of being someplace just to convince others and ourselves what a "Good Christian" we are.

Am I off base on this? Would a couple of degree's correct me? Would I be more godly with a degree?

Maybe. What do you think?

Marty Daniels is a Christian Stand Up Comedian from Columbus, OH. You can learn more about his comedy on his website at http://www.MartyDaniels.com.

Friday, January 11, 2008

A Christian Marriage

My wife and I just celebrated our 20th Anniversary and while I would like to tell everyone it has been a "cake walk", I don't want to lie. It hasn't been. I also don't want to paint the picture that our marriage has been without "challenges" or as I like to call them, "REALITIES" because it has been full of those.

On January 9th, 1988 my wife and I made public our decision to live the rest of our life as "ONE". This is the way the Bible describes a marriage, that Two shall become One till death.

Today, divorce is not a popular issue but a very, very prominent one. And I wonder sometimes without judging the people in the divorce, if all of these marriages should have ended. Were the problems SO BIG that they couldn't be overcome?

I don't know.

I enjoy encouraging people to PRESS on in their marriages. A good marriage doesn't just happen. You have to work for it and sometimes even FIGHT for it.

One of the real joys I get each year is to take part in Valentines Dinners and Marriage Conferences. Please look for me at an event near you.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at marty(@)martydaniels.com. Be sure to remove the ( and the ) around the @ to send the email.


Be sure to visit Marty's website at http://www.MartyDaniels.com

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Booking 2008 Tour Dates

We are currently booking tour dates for the 2008 year. If your church, church group, conference, venue, festival, or camp would like to have Marty Daniels perform comedy or speak at your event, please send us your info.

Marty Daniels is a national traveling stand up comedian that averages over 80 concerts a year nationwide. We make it a priority to take on all kinds of events, large or small. From major festivals to marriage retreats to outreach events, we do it!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at marty(@)martydaniels.com. Be sure to remove the ( and the ) around the @ to send the email.


Be sure to visit Marty's website at http://www.MartyDaniels.com