One thing I do for my job is creating little announcements podcasts every week. Well, mostly every week. Today I got to make a PSA announcing an event to distribute to local radio. It was like a trip back in time, back to when I used to do the weather for K101 FM in Fairbanks.
The difference, of course, is that now it's digital. It is super easy to edit my voice. I use Audacity, which is a nice little open-source application that my brilliant intern from last year found.
So in order to get my PSAs down to 30 and 60 seconds, one of the things I did was to just delete all my breaths. Now I sound oh-so smooth, and everything is done in the properly required amount of time.
It occurs to me that it would be useful to have a similar application to use in my life.
Doesn't seem likely, though.